Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Silver Star - 3,639 Points (June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

Don’t Count On Offspring


I beget a child to bear my stamp,
To represent me after my exit,
And to inherit mine; it is my wish.
It is my heir and my nominee.
I can act only as its guardian.
It has more right on me than I on it.
I invest love without a guarantee,
And persevere in its wellbeing.
Old lions are dying being unattended.
One is lucky should one get the child’s care.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Edited: Thursday, April 18, 2013
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  • Silver Star - 3,869 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (4/17/2013 11:46:00 PM)

    very sad, but true...the parents are being neglected in our culture and it is a shocking news in every part of the villages and towns, particularly by the children who have migrated to USA...at least the young adult migrants in Europe are all right... (Report) Reply

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