nimal dunuhinga

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

Am I A Father Under Alien American Skies? - Poem by nimal dunuhinga

I met her the Manageress of my apartment in the laundry room
And she wished me ' A Happy father's day.'
I said thanks Madam and I am washing my old sins.'
Then only I realised that I am a father.
Though my beloved wife besides me all the time
Where are they now my affectionate daughters?
Elder struggles in Australia and the other in Sri Lanka
With their loved ones.
Oh! I am just a skinny nonchalant actor in the twentieth-century drama
But all the dialogues forgotten and good for nothing as I am old now.

* 'Don't forget there are two ways of being of yourself.............
You can either show the straightforward picture or else what is called the negative? '
'Peer Gynt'- Henrik.Ibsen

Comments about Am I A Father Under Alien American Skies? by nimal dunuhinga

  • (6/18/2008 3:48:00 PM)

    imal, you are the father of this style.

    This is exellent. No soppy sentientalism, just a a staight forward, hard-hitting and uniquely poetical narration.
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  • (6/17/2008 9:38:00 PM)

    You are a father wherever you are. I hope that your daughters remembered you
    on your special day. Always you write with that light ironical touch that makes
    your work so uniquely your own.

    Warmest regards,

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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