Dilantha Gunawardana


Pluricultural Enlightenment


Twin pupils
The portals of the thinking man
Are clouded by a veil of judgment
A hymen that eludes man
From his intercourse with beauty
Rooting man to an abominable blindness
Eluding man of appreciation of the miscellany of deed
For the fall from grace of the judgmental man
Is like the descent of Icarus
No onlooker will empathize nor rescue
For enshrined virginity transmutes the soul
To a behemoth creature
A specter rooted to majority opinions
Transfused to the blood of forefathers
Fertilized perpetually by the popular media
As the tree of judgment grows like a giant tumor
In the vacuity of his inbred blindness
Open you stitched eyelids my fellow man
Be consummated by the surrounding beauty
Live and love by the thrush of light
For you will be emancipated
Like the initial foray of a caged bird
For the advent of binocular sight maketh man
To beautify the soul with her retinal masala
For the embellishment of pluricultural enlightenment

Submitted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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A poem that reminds us all that irrespective of whether you are liberal or conservative or moderate, what is paramount is at least a sincere and genuine respect of the other party's field of view

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