poet Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

The Childhood Friendship

A cycas plant and a coconut plant,
Grown together in a nursery,
Were transplanted severally.
They grew to different heights in due course.
It was the dwarf cycas which had been proud
To say that the coconut tree was his play mate.

A mango seed and a banyan seed,
Sown and watered in a germination bed,
Were transplanted severally.
They grew to different shapes in due course
It was the little mango which was proud
That the banyan tree her nursery mate.
04.02.2009

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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