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.
When I heard of the bombing, I was very gloom My country very sorry for what they have done I hope you forgive us for the problem we caused I curse the person who bombed up your nation I think he is heartless and so do my nation I feel very sad, sorry I can reverse this horrible action After I look at this terrible outcome I cried and cried until I passed out I saw burned bodies...i saw nuclear air I see that you suffered the pain But surprise, surprise you're doing just fine
— Raphael Nwadike
All Poems Submitted to the Contest