Gayathri Seetharam Poems

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1.
Hope For An Even Better Tomorrow

HOPE FOR AN EVEN BETTER TOMORROW
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
Emily Dickinson has said,
Hope is like a bird
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2.
A Poem In Sanskrit Poetry Format

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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3.
Here's You, My Dear Departed Father

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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4.
My Favourite Things

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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7.
Black And White

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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8.
On The Wavelengths Of Light

On the wavelengths of light
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
I saw sunlight making a colourful play on the living room wall
It had in a parallel sequence
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9.
A Poem With An Acrostic As An Ending

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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10.
My Deceased Father Who Died When I Was In The 6th Grade

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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