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World Poetry Celebrates Universal Day of Children!

Ariadne’s Notes: Just got a call this morning from our wonderful human rights and advocate Alaha Ahrar. She was our first director a number of years ago.

This proclamation is important. The children and youth are the leaders of the future. We need to empower and believe in them, band together to bring projects of hope and inspiration that creates success for them.  World Poetry Canada International calls for all our 10,000 participants to come together individually and collectively for the precious children of the world.

JUSTICE FOR ALL CHILDREN by Alaha Ahrar.

Alaha with World Poetry medal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUSTICE FOR ALL CHILDREN

Today, November 20th, is the Universal Day of Children!! How wonderful and lovely, but I wish the United Nations showed some practical actions in support of refugee children as well. If refugee children are also included, then this day would have a real meaning and would be very appropriate for all children, but how? Some children have privileges that others are unable to afford or are denied including their basic human needs and rights. The weather is getting colder day by day, but some children have no support.

* Happy Children’s Day to all children around the world!

* All children are sweet and lovely regardless of their immigration status, race, religion, tongue and region, abilities and disabilities.

* All children should be treated the same regardless of the amount of wealth their parents have in their bank accounts.

* All children should be loved and cared for the same, regardless of whether their parents are around to nurture them.

* All children should be supported the same. Instead of calling them orphans of war, everyone should create a garden of care for each one of them.

* No child should be punished or called irresponsible for not having anyone to teach him/her manners.

* No child should be discriminated against based on the level of the poverty that they live in now, whether with their parents or without their parents.

* All children should be given equal attention regardless of the level of their intelligence.

* All children must be treated the same way regardless of not having supportive families, cute clothes and beautiful looks.

* All children should have access to the same amount of water and food to survive on a daily basis.

*All children must be protected from all predators, all kinds of abuses including emotional and physical violence.

 * All Children must have adequate clothes for each season.

* Everyone should help to protect children and make it a safer environment for them to grow up peacefully because children are the future of this world.

* All children must live under a roof because all children’s bodies are the same. The homeless, displaced and refugees, children’s bodies also cannot tolerate the intensity of this cold weather.

Are we still proud of ourselves? Are we satisfied with the knowledge that we have about the needs and violations of the rights of the refugee children? Do we know enough to help other children in need of food, clothes and shelter? Have we done anything to support at least one child in our life-time.

 

 By Alaha Ahrar, Human Rights Activist, Community Development Advocate-FACETS,Board of Directors,Afghan Women’s Writing Project

Director of Media and Publication Afghan-American Women’s Association (A-AWA) &The Director of International World Poetry, Youth Team Canada.

*** Children’s Day is a day recognized to celebrate children. The day is celebrated on various calendar dates in different countries. Children’s Day was begun on the second Sunday of June in 1856 by Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard, pastor of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, Massachusetts: Dr. Leonard held a special service dedicated to, and for the children. Dr. Leonard named the day Rose Day, though it was later named Flower Sunday, and then Children’s Day. Source: Wikipedia. 

World Poetry Canada International Celebrates Peace!

 

 

World Poetry Canada International Celebrates World Peace!

September 21, 2117, 24 hours plus worldwide.

 All 10,000 participants, World Poetry Directors and Advisors are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

What you can do: 
1  Signup, send a letter and a peace poem, marked URGENT in the e-mail to ariadnes@uniserve.com

2.  Copy your poem and send it to communities, governments, friends and family. Print it and roll it with a ribbon for a gift poem to give away, buses, planes etc. Ask bookstores and other places to display the free gift Peace Poem in a basket or other display.

3. Plan a block or village Peace Party or come up with new ideas.

4. World Poetry Canada International will read selected Peace Poems on our radio show, put on site at www.worldpoetry.ca
and will send each participant a WP Certificate by e-mail.

 

World Poetry Celebrates Caroline Nazareno-Gabis !

Ariadne’s Notes: We are honoured to feature  World Poetry Canada International Director Caroline Nazareno-Gabis, a talented poetess and humanitarian .

Caroline Nazareno-Gabis a.k.a. Ceri Naz, born in Anda, Pangasinan, Philippines, known as a poet of peace and friendship, is a multi-awarded poet, editor, publicist, linguist, educator,  and women’s advocate.

Graduated cum laude with the degree of Bachelor of Elementary Education, specialized in General Science at Pangasinan State University. Ceri has been a voracious researcher in various arts, science and literature. She volunteered in Richmond Multicultural Concerns Society, TELUS World Science, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Aquarium and other charity foundations in Canada.

She was chosen as one of the Directors of Writers Capital International Foundation ( WCIF ) Board of Directors of Galaktika ATUNIS Magazine based in Albania; the World Poetry Canada and International Director to Philippines; Member of the following organizations promoting peace, women’s rights, culture, arts and literature: Global Citizens Initiatives, Asia Pacific Writers and Translators (APWT); The Poetry Posse, Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), International Women’s Leadership Association, Universal Peace Federation, Akademika Nusa International Social Sciences and Humanities (ANISSH), Axlepinos and Anacbanua.

Her poems were published in various local prints and international anthologies: Sunday Manila Times March 2017, World Poetry Yearbook 2013, 2014  & 2015 ( IPTRC-China), Poetic Melodies, XXI Century World Literature, Prosopisia Journal, Inner Child Press ltd. (USA) featured her in The Year of the Poet April 2016 and October 2014; Anti-Terror and Peace IFLAC Anthology 2016, For Love of Leelah (USA , WOMEN IN WAR (Africa), Muse for World Peace Anthology (Nigeria), Greek Fire Anthology (UK), IMMAGINE & POESIA e-book (Torino, Italy) Peace Poems (USA and Canada) I Am A Woman, a tribute to Kamala Das (India), Women of The World (Canada), Just For You My Love Anthology (India), The Art of Being Human (Switzerland, Canada and Romania), Siir Antolojisi (Turkey), Who Shall I Make My Wife ( Nigeria) and more. She was the editor of THE THREE HIT COMBO, authored by the famous Philippine Mental Assassin, Justin Piaon.

She received prestigious awards including, 4th Placer in World Union of Poets Poetry Prize with 100 participants worldwide, Writers International Network-Canada Amazing Poet 2015, The Frang Bardhi Literary Prize 2014 (Albania), the sair-gazeteci or Poet-Journalist Award 2014 (Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey) and World Poetry Empowered Poet 2013 (Vancouver, Canada).

Songs of Memory Castles 

I have been inside the question a thousand times

When I fall down and have not saved the king

I rebuilt the lost towers in all dreams to dream,

Waited for the cranes and dragons return

So once again, my heart will bloom no remorse–

An abode of beautiful beginnings.

The torrential winds scattered my confessions over the chimney

The casket of despair was torn down the memory lane,

Up straight to the seascapes of countless sun,

I have smelled the cascading revelations

Of wildflowers in the velvety midsummer,

Gathered some butterflies in the rainforest of my mind;

I adored the sweet canopy of hereafter.

I crouched under the fig tree; nostalgic about the Celtic knot

That I wore to embrace the legends of our destiny

Entangled in reciprocating ever greens of infinity.

I have been to your thoughts; your thoughts been to me

 Like a castle of distant stars and unwritten songs.

 Caroline Nazareno-Gabis a.k.a. Ceri Naz/ Philippines (C) * This poem is the property of the author with all rights reserved.