Avvaiyar

(1st - 2nd Century CE / Tamil Nadu / India)

Real Life-Saver - Poem by Avvaiyar

Just because your brother and sister
are born in line with you,
do not expect them
to be supportive relatives;
For have you not observed
an inherited disease
turning a killer
although born with one?
(Do not be disheartened
over the truth I have set out)
for there are still those
not linked with you in birth,
who come to you in succour
in your hour of need,
even as the medicinal herb
growing on a distant hill
is drawn towards you
as cure for your illness…


Comments about Real Life-Saver by Avvaiyar

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (7/20/2016 3:56:00 AM)


    Wise words......... (Report) Reply

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  • (10/17/2015 5:50:00 PM)


    ....wonderful message ★

    for there are still those
    not linked with you in birth,
    who come to you in succour
    in your hour of need,
    (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio Frosini (7/9/2015 10:12:00 AM)


    your brother and sister... how true! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 28, 2012



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