RIC S. BASTASA


RIC S. BASTASA Poems

18281. Do Not Be Cruel On This Day... 2/13/2011
18282. Our Choices... 2/12/2011
18283. A Swarm Of Bees.... 2/12/2011
18284. Of Mankind's Hypocrisies. 3/27/2015
18285. Clean The Mess, Make Things Right, Secure, Safe, Clean, Neat, And Orderly. Extort Ugliness For Beauty, Remove The Emptiness, Embrace Light. 3/27/2015
18286. How Can You Ever Imagine Liking Yourself To It? 3/27/2015
18287. Shikataganai (That's The Way It Goes) ... 3/24/2015
18288. Killing Reason Which Is Trying To Kill Us Too... 3/15/2015
18289. A Cage Is Not A Good Site To See At The Balcony. 3/15/2015
18290. Spontaneity... 3/16/2015
18291. Multifaceted, And Belonging To No One. 3/14/2015
18292. How A Poem Is Born.... 3/13/2015
18293. Ms. Imagination..... 3/12/2015
18294. The Most Reliable Boat On Earth Through The Ages.... 3/12/2015
18295. An Adventure From Coron Island To El Nido 3/9/2015
18296. Listening To The Voice Of Distance... 3/9/2015
18297. You Know Who I Am..... 3/9/2015
18298. Mama.... 3/8/2015
18299. We Take Joy And We Set Aside Sadness 3/6/2015
18300. The Lovers' State Of Mind 2/26/2015
18301. In Corregidor Island 3/4/2015
18302. I Am The Only One Who Has The Right To Say The Word' 3/4/2015
18303. Some Sky Some Stones Some Birds Some Worms. 3/4/2015
18304. At Monkey's Cliff 3/4/2015
18305. Never Wasted 3/4/2015
18306. The Face Of The Beloved -new- 11/19/2017
18307. In The Rush Of The Passing Inspiration -new- 11/19/2017
18308. Did I Tell You That I Have Goiter? 7/16/2009
18309. And So Let Us All Pray For The Children And Their Mothers, For The Fathers Who Work All Day, For The Government Who Cares For All, For Liberty, For Freedom, For Another Hopefully 5/2/2010
18310. Rural Sounds 5/2/2010
18311. Strong Belief In The Self 5/5/2010
18312. At The Bus Station 4/28/2010
18313. Unity In My Country 4/25/2010
18314. For I Cry No More 5/1/2010
18315. In A Fighting Mood 4/18/2010
18316. At This Age (50 To 60) 4/21/2010
18317. Honoring God Forever 4/22/2010
18318. To The Ants 4/22/2010
18319. The Man Of La Mancha 4/28/2010
18320. Travel Poem: Finland 4/24/2010

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' 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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