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.
From the bottom Of my heart, I feel deeply Sorry for the booming That hit Japan I would have done So many things like protest Write letters to whom Ever runs or rule the country Then do something about it like Make a donation... Next...give it to Japan. 1945, ATOMIC, explosion Burned, shriveled dead bodies, Hibakusha, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Boom Fear, I am distraught, destroyed homes And cars and people, severely burned and destroyed September 21st equals peace No fired guns, attempt to disarm Nuclear missiles, all wars are frozen, Only one question left, who did this...? ......and why? Why?
— Myles Nutifafa
All Poems Submitted to the Contest