RIC S. BASTASA


RIC S. BASTASA Poems

11921. One Day You Dissolve Into Whiteness... 2/12/2012
11922. A Challenge For You.... 2/12/2012
11923. Love's Favorite Sister 2/13/2012
11924. Kiss Of Departure... 2/13/2012
11925. For You, My Valentine... 2/13/2012
11926. A Promise For You My Love... 2/13/2012
11927. Knowing The Rules Of This Love Game... 2/14/2012
11928. The Familiarity And Monotony Of Love... 2/14/2012
11929. Time And Love.... 2/14/2012
11930. I Am Fortified By Constant Practice.... 2/14/2012
11931. You Are Carved In My Heart Of Stone 2/14/2012
11932. Looking At The Face Of An Old Man.... 2/14/2012
11933. Love The Second Time Around, Breaks And Unbreaks You.... 2/14/2012
11934. Loving Our Bodies But Only For A Time 2/14/2012
11935. We Two, Still In This Together 2/14/2012
11936. Is It Love? 2/14/2012
11937. The Poor Happy Guy 2/14/2012
11938. A Dead Songbird 2/14/2012
11939. A Life Of Self-Restraint 2/15/2012
11940. Returning To The Homes Of Our Selves 2/15/2012
11941. The Hidden Possibility.... 2/11/2012
11942. Falling Short Of Words 2/12/2012
11943. El Merengue 2/12/2012
11944. Cliches, Disbelief, Pretenses, Words We Have Avoided 2/12/2012
11945. Did I Imagine Someone Else That Time? 2/12/2012
11946. Revisiting Our World Of Dreams 2/12/2012
11947. Early Morning Happiness.... 2/12/2012
11948. Just A Leaf 2/5/2012
11949. Off To Cebu Skies... 2/5/2012
11950. The Ingrates 2/14/2012
11951. I Know Why You Are Following Me... 2/15/2012
11952. A Friend In New York Shot In An Art Exhibition 2/15/2012
11953. Shutting Up.... 2/15/2012
11954. When We Have Nothing.... 2/15/2012
11955. I Can'T Wait For You... 2/19/2012
11956. Fishyt Fishly Love Affair... 2/19/2012
11957. Steam Bath Thoughts 2/26/2012
11958. Typically Filipino 2/26/2012
11959. For Arj 2/26/2012
11960. A.K.A. Mario 2/26/2012
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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