Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

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

Two Years Maternity Leave - Poem by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

The more insecure one is
The more greedy and selfish
Or the more mean or possessive
One will be from one's childhood.

To feel secure, as a child
One must adequately be
Held, hugged and nestled
By its mother for two years.

Her palms on its head sooth it
And give a secure feeling,
Which determines its aptitude.
Grant a long maternity leave.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 8, 2012

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