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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

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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