nimal dunuhinga

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

A Tragedienne In The Real Theatre - Poem by nimal dunuhinga

With her seven children (Except the eldest who was stillborn) she struggles by the road to success.
Her beloved husband was a missing in action and still she believes he would have come home one day with his old rusty gun and the puffy epaulettes & stars.
If the opaque curtain is lowered, dear spectator please do not think the drama is over,
Yet the act goes on without the audience.

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  • Joe BreunigJoe Breunig (10/21/2008 11:02:00 PM)

    A lovely piece; it's a shame that life is continually filled with such unnecessary tragedy; thanks for the reminder. -Joe (Report)Reply

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  • Alison Cassidy (10/10/2008 4:28:00 AM)

    Having tread the boards for many years in younger days (and occasionally, still) I have an abiding love for the theatre. This poem touches a powerful chord in my heart. Your tragedienne is beautifully drawn as is the melodrama of her life, written with great originality and to great effect. Another fine poem from your masterful pen. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report)Reply

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  • Sandra Fowler (10/9/2008 8:52:00 PM)

    Life can be difficult. A very poignant story. You say little to say
    much. Excellent work, Nimal.

    Warm regards,


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 9, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 18, 2009

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