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.
'Clouds! and Rain' Milky clouds, peaceful rain Suddenly replaced by Smog of reaper, inky drops Covering the city Laughter, giggle, mindless chatters Abruptly replaced by Cries, groans, voices remain muted Resounding trough The city turned into a burnt ruin What is not changed is The sound of a train Carrying the wounded, dying
— Mizuki Uozaki
All Poems Submitted to the Contest