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.
Cherry Blossom The color red has been exposed Covering the land throughout Japan The people looked throughout the scene Taking every image again and again Devastation has yet to come As a world war began to arise Plans of destroying the small beautiful country That was created from the allies As the people of japan continued their errands, They began to look at the bright blue skies A noise that began to irritate their ears Like a slaughterhouse buzzing with flies The day began to fill with silence The cherry blossoms with their red flashes But all the memories has washed away An explosion occurred Leaving them into ashes.
— Charleston Silla
All Poems Submitted to the Contest