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World Poetry Celebrates Aida Roque !

 Ariadne’s Notes: On October 3, another moving peace poem was read on the World Poetry Cafe radio show. from the author, Aida G. Roque! She’s from Wilmington, Delaware, USA. A retired Sped teacher in Maryland Public School and a faculty member of the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, where she earned her degree in Education and Siena College as School Psychometrician before she moved to the USA. She also obtained her Graduate Studies in Master’s degree in Special Education and Post Graduate at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia as the Teacher Ambassador Scholarship Program. Authored and published three children’s books and an anthology with another group of poets around the world. Her other poems were selected and published by renowned publishers in New York, the SPILLWORDS PRESS Publishing Company and Poetry Soup.

Since the show was not archived, I am putting the poem on site and plan on re-reading the poems that were not saved Thursday on the World Poetry Cafe radio show 100.5 FM, radio show the October 10 from 1-10 pm PST.

THEME OF POEM: PEACE

“ONE BROTHER, ONE NATION “

We all live on one planet and in God’s

hands, we were molded from dirt and 

when we die, to dust, we will all return.

We are born naked and no wealth 

and back to its final journey empty.

In God’s eyes, we’re all special,

our apprehension leads us to

dissimulation of judgment,

creating jealousy, hatred and 

greediness, that evoke a chaos life.

We should have no borders to cross 

and no immigration officers to scrutinize, 

 with one faith in one God, no race and no

declaration of skin color. Nobody is 

illegal or displaced immigrants.

Now, I sing my glorious song and thanksgiving 

for God gave you and me as one brother,

from umbilical cord and one universal type of

blood flowing on our vein, inherited from our ancestors,

from Africa, who live in a continent, we now share us one home,

our one and only planet earth.

©aroque

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“I, Aida G. Roque, permit this group to publish this original poem, that was never been published before.” 

World Poetry Celebrates Matilda Miraka !

  • Photo by Matilda Miraka from her village in Albania.

Ariadne’s Notes: on October 3, CFRO 100.5 FM  World Poetry Cafe radio show in Vancouver, BC, Canada celebrated the first peace poet Matilda Miraka with her poem on peace, from Elbasan, Albania.  This is our 21st year on the show with 129 countries listening in at times.

***Due to the radio show not being archived, I am unable to provide the link but will read her poem again next week.

 

  • Photo by Matilda Miraka from her village in Albania.

Matilda Miraka, 23 years old.Education: High / Degree: Bachelor (Bachelor)Literature and Albania language Masters degree: For literature and Albania language teacher.
Mother tongue: Albanian Other: English, Spanish.

Entertaining activities: ” I’ve been part of a lot of national and international competitions for poem an essay. I won most of them. In Trieste, Italy (“Castello Di Duino XIII edition” I was one of the winners) for 3 times. (Equipped with a certificate and coup) Participating in the “World Youth Forum right to dialogue X edition” (equipped with certificate.”

PEACE

I find peace inside my spirit!

inside reason, inside positivity

I? I love myself and life

I don’t want to die even when my soul is in pain

even when my body is sick

even when my family is suffering

You know why?

Because I have to be strong for myself and for them

Because I believe in God, my creator I’m just a creature

Created just to be tested in this life

We cannot be happy all our lives.

But you know what?

We can, we can be quiet

But how to do this?

I find peace in my god and yours. My family, my loved ones

They want me to be good and I will be.

Dear human beings, lookup, is there a big sky or not? Do you feel small too?

Look down at you, down at your feet? Do you see the earth or not? You’re so small, so small that you don’t have to worry.

You are a temporary human being on earth so enjoy it all sun, rain, wind, hail river stones, storms, seasons, flowering, snow, leaf fall winter, animals, cats, dogs, birds.

Enjoy it please take a deep breath and enjoy it, embrace the soul with peace

but most of all dear human beings be good, do good things to be remembered for good

One day you will die.

Remember you are a temporary human being so you find peace, find peace and be good.

You will really be happy.

Matilda Miraka (C) All rights reserved by the author.

 

World Poetry Celebrates Vani Pradeep!

Ariadne’s Notes:  We celebrated the amazing Vani Pradeep, World Poetry Director (India) World Poetry Canada, Author, International Poet Motivational Consultant, Accountability Partner (Australia).

   Vani Pradeep has done so much for this Peaceathon and all of our Peace events through the years. 

I commented on her activities below and read her poem but the show was never archived. I will try to read all the poems this coming week again and hope they will be archived.

” Here is an update on the Just an update on the World Peace session planned at the University of Madras.

I have got the proposal through to the Dean of the University. He wants to take up the event as a University-wide one and has proposed the plan anytime between the last week of October or early November due to pre-planned academic sessions and exams. I will take it up then and send the session recordings and text.

Between, I have planned a Woman Centric peace session for this weekend where I have designed a self-realization Kit called the ‘I Wanna Be…’ kit — which will lead the taker into self-realization, an oath and ‘being at Peace woman’. I shall send details of this session post-weekend.

Thank You.

Peace and Love, Vani. “

 She also writes: “I have followed the UN theme for this year’s peace poem. I have poured my emotions into the poem. Kindly let me know how you will be able to accommodate the same into the radio show and into World Poetry Canada’s website. Thank you in assurance… 😊🙏👍

Continuing my peace work into the month of October.👍

Into the Furnace…

Down memory lane,

I can sense fresh air blow on my membrane,

I can breathe-in the smell of mud

as the first rains kissed Mother Earth.

 

Down memory lane,

I saw a flock of birds swim past the vast skies;

I saw a shoal of fish in the ponds to fetch food and stay together.

Boundless was the ocean in tranquility.

Down memory lane,

I saw extensive tree species and plantations

cover expansive soil.

I inhaled non-polluted air

that was safe for my existence.

 

Today, as I run into my present and

Run up for my future:

I am startled by the air that touches my skin.

Higher degrees are displayed by AQI (Air Quality Index),

as injurious gasses have been infused into the atmosphere.

I am harmed!

 

Can my children no longer play in the sands by the sea?

Polluting it with plastics and non-degradable material – is shame!

We ask blessings from Mother Earth. But, we don’t give her preservative care.

 

Today, as I run into my present and

Run up for my future:

Many species of birds are facing extinction.

No sparrows left around to show my next generation.

Oceans and seas polluted by materials that can’t be digested by it–

The Outcome: Many sea creatures dead to death.

 

Today, as I run into my present and

Run up for my future:

Mass Plantations slew the soil…

I see mass erosions; I miss fresh air;

I am trapped in floods of climate variation.

 

Flee planet earth and mount over the Moon?

Is this solution…?

 

Today, as I run into my present and

Run up for my future:

Need to ask ourselves – Why wait anymore?

By: Vani Pradeep (C) All rights reserved by the author.

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