Dictators

Idi_Amin_caricature

Idi Amin was a powermonger
So was Hitler. So are the indomitable
Dictators that own towns, municipalities
Even households.

There, you find the law coming
Down so hard, it makes feet, tree trunks
That push down, rooting to a reality
Few can ever fathom, where the day is darker
Than the night, and only hope holds a torch
Forward to that bewitching midnight-noon.

And have you seen a power so ruthless,
It makes little girls cry ice crystals.

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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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