Dilantha Gunawardana


Dissection Of Death


Forgone conclusion to life
What rests programmed to every cell of man
Twilight that ushers in the ghosts
The lingering imprint of the aftermath
Effluence and evanescence of the recluse soul
A place of heartfelt sorrow
To entourages of kith and kin
Yet a banquet of celebration
To the keen eye of foe
Loss of form fading like the final sunset
To which every man is summoned
The fifth season that rests concealed by fogged time
What rests beyond the final milepost
To be commuted on one's own
Point of no return for the clockwork bronze
Dilemma of obsessive importance
The afterlife, the perennial question of man
Farewell to pneuma and light
A doorway in the absence of a window
Where there is no glimpse of the other side
Yet a walkway to the unknown
To encounter the elusive answer
To the riddle of fate

Submitted: Thursday, September 04, 2014
Edited: Thursday, September 04, 2014

Topic of this poem: death

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