Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Gold Star - 39,889 Points (June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

Family Tree Missing - Poem by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Unless you live in a place
Where your father and his, lived,
You will miss being seen as a tree.
Instead,
You will die as a twig or a branch.
Unless you have in a place
Three generations having lived,
You will fail losing a native place,
The place that preserves your identity.
Rampant migration that is in force
Will deprive the present generation
Of what their forefathers enjoyed.
07.12.2007


Comments about Family Tree Missing by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

  • (3/9/2009 12:53:00 AM)

    your poem expresses the sorrow of a migrant owrker i can really empathise with it being one like you :)) nice write..... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 9, 2009



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