Tagged: Reality


Uninvited, hither we came
And, without leave, departed hence.
What reason here for agony
Other than regret, as we shall meet again?

I crossed many rivers and mountains
Obstacles overcome with nary a care.
During my earthly journey,
Hope did not hurt anyone in my path.

I plead, my friends or foes
Do not hinder my ascent to the Heavens
Thro’ love or longing, other than regret.
Remember me, as I will remember you
Across that golden shore.

– Chris Defonseka


It’s good that we’re insane
Since the world, it tallies with us
With it’s capricious volcanoes
And soothing air…
With its sagely bespectacled half
And the wild and the free…
It’s good that we’re insane
The world;
It worships insanity.

– Tharusha Deegala


He thinks she’s asleep,
As He tiptoes towards their divan.
Gently moving the gossamer curtain that separates the two of them,
He leans in,
Takes hold of her hand softly,
Places it to his lips and sighs.

I see the slight glint of a teardrop in the fire light.

He touches the iron handle of the door.
He is ready to leave.

The slight stir of satin sheets,
The tender gurgle of a baby
Stops him.
He turns,
And looks at him for the last time.
The baby smiles,
He smiles,
They have parted.

He pushes the iron handle of the door
and takes a step outside.

I hear the doleful mourn of the wind,
I hear the distant melancholia brought to life
By an unaccompanied flute.

The moon, so serene yet so dismal –
Feels the pain of this inevitable goodbye.
She shines her brightest,
paving the way for Him,
As He mounts His steed
And embarks on His journey;

To find the missing element of Humanity.

– Ayodhya Bandara Perera