Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Gold Star - 5,942 Points (June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

Slander - Poem by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Slander has a sharper edge than a sword,
More venomous than venom in action,
More severe than cyclones in damage,
And penetrates through the impenetrable.

Victims of slander are often women,
Mostly mistresses of men in high ranks,
Maidens of all ranks and famous queens.
It sleeps with them in their graves to our delight.
28.02.2009
[Inspired by Shakespeare’s Cymbeline act III, iv]


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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 10, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 22, 2010


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