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.
Very full of misery, The Japanese inhabitants roam. Feeling unpleasantly About the devastating bomb. Doesn’t happen just once, But too times. The bomb isn’t a joke so they grunt. To them it is all just a crime. Needed my family, Needed my people. They didn’t need to get fancy Because using that bomb was really lethal. Just a little kid, Learning in school. All of a sudden the sky is lit, And all we hear is a huge loud boom!
— Jose Cubillos
All Poems Submitted to the Contest