Suicide

I was born with no voice or choice – like any man

Trapped to the hybrid form

Of my parent’s design – of their DNA

Yet in death I found both  – my own voice and my wishful choice

Untainted by the greed of life

And embellished by the freedom of my soul

To fly away, far into the milky way

To be recycled back to a mosaic of form

To be trapped once again, outside of my own will

In yet another sculpture of impermenance

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meandererworld (Dilantha Gunawardana)

Dr Dilantha Gunawardana is a molecular biologist, who graduated from the University of Melbourne. He moonlights as a poet. Dilantha wrote his first poem at the ripe age of 32 and now has more than 1700 poems on his blog. His poems have been accepted/published in Forage, Kitaab, Eastlit, American Journal of Poetry and Ravens Perch, among others. He was also awarded the prize for "The emerging writer of the year - 2016" in the Godage National Literary Awards, Sri Lanka for his first collection of poems (Kite Dreams – A Sarasavi Publication), while being shortlisted for the poetry prize. Dilantha is a dual citizen of Sri Lanka and Australia, and shares his experiences from two different cultures. He blogs at - https://meandererworld. wordpress.com/

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