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Poems By Poet RIC S. BASTASA  8/20/2014 5:24:49 PM
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  1.     

and what about freedom?

sad indeed,

there are other freedoms still
freedom from having no ideas, from this dryness,
freedom from having you
as a poet on forced wit and half-cooked cleverness
freedom from a reader
who has nothing to offer
except his own loneliness
his having nothing to do
freedom from long bored
to death
freedom from having nothing
to say and comment
freedom from this feeling of emptiness
this bigotry
this indigestion of dumb thoughts
freedom from impertinence, immateriality, irrelevance,
freedom from thinking about freedom
freedom from freedom itself
there are more
freedom from pain
is useless now
that you are dead.
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 

   
   
 

  2.     

did you say that your only freedom from pain is death?

sad indeed,

there are other freedoms
still

freedom from having no ideas, from this dryness,
freedom from having you
as a poet on forced wit and half-cooked cleverness
freedom from a reader
who has nothing to offer
except his own loneliness
his having nothing to do
freedom from being bored
to death
freedom from having nothing
to say and comment
freedom from this feeling of emptiness
this bigotry
this indigestion of dumb thoughts
freedom
from impertinence, immateriality, irrelevance,
freedom from thinking about freedom
freedom from freedom itself
there are more

freedom from pain
is useless now

that you are dead.
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 

   
   
 

  3.     

this is my life

Life defines in Metabolism,
In reproduction,
we make our miniature selves,
our look alike
In the power of adaptation,
like what is in now,
What is fashionable,
how I blend with all of you
How I mimic you,
how I become a clown to you,

Life in being nice
This is my life A short and a merry one
This my life In the middle of my own life
To life,
a life,
in the hope of discovering the meaning of my life,
My speech my poetry
Come to life with me
To the life,
for the life of one like me,
Not taking this life in my own hands,
Never,
never,
To life,
this is life
As big as life
as large as life is large
In resiliency,
in elasticity
Animations, cartooning, animate,
I vivify
I vilify
I quicken
I liken
The life force in my life’s functions
Drawn from life
to life drawn
Dream to life a life full of dreams
This liveliness, this sparkle
This effervescence of life,
this bubbling life like wine
This sprightliness like soft
Drink like energy drinks
This verve,
this vigor
this vivacity
Of life to life as big as life
My life
This is my life
This me I am life
I am energy
i am in this poem trying to run
away from everything in my life,
running in life
to life and life,
because of life,
for life.
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 

   
   
 

  4.     

' the last dance of your life '

i



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 bus that has arrived in a far away town

another train that honks proudly its arrival
in another station

another flight to a distant sky that dresses the world
and puts it to a very silent sleep

and this time
whether you like it or not
you are set upon this journey
that gives you fear
because there is not ticket
for your coming back

it is the false notion that
you can never come back


ii

you don't have to panic
take this as easy
as unbuttoning a shirt

zippering a pair of pants
and unzipping it when
the evident and the inevitable
comes
when the urge signifies
an unloading

well, it looks like
we simply have to pull a string
let the curtain fall
and just be ready for the next
show
of the garden blooming
on the month of
May

just the same
make the best out of it
dance, dance
till you tire

but fall if you must, slip if you can
have no shame
there is still another chance
really
&
they call it
a surprise to nowhere
upon
somewhere.....
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 
 

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