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World Poetry Celebrates Timileyin Gabriel Olajuwon’s New Book!

 

 “There is no better Joy than finding someone you love and be loved in return. Timileyin Gabriel Olajuwon’s Apeke and other poems is a book of poetry filled with expression of love in multifaceted lyrical views.

It is a heartfelt series of poems about the universal quest for love, the pain of relationships and the need for family. This book gives a profound look into the mind of the poet, laying bare the raw scars on the soul.

Published by Muse for Peace Foundation Press

Foreword: Mutiu Olawuyi

 

Available @ https://www.createspace.com/6927722?ref=1147694&utm_id=6026

                    https://www.amazon.com/Apeke-Other-Poems-Rhytm-Love/dp/1543062571

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APEKE XIII

Apeke; what is life?

Life is the song in these broken lines

It is the verses on your sweet smiles

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It is the striking chord

On the surface of your skin

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It is the throne/tune in your heart…

 

Life is a coin

It is Love and Hate

Pain and Gain

Smile and Sorrow

Success and Failure;

It is the Cloud on broken faces

The Sun of romantic lovers,

It is life and Death!

 

Life is two hearts as one

Life is You and I

Life is our love

We are the life!

 

Biography:

Timileyin Gabriel Olajuwon (TGO) is an international multi award winner – Awarded the World Poetry Ambassador to Nigeria {Canada} 2013, nominated as Inspirational Poet of the Year by World Friendship Celebration (Pentasi B) Philippines 2013, Won the Write Share Be Read Second International Poetry Competition with his poem REMEMBER O’YE GODS and published in first Female online magazine, United Kingdom 2013, placed in the top ten of the Rabindranath Tagore Award – International English Poetry Competition (India) 2014. Awarded the World Poetry Cultural Youth Peace Ambassador 2014, Awarded Creative Writers Association of Nigeria Poetry Literary Award 2014, ranked third in Anchors Bible competition 2014, Appointed Director of World Poetry Movement (Mexico) 2015, nominated for El-Hibri Foundation Peace Education Prize 2015, Received Pentasi B universal poet of the year (Ghana) 2016, Appointed Director of Writers Capital International Foundation (India) 2016, Honorary mentioned at Sezione Stranieri award 2016, Received “Best Poet on Campus’ at the Campus Mega Award 2016. His works have been featured in poetry anthologies, journals, and magazines both in print and online. He is the Chairman/President of Muse for Peace Foundation a nonprofit organization established towards building peaceful relationship among people of all ages, culture and races; starting from individual to the global communities through Arts, Education, and humanitarian services and the brain behind Muse for World Peace Anthology. He is the author of “Call for Retreat” 2013″

 

 

 

 

 

World Poetry Celebrates Robert W. McGregor from Canada!

The World Poetry Café Radio Show welcomed the talented poet Robert W. McGregor on the air in a unique interview full of good poetry and music. Robert read his poem: I’m Just A Little Boy’ about a little boy from Aleepo , Syria which received many favorable responses when it was read as an e-poem a few weeks before. He read a number of exceptional poems and talked about his life and vision.

To hear this great show! CLICK HERE!

Since it was fundraising time for our show, Robert also became a member and helped pitch on the air. We need $1,000 per year to keep our show on the air. We are all volunteers and the World Poetry Café will be celebrating its 21st year. If anyone wants to become a member or at an international level , become a donner, you can go to www. coopradio .org and click on membership. Please put in the name of the World Poetry Café so the money will go to our account.

 Also featured on the show, great  e-poets from India and Nigeria: 

Dr. Reshma Ramesh is a dental surgeon by profession and has been writing poetry since 2008 and is a noted voice in  Bangalore. Her beautiful poem The Mountains Have a Memory captures the essence of mountains.

The second e-poem  APEKE XII on love comes from: Timileyin Gabriel Olajuwon. He is a international multi award winner, World  Poetry Ambassador to Nigeria and a director with a new book coming out.

The dedicated World Poetry Café Team: Ariadne Sawyer, Producer and host, co-host Anita Aguirre Nieveras, Super Tech Victor Schwartzman and special volunteer Sharon Rowe with dog, Willow.

 

Robert writes:

“If possible I prefer to be introduced as Robert W. McGregor as there are too many notable Rob McGregor’s…

I am proud of my given names, Robert after my grand father, and great grand father the W. Stands for Ward which my blessed  mother picked while watching it’s a wonderful life. ( late actor Ward Bond).

I am happily married for 9 years to my wife Laurie who is vey supportive of my writing efforts,  I have two natural and four step children and will soon celebrate the birth of my 9th grand child.

Born and raised in South Vancouver, graduated from David Thompson Secondary.

