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.
Bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki How can you do this? Let people die for no reason! Those innocent faces and innocent lives that you have taken away Their bodies burned,exposed to radiation, having loss of hair,cancer,and most of all DEATH. The war had to end You probably had no choice If you didn't drop those bombs the war would have continued, and more death would have happened I am not saying what is right or wrong. I see the angle of both sides. There was only thing that stands out in this entire war THE DEATH OF INNOCENT PEOPLE Lets try to work together so no more nuclear bombs or weapons are dropped on people.
— Gurjoj Sahota
All Poems Submitted to the Contest