Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar. Poems
A Woman Forty Plus Aspires
I must be the centre of attention
And reaffirm my desirability.
I must feel validated as a woman
And re-experience the romance of love.
Let be burnt the ennui of monogamy.
Let come again the sexual excitement
That I went through at my first night.
Need not the man in focus be a prince,
An emperor nor a millionaire.
Let him be the one I want to be with,
In accordance with my safety,
Proximity and convenience.
Just for a ‘love you leave you alliance.’
Yes, I must waste no time to test my worth
And remain faithful with my husband.
Shrouded In Five Sheaths
Each individual is consciousness
Shrouded by five sheaths to form as a whole:
Body, breath, senses, mind and ego.
Body is fed by food energized by breath.
Senses feel, mind chooses and ego leads.
Consciousness is the custodian
Of heredity and its budding by breeding.
An individual is a bud grown out.