nimal dunuhinga

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

The Godforsaken Atmosphere When Autumn Falls - Poem by nimal dunuhinga

The decaying leaves decamp from the flamboyant trees regrettably
And a virtuous traveler heard an old crow crowed on an isolated lamp post.
'Hey! Brother are you in a dilemma? '
The wanderer is familiar with the bird's dialect and he replies;
'Thank you dear, it's a pleasure to hear that someone call me as brother after a long time. Yes, it's really difficult to survive here without a job and I have already applied for a Gravedigger in a countryside.
But they query about my pedigree not qualifications.'
'Please do not worry chum, you add my details in your resume again as reference and the burial grounds would prefer definitely.' The old crow sighed.

* ['Siriboaiya' is one of the classical Sri Lankan movies directed by Prof.Sunil.Ariyaratne, The protagonist international award winning actor Joe.Abeywickrama who says in a prominent scene after lost his vision
due to a mine-blast.'Now I can see the people rather than earlier.'

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  • Alison Cassidy (10/18/2008 6:45:00 AM)

    You use irony to great dramatic and comedic effect in this cautionary tale about life and employment and the changing seasons. Autumn is indeed the time of letting go and your crow carries wit and wisdom in his beak. Another fine poem from your fertile pen. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report)Reply

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  • Sandra Fowler (10/14/2008 8:47:00 PM)

    Very touching. I have always felt that crows are very wise and know the secret of survival. Wishing you a brighter tomorrow. And may autumn be kind to you.

    Warm regards,


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 26, 2009

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