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You still walk to gods
In far flung places
Take long tedious journeys
With live chicken in the boot
To set free at kovils
And pray each day
That I find someone
Who will love me

You would think
They would take pity
These gods
on your aching bones
and tired soul

I am surprised nonetheless
You find energy
Each day to keep up the prayers
And these visits
Persevering
Never giving up hope

Sashikala Premawardhane

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