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.
Jungo Kawanami Jungo kawanami, you were in pain on August 9 The nuclear bomb had hit and it was your birthday You saw man in pain and agony, you saw a pain that No human should bare to see, that no human should Experience but you did on the day after your birthday You saw this pain, you felt it but from this graphic Experience you should pull out one thing, the gift Of life , this gift was the greatest thing that was Granted to you on your days of pain, the gift of life.
— Mark Zurita
All Poems Submitted to the Contest