Gayathri B. Seetharam


The Woman Of Erudition's Tale - Poem by Gayathri B. Seetharam

The Woman of Erudition's tale
-Gayathri B. Seetharam
I begin this poem with a compliment as a title to myself
In Geoffrey Chaucer style who has also written about the legend of good women
And if knowledgeable women are shiningly good
As is the case with erudite men who are devastatingly nice
It means that with learning comes an affinity towards goodness
For an idle mind is the devil's workshop
And hence, I say to PM Justin Trudeau, most disrespectfully,
For he is a brilliant and good leader,
Unwittingly embroiled in a scandal or two,
Wassup, Curry Nigger, feel like some hot curry with your baguette;

Talking about hot currys, I tried some amazing barbecue sauce cooked with
The Veggie burger patty and it is called St. Louis
And comes in a food truck made of four sauces
And for a moment there, I felt a fondness for your white nationalist
Who is nice and friendly for we do like redneck folks
But am convinced that the hatred rampant among some Americans
And a few Canadians is not going to be good for anybody;

I went down memory lane and remembered the time
Before my son when my husband and I went on a road trip to New England states
It was quite homogenous and we could not see dark haired white people even
I liked it for they liked my dark looks and would look appreciatively
And after life in Phoenix and Toronto, my husband and I saw a black man
And whooped in delight for it made us seem less conspicuous;

I look sadly at our neighbours, the USA, where two recent mass killings and many injuries
Have beset the country and shaken the very foundation it rests on, peace and justice,
As dictated by the Preamble of the American Constitution
And as I learnt on the CNN news channel, the El Paso gunman said
You Mexicans should go back to where you came from;

Such hatred, such violence coming out of the hatred,
I ask of you American and Canadian folk to go back in time
When your ships landed on these two lands
And you fought for ownership of the two countries
And made it a better place when compared to the time of the indigenous folk
In the same way, have not curry niggers, plain niggers, latin niggers
And sand niggers, etc made both Canada and America richer for having
Imbibed a part of their culture, their customs and their food;

Talk about the Mexican side of US History
McGill CS says:
All of present-day Arizona became part of Mexico's northwest frontier
Upon the Mexican assertion of independence from Spain in 1821
The United States took possession of most of Arizona at the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848
In 1853, the land below the Gila River was acquired from Mexico in the Gadsden Purchase
Arizona was administered as part of the Territory of New Mexico until it was organized into a separate territory on February 24,1863
Arizona was admitted into the Union—officially becoming a U.S. state—on February 14,1912;

History.com says: Although Mexico's war of independence
Pushed out Spain in 1821, Texas did not remain
A Mexican possession for long
It became its own country, called the Republic of Texas,
From 1836 until it agreed to join the United States in 1845
Sixteen years later, it seceded along with 10 other states to form the Confederacy
The Civil War forced it back into the Union, where it has stayed ever since;

So much for unwanted Mexican immigrants
We curry niggers, East Indian immigrants do not lay claim to such fame
But Christopher Columbus thought that he had discovered India when he first sighted the land of America
Nigger, yo fam, man, I am addressing Mr. Barack Obama
Yo, white , this is to Prof. Peter Zandstra,
Smoke this in your cigarette or reefer
For the record, I have done the former
And taken a drag of the latter
And this is the peace sign for I meant none of the name calling as a slur or out of disrespect.

Acknowledgements:
1. My son, Pranav
2. My graduate school male friend, Joaquin

Topic(s) of this poem: shooting

Form: Blank Verse


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  • (8/6/2019 12:57:00 AM)

    Part 4
    Hatred is the religion of the US. THERE HAVE BEEN SOBER RULERS LIKE OBAMA, LINCOLN ETC. I don’t forget them.
    Today, the US as a nation exports hatred and violence. It is only natural that the get it back in the same coin.
    People who leave their own country in search of greener pastures and tend to make another land their home should be ready to bear this hatred out. Wherever they are, they will be constantly reminded that they are stepping on another man’s foot.
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  • (8/6/2019 12:50:00 AM)

    Part 3

    And Palestine. And Afghanistan. And Iraq. Nor Iran.
    That is the US has not eschewed violence. They have started exporting it with zeal.

    Violence is in their genes.

    Occasionally, they use it against their own men, when the rulers do not provide them with an outlet to practice violence on others. Nothing to be worried about.
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  • (8/6/2019 12:46:00 AM)

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    It is the great personality named Abraham Lincoln who showed some sobriety, and made it a nation, from a State of Crooks.

    But, did the violence stop? NO! ! !

    Violence personified is KKK. Still alive. Trump, may I say, is a true descendant.

    Take WW II. We call Hitler cruel for what he has done against humanity. He Is. But can we forget what the US did? Tem million human beings died on the spot in Nagasaki and Hiroshima. And in Vietnam?
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  • (8/6/2019 12:39:00 AM)

    Violence is part of the US history. It is violence And unruliness that forced the ancestors of many an Americans to flee Europe. Many of them were hardcore criminals and outlaws in their own country.

    And they practiced the same or fiercer violence on the aboriginals and made them almost extinct.

    Then there is the violence perpetrated by them on the African blacks, forced them to slavery, subjected them to rape and cruelty.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 5, 2019



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