18601. The Layers Of My Existence 1/16/2009
18602. And Never Must We Ask Our Beloved 12/27/2008
18603. How I Wish You Were Here 12/28/2008
18604. Consistent Silence That You Choose 12/27/2008
18605. A Kiss (1) 12/3/2008
18606. Beach Volleyball 11/28/2008
18607. Baby Can I Hold U Tonyt? 2/8/2009
18608. Love Is The Answer 2/8/2009
18609. Acknowledging A Mistake 2/3/2009
18610. The Promise (Tracy Chapman) 2/8/2009
18611. Another Lonely Night With You 2/13/2009
18612. About The Cause And The Effect 2/14/2009
18613. And Since I Am But A Word For You 2/12/2009
18614. The Heart That Loses Its Grip On Love 7/3/2008
18615. Sometimes I Am Not Okey 6/27/2008
18616. You May Start Seeing The Dead Earthworms 6/20/2008
18617. In Mindanao 8/12/2008
18618. What Love Is (Again?) 8/12/2008
18619. Tuod No? Unsaon Ba Pagkaon Sa Impyerno 8/24/2008
18620. You Are Translating True Love In The Language That You Like 9/22/2008
18621. To Recall To Recompose 9/21/2008
18622. What Is The Cloud To The Sun? 10/8/2008
18623. Another Moment 5/9/2008
18624. In My Little Country, Faraway From You 5/8/2008
18625. Too Many Of You In One Body 5/6/2008
18626. In Love She Has Been Disappointed 5/7/2008
18627. The Tree (A Repost) 4/22/2008
18628. You Are Always Welcome 4/26/2008
18629. Amidst The Noise And The Haste 5/19/2008
18630. When You Wish That We Stop Thinking For A While 6/9/2008
18631. When You Ask Me To Read Your Poem 5/20/2008
18632. The Words I Cannot Say 5/12/2008
18633. The Poverty Of The World 5/29/2008
18634. When You Will Tame Me 4/12/2008
18635. Canadian Canary 4/12/2008
18636. A Chat With A Friend Whose Name You Need Not Know 4/12/2008
18637. It Is Me The Mocking Bird Again Repeating Your Words 4/13/2008
18638. I Am Touched And Will Not Be Able To Sleep 4/13/2008
18639. You Must Know I Only Uttered I Love You Once 4/15/2008
18640. I Like It Here 4/14/2008
Best Poem of RIC S. BASTASA

' The Last Dance Of Your Life '


you don't really have to mind
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

a hope that poisons the mind instead
and makes
our recent stand rigid and

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 '


just like anything that you did in the past
you started like
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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