I have been writing poetry since grade 4 but other then special occasions like anniversaries, weddings or tributes at funerals my poems have been for my private consumption.

A chance meeting with writer friend/ Neall Ryon has opened up my eyes to the world of poetry and created a desire to share it with the rest of the world.

I am currently working on my first book with the working title “Looking Through the Kaleidoscope” , The  Mended Broken Thoughts and writings of Robert W. McGregor

My favourite writers and influences are Lord Alfred Tennyson, Mark Twain, and  Og Mandino.

As for poems, since this a broadcast that goes to other countries it would be a privilege to recite the attached poem:

” I’m Just A Little Boy’, which was written by me after seeing the very tragic picture of a the little boy from Aleppo Syria sitting in the back of an ambulance.

The picture haunted me for days until I awoke one night at around 3 am and wrote this poem.


 I’m Just A Little Boy

(Dedicated to all of the children in Aleppo Syria)

Why do you drop your booms?

I’m just a little boy,

Where is my Ummi and Abbi ?

Can someone please find my toy?

It’s a little red car with a missing wheel,

That was a gift from my older brother,

I want it now to think of him,

Have you found my Father and Mother?

Perhaps they are with my brother and sister,

Who I no longer see around,

I saw them last laughing and playing in the yard,

Just before I heard the very loud sound.

It happens almost everyday,,

It seems no one can tell me why,

I ask you now maybe you know,

Why are these booms falling from the sky

I can not feel my face right now, I can not see too far,

It’s hard to hear you from the ringing,

Did someone finally find my car?

Please look real hard for it,

As it helps me sleep at night,

I promise not to lose it again ,

I promise to hold it really really tight.

If you see my Ummi and Abbi ,

please don’t tell them I dropped it on the floor,

I don’t want them to worry about it,

Please just one more look and I won’t ask you anymore?

Really where did you find it?

You say you found it in my Ummi’s hand?

Can you please bring her here so I can hug her,

No I will run to her ,help me up so I can stand.

What do you mean she is gone?

Why would she leave me here all alone?

Where could she possibly go?

This is our only home.

I understand now she is with the others,

No real need for me to feel gloom,

Perhaps I can join them next time,

When the sky drops another boom.

Robert W. McGregor, August /2016. All rights Reserved by the author. (C)

 

 

World Poetry Celebrates Muse for World Peace!

Another entry for the World Poetry Canada International Peaceathon. Submitted by Timileyin Gabriel Olajuwon (Nigeria) Editor and guiding light behind the anthology: MUSE FOR WORLD PEACE ANTHOLOGY.

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Timileyin Gabriel Olajuwon writes:

“Dear Poets and Lovers of Art, It always seems impossible until it is done….” we had the dream to bring change – anew in the deathly state of the world with peace moving words. Poets, inkers around the orbs Gathered to say “No” to hate, racism….War And have embraced peace – Life Through this work of Art. We birthed the dream only with words but its reality is in us…

This second edition featured 128poets from 10 nationalities with over 300 poems. The selected poets range from Uloma Naomi James (a 13 year old from Nigeria) to Adesewa Oyinkansola (Nigeria), Gopakumar Radhakrishnan (India), Roula Pollard ( a Greek poet), Ariadne Sawyer (Canada), Benjami Nii Oku (Ghana), Maria Miraglia (Italy), Ceri Naz ( Philippines ) Mutiu Olawuyi (Gambia), Timileyin Gabriel Olajuwon (Nigeria) and many more. However, the anthology has been launched at the National Poets Meet on May 14th in Kokalta India and was Exhibited at Dubois Memorial Center during the Pentasi B World Poetry Friendship Festival in Accra Ghana respectively and is now available on Amazon India and International.

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Timileyin Gabriel Olajuwon (TGO) is a Nigerian poet and a literary critic. He is an international multi-award winner –Awarded the World Poetry Ambassador to Nigeria {Canada} 2013, nominated as Inspirational Poet of the Year by World Friendship Celebration (Pentasi B) Philippines 2013, won the Write Share Be Read Second International Poetry Competition with his poem “REMEMBER O’YE GODS”; as one of the Top Five Poets in category A and was published in First Female online magazine, United Kingdom 2013, placed in the top ten in the Rabindranath Tagore Award – International English Poetry Competition (India) 2014. awarded the World Poetry Cultural Youth Peace Ambassador Award 2014, awarded Creative Writers Association of Nigeria Poetry Literary Award 2014, ranked third in Anchors Bible competition 2014, nominated for El-Hibri Foundation Peace Education Prize 2015, nominated as director of World Poetry Movement (Mexico) 2015 and 2016 Pentasi B universal poet of the year (Ghana).