RIC S. BASTASA


The Danger About Happiness - Poem by RIC S. BASTASA

happiness can be
dangerous.

It looks inside you
and closes your eyes
to see
a world in agony.

it settles only in the
confined picture of a family.
son, daughter, dad,
dog, cat
household pictures,
coffee mug,
a private letter,
a box,
a slit
a venetian blind
a feather duster,
a line of shoes
a collection of stamps,
an album
a poetry collection,
a fence,
a secret door
just in case.

have a little of it
just enough
to make you live

a san mig lite
some foams for the night
and then look
around you

sadness helps a lot.
it makes you
a bird.


Comments about The Danger About Happiness by RIC S. BASTASA

  • Gold Star - 35,597 Points Gajanan Mishra (3/16/2014 7:50:00 PM)

    sadness helps a lot, I do agree, thanks.
    Please read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 16, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, March 17, 2014


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