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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.

The sun is going down on truth
The war is the prove
The world suffering the pain
Thats how it feels once again
Storms of conflict blow pass
Poor inocent souls dying fast
Godfathers our leaders claimed but they're fake messiahs
Politics makes them powerful liars
All we see is war
In our world of little or no liberty
The fortune teller says it all not
But when things fall apart peace depart
I bring to my people peace only
The sun is going down on the truth slowly
Why don't we stand and say it out boldly

This Fire
There is a fire burning,
The fire hurts not.
The fire isn't hot.
This fire doesn't make the blood run cold.
This fire has a story that must be told.
Its flame is passion.
And has much compassion.
This fire is means everything. This fire doesn't destroy anything thing.
This fire is beautiful.
This fire is wonderful.
This fire inspires.
This fire unites.
This fire hates fights.
It frowns on hostility but smiles at unity.
This fire makes the world a better place.
This fire has no race.
This fire must not be seized.
This fire is called peace.
Peace it is. Peace we seek.

— Perry Addo


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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