RIC S. BASTASA


RIC S. BASTASA Poems

10321. Obsession, Compulsion, 4/18/2011
10322. About Us...... 4/18/2011
10323. Dr. Block.... 4/18/2011
10324. Crazy But Happy..... 4/18/2011
10325. In Between Ligh And Darkness... 4/19/2011
10326. 'Vivien, This Looks Like Something The Lord Made.' 4/18/2011
10327. Even If You'D Never Seen Surgery Before, You Could Do It Because Vivien Made It Look So Simple, 4/18/2011
10328. That Stony Feeling... 4/18/2011
10329. Okaerinasai 4/15/2011
10330. In Perfect Meditation In Time Of Lent 4/19/2011
10331. 'Surely It Is Not I, Rabbi? ' He Answered, 'You Have Said So.' 4/19/2011
10332. The Moon On The Veranda Of The House 4/19/2011
10333. Our God Of Happy Endings 4/19/2011
10334. The Traitor Was A Need To Fulfill History 4/20/2011
10335. Watching Sins 4/20/2011
10336. The Forgotten Thought.... 4/20/2011
10337. Into The Pool Of Death.... 4/20/2011
10338. Learning About Sunsets And Faded Denims 4/20/2011
10339. That First Poem...Heliotropic 4/20/2011
10340. Doing Duties Despite The Heavy Heart 4/20/2011
10341. In Marupay... 4/20/2011
10342. On Vangie... 4/21/2011
10343. On This Day... 4/21/2011
10344. Spring Of The Soul 4/21/2011
10345. Interplay Of Cold And Love... 4/21/2011
10346. Giving Up Giving Up 4/21/2011
10347. The Scream That I Have Seen And Cannot Forget.... 4/21/2011
10348. How Best Not To Engage In An Outrage 4/21/2011
10349. Mulling Over 4/21/2011
10350. Rest Benefits 4/22/2011
10351. The Act Of Doing Good... 4/22/2011
10352. Ten In The Morning.... 4/22/2011
10353. Upheavel Of The Heart 4/25/2011
10354. I Could Be Wrong 4/25/2011
10355. My Comment For You, M.O. 4/25/2011
10356. Obviously Older Than You Babe... 4/25/2011
10357. Who Are We Anyway? 4/25/2011
10358. The Survivors.... 4/25/2011
10359. Reminiscing....... 4/27/2011
10360. Twilight... 4/27/2011
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 '

Ephemeral

A red hibiscus that blooms
In the morning
Closes, wilts, in the afternoon,
You expect another one of its kind tomorrow,
A china rose,
Your night life,
At the outdoor café, sitting on light fabricated
Silver chairs, sipping tea, puffing smoke, sipping
Margarita, gazing

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