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.
Hibakusha A bomb that killed many, Left others with nothing but fear. Took homes and family members, In a great despair. Air-raid alarms going on and off. Children practicing many drills. Families running to Air-raid shelters. Almost everybody is injured and ill Once the bombs are finished falling. Families come out to look around. What they see is a shock to many. Hibakusha is what they found.
— Anisah Pillay
All Poems Submitted to the Contest