7801. The Manipulator 4/10/2008
7802. What Would You Like To Be When You Are Old? 4/10/2008
7803. Of Course, Soon You Will Grow Cold 4/10/2008
7804. To The Poor Woman I Love 4/10/2008
7805. So Where Is The Sunflower Poetess? 4/11/2008
7806. But Let Me Talk Now About The Sunflower Queen 4/11/2008
7807. Now I Decide To Fly Away From The Home Of The Pigs 4/11/2008
7808. Sssssssssh, Please Do Not Talk About It 4/11/2008
7809. When I Write About Beauty 4/11/2008
7810. Dinner For Three 4/12/2008
7811. More Readers Say Your Poems Are Good 4/12/2008
7812. Sunset 4/12/2008
7813. I Smell Chlorine From A Distance In That Nook 4/12/2008
7814. So Where Will You Start? 4/12/2008
7815. I Am Giving Way 4/12/2008
7816. It Is So Common 4/12/2008
7817. The Wrong Woman For The Man Who Feels He Is The Right Man 4/12/2008
7818. Fictional 4/12/2008
7819. At This Hour, It Is The Deep Of The Night 4/12/2008
7820. Because I Cannot Sleep Tonight 4/12/2008
7821. The Poet And The Lonely Lady 4/12/2008
7822. Learn 4/12/2008
7823. You Must Be Dreaming Within A Dream 4/12/2008
7824. Sol 4/12/2008
7825. Who Am I? 4/12/2008
7826. We Are Witnesses To View These Deeds 4/13/2008
7827. It Is Very Funny Yuri 4/13/2008
7828. But Even Ashes Are Cried Over, Sometimes Even For A Long Time 4/13/2008
7829. Fizzle 4/13/2008
7830. After The Work Is Done 4/13/2008
7831. The Girls From Here To The Other Corners Of The World 4/13/2008
7832. Beside Restful Waters He Leads Me; 4/13/2008
7833. Even Though I Walk In The Dark Valley: A Pantoum 4/13/2008
7834. When He Was Insulted, He Returned No Insult 4/13/2008
7835. Overcoming A Writer's Block 4/14/2008
7836. Kick Kick Kick 4/14/2008
7837. Even On The Late Hour Of The Night 4/14/2008
7838. If I Heave A Sigh, What Will I Do With What I Did Not Heave? 4/14/2008
7839. Sitting, Waiting 4/14/2008
7840. Compulsive 4/14/2008
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 ...

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Feeling Lousy

Feeling lousy is seeing this lady laughing
She does her thing with confidence like she
Knows everything; what to do with this
Matter called
She knows her place and claims it as hers,
She tells you, you are never like her doing so well
In fame,
Glory, and

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