Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi


A Few Rotten Apples.. - Poem by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

Provoking maids and servants is not a good act,
They are the ones, who stay at our home a lot,
After cleaning the carpets and furniture,
They sit on the sofas to watch the current news.

They are the great help to run our busy life,
They are there to bring our food and iron our clothes,
They are there to mend and polish our shoes,
They are there with hearts, roaming somewhere.

Once I returned home earlier than normal,
I saw my maid in full immaculate dress,
Picked up the best from every wardrobe,
Hair is set and she was posing in front of the mirror.

Provoking can be done to find out the truth,
Where one goes from where they stand,
Sometime they may look at your seat, if you are old and timid,
Remember always the helpers can be sent out.

Don’t let your drinks to be spiked with organic,
And inorganic waste to face the truth later in life,
Many bosses have lost their luster due to carcinogenic growth,
Take care of loved ones, as we don’t have anyone else.


Comments about A Few Rotten Apples.. by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

  • Heather Wilkins (7/24/2013 6:09:00 PM)


    take care of our loved ones in important, and they will take care of us. thoughtful write (Report) Reply

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  • Hans Vr (6/23/2013 9:39:00 AM)


    So true, all too often servantsare treated in a non-human way.
    Every single human has own dreams, feelings, hearand soul.
    Let us just give love and respect to everyone,
    Very nice and thught provoking poem
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  • (6/22/2013 12:20:00 PM)


    A great poem, we must look after the ones we love. (Report) Reply

  • Somanathan Iyer (6/22/2013 11:16:00 AM)


    championing the cause of maids and servants. nicely written. (Report) Reply

  • (6/21/2013 9:48:00 PM)


    Neither love nor trust should be evoked:
    the one's too easily exhausted,
    the other is sure to be provoked.
    (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (6/21/2013 9:32:00 PM)


    take care of loved ones, thanks. good write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 21, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 22, 2013


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