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.


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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