The Difference Between Us - Poem by RIC BASTASA


what we know
has scared us
and we can even
predict when
we end our days

we know where it
is now,
it is inside our
and flows like
a venom
from the snake
which bit and
then crawls
quickly into
a thick bush.

we are not afraid
about it for now
nay, we have become
powerful with such
we have embraced
like Socrates with
his poison.


you are all happy
with your coming days
the summer and the
sea, the ball and
the boat
the foams of joys
where you dip your
bodies for a week
or son

there is something
however that we all know
and which you still
refuse to know
and act as quickly as
we did to ourselves

there is a sword in
above your head
there is a time bomb
in your heart

we are about to see
what you do not want
to be seen

and yet, why should we
be scared about you?

Enjoy your days
Have fun and love
as fast as you can....

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Comments about The Difference Between Us by RIC BASTASA

  • (6/21/2013 9:03:00 PM)

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your forgiveness and kind advice.
    My faith and love for God is unshakeable, actually...............I dont go there without her permission
    and maybe permission of our publisher which will record the incredible event which I never experienced!
    Surreal! I will watch my tongue, my heart, and my head.

    Thank you all, hopefully by a poem or two.
    I am really not good at poetry at all! So why I am here, because I have found my own kind!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 21, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 22, 2013

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