nimal dunuhinga

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

Mannequin And A Pauper - Poem by nimal dunuhinga

This nonchalant beggar who loves a model queen
in a showcase.
When his till is full of coins
he just heads for an isolated pub
drinks a little and have a scanty meal of junk food.
In the night he backs to his ramshackle bed on the pavement
and makes a sound sleep.
They never talk each other and only in dreams
they wander hand-in-hand in no-go area; the 'paradise.'

Comments about Mannequin And A Pauper by nimal dunuhinga

  • (5/23/2006 4:53:00 AM)

    A street person with a dream that is more than food and drink to him. This poem definately has a soul. There are some tears in this one. Very appropriate to the creative process. Lovely work, Nimal.

    Warm regards,

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  • (5/23/2006 3:51:00 AM)

    Wonderfully poignant metaphors, Nimal. Obviously your heart bleeds like mine as to what's happening in your beautiful homeland... (Report) Reply

  • (5/23/2006 1:26:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem; I really enjoyed it. Mannequin and a pauper; paradox. Such is the irony of love, the forbidden fruit. BWF. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 23, 2006

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