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.
I am hurt and scarred for life. I am lonely in this world. I should've diedwith the rest of my family, Not suffering this pain. I only have dreadful memories No happines in my life anymore what so ever. I couldn't see anything and I was blown of my feet . My flesh was burnt and smell of death was all around me. People who survived were looking everywhere for people they knew. I had many surgeries,one after another. Now I'm alone and I strongly believe that there should not be any atomic bombs used anymore.
— Brianna Serna
All Poems Submitted to the Contest