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……….


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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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