Playmate of feeble frames
Playing on the stage of god
Playing one beautiful role
As a waltzing puppet of the playful wind
Playing notes of a happy scale – on boyish fervor;
A glow radiating from irises
And a gale blowing through the heart –
When the only player worthy
Of her playful antics
Is the playmaker standing on Gaia’s curves
Playing a game of heavenly chess
When sandcastles are wiped out
By their gambit to herculean gush
When checkmate is a broken dream – and a runaway toy
On the perennial playground of innocence
As a tearful loser stands
Inside the classroom of broken dreams
– One who played with fire – and lost!
Learning the lessons of life
One toy at a time.


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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