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,
World Poetry Canada International is initiating a one-month Peaceathon from September in order to send a strong message of peace to the world. We feel that 30 days of powerful peace focus would make a difference in the world.
We have been promoting peace through peace gift poems, events by poets in many countries, a free Peace E-book, Four International Peace and Human Rights Festivals, peace poems to the John Lennon Tower and the space station many other venues. Governments, municipalities, libraries and community centres can also be good partners.
The month-long Peaceathon will include all ages and all countries.
Date: September 1-30 for World Peace Month, 2019.
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World Poetry Canada International will feature poems on site and read e-poems of peace on the World Poetry Café radio show. Also, We will send certificates to all participants. World Poetry Canada International will feature poems on site and read e-poems of peace on the World Poetry Café radio show. Also, we will send certificates to all participants.
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Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show welcomed the talented Sheilla Foster and her Lighthearted Limericks book (World Poetry Publishing on CFRO 100.5 FM at 1:10 pm PST, August 8. Tech Victor Schwartzman and host Ariadne Sawyer took turns reading the special limericks and commenting on them. The book was beautifully illustrated by young elementary school artists. Listeners delighted in the limericks with several mentioning that they were interested in writing their own.
Also on the show, host Ariadne Sawyer, spoke about the new World Poetry Worldwide Peace initiative starting on September first. A new story by Sharon Rowe was also read. Music by Laura Kelsey with her new CD which will be featured on the radio show August 22.
Sheilla Foster was born in Edmonton, Alberta where it snows a lot in winter and is very hot in summer. She moved to Vancouver, BC when she was 16. After graduating from high school, she worked for a short while as a switchboard operator. Later she became a truck driver for the Canadian Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service which allowed her to travel all over B.C. At that time she gained a pilot’s license .
Sheilla is married and has three grown sons. After her son’s were older, she started teaching night school which she did until she was 75. She started writing Limericks when she was 80 and became the World Poetry New Westminster Queen of Limericks.
An example from the book:
“There is a quick little brown wren. Who learned to write rhymes with a pen. In case you don’t know it. She is an excellent poet. Who is published in books now and then.”
Source: Lighthearted Limericks by Shiella Foster.
Written by Ariadne Sawyer, MA. World Poetry Canada International.