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.
HIBAKUSHA Each word weaves a web in our soul. Every sound becomes an echo from the past. Radiation beats chronos at the flesh of a Hibakusha. Dreams dissolve and wake up at the present. Japan always survives. Japan its memories revives. Let a tsunami of peace strike all minds on planet earth. May Hibakusha find the hand of Nemesis. The right time to reach justice so that the future will bring to life the tree of nuclear disarmament. The death of human dissapointement.
— Despina Kontaxis
All Poems Submitted to the Contest