Passive rarely authoritative
Kind and unassuming, full-beta and never alpha
The worker bee or ant and perhaps a hunting lioness
Who plays many roles, of nurturer
Guardian and unconditional donor
A person enflamed by the conscience
Unappeased by the status quo, enraged by injustice
A crusader not for Jerusalem
But for a strain of love that sees no color or creed
A person of inner strength and outer-crumble
Shattered by rocks, mast-fallen
Hull-splintered, yet who will rise
Like a seedling, to bear one pre-destined day
The ripened fruits of labor
For the broken and needy
To handpick……….


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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