RIC S. BASTASA


Overcoming The Pains Of Reading Too Much - Poem by RIC S. BASTASA

when the eyes ache
i see camels on a journey to a long desert at night time

the aches are but temporary
a contrary thought that wants the pleasure of the dumb
it shies away from the pages of a book
desert sands at noontime
skulls of horses and skeletons of
some brave Bedouins
losing everything for the love
of the unknown
oasis,

i battle for more air in my lungs
as simple as a series of sighs and deep breaths
a roomful of
fresh air from the window of trees

then the sign of the triumphant flag is sounded
at the temple of ivory
these eyes are clear ponds now
not a fish lives here
it is a diamond with many faces
a winning of psychiatric wars
a proclamation of sanity regained after too much struggle for
the purity of intentions

the world is calm
there are no ripples of doubt now
pain is a mathematical problem that you have solved
a formula is found and like the rest of these eurekas
comes now the
explosion, a big explosion,

this time everyone is saved
it is not what you think, you have been honestly suspicious
now, shout.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 12, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, December 12, 2011


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