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.
A Terrible Day The day had just begun The lives had just awaken with no sense of death then the unthinkable ----War a flash was suddenly seen and a blast was heard eyes could not be seen light was hidden only the hibakusha were saved the only souls that were destroyed to see their new reality the angel of death was still roaming the air and still today that angel is still roaming
— Diana Rodriguez
All Poems Submitted to the Contest