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  7197.     

holding the lamp

anxious face
the lines are bold
like some veins
about to burst
like a bomb timed
at ten tonight

the flash light
roams around the
darkness
a roomful of darkness
wanting to point
out the truth

the truth is in my heart
in the darkness of
my heart
your flashlight gets
nothing
the view is holographic
mirages and shadows
ghosts and
souls

you are a failure again
i turn off the light
now see me again
in this darkness
this is my truth
this is my life
this is the only light i have
the dark room
a roomful of blackness
inside my heart
inside my soul.
 
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  7198.     

homage

today i pay homage
to the turtle and for those like it
are too slow
for almost anything

its inability to cope up with the
arrogant and speedy rabbit
the subject of
too much mockery
in that snail-paced history

today i pay homage
to persistence and flexibility
to patience and stoicism
to faith that grows steadily within the hearts of every man
that respect for every block of brick
that makes the long winding gate of protection
that composes the great wall
of the house
for every step
that does the ways of master builder
though small and slow
yet still sure

today i pay homage for all the other
slow processes
of solitude
those quiet manners of the
grass and the leaves
the tender climb of the tendrils on the trellis of the fence
the steady flourishing of the
petals on the sepals of the
morning flower


today i pay homage to
those tiny green turtles anchored
quietly
beside the gleaming stone of the ancient pond
of our civilization
those sleepy eyes under the moon
full of wisdom
showered by the rain and sunshine of the ages
not rushing for anything

they are all here
undisturbed and thriving still
not hurting anyone
 
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  7199.     

hombres del viernes....

men with nothing to do
but hold their beers till morning

there is no work available
and the world is at war with each other

the government is a liar
and the church is a good collector of their bones

the neighbor has a party of its own
not inviting anyone of them

so here they are
making their own sub-culture too

fridays are the beginnings of their weeks
devoted to a drinking spree
long list of debts unpaid
screaming wives and children who had
to stop going to school and
find work themselves
they have their arms now and feet
on their loveless locomotions

it is not a shocking world
it is real
it is the truth too obvious
fists punching tables like
boxers going for a kill
 
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  7200.     

home

the home is where the heart is.
we always know where our hearts are.
we therefore know where that home is.
somehow, my heart is broken
and i have lost my home
and i do not know anymore where that home is.

until you come to my life, pointing to me that way to
my new home.
thank you.
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 
 
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