RIC S. BASTASA


RIC S. BASTASA Poems

11041. Orando Laborando. 9/4/2011
11042. Sufficiency In Literature 9/4/2011
11043. I Am One Of All Of You 9/4/2011
11044. Guts 9/4/2011
11045. When The Conscience Speaks... 8/29/2011
11046. The Luxury Of Silence... 8/30/2011
11047. A Coccoon 8/30/2011
11048. A Cocoon Opening To The Air... 8/30/2011
11049. The Vanishing Years.... 8/30/2011
11050. The Contented Cow That You Shall Hate... 8/30/2011
11051. Kim Corda... 8/30/2011
11052. Putting It On Record For Now... 8/30/2011
11053. Don'T Mind, You Will Not Understand Anyway... 8/13/2011
11054. Imaginining Us... That Night I Was Very Lonely... 8/13/2011
11055. Learned... This Hunger And Thirst 8/13/2011
11056. A Kindness... 8/13/2011
11057. At The Sidewalk... 8/12/2011
11058. A Story About Guilt And Pity... 8/13/2011
11059. The City Lights 9/4/2011
11060. The Grandeur And The Majesties Of Nature 9/5/2011
11061. The Latest Of Summer 9/6/2011
11062. Variations Of A Structure 9/6/2011
11063. The Human Face 9/6/2011
11064. The Old Poet And The Young Poet 9/6/2011
11065. The Temptation Of Marvin 9/6/2011
11066. I Do Not Correct Mistakes … I Play 9/5/2011
11067. High Noon (2) 9/5/2011
11068. Upon A Harsh Environment 9/5/2011
11069. The Riddle Of That Small City (For Singapore) 9/5/2011
11070. Zen 9/5/2011
11071. The Sound Images Of Innocence 9/5/2011
11072. Just Feeling My Way Out.... 9/6/2011
11073. Survivor Kit.... 9/6/2011
11074. Sitting Upon The Stairway 9/6/2011
11075. Samadhi 9/6/2011
11076. A Discernment 9/6/2011
11077. The Dog Who Wants To Get Out Of The House 9/6/2011
11078. Hypothetical Departures 9/6/2011
11079. A Veranda Without You 9/7/2011
11080. The Heart Has A Longing Of Its Own Apart From The Beautiful 9/7/2011
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 '

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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