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