RIC S. BASTASA


the dead parents and the prodigal sons


at this point
of their lives the stingy parents
now dead
shall have no regrets
for then their time shall come
to squander
what was saved: land and jewelries
and whatever
shall be thrown away like garbage
for the pigs,

sometimes one asks
if the prodigal sons are prodigal
because when they
were young
they were deprived of what
is due

kids who were not allowed to play
stored in the room
like some stuffed toys.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 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 (the dead parents and the prodigal sons by RIC S. BASTASA )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Love that I Lust, The Princess is
  2. He Empowers, Harold R Hunt Sr
  3. The greatest clown, Harold R Hunt Sr
  4. A child's letter, Harold R Hunt Sr
  5. The Hare and The Turtle, Harold R Hunt Sr
  6. In the scream of the night, Harold R Hunt Sr
  7. Daddy are you, Harold R Hunt Sr
  8. My Parent's Beliefs Stink, Mr. Nobody
  9. As the summer ends., Harold R Hunt Sr
  10. Never say goodbye., Harold R Hunt Sr

Poem of the Day

poet Joyce Kilmer

(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.)

Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,
Are you errant strands of Lady Mary's hair?
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]