Dilantha Gunawardana

Issac's Daughter - Poem by Dilantha Gunawardana

Searching for the heart's exult
To the diabolical clutches of a death cult
The guise of a sanctuary beckoning the heart
To chambers of unconditional love, the promise of a new start

Dreaming of serene waters of ataraxia
To soak in the waters of analgesia
As the heart in its infancy was a crucible of pain
Far from a sanctuary sealed and arcane

As the sap of love was tapped from my bough of life
As a domesticated love slave rose from the unfolding strife
The grail of a sanctuary beckoned from the master's voice
To embrace white robes and shaven heads, a life of no choice

As I transformed from a domesticated battering ram
To a sex kitten as my master pelvic bones ram
My guts tethered while my heart corroded
As my life peeled away, my dreams self-eroded

As I await like a medieval damsel in search of a crusading knight
To shatter my penitentiary with his heart's beacon of light
For life to shine like the promise of the sun
To bask in the flutter of freedom like an emancipated one

Yet hope is light years away in my harrowing hell
Even lingering thoughts of a noose's emancipation to quell
A child molested of his rightful destiny, now a bride of Lucifer
A god's child crucified to the gravity of enfer*

Tears befall as stories like mine ripple in the tides of time
As onlookers look the other way at a deplorable crime
Finally the day came, no life in me to live
As with the blades of odium, the master's life I slew

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A poem on an involuntarily member of a diabolical cult and how she found emancipation

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 2, 2013

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