1. When You Decide A Case..... -new- 9/19/2017
2. Indecisive.... -new- 9/19/2017
3. The Vessel.... -new- 9/19/2017
4. I Will Do It For You..... -new- 9/19/2017
5. Never Never Filled..... -new- 9/19/2017
6. Did We Do It Really For Love? -new- 9/17/2017
7. ..Floating On The Water.... 6/6/2017
8. ...Glossy And Artificial.... 6/6/2017
9. The Secrets Of Our Love.... 6/7/2017
10. At Random...... 6/7/2017
11. Less Of Myself For Now...... 6/11/2017
12. If I Dreamed.... 6/11/2017
13. And I Did Everything I Could -new- 9/18/2017
14. Be Blind, And Use The Sword When Finally Needed. -new- 9/18/2017
15. Because We Are Human..... -new- 9/18/2017
16. The Roots Of My Papa.... -new- 9/18/2017
17. Swinging My Neck.... -new- 9/18/2017
18. Against The Light.... -new- 9/18/2017
19. Iditarod, .... In Answer To Kelly's Queries 7/30/2016
20. ...Another Beginning..... 7/30/2016
21. Unsa Kahay Imong Ikasulti Bahin Kanako? 7/31/2016
22. Pangutan-A Ang Istrikto Nga Hardinero Palihog 7/31/2016
23. Ang Duha Ka Gilansang Sa Krus 7/31/2016
24. Kadtong Misyagit Sa Daplin Sa Karsada 7/31/2016
25. Nearing Perfection.... 8/2/2016
26. Long Engagement.... 8/2/2016
27. To Hide This Love Of Poetry, And Into Pottery 8/2/2016
28. News Flash.... 8/2/2016
29. The Party Of Masks.... 8/3/2016
30. The Famous One, And His Wish.... 8/3/2016
31. Scribbling On Your Wall... 8/3/2016
32. From His Diary...... 8/3/2016
33. ....Why Worry? ..... 8/3/2016
34. Labyrinthine... 8/5/2016
35. A Recollection About What He Had Written.... 8/6/2016
36. The Disappointment Of The Filipino Poet... 8/6/2016
37. The Harsh Truths And The Will To Survive.... 8/8/2016
38. A Revival Of An Old Story.... 5/29/2015
39. To The Dancing Faithfuls Of San Vicente 5/29/2015
40. To A Swindling Distant Relative... 5/29/2015
Best Poem of RIC S. BASTASA

' The Last Dance Of Your Life '


you don't really have to mind
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

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

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 ...

Read the full of ' The Last Dance Of Your Life '

The Nth Time....

the slim woman
is licking the ice cream
as though it is the only
ice cream cone in her
whole lifetime

the ice cream vendor who
had been watching her
is urinating for the nth time

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