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.
Beyond the Mishap Tears of Hope slowly ooze from those sunken eyes to nurse our arid soils BEYOND THE MISHAP My feeble veins calmly await love's transfusion from its own home BEYOND THE MISHAP No more shall those tender eyes be witnesses to the raiding torment of history but our patience will silence the heat BEYOND THE MISHAP Can you see it-the way I feel or can you feel it-the way I see it that the Hibakusha will someday soon flourish BEYOND THE MISHAP
— Wilson Amooro Ayinbangya
All Poems Submitted to the Contest