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Old Men’s Wisdom
(June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

Old Men’s Wisdom

Poem By Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Old men is wisest for they know
How far roots would go and seeds rot.
Old men alone get thickest bark
To withstand hail hurled at by rain.
Forbearance in them is strong
To swallow all humiliations.
It’s they who know how to bury
All the pain and all the shame poured
From the ones on whom they depend.
Only to them come a wisdom
That the world is unfit for life.
Youngsters cannot be that wise.

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