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 Song The song we have taught our children: bigger is better the messier the better many body bags wonderful The song we have taught our children: kill your enemy and make him suffer the one with the bigger gun is the true man The song we have taught our children: reinforce the armories make them bigger dig for uranium build big, explosive things and decimate your enemies Yes, that song we have taught our children for many centuries We need to unteach them
— Mgcini Nyoni
All Poems Submitted to the Contest