Wednesday, June 10, 2020

UNESCO Laureate, Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu Commends The Efforts Of Professor Dr. K. Muthuraman Of India, A Poets, Who Wrote A Poem In Honor Of Black Race To Commiserate With Family And Friends Over George Flyod's Death

By Victor Bieni

UNESCO Laureate, Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu has Commended the efforts of Professor Dr. K. Muthuraman of Indian on the following wonderful poem about racial murder of George  Floyd to Commiserate with family and friends and the entire black race  Flyod's death.

Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu disclosed this to Some group of Journalists while Commending an Indian Professor for writing a poem in remembrance of the death of  George Floyd as a mark of respect to the entire black race, their great Contributions to growth and development of the globe.

Professor Dr. .K. Muthuraman in his poem:
"I  Can’t Breathe
“I can’t breathe, please, please, please”:
Rumbling in the ears of millions
Is my heartrending cry for life,
But inaudible to the shuttered ears

Of my dear chalky brothers and sisters,
Whom I forever hold dear to my heart,
Even now, though I am not alive".

"The callous brute pulled me down;
I lay there, face down, still in handcuffs;
But the cold-blooded villain held his knee
Between my hapless head and neck:
Festering explosion of blatant hatred,
Outbursts of rage, aggression and violence,
Deadlier than the fatal Pandemic,
Battered me to stark black silence".               

The bleached ruthless tiger roared:
"Well, get up, get in the car.”
"I  will, but I can’t move,
Please, knee in my neck;
Mama, mama, mama, mama,”
I groaned in vain to the beast.
My wretched mother from heaven
Could not send winged messengers
To shield me from the infernal monster:
Her whimpering pounded on my ears;
Overwhelmed by her warm loving tears
On my cold heavy repulsive dark body".

"Born in Fayetteville, brought up in Houston,
Mercilessly murdered in Minneapolis;
Lived as an American, died as an American;
I  was gentle, gracious and friendly to all,
Like the sweet-flowing Euphrates:
Never made an enemy, loved by all;
Always cheerful, light-hearted and fun-loving;
A popular standout high school athlete;   
Always animated with liveliness and joy,
My motley friends relished my company.
Loved to see people happy and succeeding
I don’t say loved to see only blacks happy".

 "Poured all my love into my wife and children:
See my weeping wife and deserted children:
All feeling down and drowned here now;
The screams of my little daughter
Keep gnawing at my broken heart,
An intense pain broke over my skull:
"I miss you dad.” Could you hear,
My sweet brothers and sisters,
Blind as stones and deaf as beetles ?
  I may not be flawless as you are,
But I am at least not a fake:
I have never faked my life;
What harm have I done you,
My sweet brothers and sisters?
What sin have I committed?
What crime have I staged?".

"Murder for the assumed fake bill:
You took law into your hands.
Am I worth just twenty dollars?
Explosion of blacks’ long-simmering anger
Ignited by racially motivated violence:
Volcanic eruptions of protests,
Hitting streets and roads across the nation.
Cities are burning with your fuelled hatred;"

"Hell breaking loose under nightfall;
Death sparking outrage and protests;
Am I the cause of the hellish outbreak ?
Am I the cause of violence, fire and bloodshed?
Am I the cause of the curfew imposed?
Rallies against diabolic racial murder ?
Burning hatred inside you for ages
Buried my life under my sweet brother’s knee.
I can’t but cackle a loud laugh at you".

"High level tight security enforced
For the transport of my abused black body;
Police escort for my funeral procession:
What escort have you given my doomed life?
Turn the pages of history of blacks:
Organized racism against unarmed blacks".

"We are bleeding every single day:
How could the past be erased from our mind?
Bleak is the security of my wife and children;
Dark and gloomy is the future of blacks here;
Dear sweet brothers and sisters:
Don’t forget: I am a Phoenix;
I will be back here in Houston:
But will you all be human beings then?
Or I can’t breathe, please, please, please".

About the author : Prof Dr. K. MUTHURAMAN, is current  Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts  ,  Professor of English,                             Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar,  Tamil Nadu, India , He won the following awards : 1. Gold Medal in B.A. English (First Rank Holder).           

Professor Muthuraman has bagged Gold Medal in M.A. English (First Rank Holder), Good Student Award in B.A. English 4. Professor Duraiswamy Award in M.A. English and Professor George Stanley Award in M.A. English and held the following Professional Positions.

The poets has served as Dean, Faculty of Indian Languages, and Prof. of English ( 1 March 2020 to Present)
Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, and Professor of English (1 June 2017 to February 2020)
Professor of English (December 2016 to May 2017)
Professor and Head of the Department of English (September 2013 to November 2016)
Professor of English (June 2011 to August 2013).

He was an
Associate Professor of English (March 2007 to May 2011)
Reader in English (March 2004 to February 2007)
Lecturer in English (Senior Scale) (August 2002 to February 2004)
Lecturer in English (August 1998 to July 2002)
Associate Lecturer and Co-ordinator  of the General Department at A V C C Polytechnic College, Mannampandal, Mayiladuturai (September 1992 to July 1988)
Associate Lecturer in English at A V C C Polytechnic College, Mannampandal, Mayiladuturai (September 1987 to July 1988)

In additional with following positions Held: The erudite Poets is  a Member of the Academic Council of the University (June 2017 to Present), Member of the Deans’, and Committee of the University (June 2017 to Present) , also, a Member of the Prospectus Preparation Committee (2017 to Present).

Also, the Professor Dr. K. Muthuraman has  served till date  as a Member of the Annual Report Preparation Committee (2017 to Present) , 6.Member of the Board of Studies of the Department of English (2017 to Present), 7.Member of the Scrutiny Committee for Publication (2015 to Present) and other various accolades.

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