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Poetry for Peace Contest

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.


HOLD MY HANDS

Hold my hands

Tell me a story

Take away my worry

Tell me of my grand dad's glory



Hold my hands

Its a bright day

The sun is out

How we missed running about



Hold my hands

It's a moonlight night

Listen to folktales by the fires

Then chase fire flies



Let's journey into a life

Held in olive branches

White dove flying

Along with my colored kite



Hold my hands

Hold her hands

Hold his hands

let's hold across the lands


— David Kotei Nikoi
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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