Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

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

Womanhood - Poem by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

I want a woman
Akin to a tendril,
As fragile as it could be,
To fondle and humble
The way I did with my doll
When I was a child.

Also I want a woman
Akin to a wood,
As sturdy as it could be,
On who to rest and recline
The way I nestled onto
The lap of my mother.

In the company of the former
I feel I have conquered.
In the company of the latter
I feel I am secure.
The one who lacks either of whom
Is the one led astray.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 3, 2010

Poem Edited: Friday, September 10, 2010

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