RIC S. BASTASA


RIC S. BASTASA Poems

8441. Anticipating Others' Schemes 7/5/2010
8442. Those Classical Ones 7/5/2010
8443. Despair's Body And Face 7/5/2010
8444. An Ode To Happiness 7/5/2010
8445. From Fairy Tales 7/5/2010
8446. Shall I Miss You? 7/5/2010
8447. A Heavy Rain 7/6/2010
8448. What We Have Become 7/6/2010
8449. Beside You 7/6/2010
8450. The Robins And The Rats 7/6/2010
8451. The Tree And The Branch 7/6/2010
8452. 4: 55 7/7/2010
8453. Because I Am The Giver Then I Am Inexhaustible 7/7/2010
8454. An Imagination Of Hope 7/7/2010
8455. The Value Of Having To Write A Poem Or Two 7/7/2010
8456. 5: 16 7/7/2010
8457. Fences And Fidelities 7/8/2010
8458. Death Of A Loved One (2) 7/3/2010
8459. Like A Turtle Carrying Its Own House 7/3/2010
8460. Advice 7/3/2010
8461. I Don'T Really Mind 7/3/2010
8462. Papa Don'T Preach 7/3/2010
8463. The First Agreeement On Marriage 7/3/2010
8464. Little Talks 7/3/2010
8465. Rumor 7/4/2010
8466. The Rumor 7/4/2010
8467. The Black And White Movement 7/4/2010
8468. The Night Has Come 7/8/2010
8469. An Old Maid's Birthday 7/8/2010
8470. The You In You 7/8/2010
8471. My Dreams Are Made Of... 7/8/2010
8472. My Existence 7/8/2010
8473. Man's Pride For Safety 7/8/2010
8474. In The War Zone 7/8/2010
8475. The Neighborhood 7/8/2010
8476. Some People To Avoid And Not To Abide 7/8/2010
8477. Savoring The Images Of An Early Morning Sunshine 7/8/2010
8478. A Slice Of Reality: What Is Poetry? Unedited 7/8/2010
8479. Preoccupation 7/9/2010
8480. The Manner Of The Flowing 7/9/2010
Best Poem of RIC S. BASTASA

' The Last Dance Of Your Life '

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you don't really have to mind
death
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
life

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

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 '

Finally

just like anything that you did in the past
you started like
a
gasoline spilled
on the cemented road
and a matchstick lighted
it and the fire ran
like a will o'wisp
but as usual it was

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