Sunday, June 05, 2016

goodbye muhammad ali

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Muhammad Ali
Once he could float like a butterfly
Once he could sting like a bee
In the ring with his boxing

He made a lot of noises
Promoting himself and the ring
He changed his religion
He wiped out his heritage

He didn't want to remember
The root where he came
He promoted Islam to his fans
The gateway to peace

He got his punishment
Standing on his feet
With boxing and the millions
And his legion of followers

In later years he has Parkinson's disease
It slowly takes away his speech and soul
The years of his boxing engagements
He remembers his history in boxing

Now God has taken him home
To a place amongst the great ones
He may still dance like a butterfly
And stings like a bee in paradise

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