Sutha rajakumar

Rookie (21-08-1989 / Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia)

National Service


Wake up at five in the early dusk
Sleep at midnight with howl of owls
A life of military
Bounded by rules
Scolded by trainers
Secluded in a camp surrounded by dense jungle
Deprived of modern civilization was my life
No internet no television no handphone
How am i going to survive was my thought
But i made it through
Though i lived a life of ancient man
But a new experience it was
And a new journey was embarked
A stint of three months it was
A life time memory it will be
Best thing was friends
Worst thing was food
Cherish the best
Forget the rest

Submitted: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Edited: Thursday, February 17, 2011

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  • Rookie Poornima Kanasen (4/25/2007 7:02:00 AM)

    Hey ya,

    No matter what you say, Sutha...I am very very thankful for not getting into NS...Well, you know me, don't you! ! ! Nice write...keep writing..I like these lines escpecially...

    Though i lived a life of ancient man
    But a new experience it was
    And a new journey was embarked...

    ....A journey, quite a different from the rest...

    K.Poornima.... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,009 Points Kee Thampi (4/25/2007 5:50:00 AM)

    A inkling message of a dedicated mission
    Though i lived a life of ancient man
    But a new experience it was
    And a new journey was embarked
    A stint of three months it was
    A (Report) Reply

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