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 Atomic Bomb Why did they cause the bomb? With smoke coming from the bomb Dead bodies everywhere Dead people, no hair Cars and buildings destroyed They should have run And hide for their lives And try to dodge the knives As their skin burns They should have made a right turn As their skin had bumps The road had lumps I feel very sad And the people who did this are bad I now feel mad As the buildings fell I wish there was a wishing well As they had burned skin This world is about to spin As the bomb made smoke Life is such a big Joke As their body went cold I would have stand tall and bold
— Kevin Uzzle
All Poems Submitted to the Contest