Treasure Island

Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

(June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

An adult is still a child

A child imitates its mother with air.
An adult imitates models to seem fair.
A child imagines a child in a doll
And enjoys tending it with fantasy.
An adult imagines some ones in his
And experience bliss in fantasy.
A child fears and pretends ignorance.
An adult dreads and pretends innocence.
Though old, still a child, I amuse myself
Though wise, still a child, I fool myself.

Submitted: Thursday, July 31, 2008

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  • Aijaz Asif (11/25/2008 10:52:00 AM)

    it is said by wiseman that there is a child in every human being and you did define it here very beautifully sir...i loved it, its a marvellous write..thanks and 10+++ for this wonderful write

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  • Ashraful Musaddeq (10/14/2008 10:07:00 PM)

    'Though old, still a child, I amuse myself
    Though wise, still a child, I fool myself.'

    10 for this true feeling. Love it. (Report) Reply

  • Aijaz Asif (9/13/2008 9:40:00 AM)

    there's a child in every human no matter how old they become....surely a beautiful piece..thanks...10 (Report) Reply

  • Indira Babbellapati (7/31/2008 6:48:00 AM)

    we are all children playing clumsy adult roles as i keep saying n strongly believe in...good write, shanmugam... (Report) Reply

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