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 Power in Our Hands Let your hands bring joy And comfort each other. Let your hands gently touch A sorrowful soul. Let your hands reach-out To bond with one another. Let your hands hold hands Girls & boys, young & old. Let your hands stretch-out tall With two fingers in the air Promoting local Peace Around our planet, cause' we care. Let your hands be strong And sign "Stop!" to any violence. Let your hands softly "Ssshh..." And hush those who break the silence. Let your hands be still While praying to your Savior. Let them follow HIS will; Let Peace guide all your behaviors!
— Mia Lipstick
All Poems Submitted to the Contest