10721. The Value Of My Life... 6/7/2011
10722. Drifting Away 6/7/2011
10723. The Peverty Of The Masses 6/7/2011
10724. Kevin's Statement 6/7/2011
10725. Be Glad That A Poet Isn'T Credible, Lost In His Own Words 6/7/2011
10726. Coz We'Re Happier Now... 6/8/2011
10727. Upon Visiting A Dying Woman In The Hospital At Room 108 6/8/2011
10728. A Cold Night 6/10/2011
10729. Darkness... 6/10/2011
10730. The Poem Not The Poet 6/10/2011
10731. Up In The Air.... 6/11/2011
10732. Can’t Jibe With All Of You 6/11/2011
10733. As You Step Upon Me 6/11/2011
10734. As I Was Leaving, They Are Just Arriving 6/11/2011
10735. Human.......... 6/11/2011
10736. Between The Cebu-Bacolod Skyways 6/11/2011
10737. Light And Shadow 6/11/2011
10738. The Secret Visit Of The Old Self... 6/11/2011
10739. The Stairs.... 6/11/2011
10740. Masochism...... 6/11/2011
10741. The Demand For Justice... 6/11/2011
10742. To The Young Man Who Is Gathering All His Poems In Chapters.... 6/11/2011
10743. The Chicken Burrito (An Ad) 6/11/2011
10744. Early In The Morning... 6/11/2011
10745. Two Lovers Engrossed.... 6/11/2011
10746. Upon A Rock By The Sea 6/11/2011
10747. When They Made Love Inside That Cramped Room... 6/11/2011
10748. Some Lizard Thoughts On Another Night When I’m Alone 6/13/2011
10749. You And The Rain That You Have Been Praying For 6/13/2011
10750. Rock Me 6/13/2011
10751. The Art Of Consonant Cries.... 6/13/2011
10752. A Dream Of Silence..... 6/13/2011
10753. For J..... 6/13/2011
10754. Without You In That Big City 6/13/2011
10755. A Beautiful World.... 6/13/2011
10756. Between Us 6/13/2011
10757. The Morning Is The Poetess 6/13/2011
10758. The Right To Own A Gun 6/14/2011
10759. Doubt 6/14/2011
10760. The Analogous 6/14/2011
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 '


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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