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Searching for the Good Guy

” Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”


There are the barren dreams,
That are empty of the type of ammo,
That you need to break down,
Lucifer’s lairs, those men and women
Who proclaim like the Pharisees,
How good they are, how pristine their hearts are;
The illusions that they feed themselves with.

And in times of greed and profiting
At the other man’s expense, in this famine,
The plunderers will loot the goodness
Sparsely scattered like a starry sky
Each aloof of the other.

And soon, there will be that prophesy,
When camels walk through needles,
While we, with our greed, our obese worldly riches,
Are stuck outside the eye of the needle
Wondering how fat we have become.

And everyone is good, that’s the branding game
When we have halos and angel wings,
And yet, only we can see them with goggles on
And greed, what else but those riches,
That will make us fatter than a Giant Panda,
Eating the culms of honorable men

Who like shoots of bamboo,
Slant across, bowing in sheer humility, who one day,
Will go camel-back through a needle
To reach an oasis, where perfection
Is the only prerogative.


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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