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Arthur Vaso is a Canadian poet, born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. He has had his works published in local papers/magazines as well as on many Web sites. He has traveled extensively around the world, and writes about a wide variety of topics.

I am Canadian

Blog Posted:4/13/2017 9:48:00 PM

Malala was made an honorary citizen of Canada April 12, 2017, thus the title, I am Canadian! I have first written of her in 2013, she is truly a woman effecting change around the world.

Click on the link to read the blog on my site and view her speech!

Malala Speech and poems



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Date: 4/19/2017 11:21:00 PM
Have you noticed the "little ones" and "the beautiful ones" always seem to ignore positive blogs? Says a lot ! LOL
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Date: 4/17/2017 12:55:00 AM
Malala deserves every good thing. Her story is amazing and I'm proud of you for showcasing her, and proud of Canada for honoring her. Blessings, dear
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Date: 4/17/2017 10:30:00 PM
Thank you Eileen! she is a gem just as you are!!! :)
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Date: 4/17/2017 1:00:00 AM
It's good to see you out and about visiting friends.
Date: 4/15/2017 11:41:00 AM
Kudos to Canada for this kind gesture and to BRITAIN THAT PREVIOUSLY ACCEPTED THIS WONDERFUL, BRAVE AND KIND LADY. Now off to go visit your great poetry site my friend.
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Date: 4/15/2017 8:23:00 PM
Yes she is a citizen of the UK, a brave young woman indeed!
Date: 4/15/2017 7:15:00 AM
Have a happy Easter Arthur.
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Date: 4/15/2017 8:22:00 PM
Lets ham it up a bit!
Date: 4/14/2017 10:33:00 PM
Forgot to say: Malala is the voice for those of us without a voice, oppressed and abused women, children, for everyone who needs support.
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Date: 4/15/2017 8:22:00 PM
Yes Darren so true, she is doing so much, not just blowing her own smoke so to speak! LOL
Date: 4/14/2017 6:49:00 PM
Malala is amazing and so is Canada for making her an honorary citizen. Later I will take a longer look at the link you provided.
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Date: 4/15/2017 8:21:00 PM
Thanks Andrea!
Date: 4/14/2017 8:35:00 AM
Amazing job Arthur. A very polished and professional blog with emotionally relevant information. She is a voice for many and I am glad you are helping her be heard.
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Date: 4/14/2017 9:57:00 PM
You are so kind, then again, you are Canadian so thats the norm! LOL
Date: 4/14/2017 7:12:00 AM
I must confess my ignorance about Malala, but I'll rectify that today. Thanks, Arthur, for bringing her to light.
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Date: 4/14/2017 9:56:00 PM
Thank you for reading Lin, she is a very humble kind hearted woman!
Date: 4/14/2017 6:44:00 AM
Kudos to Canada. Lovely poem to Malala, Arthur. I enjoyed visiting and looking around on your site.
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Date: 4/14/2017 9:55:00 PM
Thank you Agnes this is so kind of you!
Date: 4/14/2017 2:53:00 AM
What a wonderful story Arthur I am sure she will be a great asset to your country and an inspiration to many. She will make you proud with what she continues to achieve in life:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 4/14/2017 9:55:00 PM
She is more an asset to the UK who accepted her full time!
Date: 4/13/2017 11:44:00 PM
I am so very happy she has become a Canadian, she deserves that, safety.
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Date: 4/14/2017 9:54:00 PM
She is now already safe in the UK, this is more like an award, just great to hear speak out, such a humble kind person, much like you.
Date: 4/13/2017 11:41:00 PM
I am pleased she has found a safe home....Seren
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Date: 4/14/2017 9:53:00 PM
This is not a real citizenship, more like an award, she will be back on her way to the UK!
Date: 4/13/2017 9:57:00 PM
A special gift to humankind. You must be proud to have a great role model such as her become a Canadian.
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Date: 4/14/2017 9:52:00 PM
A great story of a woman, actually making a positive change in the world!

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12/31/2017 Twenty Two Coupletart,beautiful,friendship,
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12/7/2017 I Want Peace Quatrainfantasy,fun,funny,holiday
12/4/2017 Saints and Angels Free verseart,beautiful,bible,funer
12/2/2017 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIM SMITH Free verseautumn,beautiful,birthday
12/1/2017 Tech Time with Tim Collab Free verseart,bullying,friend,frien
11/30/2017 Nights of Satin Free verseautumn,beauty,heart,kiss,
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11/12/2017 A Beautiful Caress ver 2 Free verseart,autumn,dark,death,fea
11/11/2017 A Beautiful Caress Free verseart,beautiful,death,feeli
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Whisper To Me Verselost love,
A Soldiers Oath Rhymecourage,soldier,war,
When They Tire, Give Them A Songbird's Sweetest Glee Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
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The Wall Quatrainintrospection,
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The Bluest Rose Villanelleblue,rose,
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