RIC S. BASTASA


RIC S. BASTASA Poems

9121. Yes Tony You Are Right 8/10/2008
9122. Do You Like My Verse? 8/10/2008
9123. Goodnight Adria 8/10/2008
9124. Reading Mahmoud Today 8/11/2008
9125. For The Injuries That Our Fellowmen Have Inflicted 8/11/2008
9126. Welcome Back 8/11/2008
9127. Life Is What We Make It, You Are Saying That Again 8/11/2008
9128. I Have Taken Your Slice Of Bread 8/11/2008
9129. 8: 45 P.M. 8/11/2008
9130. On That Same Hour Of The Night 8/11/2008
9131. Brother Do Not Say I Am Sorry 8/11/2008
9132. He And She 8/11/2008
9133. He Is Asking What To Do When The Love Is Gone? 8/11/2008
9134. I Welcome The Rain That Comes In The Month Of August 8/11/2008
9135. Spitting And The Principle Of Utilitarianism 8/11/2008
9136. Do Not Fear Death 8/11/2008
9137. Life Is Like A Flower, A River, A Ripple Of The Sky 8/11/2008
9138. Faith That Moves Mountains 8/11/2008
9139. What Mother Tells Me 8/12/2008
9140. Sometimes In Wanting To Be Civil 8/6/2008
9141. It Is A Daily Routine 8/6/2008
9142. Why I Am Cold At Night And Having Chills 8/6/2008
9143. Let Us Talk 8/6/2008
9144. Ambivalence 8/6/2008
9145. We Decided To Cut Some Trees 8/7/2008
9146. The Usual Afternoon 8/7/2008
9147. Ashberry 8/12/2008
9148. Once The Idea Comes To My Mind 8/12/2008
9149. Merwin 8/12/2008
9150. Welcome Back To The Philippines 8/12/2008
9151. A Chat With A Lady Lawyer Invisible On The Other Line 8/12/2008
9152. Instruction From A Text Mate In My Local Language 8/12/2008
9153. Her Defense Mechanisms 8/12/2008
9154. An Option 8/12/2008
9155. Ensconce 8/12/2008
9156. I Simply Like The Word Roost 8/12/2008
9157. Try Painting Something In Two Colors Only 8/12/2008
9158. Lady I Am Yours And You Made Me What I Am 8/12/2008
9159. Back To The Flesh 8/13/2008
9160. Is It Not Surprising That A Friend Writes About Prayers Today? 8/13/2008
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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