nimal dunuhinga

Rookie - 151 Points (19, April,1951 / kalubovila East, Sri Lanka)

A Man Stands Alone - Poem by nimal dunuhinga

A gloomy evening at the bus stop
He saw his best friend’s wife was seated in the bus
And he just waved but could not get in.
The last bus came
And he saw his best friend
After a long time,
Who was going home?
He promised him to meet on a Sunday
And he confessed to himself
Thinking of his friend’s wife.
His tears joined the drizzle
Which has turned to heavy rains?
And he drowned in the flood water.


Comments about A Man Stands Alone by nimal dunuhinga

  • (8/11/2006 11:58:00 AM)


    Oh now this has real power in so few lines, I felt as if I was watching the scene and you have given a front seat with a brilliant cast of words to behold
    Love duncan X
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  • (5/8/2006 1:46:00 PM)


    Intriguing for a few reasons. This poem leaves me wanting for more of the story. It sort of reminds me of finding a few loose pages in a novel... I can't help but wonder what were to happen if I were to find the rest. A fine poem for that very reason, Nimal. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • (5/6/2006 2:51:00 PM)


    I am moved by the tears in this poem. Friendship should be able to survive the rainy days as well as those days that are sun filled. Applause for a very fine poem.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 6, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 22, 2010


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