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.
I am walking through the streets It is 1945, August 12 The infamous Hiroshima Bombing took place six days ago Still, there are people lying in the streets Total devastation I was a few blocks away and I saw a plane drop the bomb A flying bird A raindrop falling from the sky When it hit the ground, BOOM! All life seemed gone Not a sound to be heard Everyone who did survive was ruthlessly injured The infamous Hiroshima Bombing took place six days ago
— Diakogeorgios Kosta
All Poems Submitted to the Contest