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.
Away from home Crashed and thrashed in between the lanes They were made to witness the boundless pains Looking at each soul ripped apart on the streets This world is a fairyland for all but cheats Away from peace, away from harmony Away from life, away from symphony Some of them died, Some of them bruised Some of them survived, Some of them bemused A clear sky up ahead, a moment yet to be defined Only hope can take hibakusha to the place where they are confined. With help from every nation, we aspire to eradicate all the negative signs Let’s make this world a better place to in by inculcating positive thoughts in our minds!!!
— Ravi Karan Kakkar
All Poems Submitted to the Contest