Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Gold Star - 31,714 Points (June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

A Centenarian, A Curse. - Poem by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

A woman centenarian lives or struggles.
She witnessed many deaths
In her son, son-in-law and daughter-in-law,
Lost the love of her children,
Not to say children’s children,
Lost the awe of women at home,
And passes like an abject of neglect,
Amidst utter loneliness,
With no companion at all to talk to,
Without sleep and without engagement,
With weak limbs and weak mind,
Without teeth and with out sight.
All hail, she lives a hundred years!
10.03.2001, Pmdi

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 6, 2010

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