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.
THE ATOMIC BOMB Time August ninth, 1941 Location Japan Young innocent children playing Regular, ordinary people, going on with their daily lives Until something horrific Terrifying...just gruesome It was dreadful It was...an atomic bomb Chaos, confusion, pandemonium everywhere People lost...confused...scared Eager to be aware of if their family is alive If they are safe If they are hurt So many questions going on in their heads Not even having an idea of what is going on around them In shock Children without parents Humans without homes Radiation...deadly All resulted because of an atomic bomb First and last use in history so far...
— Katerina Hadjipavlis
All Poems Submitted to the Contest