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.
Sisterhood A flash of light that would forever CHANGE the lives of Yoshi and an unrecognized angel. Sisterhood. A survivor and a victim of the atomic bomb. The angel jumped for her life. which would last ten more days. Yoshi lives on. Sisterhood. She survives war and rage only to be left a victim of haunting memories on that August day. Yoshi with quiet grace gives her sister a name. The unrecognized angel will finally be recognized as a victim of war. The angel survives. Within the heart of her sister. Sisterhood. As Yoshi remembers she gives LIFE to the unrecognized angel. Yoshi and the angel are interchangeable as survivor and victim. Sisterhood.
— Nancy Hamill
All Poems Submitted to the Contest