RIC S. BASTASA


RIC S. BASTASA Poems

201. This Poem Is Just A Poem 4/9/2008
202. Hungry For Discernment, (Or Power?) 4/9/2008
203. A Farm House In Dicayo River 4/9/2008
204. Then You Ask Me If I Am Angry 4/10/2008
205. Dexter Always Remember 4/10/2008
206. We Were Talking Under The Talisay Tree 4/10/2008
207. What You Got Are Lies 4/10/2008
208. For Emily 4/10/2008
209. Be Contented You Are Telling Me 4/10/2008
210. With Your Big Mouth 4/10/2008
211. Now Stop, Face Reality 4/10/2008
212. Mutuality Galore 4/10/2008
213. My Love Is Like Ice 4/10/2008
214. A Bookworm Wanting To Be A Vine 4/10/2008
215. My Mother, My Father, And My Country 4/10/2008
216. Lament Of An Ordinary Filipino Lover 4/10/2008
217. Our See-Saw 4/10/2008
218. Is It You? 4/10/2008
219. Because Of What Happens In The Night 4/10/2008
220. You Will Sing Again The Songs Of Love 4/10/2008
221. I Do Not Demand Much 4/10/2008
222. The Manipulator 4/10/2008
223. What Would You Like To Be When You Are Old? 4/10/2008
224. Of Course, Soon You Will Grow Cold 4/10/2008
225. To The Poor Woman I Love 4/10/2008
226. So Where Is The Sunflower Poetess? 4/11/2008
227. But Let Me Talk Now About The Sunflower Queen 4/11/2008
228. Now I Decide To Fly Away From The Home Of The Pigs 4/11/2008
229. Sssssssssh, Please Do Not Talk About It 4/11/2008
230. When I Write About Beauty 4/11/2008
231. Dinner For Three 4/12/2008
232. I Smell Chlorine From A Distance In That Nook 4/12/2008
233. So Where Will You Start? 4/12/2008
234. I Am Giving Way 4/12/2008
235. It Is So Common 4/12/2008
236. The Wrong Woman For The Man Who Feels He Is The Right Man 4/12/2008
237. Fictional 4/12/2008
238. At This Hour, It Is The Deep Of The Night 4/12/2008
239. Because I Cannot Sleep Tonight 4/12/2008
240. The Poet And The Lonely Lady 4/12/2008
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 ...

Read the full of ' The Last Dance Of Your Life '

Fiesta De La Vida

Hey amigas
Viva la vida
Fiesta la vida
Cantandos amigos
Viva la vida

Dance, dance
Sway your hands
Touch the ceiling

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