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.
Peace... One hundred and forty thousand For Hiroshima; And seventy four another For Nagasaki; 'Let's give Peace a chance, dear!' 'Let's give chance to Peace...' Cried that bespectacled man with boyish charms And a bread running astray- With his wife by his side And several hundred young Turks Sitting on the pavement So red ...so red! One hundred and forty added To seventy four more... 'Let's give Peace a chance, dear...' And we shot that young bearded man dead On the pavement so red...so red!
— Moinak Dutta
All Poems Submitted to the Contest