Pompeii

Don Henley once said “Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge” And I wish bridges never burned and instead remained, open to visitors, edifices to a place where there was a different peace No railings slithering across for safety, just the moss in bloom, wreaths, reminders of an unfortunate inevitable doom And…

I wonder

I wonder how it is to be part of the generation below, looking up at ours To see many the same, many licking imaginary scars Most, rebels, with no causes, just trippin’ away the time Burning the days, fillin’ up on tequila, salt and lime My heroes all died young, I just hear their immortal…

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 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…

Heading for the car

Looks like there is no turning back now It’s pointless to think about why and how The skyscrapers put everything into¬†perspective How small we really are in the end Wish I had the time to let things mend But it’s too late to think this through The choice was easy – me or you Decisions…