Your Mandate - Poem by RIC BASTASA

you do not like the image of the bird with a hundred eyes
and he follows you because he loves you
he exercises restraint on his fingers and sketches a petal
you want more of it and so he draws a rose with lots of red petals
just to please you but

deep within him he wants to be that bird with a hundred eyes
on a hundred wings to fly the thousand filaments of winds
but because he loves you he stays as a hand waiting
for your orders

time knows how to make a solution and
it takes you with the hard grip of its hands
your breath is taken away
and he buries you immediately deeper than you expect
to the dampness of
the earth

now he becomes a bird with a hundred eyes and a hundred wings
so free so delighted
he does not even want to mention your name ever again
despite the fact that he still loves you

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  • (1/11/2010 11:18:00 PM)

    just a wink of an Eagle eye, my stream flows down to the river....a poet, who
    show me the direction to savor the taste of the bitter and better sweet of my tears
    ....thank you for being what you are to my work...God bless...a 10 +++++++
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 10, 2009

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