4th Of July

Landscape America Skyscrapers Metropolis Manhattan
Landscape America Skyscrapers Metropolis Manhattan

A celebration of all things American.
Elise Island, the Statue of Liberty, Uncle Sam
Who really was a meatpacker
Called Samuel Wilson, the power
Of community and the boldness of individuality.
And in this state of affairs
Of a nation, that shepherds the world
With compass and cartography,
Of the cosmopolitism of our own morals
– Acceptance, tolerance and respect –
What echoes from the forefathers’ tongues,
Even in the present. And in this status quo
There is nothing more endearing
Than the sovereign nation of man,
A lattice of bone, protein and blood,
Concealing inside, a chamber called a human heart,
A constitution on its own right,
Which democratizes many freedoms,
Of which, love is the principal, imploring in earnest,
The right to assembly, in the
Absence of condition.


Published by

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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