Witch Hunt

Be yourself 2

I’m alive because of me.
The window I look out of, has so many cracks now.
As if pebbles and stones have been thrown from far.

Strangers or friends, anyone for that matter
Wrapped their arms in front of their ribcage
And watched the game unfold,
Carefully, being the spectator.

While I plodded, fell, stumbled and kneeing my way
Past booby traps set by ordinary people.
How can a lone white pawn fight
16 black pieces on a chess board?
Can’t you see I’m fighting the greatest odds
Mankind has ever seen?

Salem was not my birth-rite.
Only Avalon was.

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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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