Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Gold Star - 26,873 Points (June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

Be There An Introspection - Poem by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Parents type I:

You feed the dog;
It guards the yard.

You pay the maid;
She is your aid.

Bone and flesh,
Parents gave you.

Without their nod
You flee with a lad.

You are ungrateful;
Parents are indignant.

Parents type II:

Plants give flowers
For bees to hover.

Moon sends light
For lovers to delight.

Cow yields calf.
Calf selects the bull.

Your bone and flesh-
Out of parents’ blush.

Give bone and flesh,
With one you wish.

Your joy parents cherish.
They have no remorse.

Which parents are you-
The one demanding a return
Or the one retaining the love?
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, August 23, 2010


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