SLAM 2010 in Kandy

My first time attending  one of these ‘writer’s meetings’ and I must say it was quite entertaining. To me, what I took out of it was that 1. Ameena Hussein is a lovely person. 2. Sam Perera can be annoying when on the defense but quite the gentleman otherwise. 3. Ashok Ferry is a better…

The Wait – reworked

Close my eyes And see hers, into which I’m falling Clasped hands pulse with hope Fervently watching the phone for answers No! for THE answer The clock hand’s every tick, Like a pulled trigger’s click Heart pounding with every tassle laden arterial flick Muscles tense Nerves on the verge, tendons revving to dance The Wait isn’t fun Like staring…

The mother

Broken rains under a hallowed grey Be spared from the wrath Of the deity called fate We pray Behind her painted smile Inside the caverns Of soul and entity Lounge her demons servile Upon her shining son Lie her eyes pensive In them a lucid warmth In them a docile benison In them a tactile…

Think before you act

As I sit in the sun The morning warmth sifts across my face Memento Mori A new day bequeathed upon me by life Gratitude Conviction Hope Drumming the beat of my being The world beckons Opportunity in my embrace Whispers of fortune Snickers of temptation Morals Fame Success Lust it creeps in the air Red…

Why

An important question. Why? Why do we do it? We do it and then it makes us do it Just like us, it cannot stop It just wants it More and more Till our lives just hang Staring into the abyss On the edge of death Like a plague infecting others Till what keeps us…

DO NOT WATCH PIRANHA 3D AT MC

I repeat, do not waste your money on it. The starting problem of course is that it isn’t in 3D, but the bigger problem is the censorship. The billboard outside the cinema says ‘Adults Only’, but while watching the movie, whole chunks of film where people are supposedly behaving ‘immorally’ are just cut out in…