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.
It's really sad all those people dying It's sad what the American people did All those people panicking When the bomb dropped All those people screaming And crying because they Are going to die And scared for their family members Yamilka DeJesus 6-601 One World Middle School Smoke, black Burned bodies, skeletons Houses burned to the ground To dusk, clouds as black as darkness, disturbing, downcast I feel the pain But forgive us Sorry
— Aminata Fofana
All Poems Submitted to the Contest