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.
Roses are red Violets are blue That wasn’t very nice In fact it was cruel The atomic bomb took many lives They felt like they were getting stabbed by knifes Many people where in shock Half of the people couldn’t even walk They started to cry Because they were sad that they had to see those people die They saw so much blood It almost made a flood They didn’t know how long it would last Every thing went so fast They even could have sworn That their country had been torn There was almost nothing left Unlike before everything was ready and set Japan had a painful day They just wanted it to go away This will always be remembered From every January to December That the day that everything went wrong And that this was something that lasted very long
— Seratul Ambia
All Poems Submitted to the Contest