Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 19,273 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

What Can The Leader Achieve With Youthful And Strong Followers? - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Even though the cat is as bold and strong as the tiger,
…it is of no use to live in a place where there are no rats
and the cat can’t get ample food to survive!

Likewise, if the king (the leader) is not having the worthy
…and strong opponents than him, what can he do
and achieve with youthful and strong warriors (followers) ?

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hi,
This poem 'what can the leader achieve with youthful and strong followers? ' is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'pazhamozhi naanooRu'

தன்னின் வலியானைத் தானுடைய னல்லாதான்
என்ன குறையன் இளையரால்? - மன்னும்
புலியிற் பெருந்திறல வாயினும் பூசை
எலியில் வழிப்பெறா பால்.330 - பழமொழி நானூறு

Comments about What Can The Leader Achieve With Youthful And Strong Followers? by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

  • Souren Mondal (11/4/2015 4:38:00 AM)


    A nice poem.. Indeed the political parties would be better of if they listened to a large chunk of their young followers rather than simply following their own agenda.. (Report) Reply

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  • (11/3/2015 10:38:00 PM)


    It is true that the people get the government they deserve. Likewise, since opposition too comes from among the people themselves, they get opponents
    too that they deserve.
    Very thought provoking and meaningful poem. Thanks for sharing.10+
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 3, 2015



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