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On the death of Mohammed Ali, three clerihews

The man was a legend.  

So farewell, Cassius Clay, Ali
You knocked out a bit of poetry
That butterfly one sure packed a sting
And well done on the boxing thing

Mohammed, man, you’re counted out
You gave the boxing thing a shout
Wrote rhyme to make a grown man cry
And dodged the draft like a butterfly

Ali, you’ve packed your final punch
Man, you took boxing out to lunch
Men say that you are God today
Who made Mohammed out of Clay

© Gail Foster

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 6/4/2016 7:22:00 AM
Keith Trestrail Date: 6/4/2016 6:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry Heavyweight boxing as a spectacle has never been the same since the 70s. I didn't always root for Ali in the ring or in the company he kept but then I wasn't a poor discriminated black man living in the segregated South. But I sure admired him as an athlete and a showman and, more importantly, as a man of courage and principle! Reply
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Gail Foster
Date: 6/7/2016 8:30:00 AM
Thanks for reading my work. To say that he was a character is an understatement. Best wishes to you.
Date: 6/4/2016 5:56:00 AM
Lovely tribute Gail:-) hugs Jan xx
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Gail Foster
Date: 6/7/2016 8:29:00 AM
And a warm hug back to you, friend x
Date: 6/4/2016 3:17:00 AM
Ideed he was a legend and your poem expressses deep feelings of admiration. Congrat. I remember his position against war. I remember some Key matches: with Frazer,Foreman and with himself, last time.
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Gail Foster
Date: 6/7/2016 8:28:00 AM
Thank you. I didn't know enough about this man when he was alive. I almost didn't write this, as I didn't want to be disrespectful in anyway. All the best to you.