A calavera for Canadians

A calavera, written with love to all Canadians

La Catrina. By Jose Guadalupe Posada

On a foggy night in Vancouver

I heard a knock on my door

I saw my beloved Muerte

With a non-glamorous coat

She told me that here in Canada

They called her Grim Reaper,

A genderless noun

That is offending her in the deepest

I’m la Muerte, a glamorous lady

Not some stripper or any kind of reaper

What is wrong with Canadians? I wonder tonight

Perhaps their lack of fiestas has turned them mad

This fine lady told me

I need to go back

There is nothing like Mexico

But first I need a snack

We wandered together

And visited a few houses

La Muerte then told me,

There is no common sense in this country

What is wrong with these zombie kids, walking on the streets?

I told her that Canadians are quite an elite

They think that zombies, can eat their brains like feasts

But, where are the altars to welcome the death?

I see no flowers, I see no food

Nobody is at the graveyards, oh how rude!

Canadians think the Grim Reaper is something to fear

They don’t know how joyful death can be

Not even Wayne Gretzky would dare to cheer

La Muerte got tired

She couldn’t find anything flavourful to eat

She told me, dear Silvia

It is time for me to leave.

October 24th, 2013



About silviaeningles

I’m Silvia and these are some interesting things about me: I was born in Puebla, a beautiful city in central Mexico. It is an old city, founded in 1531 I live in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada I have a blog in Spanish that you’re welcome to read (http://comenzandolashistorias.blogspot.ca/) I love hummingbirds, tea and Mexican candy I really enjoy when readers write and comment on my posts I love writing, and I really enjoy poetry (reading aloud my favourite poems always makes me happy)
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