Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar. (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.
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