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The New Kalladi Bridge

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The New Kalladi Bridge

(Post war in Sri Lanka, connecting the North and South of Batticaloa  road, the bridge was constructed to replace the old Kalladi Bridge that was built by the British 70 years ago.)

In sounds of heavy weapons 
And shot notices vibrated
Gods and Brahmas 
Gradually praised
Heart of the Kalladi Bridge broken
Re- built bridge is too ling

Lumpish fishes 
In fear of shot noises
Then they died my buddies
Rivers and lagoons 
Overflowed with bloodies 
The bridge built whereby, 
Fishes without buddies

Narrow road widens,
While the hearts being parochial 
Serpents compete, 
While the human beings vanished
Though it could to join, 
Having built a bridge
Lost the tune
In a broken and cataclysmic heart of song 

 Udaya R. Tennakoon

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 7:27:00 AM
    Excellent and meaningful write Udaya. Enjoyed reading it. I do recollect my good old days when I was in Kallady, Batticaloa. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 9:49:00 AM
    beautiful poem, well written. In such a windy and snowy day, reading this piece just completes my relaxation. What a poem!

    Tennakoon Avatar Udaya R. Tennakoon
    Date: 3/23/2013 9:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you are Warmly welcome and thanks