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A Tribute for Muhammed Ali by Oswald Okaitei from Ghana!









Ariadne’s Notes: Here is a wonderful tribute to Muhammad Ali by our World Poetry Theatre Ambassador Oswald Okaitei who is an inspiration for us all!

*** Watch “”The Eighth Ode To Ali” by Oswald Okaitei for Muhammad Ali” on YouTube


Also this poem was read on the World Poetry Café Radio Show.

Tenth Ode for Muhammad Ali

In a united spirit,
We mourn the darkness in the sun
And cease the feet
Of the dancers and beating palms of the drummers…

In a spirited oneness,
We have sworn before your withered dust
Never to tear
But to inherit your bravery over fear

Yes, you injured the rock,
Diseased the medicine, floated like a butterfly
And stung like the bee…
So hero! Must we mourn your passage into the next world?


We shall not!

Let the Praise Singers
Gather by the edges of the golden streets
And the horn blowers
Kiss their horns: we shall hail the ‘Greatest’ before his leave today!

(Warrior song)

O’ Everest!
The ever ‘greatest’ of our times!
You have crossed the sun
And left your darkness in its ever shinning shine:

The sun even confesses your Greatness!

Alas, Bomaye!
Kill death and rise again in the new world
Where you traverse to!
And when you are there, let them too know that still, you are the Greatest!

Oswald Okaitei
(c) 2016

Oswald Okaitei is a multi-international award winning poet from Ghana. He is one of the fresh breath to poetry and Spoken word world wide. As the World Poetry Theatre Ambassador from Ghana and World Poetry Director from Ghana, he has collaborated with other poets, especially Prof. LadeWosornu (an astute Surgeon and poet) to bring life to poetry in Ghana by staging poetry worksin the look of stage drama in recent times. Oswald has five poetry anthologies to his credit, written, directed and produced quite a number of plays including IN THE BAG OF A WOMAN, BEAUTYFUL NONSENSE and IN MAN’S LIBIDO, performed on several platforms-international and national. Oswald is a prolific writer and an artistic creator.


World Poetry Canada International Advisors and Directors!



World Poetry Canada International Advisors and Directors. More to come…

They will be participating on the World Poetry 24 hour around the World Peace Poetathon, September 21st and also in the Fifth World Poetry Canada International Peace and Human Rights Festival 2016.

 Dr. Hadda Sendoo, Mongolia
Yoshifumi Sakura, Japan
Dr. Stephen Gill, India and Canada
Elaine Woo, Canada
Wanda Kehewin , First Nations, Canada
Mamta Agarwal, India
Adisa AJA Andwele, Barbados and US
Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido, Canada.

Alaha Ahrar, Afghanistan and US.
Kwame Yirenkyi, Ghana and Canada
Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah. Ghana
Sharif Saedi, Afghanistan
Oswald Okaitei , Ghana
Olajuwon Timileyin, Nigeria
Mutiu Olawuyi, Gambia
Musa Musavi, Afghanistan
 Caroline C. Nazareno, Philippines.

*Posted with their permission.



 Festival 2014.

In Loving Memory…World Poetry Remembers Nelson Mandela!

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This is the first of several poems  and a special historical video poem by Una
to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela, Father of Peace. 1918-2013.
“The poems are posted in the order that they came in. Thank you all for your submissions.

You are an example of courage, forgiveness, and love.
Transcending the boundaries of human existence.
  Embodying peace and respect.

As you travel into the heavens You live within all of us ,
blazing a path, a peace beacon for us to follow.

 Thank you for your gifts.
We love you.
We love you.

Ariadne Sawyer ©






In Loving Memory of Nelson Mandela

In our smiles we have all seen the world’s children raised to open
their arm’s and embrace the future within a glorious freedom.
A light of knowledge you have shed
to help to see us through the days as never-ending dark deceit still
cowering within racism’s rawness as hatred’s blindness has burdened us
too long in this dark time’s age.
If in fervent striving, we have found heart’s fuller destiny beyond all decay.
We need only open up windows
and let our new breeze come to drift in and hope for a brilliant new
dawn to rise that never stops its filling smile.
For sun will sparkle forever its golden glow upon every once darkened soul.
To bring love’s clear message of awakening within all deeper depths,
we will take that bridge across struggles and follow his champion heart!

Saleh Mazumder  Copyright  2013

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The heart of forgiveness and of peace…
To the shore hereof
He sails
his impeccable sail…


The personification of Ubuntu-
The spirit of community
Of brotherliness

Has this darkened day
Gone mute-
Breath has O departed his dust

Let the earth
Honour his spirit of Ubuntu
With oneness
And sense of forgiveness

Let the earth
His sense of loveliness
And to his sailing soul bid, ‘Fare Thee Well Madiba!’

Oswald George Okaitei ©


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  Africa In Mourning

  (Farewell Madiba)

Death has beaten his drum
The dancing step has changed
Death has spoken his words
The melodious song has turn dirge.
Death has drew his rope; taken away our hope
Death has opened the vault,taken away our joy

Oh! See the fall of tears as it roll in our eyes
Hear the mourning cries as it fill our mouths
Africa in mourning
Oh! Africa weep of a great lost,
Death has taken away the eagle
Madiba is gone!
Who to recipe for our fate?
Death; Oh! Death
Who shall pay the debt of this great loss?

Weep not
Oh! Africa weep no more
Ordinary men are born to die once
But Great men are born to make change
Mandela has gone to the journey of no return,
He has left the stage but has left a page
For stories to tell to our children’s children.

Farewell Madiba
You have journeyed on the road of heroes
You have lived a life of courage and wisdom
until death.

R. I. P Nelson Mandela.

Written By Timileyin Gabriel Olajuwon © World Poetry Youth Ambassador to Nigeria.