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.
The blue sky When the bomb fell, the sky burned red, And filled their hearts with dread When the bomb fell, the rain turned black And long gave them dreams of the attack Trying to live until the next brightness, Their eyes soon turned colorless They had no clue, what to do Their minds went blue... It’s our job to keep the sky blue So to make their wishes come true It’s our job to keep clean rain So our future won’t be made a stain It’s our job to fulfill the track, And see the goal with our eyes black And let the sky stay blue forever Be clever; don’t burn the sky again, ever.
— Tomoki Sano
All Poems Submitted to the Contest