nimal dunuhinga

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

* I Was Born By The River - Poem by nimal dunuhinga

My scholar friend keeps his late Grandma's diary
And a certain page was highlighted in the color of yellow.
My old ferryman you never realized that how I deeply loved you?
Since in the cradle the word 'depth' I heard several occasions from my parents.
They always talk about the mysterious river's depth.
But I am grown up now and I understand the nagging life is more deeper than the river.
A hidden alligator in the river takes a soul away once in a way
And you disappeared without saying me Goodbye!
I murmur your everlasting song while sitting on my sick bed.
'This old vehicle stops at all railroad crossings
As I am really scared of painful death.'

* My humble dedication to Sam Cooke for quoting his wonderful song's title.

nimal p.dunuhinga


Comments about * I Was Born By The River by nimal dunuhinga

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/13/2016 12:57:00 PM)

    To respect nature with the muse of your Birth. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (12/26/2014 10:52:00 AM)

    really nice lines, Nimal
    and great bio, too
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  • (2/7/2013 11:24:00 AM)

    I like what you've done in this one. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/25/2012 11:06:00 PM)

    Excellent poem, life is deep than any mind of any great philosopher. Thak you for inviting me I will try to read all your poems. (Report)Reply

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  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (10/8/2011 8:11:00 PM)

    i always think what we learn about the past especially if it concers us or a loved-one is significant
    and i smile as i read your poem
    it is nice
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  • (8/30/2011 7:38:00 AM)

    You are really quite a poet...first time I've had the pleasure.... I love this poem
    and your style..... Nice to aquaint with your art............. Jim Troy
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  • (2/24/2011 1:11:00 AM)

    'The depth of life is more deeper than the depth of a river' beautifully comparison. Great! (Report)Reply

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  • (11/24/2010 8:49:00 PM)

    Life has been described very nicely by this poem of yours. The thoughts I had during my read took me the depts of your river. Very good write. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/21/2010 11:32:00 PM)

    'the nagging life is more deeper than the river.'...how deep truth have you described in this your poem! (Report)Reply

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  • (6/21/2010 6:17:00 PM)

    Nice, with Mother Earth hints...
    But 'more deeper' is a strange language for me.
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  • (5/30/2010 8:20:00 AM)

    The soul gets deeper! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/17/2010 11:02:00 AM)

    Sound, deep, unique, well arranged free verse. (Report)Reply

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet Simon (3/6/2010 2:58:00 PM)

    Powerful picture of our mortality. Well done my friend. (Report)Reply

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet Simon (3/6/2010 2:56:00 PM)

    Powerful picture of our mortality. Well done my friend. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/17/2010 11:26:00 PM)

    hello again.

    very, very human.

    john
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  • (2/11/2010 12:39:00 PM)

    'This old vehicle stops at all railroad crossing' very nice! (Report)Reply

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  • Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee (1/31/2010 12:00:00 PM)

    Your poem reminds me of Hermann Hesse 's Siddhartha where the river teaches Siddhartha the meaning of life and death. Fantastic idea. Loved to cherish and muse over it. (Report)Reply

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  • Vinod Kumar (1/9/2010 10:33:00 AM)

    Life starts from the water, says all saints, scientists, and scholors, thank you for sharing,10+ (Report)Reply

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  • (12/24/2009 8:04:00 PM)

    Evocative and revealing, somewhat of a memoir, progressing into the present.
    Worthy of its title, in my opinion.
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  • Akram Saqib (12/19/2009 12:43:00 PM)

    a poem written in a fluent style with some memories cherished and loveable (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Poem Edited: Friday, April 5, 2013


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