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.
Normal? I am normal. i experience normal days What i have encountered is not a normal thing An explosion, that's what they say it was. They say it was so bright you couldn't have missed it But i wish i did, The explosion did much worse then i thought. it took my family away from me. all you need to be happy is family but how can i be happy with out a family I am no longer considered a normal person. i go by as now a hibakusha.
— Helena Kurtezi
All Poems Submitted to the Contest