nimal dunuhinga

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

When I Enrolled To My Old School - Poem by nimal dunuhinga

Yes it's still situated in the same place.
And it's very hard to find.
Surrounding almost changed.
They have flatten with bulldozers all and made skyscrapers around.
A concrete city! But it's situated in the same place.
My old teachers were not there and the belfry hall is very old.
Thatched roof converted to tin sheets and there were few more class rooms.
Mango and Jack-fruit trees no more.
Where were my old friends?
The Principal is my friend's son
Who was surprised?
When I asked that I want to enroll.

Comments about When I Enrolled To My Old School by nimal dunuhinga

  • (9/18/2010 11:56:00 AM)

    My old school still stands. I was educated there my entire school years. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/8/2006 5:59:00 PM)

    Beautifully crafted with so much feeling in this one, you allow the reader to take a step back
    before taking a step forward, this is a wonderful approach,
    I think that there are feelings in all of us when we look back upon our school years.
    So much to learn, in and out, of the classroom.A Brilliant piece of fine art from you again
    Nimal, Love Duncan
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  • (4/8/2006 5:36:00 PM)

    Excellent poem which promotes the thought that only time and experience can teach; and that is we must savor every moment of life because we can never really go back to anything in the past. We can only hold to the memories because the only thing that is truly constant is change. (Report) Reply

  • (4/8/2006 4:59:00 PM)

    Yeah Nimal: When we look back at our younger days, and visit our old stompping grounds, it really does something to us inside doesn't it? (Report) Reply

  • (4/8/2006 4:46:00 PM)

    A poem of charming nostalgia.The longing to return to a simpler more secure time.
    Very nice, Nimal.

    Kind regards,

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 8, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 24, 2006

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