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RIC S. BASTASA


the child's love to their parents


it is a reversal of roles
now the parents in their old age
begin to forget
the children grown into strong maturity
begin to remember
how mother sings to make the
child once sleep
because she has other things
to do in her life
now the children too wish also
the parents' rest
for they too have many
other things to do
in their life
besides parenting the old

square and fair, everything leads
to rest in eternity
singing Requeiscat en Pace.

Submitted: Thursday, May 06, 2010

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