Palitha Ranatunge

Silver Star - 3,527 Points (21-07-1962 / Gampaha, Sri Lanka)

The Sickness - Poem by Palitha Ranatunge

Nay, I never wanted it
From you in return of
What I offered, I being
A dumb and failed
I loved you but no
Return, I loved the love
For the sake of loving,

I wanted to love
And not to be loved
If you say you are in love
Madly with me, definitely
I would leave you
For, I am desperate
And mentally ill,

I am like a serial killer
Who cannot live without
I am like a thief
Who can not live without
I am like an alcoholic
Who can not live without

I am addicted to love
I am addicted to perfection
I am addicted to honesty
I am addcited to sacrifice,

I wanted myself to be burnt
Within the fire of love
And suffer,
Hence never worry
About the destiny of mine
Never take it as a burden
Just pass by ignoring me,

Yes, Just pass by ignoring me
Thinking I am an unattended
Accident victim,
Laid at road side of a busy town
Until the undertaker comes
My love, Ye never endure
A least worry!

Topic(s) of this poem: alone

Form: Blank Verse

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 8, 2016

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