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Poems By Poet RIC S. BASTASA  9/30/2014 6:56:23 PM
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  5597.     

dilemma....

neither could he stay
nor run
the stairs keep that door
closed
and the windows are
framed-up
the curtains hush
but their tongues are cut
neither could he run
nor stay
so what he did
is fly away
a broken winged bird
low on the plains
asking the mercy
of the grasses
wishing the journey
of the rivers
dreaming the wanderings
of the clouds.
 
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  5598.     

diligence

at 3 o'clock
the surfer continues to search
for what is missing

in his life
scanning it like the pages of an old
diary

in his exhaustion he continues
till daybreak

until he finds it
he cannot sleep until the question is answered

there is this seed that grows within
there are roots digging

the value of his existence
the reasons enumerating why a day should be added

what tomorrows are relevant
why death is untimely

his fingers press the keys
until it finds

what he dreamt last night
the face of his father begging to do what he did not achieve

during his lifetime.
he hears the cries of the goat bound for the slaughterhouse.
 
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  5599.     

diminishing

you do not have to obey the law of diminishing returns
on your material resources
that limit themselves
to their utility & breakability

you are not the harsh object of the law
you are human
and miracles are made & meant
for you

and so today do not think of your hurt feet & scarred hands
dream of the gossamer wings that will make you fly

your eyes in truth do not only see
they also feel
like your heart that does not only beat for this kind of life

all that is found in you
is not only darkness and dampness
if you only open your heart
hard enough
you have always been designed & meant for what is beyond

the ordinary grasps of humanity
these miracles of dreams & hopes & anticipations

they do not diminish, they add & grow
and they even multiply as many as you wish
 
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  5600.     

diminishing, vanishing, evanescence



our nature is to fade
we are diminished every minute
we shed we exude we exhale
whatever is kept is destined
to be lost
as early as dawn that surrenders
to light
and lights soon to darkness
we must learn to accept
this destiny of losing

we empty we are atoms
blown by the wind
we relinquish what is given us
we surrender always what we think
we have obtained and won

this is the evanescence of our
human nature
we are melting we are evaporating
we see hues of colors turning pastel
we pale we wrinkle we shrink
we are diffused in space
we turn to dust

nevertheless all these are but prologues
for something bigger
for something beyond all these
to the grand reunion
and on this anticipation there is no reason
for sorrow and grieving and lamentation

from this island of despair we take the boat
and cross the body of water
i am not seeing it yet
but my heart beats
for what i cannot imagine yet i know it is there
 
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