of absence

Viraji Ogodapola
Published in
May 17, 2024


To keep going… — off the hill country, Sri Lanka. pic by author.

The world now —
all still and grey.

for the colours, cheery
drifted — further away!

with thoughts fervent, of
the loved — lost ‘n gone.

What have you, in your arms bare?
— hold the very, in your heart dear!

Where to, the doting foot, trail thy bare soul the most?
— make that cosy hearth of the loving home right there!

What of that you do, matters the most, on this fine day?
— Love that cause holy in passion ‘n spirits so keen!

Sweat for the cause, toil for the love
tears — then in the end, will bring home
the deeds that mattered
the most, for this life claimed
Yours — for now.



Viraji Ogodapola
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