The Weightlifter

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A name without the story
Is a kiss without a context.
Your deeds survive your name
When you speak of uprightness to kids without
Brightness

And my name is spelled across
A board and all; which rounds off a
Series of similar boards hung above eye-level
In the college main hall.
“SAF Games Gold Medalist”

And I was felicitated in these very portals
With flower and with such other
That fits the occasion.
An assembly of students line up the
Path as I am ushered.

My name, then, is history.
But, to the boys that stare up that wall
Without knowing that day I was garlanded home,
My name is no more than a name
On a board.

I supervise the tour operations,
The West End of an eco site
In Brisbane – place called Calista’s White:
A green place, really; and I have come to Randal’s Hill
After years, back to Kingswood. A day to my return flight.

2011-06-06

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2 thoughts on “The Weightlifter

    Ishan said:
    July 20, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Asela Wijewickrama? the only Olympian from Kingswood?

      Admin responded:
      July 20, 2012 at 10:24 am

      well…. its not meant to be anyone. But, you may assume its someone — anyone — who’s done it like asela. Asela’s in SL as far as i know.

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