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.
1945, a huge bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan I observed burn bodies and trees Also I saw red, raw skin I felt emotions: pain, terrible and tragic I thought about the construction worker... Who builds a new structure in Japan? I think about the survivors who think about the family members who passed away.
— Malik K.
All Poems Submitted to the Contest