Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi


A Child In A Man - Poem by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

Testosterone muscled men have,
The Top and the center, the caves,
Something is there to do the basic,
Nothing is there to think angelic,
Given the work, they do sincerely,
As the kids in the play school aviary,
The children long to be praised,
The children need to be reminded,
The children want to be around,
The loving hearts that care,
In each and every man, there is a child,
That long for the love of a mother,
When the women identify that child,
They have the responsible man in the household,
When the women take good care of that child,
They have the obedient handyman in the household.
When the women try to be funny with that child
The child will be the runaway kid,
Likes to play truant, shows the authority,
Displays tantrums and becomes juvenile delinquent.
Identify and rear that child efficiently..


Comments about A Child In A Man by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (2/26/2016 4:51:00 AM)

    Nice piece of work! To talk about the very problems in the society today. Yes! A child in a man. (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (1/17/2016 3:35:00 AM)

    Love! To be like a child; able to seek for peace. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Vaidyanathan Ram Iyer (10/22/2015 9:32:00 PM)

    Well written, mostly men's fathers will like girl child, mothers like male child. (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (10/4/2015 6:17:00 PM)

    You shall find
    always a child
    in man's mind
    to b3eahve with such kind (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin Dr.tony Brahmin (10/2/2015 12:55:00 AM)

    The children long to be praised,
    The children need to be reminded,
    The children want to be around,
    The loving hearts that care,
    In each and every man, there is a child,


    How true! ! dear Poetess. you are child psychologist. you are able to apply your findings to the grown up man to say that there is a child in a man. wonderful poem. thank you very much. tony (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (9/30/2015 8:22:00 PM)

    Loved the poem.There is a child in every man.I must say there is motherly instinct in every girl.It is seen that very small girls love to play mother to elder boys. (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/20/2015 4:33:00 AM)

    Nicepoem. find yourself in child...10

    find yourself in kid
    try to get some lead
    you were innocent and lovely
    why not repeat same here happily? (Report) Reply

  • Uma Ram Uma Ram (4/30/2015 12:01:00 PM)

    Beautiful mam, .It speaks of your experience gained in life.Thanks for that valuable piece of advice said artistically.Especially
    In each and every man, there is a child,
    That long for the love of a mother,

    I just loved those lines. This is the advice of the time when girls have lost patience, might be on witnessing the elder women of their family being ill treated, and opt for divorce at the slightest provocation! Thanks for sharing mam. Please do read my poem Domestic Violence, for it conveys the same message. (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (11/8/2014 2:16:00 PM)

    Ha Ha, I love this poem! It is the truth of men for sure. I enjoyed the way you portrayed the child in men so aptly. It seems that if the man was not fully taught as a child the wife ends up finishing the job. This poem is unique and fun to read, it tickled my mind as I read it, because I enjoy the child within the men I know. Thank you for sharing this poem. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Dr John Celes Dr John Celes (9/9/2014 4:24:00 PM)

    a good mother's role is in rearing every child as carefully as she can, something her male counterpart is not so adept in. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins Heather Wilkins (7/17/2013 2:57:00 PM)

    a good write. I love this poem full of so much truth. their is a child in all of us. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (7/26/2012 6:27:00 AM)

    When I work, play, love, write I do not search for the child in the man,
    I search for the spirit which combines all. Good articulate write of child
    rearing and the important roles of parents who become their first and
    most infuencial guides. (Report) Reply

  • Rajendran Muthiah Rajendran Muthiah (7/22/2012 7:16:00 AM)

    If the women identify the child in testosterone-muscled boys and take good care of them, they will be useful handymen in the house like the kids in the aviary.. The nature of the children has a realistic description. If the women are funny with these handy tools, they will become truants and will have tantrums and be juvenile delinquents.The women should be a bit strict and funny. A psychological poem giving an idea of dealing with juvenile delinquency. Surely you would have been a responsible, caring mother in your home. (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr Hans Vr (7/18/2012 10:03:00 AM)

    Thought provoking poem.
    Some people remain childish throughout their life. That is not what we want.
    Some people remain child-like throughout thier life. That is admirable.
    I try to keep consciously the dreams of my childhood alive.
    To many adolescents with great ideals get discouraged by adults calling them naive or childish.
    Ideals are not childish, not naive. If just more adolescents would keep their ideals, the world would be much better now. (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr Hans Vr (7/18/2012 10:02:00 AM)

    Thought provoking poem.
    Some people remain childish throughout their life. That is not what we want.
    Some people remain child-like throughout thier life. That is admirable.
    I try to keep consciously the dreams of my childhood alive.
    To many adolescents with great ideals get discouraged by adults calling them naive or childish.
    Ideals are not childish, not naive. If just more adolescents would keep their ideals, the world would be much better now. (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (7/18/2012 1:45:00 AM)

    Must concur with Charles, and I will also add that the day I wake-up and not have that proverbial yet very realChild witin the Man', that will be the day I will no longer be a complete & happy Man! Very good storyline, astute message....Well Done! ~FjR~ (Report) Reply

  • V S (7/17/2012 8:55:00 PM)

    woman may look for the love of the father in the relationships, , which means how old they grow, there is a girl in every woman, who wants to be loved, praised, encouraged, particularly they expect the gifts wrapped in pink wrappers. that is a different issue. When we observe the human behavior around us, we can easily understand this simple fact (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul Unwritten Soul (7/17/2012 1:14:00 PM)

    Physical change never mean the child just gone....and a mother also a child to another mother....after all children are we..us but with mature mind, physical as indicator of changing appearance but do we carry better behavior? leave it to ourselves to answer that_Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • Tarobinson1103@gmail.com Robinson Tarobinson1103@gmail.com Robinson (7/17/2012 9:56:00 AM)

    Educational: for women, especially for men. (Report) Reply

  • Swetha Vanakayalapati Swetha Vanakayalapati (7/16/2012 11:06:00 PM)

    very bold texture.....good write! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 16, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 18, 2012


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