Joseph And Mary

While the donkeys bray
And the elephants trumpet
In 50 states of red, blue and white
There is one day when the torn is stitched
And the walls are broken down
When eye searches for an eye
To reciprocate an amicable gaze
A shoulder seeks a shoulder
To knot in rapprochement of a hug
A lip quests for another lip
To perpetuate traditions under mistletoe
When a heart doesn’t search for her counterpart
Knowing that Joseph and Mary
Live in every couple – married or not
When immaculate-conception
Is not about the magic of an adventitious heartbeat
But the love that was fertilized
By an invisible hand called fate
When Christmas is a celebration
Of that advent of love
When a heartbeat is the resonance
Of another in euphonious melody
Of an emotion called joy
When man and woman
Celebrate the festivity of one feeling
Even in the still absence of fecundity
After all isn’t true love
Just as pure as a baby’s eyes?

Mary and Joseph


Published by

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.

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