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.
HAIKUS FOR HIBAKUSHA I. Illumination Is not the effect of light. Silence...eternal. II. In this blinding light, We no longer recognize Our face nor our soul. III. The sound of fission Deafens the ears of many To words left unsaid. IV. He attempts to drain Salt from tears to understand How forgiveness works. V. In the fading light Let our fingers intertwine. Pain can also fade.
— Paul Abellera
All Poems Submitted to the Contest