Life Is Simple - Poem by RIC BASTASA

A house that contains all
in one room
is enough for the family of

there is no winter here
so the bamboo and
nipa shingles are enough

vegetables are grown
and goats and chickens
are raised here

there is a dog that waits by
the door
and some pigeons
to fill the empty skies

father plows the field
children gather the firewood
mother cooks the fish
and the chicken

life is simple
but somehow i who want it to be
adds a little sophistication

in the city
the neon lights blink to simulate
the stars
to give colors to rivers
seas shimmering
as though
there is fire forever

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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