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Meaning Of Life


There is meaning to any life.

Prostitutes sometimes go pro-bono
Even lawyers sometimes do the same.

The doctors, they surgically remove
Cancers and tumorous growths.

The politicians they make funding possible
Although they may pocket something out.

And the meaning of life, is
Somehow related to how we

Answer to that “call”, just like Saul did
When God called him.

Our biologies are not wound around
The mind, only the heart, which strays

Just like a wanderer, to the unknown.
The first kiss was just a lip-press

The first time you made love could
Be assisted masturbation – a hand job,

And still, the first time you looked
At a woman, just to let gravity

Shoot you down, is timeless. An epiphany
Is that sixth or seventh sense of yours,

That gives you the only credential
Needed to know life was lived large.

We are only mechanical if we don’t
Let the heart rule the body. And soul-mate

Is the one who sits on the central throne,
And lets one feeling get the better of you.

Folly is a science that is home schooled.


Dr Dilantha Gunawardana graduated from the University of Melbourne, as a molecular biologist, and moonlights as a poet. He currently serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Botany, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Dilantha lives in a chimeric universe of science and poetry. Dilantha’s poems have been accepted for publication /published in HeartWood Literary Magazine, Canary Literary Magazine, Boston Accent, Forage, Kitaab, Eastlit, American Journal of Poetry, Zingara Poetry Review, The Wagon and Ravens Perch, among others. Dilantha too has two anthologies of poetry, 'Kite Dreams' (2016) and 'Driftwood' (2017), both brought to the readership by Sarasavi Publishers, and is working on his third poetry collection (The Many Constellations of Home). Dilantha’s pet areas of teaching and research, include, Nitrogen Fixation, RNA biology, Phytoremediation, Agricultural Biology, and Bioethics & Biosafety. Dilantha blogs at – -, where he has nearly 2000 poems.

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