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.
O My Dear Civilians How May I wish You Luck For All That You Have Gone Through My Fellow Civilians I May Stand here and guide you no matter what will happen O My Fellow Civilian Oh how I May Wish You The Best This Has Devastated Me And I'm Not A Fellow Jap Because I Know How This Tragedy Feels Because I Have Been Through It. O My Fellow Civilians May God Stand Beside You
— Michael Panteloukas
All Poems Submitted to the Contest