Hope Warriors

Mother Theresa

When you look closely
Beneath Mandela or Mother Theresa
You will find a full heart
That outgrew an average body
And a fuller conscience
That outlived one life
Where one repeated act of defiance
Broke the spine of apathy
As on streets of Calcutta and Soweto
Lepers of the skin slipped out
Through pupil cracks
To become equal citizens
Of anonymity.


Author: meandererworld (Dilantha Gunawardana)

Dr Dilantha Gunawardana is a molecular biologist who graduated from the University of Melbourne. He moonlights as a poet. His poems have been accepted/published in Forage, American Journal of Poetry, Kitaab, Eastlit and Ravens Perch. He mixes science with poetry for a living, when what matters is the expression of both DNA and words into something serendipitous. Although an Australian citizen, Dilantha is domiciled in Sri Lanka, his country of birth.

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