Treasure Island

Dilantha Gunawardana


A Bottle Of Wine


Her soul lives within
A bottle of wine
Soothingly rich in color
Like the succulence of a ripened dragon fruit
And entombed
Within her luscious body
Is an unparalleled sweetness
Like seeping tides of nectar
From blooming tulips

As she decants to the souls
Of her kith and kin
Inebriating their joie-de-vivre
Her contagious addictive nature
Playful yet sincere
Culminating in the joys
Of an intoxicating friendship

For her virgin taste will mesmerizes you
And more than one glass
Of her fruity taste
Will relegate you to a state
Of inebriated madness

For she imbibes delight
In every paltry deed
Like a magician to a wide-eyed child
As your spellbound world
Prostrates to her soulful self
Head over feet in the fruits of amity
For she is an angel
That edulcorates your soul
Bequeathing
A world of unadulterated perfection

Yet she is only
A nepenthe for man
An analgesic
For the sorrow-draped soul

And not an elixir
That will heal your soul
From your legacy of hurt..........

Submitted: Saturday, July 06, 2013
Edited: Saturday, July 06, 2013

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