Treasure Island

RIC S. BASTASA


did you say that your only freedom from pain is death?


sad indeed,

there are other freedoms
still

freedom from having no ideas, from this dryness,
freedom from having you
as a poet on forced wit and half-cooked cleverness
freedom from a reader
who has nothing to offer
except his own loneliness
his having nothing to do
freedom from being bored
to death
freedom from having nothing
to say and comment
freedom from this feeling of emptiness
this bigotry
this indigestion of dumb thoughts
freedom
from impertinence, immateriality, irrelevance,
freedom from thinking about freedom
freedom from freedom itself
there are more

freedom from pain
is useless now

that you are dead.

Submitted: Friday, April 24, 2009
Edited: Thursday, January 10, 2013

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
1 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (did you say that your only freedom from pain is death? by RIC S. BASTASA )

Enter the verification code :

  • Gilia Shai (4/6/2013 11:05:00 AM)

    sad. i agree that in death there is freedom from pain, but that without life, that freedom is useless. (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

New Poems

  1. COPLA 111 RESOLUTION: This Bad Guy World, T (no first name) Wignesan
  2. Nature's Sanctuary, Khairul Ahsan
  3. Gray Tears, herbert guitang
  4. Love is a Liquid ~~~ vs.49, Monk E. Biz
  5. Love is a Liquid ~~~ vs.48, Monk E. Biz
  6. Pysch essay 1, imani halley
  7. Recollections, SALINI NAIR
  8. Love is a Liquid ~~~ vs.47, Monk E. Biz
  9. Love is a Liquid ~~~ vs.46, Monk E. Biz
  10. Love is a Liquid ~~~ vs.45, Monk E. Biz

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the hours of Day are numbered,
And the voices of the Night
Wake the better soul, that slumbered,
To a holy, calm delight;

Ere the evening lamps are lighted,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Farewell, Anne Brontë
  3. Footsteps of Angels, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]