Treasure Island

Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

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

Childhood is better than old age.


I know my childhood and so I took care
Of my child first and then of my grandchild,
And paid debts due to my parents and theirs
Who did me all care, love and affection.

I know not the old age and I didn’t care
The need of my parents and their parents,
And left no debts due to me to be paid
By my children and their children in turn.
16.02.2014

Submitted: Thursday, February 20, 2014

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  • Kevin Patrick (2/20/2014 11:19:00 PM)

    philosophically moving with a morally important message, children have the freedom of innocence that adulthood misplaces for jaded perceptions, a wonderful read thank you very much! (Report) Reply

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