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.
Nuclear the Evil Force Those who were wiped out from the earth scene instantly Due to the dropping of atom bombs wantonly Had their sufferings mitigated by God's bounty Even before they guessed it at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Trailed by Nibakusha who carried their maimed existence Or carry on still the poisonous human munificence. The evil of nuclear fission continued as predator To kill its victims at Chernobyl and Fukushima reactor. The nuclear plant for any sane use like power generation Innocently proliferates as a prelude to further destruction Of our age old civilization; it is an enigma The irony of our fate, the result of our megalomaniac Karma But Karma may be uplifted by the human wisdom To defeat the evils of life, keep high the flag of freedom.
— Aju Mukhopadhyay
All Poems Submitted to the Contest