Hope and Desire as a Fifth

POETRY FORMAT, 11 Jan 2021

Udaya R. Tennakoon – TRANSCEND Media Service

By a rope
I am winded round
It is invisible
You cannot help me

A knife is nearby me
The hand does not stretch
The bond is hard
To cut down the rope

As usual as you
Freedom and pleasure represent
I should play a role
It is a punishment

The world sits on the pain and suffering
I am an ant in it
I see, therefore I think and realize
Composition-four great elements

Hope and desire as a fifth
I am deceived by the reflection
I know, therefore I suffer
I fight myself against the “I”

As usual as you
It seems free and happy
My face is a great deceiver
On the visible theatre

The rope of viral
In my mind winds round
I have begun to cut down
The origin of desire and pain

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Udaya R. Tennakoon – Lives in Switzerland. Poet/ Diaspora Writer, Journalist, Dramatist, Peace, Human Rights and Political Activist. Master of Art in Peace and Conflict Transformation. More about the poet may follow this link


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