RIC BASTASA


To A Discordant Note - Poem by RIC BASTASA

when everything seems so far away
and there you are just sitting down upon a chair

despite the undeniable fact that they are all there within the reach
of your hands: family, friends, co-workers

and despite all the noise in jubilation
the cheers of victory the laughter of lightheartedness

i tell you something is wrong because you feel like a stone
so lonely like the sole string of a broken guitar

amidst the symphony of humanity's songs
amidst their well accepted norms

you are a discordant note, and it is painful to the ear
of this earth and by all means beware

because nature has its own laws, and soon with full force
it would have you eliminated.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 6, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, July 6, 2013


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