Dilantha Gunawardana

Truth (2) - Poem by Dilantha Gunawardana

Who possesses
An aura of underestimation
And a shadow of fabrication and even exaggeration
Who will always be a perennial virgin
From infant to spinster
In the absence of intercourse
With myth or fiction
Who is forever naked
Not necessarily transparent
A woman that can hold no lover
Or bear no child
Who leaves no lingering echo
In the ear drum or the conscience
A voluptuous virtuous woman
No man wants
Yet a creature who possesses within her
The key to eternal amnesty
Who can liberate forever guilt
And exonerate doubt
A woman whose beauty lies
In skin and soul, in breast and bone
Where outer glow and inner strength
Coalesce to form the muse of history
For no annal was ever written in her absence
A woman who has no color or tone
No fluidity or surface tension
Yet who will linger in the cosmic spaces
Of the space-time continuum
Who will never be broken in fact
Still from time to time silenced by force
A wonder of the old world and the new
A woman who will be loved and loathed
Perhaps even drugged, stoned and raped
Yet who will hold her head high
And strut her curvature
In the beauty pageants of reason

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 28, 2015

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