Treasure Island

Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

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

I Am His Tormentor


He spent on my funeral more
Than he had spent on my treatment.
He shed on my body his tears
That he withheld when I was held.
He got mine with no gratitude.
In my death anniversary,
He feasted like of which I didn’t eat.
He remembers with reverence
To nullify the contempt shown.
I am in his thought, in the form of guilt.
It’ll be slit by his son’s action later.

Submitted: Monday, June 10, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (6/10/2013 11:19:00 PM)

    a 'good' tormentor awaits! I wonder about Thirukural which says that good and bad not come on somebosy's action in one part and in another part it says that our karma goes to haunt us first, so Thiruvalluvar is the believer of Karma, as you have portrayed in this poem.. I don't know what made me to laugh louder after reading this poem..may be the thought of the tormentors of our own life will suffer in future..Then I realized what a cruel mentality i have and now regret for my quick action.... (Report) Reply

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