Indunil Madhusankha

Autobiography of the Poet                                                                                       (Previously published in the Random Poem Tree website on 16th February 2016)

I am the poet
carrying a luggage of roles
all of which I play with equal interest

I am the talkative lover
who knocks on the door of your heart
and having entered,
bursts into a torrid tete-a-tete
with your inner self
and sings fantastic flirtations

I am the justice in the court
betokening perfect impartiality
and never guilty of distorting the truth
None receives the least pardon from me
for any offence

I am the policeman
following the thugs
with a baton
and filing a case against them
I am the overpowering magician
My virility, more ebullient
than that of a gunman or a swordsman
In case they can only kill a person
Yet I influence the latter
and charge the battery of his heart

I am the labourer
digging out moth eaten rubbish mounds
and recycling them

Yet, I am the poet,
the very slight poet,
still struggling for perfection.


Indunil Madhusankha is currently an Instructor in the Department of
Mathematics of the University of Colombo. Even though he is
academically involved with the subjects of Mathematics and Statistics,
he also pursues a successful career in the field of English language
and literature as a budding young researcher, reviewer, poet and
content writer. Basically, he explores the miscellaneous complications
of the human existence through his poetry by focusing on the burning
issues in the contemporary society. Moreover, Indunil’s works have
been featured in many international anthologies, magazines and


It IS Wednesdays

I don’t why I thought I had enough time yesterday to show off a new poet.  With it being Valentine’s Day, there was quite a lot to do that had nothing to do with poetry. Oh! today is Cheap Chocolates Day 😉send_poem

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