Treasure Island

Dilantha Gunawardana


Palmistry - Boon or Bane?


Daedalean labyrinths of intricacy
Beckon the subtle science of palmistry
A mural painted by forces of biology
To bequeath on man the science of chirology
As imprinted meticulously on twin palms
Are psychic lines singing clairvoyant psalms
As man is drawn by the sorcery of psychic deed
To draw his life plan from an intuitive creed
To etch on mental frescoes the prosperous path of life
Away from tumultuous currents that invoke strife
Yet man battles destiny in his own shadow of fatum
Summoned by fate to a untimely ultimatum
As ruptured lines beckon alternate orbitals
Unveiling a youthful evanescence of feeble mortals
The science of palmistry a behemoth creature
A mere toss of a coin, the vulnerable heart’s labor
For when the heart is a ticking time bomb
In the absence of valor, in the dearth of aplomb
As life melts like the skin of an ostracized leper
As leaps of faith are confined to a vigilant stepper
Oh the tragedy of knowledge when the end is nigh
As man dwells within a shell with no wings to fly
Palmistry a boon, only if good times await
Relegated to a bane for the man embattled with fate

Submitted: Sunday, April 28, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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  • Gajanan Mishra (4/28/2013 1:35:00 AM)

    good time bad time palmistry fate all have come and go on their own way. good write anyway. (Report) Reply

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