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.
I feel sad about what happened People thinking it was an ordinary Day, Torn by the bomb, People had fear, they had No Idea. So many people Lost family members During this time, People were hurt so bad, They didn't get treatment, For days. People saw a Bright flash and heard no sound, Houses burn to ashes, all house goods Were all gone, It was a day that remains In memory Today.
— Sarah Mathai
All Poems Submitted to the Contest