RIC S. BASTASA


RIC S. BASTASA Poems

16481. What Have We Learned 9/27/2010
16482. Winning The War 9/29/2010
16483. As The Young Poets Put It 9/29/2010
16484. The Lizard 9/29/2010
16485. When You Die 9/29/2010
16486. Priori 9/29/2010
16487. The Shape Of Solitude With The Red Ants 8/10/2010
16488. A Life Span 8/10/2010
16489. Casting The Dice 9/13/2010
16490. Reinventing Relearning 9/16/2010
16491. That Porcelain Bowl 9/16/2010
16492. Oh Life 9/16/2010
16493. Halfway 9/16/2010
16494. Heard From The Kindergarten Class Just Across The Road 9/22/2010
16495. Litters Of The Mind 9/22/2010
16496. A Brother 9/24/2010
16497. The Depth Of Patience 9/24/2010
16498. Hooked And Eyed 9/24/2010
16499. A Joke One Evening 9/24/2010
16500. Gripe Session 9/24/2010
16501. Variations Of A Thought 9/24/2010
16502. To Each His Own 9/24/2010
16503. Experimentations Of The Cat Who Has Nine Lives 9/24/2010
16504. Too Much Love Kills? 9/24/2010
16505. Ah, I Am So Sorry 9/29/2010
16506. Rat 1 9/30/2010
16507. Rat 2 9/30/2010
16508. Rat 3 9/30/2010
16509. Rat 4 9/30/2010
16510. Rat 5 9/30/2010
16511. Rat 6 9/30/2010
16512. Rat 7 9/30/2010
16513. Rat 8 9/30/2010
16514. Rat 9 9/30/2010
16515. Rat 10 9/30/2010
16516. After Having Been Defrauded 10/1/2010
16517. A Little Difference 10/1/2010
16518. Misplaced 10/1/2010
16519. So? 10/1/2010
16520. Vic 1 10/2/2010
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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