nimal dunuhinga

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

Shoplifter - Poem by nimal dunuhinga

Police ran behind the thief
and caught him.
It looks very sad,
a deserter is holding a canned meat
and his name is Man.Dalmatian.
(nickname for the dark spots on his face) .
Who served half of his hard life
in the armed forces
and at last what he gained?
only the isolation!


Comments about Shoplifter by nimal dunuhinga

  • (8/8/2006 5:42:00 PM)


    who is to blame? the ppl that trained the soldiers or the soldiers for succumbing
    to a will that is not justified. compassion & discipline need to work both ways but
    so often theyre short-circuited. one or the other. interesting write, Sus.
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  • (8/7/2006 2:38:00 PM)


    it is a pity that one small sin can destroy a lifetime of service. Justice should be tempered with mercy, but so often is not. This is a very touching poem. Thank you for writing it.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra
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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 7, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, August 23, 2010


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