Dilantha Gunawardana


The Theory Of Relativity


In between
The superlative and the nadir
Rests the spectrum
Of mortal relativity

For man is a perennial slave
To his brother, even neighbor
For each grain of sand
Is a jewel in front of a mirror
Outshining the other

For luster is the ambition
Of mortal dreams
Each man an inimitable star
Longing for gratitude

For the innate glow of man
Is his treasured currency
Of self-worth

Submitted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Topic of this poem: Life


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A poem on self worth

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