Treasure Island

Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

(17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

I happened to stay close to my husband!


Before you scorn me, my friend,
that I am leaving the most respected
father, mother, friends and big bungalow,
living in a small house of a simple person;

You must know,
since it is a small house,
I happened to stay close to him;

Because of the poverty,
I can take care of his needs
all by my hands; This is great for me!

The bigger house and wealth
made my father and mother,
being far away from each other
and of no use of living together!

Submitted: Saturday, November 02, 2013
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Hi,
This poem 'I happened to stay close to my husband! ' is a gist of one of the poems by Mayuram Vedhanayakam Pillai regarding 'Nature of husband and wife! '

இணைபிரியாது இருக்க நல்கும் இடம்பொருள் பேரின்பே

ஏந்தலாந் தந்தைத்தாய் சகியர்கோ யிலைவிட்டோ
ரெளியர் சிற்றில்
சார்ந்தனனென் றிகழுமின்னே சிற்றில்லா லவரருகே
தங்கப் பெற்றேன்
சேர்ந்தமிடி யாலவர்தம் பணியாவும் என்கையாற்
செய்யப் பெற்றேன்
பாந்தவமீ தின்றியெந்தை அன்னையைவே றாக்குநிதி
பாழ்த்த தன்றோ.14

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