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.
Hands Full Of Doves My empty hands , an empty soul Feels like a grey gold In the darkest hour of life We need something true, better if few Hands full of Doves let go them to the sky from where they will find the hearts who need to be in Peace Tears turn into cries Fears into fate But only If the doves move our way we can change the course of the river the direction of the winds Hands full of doves Praying all the time to God To be, to stay, to have a peaceful world
— ZOHA Zee Kay
All Poems Submitted to the Contest