To A Poet - Poem by RIC S. BASTASA


how can you mistake a plane for a bird?
a mote for a fly?
a tattoo for an eagle?
a leaf for a
lament for a romance?
reality for an illusion?


how did you heal a wound?
through a balm of mere words?
a promise of after life?


how can you be so kind
in the midst
of a war?

how did you put order in the chaos
of your room?
in the randomness of this universe
how were you able to
build an edifice for
a purpose?


how can you love
someone who does not love you?
care for one
who does nothing but harm you?
love and still love
despite the
penetrating pain of indifference?


how can you make such a beautiful poem
in the middle of your pain?
how can you have faith
in the falling dominoes of doubts?

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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