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.
Look up at the sky What is that you see? "Boom Boom" What is that I heard ? Can’t move, I feel paralyzed. I can’t find my family Sad and afraid Will my family ever find me? My skin is hanging like a paper The world should never forget. Hibarkusha
— Kathlyn Acevedo
All Poems Submitted to the Contest