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.
Nagasaki and Hiroshima Your tears impact us Like a 20,000 lb atom bomb. Now 50 years later To discuss your fears and scares of this greater time. Young Jungo working full time At the Mitsubishi factory with no jokes or rhymes He survived to age 70 Surviving near death You saw gruesome deaths Without one bet of survival Like a fish out of water But that bomb breathing heavily Just as it impacted you Hope was never lost The one decision Saving your life. We thank Christ U survived the mushroom cloud Now tell us your story loud!!!
— Mark Carrillo
All Poems Submitted to the Contest