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 Devastation Why is there war between us? Do we have to use violence? Why did they have to use the atomic bomb Do they even know what chaos they have caused us? We have have lost many lives The devastation from the atomic bomb has caused many lives to be lost It had caused much more damage that expected to be It has caused suffering to the people that are the victims of the atomic bomb It was a terrible tragedy They should have never used the atomic bomb It's horrible for the people who survived it and their family members who have died because of it It should have never existed ever in history!
— Aarish Kumar
All Poems Submitted to the Contest