Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Gold Star - 4,734 Points (June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

Shock Treatments - Poem by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

The brother of Albert Nobel was dead.
All newspapers by mistake had published
The obituary of Albert Nobel.
It went like ‘the merchant of deaths is dead.’
A great shock to him, who minted huge wealth
By selling dynamites for the use in war.
The shock changed him, who made over his wealth
To a noble cause: The Nobel Prizes

Kalinga War shocked Emperor Asoka
When he saw the tears of the war victims.
The shock changed him, who followed Buddhism,
And took a vow to wage no war, no killings.

The Cancer in me gave me a great shock,
Which made me quit smoking of five decades.

A shock can touch one’s subconscious mind
And alter one’s attachment to a thing.
05.04.2014


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 20, 2014



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