Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Gold Star - 23,687 Points (June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

Be On Your Own - Poem by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

A cup of tea from your purse,
A glass of wine offered by others,
Which pricks, which sooths?

A hut that is your own,
A mansion where you’re an offshoot,
Which you pride on, which you deride?

A radio of yours to listen to,
A television next door to watch,
Which comforts, which piques?

The freedom and not comfort matters.
15.06.2001, Chennai

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 12, 2010



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