nimal dunuhinga

Rookie - 144 Points (19, April,1951 / kalubovila East, Sri Lanka)

A Beggar Maid's Breakdown In The Life Cycle


This beguile strange woman in her forties and I am sorry that I have heard forties are the naughtiest.
She begs not charity and she has enough money.
Even though the solitude and suffering.
The precious money could help her to replace solace?
Under the burning Sun and freezing Moon
Still she needs the warmth.
Only an honest human blanket could minimize her nauseous feelings.
Where do they find this pedigree?
She seeks a pure bred Man in her sojourn
And still she struggles to find the needle in a haystack.

Submitted: Saturday, November 18, 2006
Edited: Saturday, May 14, 2011

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  • Rookie - 17 Points R. H. Peat (2/3/2010 6:33:00 PM)

    Weather you mean this to be comical or not. This is the funniest thing I've ever read. The off-handedness of the presentation like the gossip of old women is just so telling of the character that the poem displays as someone in dire need of a man for happiness. Which comes to be described as the needle in the haystack. What a sexual pun that is. It's the perfect cliche.
    A poet friend//
    RH Peat (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Paul Hansford (12/11/2009 11:49:00 AM)

    The last two lines are very sharp and accurate, well expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,958 Points Ken E Hall (12/10/2009 11:06:00 PM)

    Interesting tale of a maiden waiting for the right soulmate
    A theme you have wrote which is a fact of life good write ++++10
    thanks for meditate note
    I do yoga every day and mqarried to a yoga teacher
    regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Patrick A. Martin (11/16/2009 11:27:00 PM)

    In so many ways this is a very sad tale my friend Loneliness is such a terrible thing to ache for the comfort of another is in a way a torment on its own, (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shashendra Amalshan (5/31/2009 9:54:00 AM)

    very interesting..entertaining write indeed...liked it very much...hey who told you woman in forties are naughties, i liked the phrase thoguh..very touching and moving towards the end too..nice//thanks (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 203 Points Palas Kumar Ray (2/23/2009 2:20:00 PM)

    **********************************************************************************************
    I don't know how much of truth is there in the old saying but I am trying to understand if really someone has got to do
    something with the age to desire warmth.But an age for a brakdwn! ! ! Am I tending to agree with you? I fear I'm.
    ********************************************************************************************** (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lime and Tequila with a Splash of Pineapple (1/29/2008 12:12:00 PM)

    The image I see from reading this poem is of an older woman seeking for love, seeking the human touch, and it is a poignant one. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Roy Storey (1/27/2007 12:40:00 PM)

    Hi i not been this way for a while, this is a good poem money dos not get the things you need in life, its the travling of it, that what life you need. Take care my friend. Roy. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Dr. Kolitha Lelwala (11/26/2006 1:06:00 AM)

    Dear Nimal,
    great......
    'Human Blanket' has enlighten your poem..........
    It's a great pleassure to read these precious words.
    Metta........
    Kolitha (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ranjith Wijekoon (11/19/2006 9:53:00 PM)

    Dear Nimal,

    Pepole on the wrong side of 40 and ALONE could enjoy this better. Excellent stuff.

    Best Regards,
    Ranjith (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alison Cassidy (11/19/2006 9:26:00 PM)

    Nimal, I think you're spot on about women in their forties (from my experience LOL) and I love the story you tell and the 'needle in the haystack' metaphor. Yes, the closeness of another body is so important at any age. A thoughtful and wise poem. love, Allie xxxxxxxxxxxx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (11/18/2006 12:14:00 PM)

    All human beings need warmth. Another fascinating story, Nimal. Ten without hesitation.

    Kindest regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

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