RIC S. BASTASA


Intended For One Who Dares To Be Independent... - Poem by RIC S. BASTASA

then you tried to stand
on your own feet
we observe you as you begin
to lift your body
your hands pushing this whole weight
upwards

(looking for the miracles that the
skies could possibly give?
ah, there is none
not even a streak of light
to give you energy
the moon is not there yet
and the sun just sink to the
dark horizon)

you failed again
your feet as fragile as your mind
are short of strength
in the same manner that your
brain failed to process
the logical consequences of
a premature
independence

you are crying
tears as big as corn grits
fall to the mocking earth
we are watching you closely
we pity you
yet we must be strong to let you
know that pain and survival
are twins
we evaded that final scene
when you lay prostrate to
the ground
as you begin to curse
the earth
that now and forever
never really minds
as to who dies
who lives
who conquers
who perishes to the
layers of
this universe
you see, this is an indifferent world
who tells you

man you are free
and now you are on your own
like an eggshell
from its yolk


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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 9, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, May 9, 2011


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