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.
Hibakusha’s Poem! As One the Hibakusha’s stand United to help each other hand by hand Together protesting to stop the commotion The Hibakusha’s experienced a nuclear war As many died that day, many didn’t know what for Although all this is the past The Hibakusha’s lost many of their families They are helping, so this doesn’t happen to us They fought for peace, so wars did not arise As they experienced this horrible tragedy The Hibakusha’s were very peaceful people And didn’t care about revenge Instead they cared that this didn’t happen to us. After learning the ways of the Hibakusha’s They became zero to hero.
— Omar Benkerroum
All Poems Submitted to the Contest