Dilantha Gunawardana


A Lesson In Sex-Ed - Poem by Dilantha Gunawardana

A curious child
Asks her parents how a baby is made
She is as curious as a hatched turtle
About to swim to the ocean
She listens to her mother explain
A story of two tiny creatures with wings
And goes to the garden and waits for a bumble bee
To sting her on her tummy
Because at the beginning all a child wants
Is a little sister or a baby brother
To keep her company
Until her pin-feathered skin
Will extend her own set of wings
And flyaway to a fledgling world
Of birds and bees

Topic(s) of this poem: sex


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Sex Education

Comments about A Lesson In Sex-Ed by Dilantha Gunawardana

  • Pamela Sinicrope (11/3/2015 9:09:00 AM)


    I like this poem. The imagery is so beautiful and innocent... Though very different from what my parents explained to me... They were into accuracy, scientific words, and descriptive detail from a very young age... This is less traumatizing. (Report) Reply

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  • (10/27/2015 7:12:00 AM)


    Beautiful poem. Educative too. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015



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