Kolitha Lelwala

Beloved Mother Lanka - Poem by Kolitha Lelwala

The vessel with a torn sail……
Floating in the Indian ocean…
Oh! Good Gracious….. you see…..
The hull also seems to have broken.

Thousands of patriots
Her sons and daughters
Disregarding the nationality
Kissed her body
For “your” name
For “my” name
For “our” name…..
Leaving lonely pillars
Always being showered
By drizzles of tears.

Mother Lanka is our precious mother
With the engorged breasts
Secreting milky flows
Nourishing and feeding us in the fields
Yet, why we divide her?
Head, Neck and body…….
Has she ever done wrong to her offspring?


Clasp hands together
Enjoy the beauty of our mother
Together we flourish her
And join the rest of the nations on this globe
With courage and determination…….
To protect mother Lanka………..

Our beloved mother………
As one country and one nation!

Comments about Beloved Mother Lanka by Kolitha Lelwala

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (10/1/2008 2:12:00 AM)

    10 for this lovely work. We also love Lanka. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/18/2007 6:22:00 AM)

    A great tribute to our precious pearl of Indian Ocean and we must secure her from lunatics.(Politicians and Terrorists) (Report)Reply

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  • (11/12/2007 3:10:00 AM)

    Dear Kolitha,
    Only a person who has the ability to love his/her mother can love anyone/anything else in the proper sense of love. Love of not only receiving but GIVING is real love. Your portrayal of that unconditional giving is nakedly visible here. I only can salute you for your thoughts.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 8, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011

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