Dilantha Gunawardana


Mobile Phone - Poem by Dilantha Gunawardana

The common man’s best friend
What is sculpted by circuits and covered by plastic
A few inches of delight
That maketh man a cosmopolitan civilian
Where on his fingertips is a portal to the world
What consummates scrolls of knowledge
And gifts man packets of wisdom
A instrument that is held ever so close and dear
What glorifies his identity by brand-name and gadgetry
And is passed from one’s pocket to his facial contours
What communicates saintly truths and diabolical lies
Even forms liaisons perhaps even extends an olive leaf
What keeps man connected to the remote
And disconnected to the ambient
A device that ameliorates by generation
And spans deep oceans and winding borders
Bosom ally to recordings of time and space
And creator of virtual spaces
What will keep man company
In loneliness and solitude
And in spite of it all, she is a wonder of technology
What will narrate his life story
Until his final evanescence
Where in a series of contacts and names
Lies a chronicle of his life
Finally resting in peace

Topic(s) of this poem: technology


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Mobile Phone

Comments about Mobile Phone by Dilantha Gunawardana

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/2/2015 8:15:00 AM)


    Truly, mobile phone has become a basic necessity and a close friend of man
    I invite you to read my poem Voice Of An Unaccomplished Soul (on poet's page)
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015



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