RIC S. BASTASA


RIC S. BASTASA Poems

18881. In Constant Struggle 9/30/2012
18882. Happiness May Come Later.... 4/17/2012
18883. Selfie 9/3/2013
18884. Deja Vu De Ja Vu 4/27/2013
18885. I Cannot Attend On Your Wedding Day.... 4/11/2013
18886. The Boy Who Cried Wolf.... 9/5/2014
18887. Shades Of Black And Gray 5/3/2011
18888. How I Have Destroyed Myself... 8/3/2011
18889. Speaking The Truth... 7/8/2011
18890. A Friend And Company.. 2/22/2011
18891. A Red Carnation As A Symbol 7/19/2010
18892. Two Selves: The Black And White Horses Of Plato 4/19/2011
18893. Summer Days... 4/1/2011
18894. An Unhappy Childhood Of This Man Who Names Himself 'I'..... 3/11/2012
18895. Its Name Is Love..... 3/13/2012
18896. I Like The Way You Write 5/2/2010
18897. Moon Song 4/30/2010
18898. Beating The Bush 4/29/2010
18899. Little Blue Bird And The Old Man Under The Tree 1/2/2010
18900. Amor Et Melle Et Felle Est Fecundissmismus 9/16/2009
18901. When You'Re Hurt And Then You Also Hurt Others 10/25/2009
18902. The Child's Love To Their Parents 5/6/2010
18903. Swimming With The River's Rage 5/21/2010
18904. A Note For Franz Kafka 5/19/2010
18905. A Woman's Nipple 6/6/2010
18906. A Handsome Man 5/30/2010
18907. At The Wedding Of A Niece 6/26/2010
18908. Alive, Alive 6/24/2010
18909. A Poem Of Empathy 10/2/2010
18910. It Is Nice To Hear Your Voice Again 4/10/2008
18911. In Boracay Beach 4/6/2008
18912. A Renewal Of Vows 4/6/2008
18913. The Boholano 4/20/2008
18914. Taking His Cue On Nike Shoes 7/8/2008
18915. I Am A Dream Weaver 7/8/2008
18916. 50 Years In Marriage 8/27/2008
18917. See You Soon 12/19/2008
18918. Mother's Death 12/14/2008
18919. As We Grow Older 1/29/2009
18920. Meeting You That Evening 2/3/2009

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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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