Prompt Hope: For Peace on Earth

The below poem won the third prize in the World Peace and Harmony Association

Rules: 12 to 16 lines


I ponder wistfully with a sigh,
What went wrong, where and why?
A world of learned men fight eye for eye…

In the name of religion, many a rift,
From tolerance effortlessly we made the shift,
From humanity, we steadily set adrift.
Precious freedom misused- of the founding fathers, a priceless gift…

Let’s make a pledge, now and here,
To end the carnage, and to wipe every tear
To nourish courage, and end the fear.

May every man to live with dignity, have the right,
Of the distressed and downtrodden, may we not lose sight,
May no man go hungry into the silent night…
Against injustice, may we not perish without a fight.

A hope I treasure; peace will conquer and evil shall wither,
A new dawn we shall see, when Man his words and actions does tether

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11 responses to “Prompt Hope: For Peace on Earth”

  1. twinklingwords Avatar

    Congratulations, my dear friend. I’m surprised how this didn’t win the first prize. It brought me pain and relief that so many out there are incessantly waiting for all these wars to end and peace to prevail. I wish all of us’s mutual wishes bring peace to the world.


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Because 🙂 the judges aren’t as sweet as you. I so wish it too Vags- for peace on earth is every man’s right. I am on my laptop so I am unable to put smileys and hearts. But please read all of it here 🙂


  2. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder Avatar

    Congratulations! This is a nicely penned piece. In this time of insanity and turbulence, we need sane voices like you… 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much dear. Its painful to see lives around being taken and noone doing anything about it…xxx

      Liked by 1 person

  3. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    This poem reads like a cry for peace and tolerance, Smitha. It is very powerful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Robbie. Its sickening to see everything going around us and nobody doing anything about it. Everyday so many are killed. It seems life does not matter anymore.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. balroop2013 Avatar

    Congratulations Smitha…we live in turbulent times, peace and harmony in words and actions is the need of the day, as your poem eloquently states. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you again so much. Your comment is encouraging❤. If each one believes, speaks and practices peace, we may be able to make a difference.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    Congratulations on the prize Smitha, these are wise words indeed.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Andrea😊. A hope that keeps us alive in the midst of insanity.

      Liked by 1 person

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