nimal dunuhinga

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

When My Eyes Shut - Poem by nimal dunuhinga

When my eyes permamanently shut
Oh! what a happiest event?
no more sorrows; no more happiness
(very few ever I had)
only nothingness.
debt collectors won't come to see me
specially on salary days
tax collectors never to be seen
I hated them all in my life.
spouse never say redeem the jewelry
kitchen goods empty, this, that and why?
children never cry for square ruled books, foot rulers, pencils, erasers
chewing gum and shoes.
friends will have chats
about my goodness and kindness.
How can I abandon my family?
without leaving them a copper and a shelter to live.
I must wait, I should open my eyes
and come again as a different man.
Then they all run and there won't be any trouble at all.
Wife will never grumbles and children never cry.

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  • (11/17/2006 5:00:00 PM)

    What a sad poem! One could hope that such a gifted poet would not close his eyes for a long while yet. Take care, Nimal.

    Kindest regards,

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 7, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, November 7, 2005

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