RIC S. BASTASA


how do you expect this kite to fly in the wind?


my friend, how do you expect this kite to fly in the wind

its long tail is disconnected from its body like a tree without roots
its paper is thin, its skeletons too soft to stand against the wind

how do you expect to live in freedom,
on uncut navels, on shallow disappointments, on shaky guts,
my friend, to live in freedom
like the kite, we too must go against the wind
the stronger winds against us are much better
much wanted
we shall then fly so high against the wind that gives us the lift

and when we gain the heights
up there, we look on all the things
so little before us

Submitted: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Edited: Tuesday, April 22, 2008

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

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 (how do you expect this kite to fly in the wind? by RIC S. BASTASA )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. रंजानाय फैगौ, Ronjoy Brahma
  2. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

poet Li Po

Amongst the flowers I
am alone with my pot of wine
drinking by myself; then lifting
my cup I asked the moon
to drink with me, its reflection
and mine in the wine cup, just
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

poet Marvin Brato Sr

New Poems

  1. Time's departure, hasmukh amathalal
  2. We Were Born Naked, Michael Webb
  3. No race, hasmukh amathalal
  4. The worst expectation, Nnaji Hyacinth sopuluchukwu
  5. Samantha's Flight, Kewayne Wadley
  6. GlassHouse, Kewayne Wadley
  7. Lost Angel Mambo, Kewayne Wadley
  8. Always in hurry, hasmukh amathalal
  9. @ DOT COM, saint cynosure ( Ken Bennigh ..
  10. Roswell, Michael Webb
[Hata Bildir]