nimal dunuhinga

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

An Elegy - Poem by nimal dunuhinga

During my short stay in Japan,
Winter started and my heart covered with snow.
Her spontaneous smile
dragged me to the restaurant 'Sakura' everyday.
I asked her name and she replied 'Naomi.Yamaguchi'
We came to know each other very soon
and it leads to a massive bond.
'I am already married and having children'
Then she says 'I am an orphan'.
We cannot say goodbye now
but my days are very less I explained.
My family is waiting for me
I must go back home.
This won't be a farewell I just lied her.
It's a big lie; bigger than Mount Fuji.
I know that I never get an opportunity to see her again.
I am always guilty when I pass frequently
the orphanage in our road.
My wife grumbles; no commas & full stops at all.
'why you so moody these days? '
Then I lie her to pacify.
It's a big lie; bigger than everything.
'I am thinking of our future'.
Then she smiles very innocently.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 4, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, July 8, 2007

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