Through A Child’s Eyes

Like the eye that gazes
For the thrill of discovery
Concealed beneath all tender veneers
And searches for mysteries
In lego pieces and building blocks
For there lives a perennial seeker
In every child, building castles of the mind
After all a juvenile is only a plank of wood
Floating on vast oceans of learning
Where miseducation looms as
A click on a keyboard or through the wandering eye
When dreams sink inside gingerbread houses
When a saccharine smile fails to hide
The true horror of what was lost
When inner-child flies away leaving behind outer-innocence
Gazing through the cracked wall
Of a cocoon and wondering
When she finally comes out of her enclosure
Would they still see the colorful wings
Of a beautiful butterfly.



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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