RIC S. BASTASA


RIC S. BASTASA Poems

1721. How My Cousin Wished To Have A White Friend, The American 8/24/2008
1722. We Filipinos Have Also Our Own Nationalistic Pride 8/24/2008
1723. Inside A Cage 8/25/2008
1724. Let Us Seed This Earth 8/25/2008
1725. When We Made Love This Morning 8/25/2008
1726. An Independent Woman 8/25/2008
1727. Business Is Good 8/25/2008
1728. I Am Tired 8/26/2008
1729. I Am Interactive 8/26/2008
1730. Sometimes It Must Be Me Who Must Say: Sorry 8/26/2008
1731. If Given The Chance 8/26/2008
1732. Turtles And Rabbits 8/27/2008
1733. Yes You May Paint My World 8/27/2008
1734. Catch Me I Am Yours 8/27/2008
1735. At The Crossroads 8/27/2008
1736. Sketching My Face From A Mirror 8/27/2008
1737. Chatting With A Friend 8/27/2008
1738. Writing A Poem Using The Speed Of Light 8/27/2008
1739. Listen Carefully 8/28/2008
1740. Disappointment 8/28/2008
1741. Selective Memory 8/28/2008
1742. Period Of Adjustment 8/28/2008
1743. White Turtledoves And Marriages 8/28/2008
1744. A Poem Composed By The Lady By The Sea 8/28/2008
1745. Your Man Demands Virginity 8/28/2008
1746. Who The Hell Is Charles? 8/28/2008
1747. Dry Leaves Beside My Door 8/28/2008
1748. And I Feel So Guilty 8/28/2008
1749. Blend 8/28/2008
1750. Always There Will Be Something To Write 8/28/2008
1751. To A Country Of Infinite Dawn 8/28/2008
1752. You Ask If He Is The Kiss And Tell Type 8/28/2008
1753. I Sleep Late Tonight 8/28/2008
1754. Astronauts 8/28/2008
1755. Building The Sandcastles 8/28/2008
1756. A Love Gone 8/28/2008
1757. How Sad 8/28/2008
1758. Be Happy, Say Goodbye 8/28/2008
1759. And What Is Your Wife Doing? 8/28/2008
1760. The Witness 8/28/2008
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 ...

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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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