Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar

Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar Poems

I must be the centre of attention
And reaffirm my desirability.
I must feel validated as a woman
And re-experience the romance of love.

Happiness is a state of mind
Instantly produced by sense
Gratification through touch, taste,
Sight, hearing and smell the desired.

Be grateful and be helpful.
Be grateful if not helpful.
Being ungrateful is bad.
Be helpful to one even

When a man stole a woman
She is branded mud and he a stud.
She is reviled and he, envied.
She is labeled a harlot and he, a starlet.

Cleopatra was the queen of Egypt;
Cleopatra was the queen of beauty.
She came to the throne at her eighteen
The first century BC witnessed it.

Mere presence is enough
To let me know
She is there for me.

Death leads to birth rather than birth, to death.
Birth is close to death and not vice versa.
Every birth is at the result of a death.
Death to birth, not birth to death, is the path.

With a wife not worth your faith
And children not fit your trust,
You are sick in spite of health
And poor in spite of wealth.


Wide cheeks? Let the hair hide the ears.
Broad forehead? Let the hair spills in front.
Dwarf neck? Let the hair in knot be up.
Lanky figure? Let the hair falls on shoulders.

I show my fake smiles
To those I seek,
To those I cling to
To those I fear

Elizabeth, I fell in love with you,
Without seeing you in person.
Without being born in your days,
With a figure that I carved of you,

Silent glances and watchful eyes
Between two opposite genders
In a working place, silently,
Would narrate what it should not,

Energy drains away in discomforts.
Pain, fear and anger contribute to it.
Energy conserves well in comforts.
Peace and happiness squarely promote it.

Wonder, venture, adventure,
Sports, play, games,
Comedy, humor, satire,
Detective, Violence and on,

Good vibes crack the spark of passion.
Proximity lays foundations.
Dying stigma fuel the desire.
Mating has grown as good as friendships.

My father went to school on foot.
I went to school by bicycle.
My son is now going by van.
Are we growing strong or weak?

Every woman faces this situation
When she deals with a male companion:
Her heart will struggle between the wish
Not to be harsh to him and the fear

We write, with a certain readers in mind.
The targeted audience determines
The tone and the contents of the writing.
The standard of writing might differs.

Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar Biography

I was born in Aravayal, a village near Karaikudi, in Sivaganga District, Tamil Nadu, India, on 15th June 1942. (June 20th,1941) My parents are Ramanathan aka Malikozhundu Chettiat and Muthulakshmi aka Kamalam Achi. My wife is Alagammai aka Tharmambal Achi. I have a son, Suresh, who has Niveda and Alka as daughters and Adhi as son, and a daughter Sudha, who has Vignesh and Venkatesh as sons. Now i reside in chennai 600085. email rmshanmug@gmail.com and rmshanmug@yahoo.com I am a graduate in Botany in Alagappa College, Karaikud (1960 - 63) and had served in the rubber board, a govnt. body, for 38 years. I have been writing poems since 1995 and i have in this site ten thousand four hundred poems as on December,2022, some being published in the periodicals of my department and in the annuals of the Chennai poets' circle, Chennai, where i serves as Secretary since 2010 till 2015. My poems cover romance, love, human relations, philosophy. Almost all the poems are short, sharp and telegraphic, conveying naked message. An atheist. Poem wher website: www.rmshanmugamchettiar.com my email rmshanmug@gmail.com my blog: rmshanmugam.blogspot.com rmshanmug.blogspot.com rmshanmugam.rmshanmugam.blogspot.com shanmugampoem2000.blogspot.come shanmugampoem2001.blogspot.com Blogs are there year wise from 1999 to 2016 poem Where is Socialism is prescribed by Path to English edition for 7th standard in CBSE syllabus. Poem Adivasis is prescribe for M A philosophy English language by St Joseph autonomous college Bangalore my website www.rmshanmugamchettiar.com fifteen books of poetry are published in hard copy and eBook and listed in www.amazon.in, notionpress.com and etc She alone can judge Other woman The Mistress Vale of time Shadow vacuums Gains contain pains Not by volume Legendary love Vacuums The Role of soul and body with Hindi Udan Piranthom with Tamil No souls, no God God is a referee Mother not a woman Synchronicity (with malayalam))

The Best Poem Of Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar

A Woman Forty Plus Aspires

I must be the centre of attention
And reaffirm my desirability.
I must feel validated as a woman
And re-experience the romance of love.
Let be burnt the ennui of monogamy.
Let come again the sexual excitement
That I went through at my first night.
Need not the man in focus be a prince,
An emperor nor a millionaire.
Let him be the one I want to be with,
In accordance with my safety,
Proximity and convenience.
Just for a ‘love you leave you alliance.’
Yes, I must waste no time to test my worth
And remain faithful with my husband.


Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar Comments

Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi 18 February 2012

When I accidentally came into this site on 18th December 2011 for the first time, his name appeared on the Home page. Out of curiosity, I logged in and posted a few poems. Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar's poems talk about eternal truth, though he touches a few odd subjects here and there.

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Wahab Abdul 11 June 2012

i found this poet wonderful, his poems are very beautiful, he is one of my best poets, i wish him a grand success in the field of poetry...

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Rekha Mandagere 09 February 2011

You have really done a great work in the field of poetry!

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Rajendran Muthiah 01 January 2012

Sir, you express simple facts of life bitter and happy in brief simple verses. That is fantastic!

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excellent poems. you are great in explaining your feels. i invite you to read my poem

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Ronn Michael Salinas 02 August 2013

Thank you for the comment on a piece of mine, sir. I really am about boldness and truth in my works. I'm pleased that you noticed. Cheers -Ronn

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Mohan Thulasingam 28 October 2012

Keep it up to add more feathers in your cap.

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Valsa George 16 June 2012

It's amazing that a man could pen 6000 and odd poems in a couple of years! ! Ur passion for poetry is exorbitant. Please keep sharing ur concise and valuable thoughts!

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