Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Gold Star - 8,931 Points (June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

Real Merits - Poem by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

How fast one ran may be defined
By the hurdles one faced.
How long one ran may be judged
By the cripples one sustained.
How far one ran may be arrived at
By discomforts one encountered.
How best one ran may be viewed
By odds one managed to overcome.
Mere records show not real merits.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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