nimal dunuhinga

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

A Returnee From A Concentration Camp - Poem by nimal dunuhinga

I hide my striped uniform as a keepsake
And I talk a little as they snatched my voice.
I came to my village and it's almost changed.
Soon after I crossed the singing river with the old ferryman
I found that she's gone to the town
And a rumor goes around from there she stood on a step of a railroad car,
Then took her somewhere.
Before this concludes I want to add something; They live together happily
And that's my only wish.
Another dramatic change Occurred,
Eager and I were married, her youngest dumb sister on an equinox.
In our honeymoon night I watched the sad expression of her gloomy eyes
after seeing the burnt scars on my back.

Comments about A Returnee From A Concentration Camp by nimal dunuhinga

  • (3/20/2009 11:21:00 PM)

    There is a wealth of personal and political history behind this fascinating story about escape and survival. Your pen truly expresses the heart of your story with compassion and originality. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report)Reply

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  • (3/16/2009 9:14:00 PM)

    A very absorbing and poignant story. Praise for your rich imagination.

    Warm regards,


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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 16, 2009

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