Dilantha Gunawardana


Redemption For A Dirty Old Man


I kept you beyond my shadow
Apart in lips, and erased from memory
I let go of all that you are - A child incarnated in to deity
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Topic of this poem: life


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A poem on an old man

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  • Rookie - 264 Points Dilantha Gunawardana (3/30/2014 11:38:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for your comments................We live in a world, where age is a hurdle to love, yet the narcotic of lust lingers on even in the twilight of age...........and true, who are we to judge, an old man's natural desires, as obscene, when it is the natural course of a human being. I guess the invisible walls that are erected by common decency, takes away the natural inclinations of the human heart. I am in my 30s and I feel old already, which is not a good feeling to have, and wisdom although sexy in some circles, doesn't compensate for the warm blood that circulates in the meat of youth, within the rolling 20 somethings.............

    Thank you for your detailed comments.............They are very much appreciated! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,391 Points Kevin Patrick (3/30/2014 11:24:00 PM)

    A may to December romance it seems with a one way course, the feelings for a younger person are nicely expressed as something attained by a natural desire, like a butterfly on a rose, it makes these feelings seem more natural then the perverse desire that some people would automatically assume, including myself. The taste for youth is its own narcotic which becomes an obsession for the tendrils of age. Sweet and not so Dirty (Report) Reply

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