The Poetry for Peace contest was held from 15 September until 14 October 2011. The winners were anounced at a ceremony at UN headquarters in New York.
Below is one of the contest entries.
Just the beginning Air planes filled blue skies Closed my eyes; filled with darkness Reaching out for help. Darkness Bombs started dropping Watching with innocent eyes. Fire spread quickly Shattered Woke up in a haze Fire consumed everything In Nagasaki A Broken World Hear the groans and moans. Helpless people perishing Dreams lost in a flash
— Ishrat Jahan
All Poems Submitted to the Contest