Festive Season

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“Festivities” is a little edition
Of a month – December – that prostrates
And extends to make little parties mushroom
In the name of the savior’s birth
When people gather around cypress trees
To give gifts as tokens of the spirit of Christmas
And giving only appreciates in the festive season
But so does inflation, when poor hungry mouths
Of non-christians, lurk through an apocalypse of price
Hoping to come unscathed
Through the skybound fireworks
To welcome a single digit change
In Anno Domini.

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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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