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(First thought that came to mind)

Float like a butterfly sting like a bee!

Who hasn’t heard of Muhammad Ali

His birth name was Cassius Clay

Born in Louisville Kentucky

A boxer who fought in light and heavyweight bouts

He reigned as undisputed heavyweight with clout

Refusing conscription into the US military

He was charged as a draft dodger and hence found guilty

He successfully appealed, the decision overturned

After boxing, in charitable works he was concerned

He stood fast in what he believed

To his honour he continually cleaved

Although not personally a boxing fan

I have to admire the boxer and the man










  1. Elaine's Bloggers Paradise says:

    It’s so strange how writers perceive words differently, great poem Phyllis x


  2. Margarita says:

    He embodied courage, Phyllis, in his adherence to his principles, in the ring, in facing the disease that ravaged his body. Truly a hero. 😉 xoM


  3. It is interesting how the years have changed public perception. I remember when he was treated like public enemy number 1.


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