“Na jacca wasalo hoti” (No one is low by birth)

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“Na jacca wasalo hoti”
(Birth makes no one low.)

If by birth no one is high;
nor by birth we are low,
why do you say you’re high,
and I’m like dirt, so low?

Mom says I don’t lie,
but you know you lie;
I don’t cheat, but you do;
so, you know I’m not low.

You vow me – you love,
but your eyes go so low,
hug my thighs, and oh, more!
so you know I’m not low.

I know you’re not high,
for you’re one inch low,
but you swear you’re high,
and I’m like dirt, so low.

“Kammana wasalo hoti”
(Acts alone make one low.)
Oh, I know; I know now:
you are dirt like, so low.

 
Copyright © March. 22, 2019, Newton Ranaweera
Image source: Pixabay

18 thoughts on ““Na jacca wasalo hoti” (No one is low by birth)

    • Thank you so much for your kind read and the great comment!!
      Also, I agree with your idea about rules. If you were referring to punctuation rules, I would say I need to work on them slowly so that, in future, the poems may ‘bring out true feelings’.

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