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(June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

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A beggar I am.

I show my fake smiles
To those I seek,
To those I cling to
To those I fear
And to those I trap.
Aren’t I a beggar?

Submitted: Thursday, February 12, 2009

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  • Ozark Mountain Homegrown (8/26/2013 12:01:00 PM)

    I really like this...very genuine sentiment

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  • Yash Shinde (10/23/2012 2:14:00 AM)

    most of us are..........I to have to do same.....beautiful short poem? message.............conveys a great message

  • Chandrashekar A Posy Poet (6/11/2009 4:58:00 AM)

    most of us are lost in it! ! ! !

  • Myrtle Thomas (5/21/2009 9:22:00 AM)

    Beautiful, I know those fake smiles, seems they have been around for centuries.But now people do not even attempt to fake a smile, seems a sad world at times.Very lovely

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (4/25/2009 6:25:00 AM)


  • life is all about happiness and peace (3/2/2009 7:08:00 AM)

    pretence prevails...when the soul is lost n unhappy...strenghten the b one with god n all.... true happiness reflects a smiling heart thru eyes, , lips do the speaking good...n spends hrz in praying

  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (2/18/2009 1:55:00 AM)

    we are all rich people sir..but we prefer to show our poverty to others..true acheivers never acted

  • Seema Aarella (2/16/2009 11:10:00 PM)

    you are a man who always wears his thinking cap.....and it results in so many thoughts and notions about man and his life! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • rago rago (2/13/2009 1:11:00 AM)

    No you are not a begger. Enriched and eloquent in thoughts.

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