(1st - 2nd Century CE / Tamil Nadu / India)

Demanding Companion

O ye troublesome
stomach of mine!
You are not agreeing
to forgo
your habitual meal
even for a day;
Nor would you accept
in one lot
food for two days –
today and tomorrow.

You do not realise
even for a moment
the travails I am put to
on your account!
All I can say,
O stomach of mine
is that it is indeed
an arduous task
to live with you!

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Dear Avvayaar Madam This poem of yours stays in our heart mind and the oxygen that we inhale. The most liked poem of yours, our Tamil beloved poet. Thank you!
the wise poetess from Tamil Nadu...you are absolutely right..