Dilantha Gunawardana

Spirit - Poem by Dilantha Gunawardana

Sometimes searching for life
In the road to nowhere
Where living is seeing past dusk
When nightfall is as dark as you heart
In that journey; compass-less and disoriented
Where exists a drifter, drawn by her circadian rhythm
Carving out life daybreak to nightfall
Yet in that same walk to remember
You find the essence of your spirit's design
What no woman can appease, no man can quell
Where in this old rugged lighthouse that has seen it all
- The crashing waves and the demented lull
- Even the venomous sun and the detoxifying mistral
Rests the spirit of a mustang
What no girth or saddle can ever surrender
Marching like the wildest wind
Past mid-west destined train carriages
And tumbling hay balls and ghost towns
A spirit that can lift the heart
And spur on the soul
In these dire plains of no return
A man who rose from the coma of apathy
To perpetuate amidst the glare of many
Where his own unhushed spirit ushered in a second chance
In the clemency of probability
To open a once-closed flap
Where a dreamer lay in hibernation
Searching for the first blossom of spring

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Comments about Spirit by Dilantha Gunawardana

  • Richard Wlodarski (12/19/2016 2:39:00 AM)

    An ode to Spirit! ! ! ! Beautifully constructed with vivid imagery! Worthy of 10!
    I invite you to read some of my spiritual poetry.

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  • Dilantha GunawardanaDilantha Gunawardana (4/14/2015 9:30:00 PM)

    We all know the truth - It is a forced hibernation enforced by the Hitler-like megalomaniac and his cowardly followers who hide behind cameras and satellites without showing who they are........... (Report)Reply

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  • Mj Lemon (4/14/2015 9:12:00 PM)

    A dreamer in hibernation....the very image of the spirit. A great poem. A 10. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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