RIC BASTASA


' The Last Dance Of Your Life ' - Poem by RIC BASTASA

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you don't really have to mind
death
what power do you have for it

when it comes
it comes
none can prevent it
from sitting beside you

the doctors are honest
and sometimes
too stupid to give you a promise
for another extension of
life

a hope that poisons the mind instead
and makes
our recent stand rigid and
unreasonable

for those who have seen the light
on one hand
sees death as
a welcome experience
in fact a festivity
another coming experience
another full moon
at the bay

another bus that has arrived in a far away town

another train that honks proudly its arrival
in another station

another flight to a distant sky that dresses the world
and puts it to a very silent sleep

and this time
whether you like it or not
you are set upon this journey
that gives you fear
because there is no ticket
for your coming back

it is the false notion that
you can never come back


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you don't have to panic
take this as easy
as unbuttoning a shirt

zippering a pair of pants
and unzipping it when
the evident and the inevitable
comes
when the urge signifies
an unloading

well, it looks like
we simply have to pull a string
let the curtain fall
and just be ready for the next
show
of the garden blooming
on the month of
May

just the same
make the best out of it
dance, dance
till you tire

but fall if you must, slip if you can
have no shame
there is still another chance
really
&
they call it
a surprise to nowhere
upon
somewhere.....

Topic(s) of this poem: death


Comments about ' The Last Dance Of Your Life ' by RIC BASTASA

  • Rajnish Manga (7/7/2019 6:50:00 AM)

    Nice philosophical poem. Through an expression loaded with freshness, you have treated death as an inevitable development which needs to be preceded by dance and celebration because it signifies 'another station.... a very silent sleep'. Thanks a lot. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (6/2/2019 7:51:00 AM)

    This is really a brilliant philosophical poem on death having touching expression with nice diction. It is natural truth that death must come after birth later or sooner. No one can prevent him. I quote..
    when it comes
    it comes
    none can prevent it
    from sitting beside you

    Thanks you dear RIC for sharing this gem with us.10
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  • Deep Paul (5/13/2018 11:58:00 AM)

    Very profound writing..a 10++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Mysia Hayling (4/12/2018 8:42:00 PM)

    a very interesting write. I enjoyed reading it. thanks for sharing. keep writing (Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu Dike (9/23/2017 9:33:00 PM)

    Brave utterances set aside for honest contemplation. Indeed, there's no need pondering over the inevitable. Thanks for sharing Ric. (Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (2/22/2017 7:05:00 PM)

    A poem with very deep meanings, one of the best poems written on death. (Report)Reply

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  • Sebastian Soberania (8/6/2016 7:18:00 PM)

    deep poem...something to fathom..love it (Report)Reply

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  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (8/2/2016 4:43:00 PM)

    Thank you for reminding us with this inescapable fact.
    Believers do belief in another life where only two rewards either hell or paradise.
    So be wise to choose the right track.
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  • Yewande Adedokun (7/23/2015 7:33:00 AM)

    Lovely write mate. love this one a lot (Report)Reply

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  • (7/23/2015 2:48:00 AM)

    This piece got better and better. Most enjoyable. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/9/2015 9:24:00 AM)

    Really good poem. Well written... (Report)Reply

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  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (5/29/2015 5:02:00 PM)

    death is constant and we will never know when it will come..
    so..yes..let us just dance till we tire
    give our all, let's enjoy.
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  • Ramesh Rai (9/23/2014 7:35:00 PM)

    the doctors are honest
    and sometimes
    too stupid to give you a promise
    for another extension of
    life
    beautiful write with attractive title.
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  • Chris G. Vaillancourt (5/5/2014 1:16:00 PM)

    The style and content of this piece of writing is not only powerful, but deeply compelling to read. Bravo! (Report)Reply

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  • (8/15/2013 8:29:00 PM)

    if you never go away, you can never come back (Report)Reply

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  • Heather Wilkins (6/1/2013 9:01:00 PM)

    a very true write about death. when it happens nothing can be done about it. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/12/2012 11:41:00 PM)

    This reminded me of my grandfather during his last few months. Its a very beautiful poem. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 6, 2016


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