Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

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

Foes and friends


A foe- whose strength I remember.
A friend- whose weakness I remember.
A foe- who I speak ill of.
A friend- who I feel ill of.
A foe- easy to say no to him
A friend- hard to say no to him
22.09.2004

Submitted: Thursday, October 15, 2009
Edited: Monday, October 26, 2009

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  • Catrina Heart (10/15/2009 2:30:00 AM)

    A foe hard to ignore but we do not care to his well being.
    A friend easy to take for granted at times yet we care much for his well being.

    Nice vivid lines! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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