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.
Pika-don! Dub it fate, or perhaps fortune But within the walls of the abstract world, Hibakusha carries an abrasion. One by which is mightier than any exclamation Thus, such hefty accusation whirls towards the skies. Pika-don! Slightly leveling fingers As to be resting on an amiss figure Sakue Shimohira lingers on her day-to-day munch Until, a flash of muscular rays shadows the world The world of these robust fighters Pika-don! Wickedness draws even the victims A pull and drag to depression Whereas I must say a confession Consisting of these hails of cliché Pika-don! To complain is to build, Construction of such Makes destruction touch souls. It may come as a tap Yet Hibakusha was squashed in its embrace.
— Tiffany Guerrero
All Poems Submitted to the Contest