nimal dunuhinga

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

My Old Drunkard Companion - Poem by nimal dunuhinga

Once a war veteran, who goes
with an old haversack which carry the belongings
hanging on his shoulder.
On his way towards the pedestrian crossing
stands at a bus stop a long time
and waiting for the train called 'Desire'.
Which is scheduled via the Cancer Reservation.
He lit a cheap cigarette, pulled a big puff to bottom of his lungs
and talking to himself.
'It seems to be an exile.'
Sounds of the locomotive echoes as ' passengers get ready please,
those who want to disembark at the station of farewell to the existence'.

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  • (5/22/2006 8:40:00 AM)


    A very compelling and powerful poem painting. I hope that somone was there to speak a warm word to him for the journey.

    Kindest regards,

    Sandra
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 11, 2006


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