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.
Peace......... It has many meanings. The bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were very hectic. Many lives were lost. Innocent people had died. BOOM!!!! Thud! goes the townspeople. It wasn't very peaceful. A verydrastic bombing. Those people won't return. Peace never arrived during this bombing. Peace never stopped this hectic bombing Or whoever caused the bombing. BOOM!!!!!!! The silhouettes remained on streets and houses. The silhouettes of the people were like carving onto a wall. Why hasn't a dove flown by and just stop the bomb from hitting Hiroshima and Nagasaki's streets and homes? But instead BOOM!!! Thud! goes the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
— Irene Pirovolikos
All Poems Submitted to the Contest