Jayatissa Liyanage

Gold Star - 37,989 Points (21st June / Walasmulla, Sri Lanka)

Devils' Midnight Saga - Poem by Jayatissa Liyanage

Defense base's glory, ablaze
gleaning in starry display
erected a giant smoky column
within a fire work flaunt

Shattering structure to mere rubble
Ejecting weaponry in missile trajectories
Reduced everything to bits ‘n pieces
Forced people to flee in all odd directions

Infants, kids, youth, grown up ‘n aged
Bewildered baffled, and mystified
What, why, when ‘n how, knew nothing
Simply took to their darling feet

While fireflies encroached night sky
metallic remnant fall looked celestial
few were hunting for fresh pictures
getting as close as possible for prestige

Topic(s) of this poem: accident, disaster, insensitivity

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

After one year since Salawa defense base went ablaze

Comments about Devils' Midnight Saga by Jayatissa Liyanage

  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (9/9/2017 9:16:00 AM)

    While fireflies! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (8/4/2017 12:43:00 AM)

    The memory of a great catastrophe re played in all its horror and mayhem! Great write! (Report)Reply

    Jayatissa K. LiyanageJayatissa K. Liyanage(8/4/2017 1:55:00 AM)

    Thank you Valsa for the hearty comment.

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (6/11/2017 11:55:00 AM)

    Devil's midnight Saga is a sad poem that speaks of not just of accidents or disaster alone but
    of a terrifying episode. When you see big structures crumbling down in fire, it is a very heart rending sight.
    The poem also focuses on the insensitivity of human nature, the people who are bent on making it a national news than compassion for the people or the terrible situation.
    Very well done, Jayatissa. A full vote for this poem.
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    Jayatissa K. LiyanageJayatissa K. Liyanage(6/11/2017 9:08:00 PM)

    Thank you Geeta for your revival comment.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 6, 2017



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