Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Gold Star - 31,714 Points (June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

Roof Is The Floor Of Upper House - Poem by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Dear son, at your birth,
At your school admission,
At your college entrance,
At each stage of your progress,
I beamed with pride
That I built a nest to rest in
If and when I go invalid
Till I rather late realized
That the time you had your family,
That you wanted to use the nest
To bring up your progeny.
Rather than providing me a sanctuary.

Every old one collapses likewise.
Of course, you are my extension.
13.06.2001, Chennai

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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