Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

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

Empathy Is Pillars


If someone has been hostile to us
We brood on it and repay it to him.
If someone has made us victims
We take it to make others victims.
If someone has been beneficent,
We get no adequate drive to repay it.
If someone has helped us in distress
We don’t go forward to help others.
Sword for sword but not bread for bread;
Such trend grows at the cost of empathy.
Unless parents become role models
And put a check, the pillars will crack.

Submitted: Monday, May 13, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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