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Dimithri Wijerathna

Children


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Dimithri Wijerathna

Children


The Alphabet

The Alphabet

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The girls in torn rags  

Gaze at the white frocks 

The boys in bare chest 

With swollen hands 

Gaze at the schoolboys 

In tears.


The fairies and dwarfs 

Snowhites and goldilocks 

In colorful books 

Are dreams for poor children 

The blackboard 

Weeps; yearns for all children 

The poor children 

Misses the lovely alphabet .....


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