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.
Katsuji Yoshida What a calamity! Which has affected humanity Far and wide here and there the air was dusty and never clear a rice patty field I was thrown soon enough I heard thousands of groans man or woman it was not clear but still they had to bear from the hillside to the mountains where people abided the pure and sparkling river filled with bloodied corpses that quivered strong poison arose in the air do you think this was fair? to see such bodies perish loved ones whom I cherished never ever should this occur again this has brought too much pain, my friend
— Anil Parbhudial
All Poems Submitted to the Contest