Ranjith Wijekoon

Rookie (1957-09-01 / Yakalla, Sri Lanka)

Not Renunciation Just Giving Up - Poem by Ranjith Wijekoon

I have given up
everything I held dear
but it was not
I gave up thinking
to be free
to feel freedom.
I still feel like
in shackles
for I have given away
with left hand and
clung on
with right hand.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, November 1, 2010

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