Heart (An old poem from 2014)

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Alter of the soul
Keeper of all flames
Corpus to the elusive
Conquistador of kismet
Compass to the nonsensical
Contraceptive to falling
Occasional confessional
Percussion instrument
Stentorian orator
Instinctive thespian
Spartacus to love

Beneath this assortment
Of split personalities
Lies the chambers of man
Haunted by god
Consumed by fear
Muted by disease and age
And summoned by death

The epitome of a transient vault
An ephemeral cauldron
That will prostrate one fated day
To the decree of fate

To leave the mortal heart
With her collective epitaph

Perennial dreamer of heaven.

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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. wordpress.com/

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