Gayathri Seetharam

Gayathri Seetharam Poems

HOPE FOR AN EVEN BETTER TOMORROW
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
Emily Dickinson has said,
Hope is like a bird
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A poem in Sanskrit poetry format
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
The Encyclopaedia Brittanica website said that Sanskrit poetry consists of metaphor, simili and hyperboles. The lines are in different metric lengths.
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Here's you, my dear departed father
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
Last night, my grieving husband informed me that my mother-in-law
Had died after a 4 year battle with an Alzheimer's like dementia
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My favourite things
(Based on the song from the movie, Sound of Music)
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
Mountains with glaciers
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AN ADDITIONAL POEM (written in 2015)
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
Justin Trudeau has been sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada on Nov 4th,2015
Fittingly, since it is Remembrance Day on the 11th of Nov, he wore a poppy in his coat lapel to commemorate the early literal bed-time of soldiers
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A Ballad on Beverley McLachlin, the ex-Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
According to Wikipedia, a ballad consists of 13 lines and is a narrative which can be sung. It has an ABABBCBC form consisting of rhymed verses or couplets, each of 14 syllables. I managed to get all of it but could not keep up the required number of syllables. But in my defence, the poet whose work has been used as an example in Wikipedia had only 10 syllables.
I would also like to say that on World Freedom of Press Day, which is today, I referred to a feature in The Globe and Mail published on Jan 13th,2018 by Fred Lum.
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A poem with all figures of speech
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
Your Dictionary on the internet has a comprehensive definition
With examples of all figures of speech
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Black and white
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
The USA is fighting for its civil rights
Which have been violated time and time again
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A Shakespearean sonnet on water
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
Water is a precious commodity and water.org is doing good work
I think that my own alma mater could do better as far as water fountains
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My second set of 50 endeavours 1: Dessert dishes
-Gayathri B. Seetharam

The blue dish with maple leafs on it
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God of Darkness showed me the way through the metaphorical ignorance in the arts and literature fields along with the God of Intellect
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
I got a free sample of Dior's perfume, JOY, from the cosmetician
And it has the scent of joyful illumination of the mind
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I hope for a song bird to come here
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
It's a bleak and wintry day
And the corona virus threat looms large in our lives
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Of mothers and fathers ruling our lives
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
I was raking the leaves that had fallen
From our maple tree last week
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A Sonnet of my work's ambitions
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
I weave a spider's veil, a web
Of work's endeavours borne to fruition
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An uncharacteristic move for the liberal Liberal PM Justin Trudeau
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
I read in The Globe and Mail yesterday (the 22nd of May,2019)that PM Trudeau
Being feminist in his ideology, chose women over visible minorities
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A poem with an acrostic as an ending
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
I thought in contemplation of the world and its triumphs
Without dwelling on all its travails
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My deceased father who died when I was in the 6th grade
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
Dear Daddy, I write this note to you
To you who hath become a dead soul in God's land
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Freedom II
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
It is an oxymoron, a declared democracy like USA
Having had slavery and segregation
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Love for work and family
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
Love is like the music of Jethro Tull
It can make diesel out of rice hulls as I did a few times along with a co-worker in Prof. Kuester's chemical engineering lab in ASU
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Title: A medley extraordinaire and none would relay "au contraire" but feel Pele's laissez faire (policy of non-interference) , that is to add to the combination of picture and words
I see the "promised land" both in romance and career
And feel the surmised hand from Publishers on the internet
A hitherto desert in Toronto since March 1997 in my life will have an oasis
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The Best Poem Of Gayathri Seetharam

Hope For An Even Better Tomorrow

HOPE FOR AN EVEN BETTER TOMORROW
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
Emily Dickinson has said,
Hope is like a bird
That perches in my soul,
I shall add, it has feathers
And I flap my wings
Because I am full of hope;

Full of hope for a new Canada under Justin Trudeau or another winner
Interlinked with the irrevocable fact
Coming from Election Day 2019
Is my own hope for a brighter future
In my career driven life
For married life has taken a toll on my ambition;

But I have managed to carve out a niche
From the exciting yet humdrum aspect of my existence
I want more, earnings and a name for myself,
Both of which will let me rise in society's esteem;

Ambition is a strange bedfellow
For it often obliterates the glow of happiness
But I digress
Come this Monday - the 21st of Oct,2019
Our local candidates for MP Parkdale - High Park
Will battle each other for top spot in our neighbourhood
For the dictates of the Canadian Constitution hath said
This will ensure a victory for their chosen party
And thus, their party's leader who will become PM of Canada;

What will be the deciding factor for the
Hugs on the ballot box
On this one day, you, the citizen of Canada
Is more important than the PM of Canada;

Game Day is Election Day - 2019
Vote like there is no other tomorrow
"Blink once for yes, twice for no"
For me, hope for the same order with the
Wish that the old order changeth for the better
For the Radiohead were wrong,
"Do the best you can for the best is good enough"
Does not always hold true;

For us, the voters:
As John F. Kennedy has said:
Ask not what your country can do for you
Ask what you can do for your country,
Vote for a leader who will do the best for your country
But will also bring forth the best in you.

Acknowledgements:
1. For the graffiti in Syria by Sana Yazigi

Gayathri Seetharam Comments

Prabir Gayen 01 April 2019

Very talented poetess............God bless you.///

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Gayathri B. Seetharam 22 November 2017

Dear PoemHunter.com, within the last month or so, I have submitted 2 long poems, one with rock music references and the other with actual science. Would you please give me an update on the status and do I have to include an audio tape, please? Will they be considered for publication only then? Thank you, Gayathri B. Seetharam

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