The Liberal

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You do not see the other half, the inner orbital
The holiness of scripture, the conjecture of prayer
Or the riddle of the holy-ghost

You ridicule everyone with a faith
And take aim at children at heart
Flooding innocence in a watershed
Of ill-words and profanities.

It’s easy – and convenient – to forget that
When you were a child, monopoly was a game
And now in adulthood, monopoly can only be
The inner workings of a bigot’s mind.

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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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