A Static Character

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When
the village thugs
snatched
the tender young coconut
that he had picked for his lunch,
Lokka thought
(in fact, he challenged them)
the best form of punishment
for them
was to fall himself from the tree.

Four decades has passed
since that incident,
and that stupid little Lokka
(a childโ€™s nick name: big shot)
has had numerous
experiences, in and out,
as a teacher, don, father and Boss,
and now is doing
a doctorate, though too late,
in a reputed
university.

However, when I feel
that I take similar decisions
I took
four decades ago,
I feel I should love me more.

 

Copyright ยฉ August 17, 2018, Newton Ranaweera
Image source: Pixabay

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