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Poems By Poet RIC S. BASTASA  3/5/2015 4:26:31 PM
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  7597.     

i am inside this cage

i am inside this cage
made all of words and images
i sometimes think of escaping
like a dove winging away from all
these rings and vertical lines
yet i am still here
and one day the cage opens by itself
and i go out
like a child of the house when
mother is away
and i meet the wind
and the trees
and the tendrils of the
squash

i may have gone outside
for a while
and here i am again
getting inside this cage
enclosing myself
with its door

i like it here
there are so many words
and images
and metaphors.
 
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  7598.     

i am just another number...

i step into a room
of glossy wood facing
a number of stoic, pallid,
bulky faces,
the stare at me, hold their chins
with their pointed fingers,
and begin to ask me
questions,

i am careful not to offend
these gods, who by all means
have blood and veins like myself,
and i cannot figure out really
any difference
except only the fact
that i am the one under
scrutiny

i feel like a fish for sale
a junk for disposal,
a letter to be read as they
look for lapses
of thought and syntax
and content and
style

they have no mercy
as they violate rule and rule upon
my own chosen propriety
like 'why do say yeah? ' say 'yes' it's proper and polite,
(but i am polite in every aspect)
'no, you're not' the old man with osteoporosis butted in.

it is a belittling experience
a humiliation,
to a crowd like these
i am nothing but a gadget

'is he useful? ' 'will he serve our purpose? '
'does he get a backer to support his destination? '
'does anybody know him?
'can he be our tool for the next election?


and then i was told to go out
to wait.

One writes me a letter. I'm not in.
That's it. For what reason i do not really know.
Who am I to them? 'Kid, you're just another number in there.
More numbers are coming for scrutiny.
And they have no mercy, no compassion at all'.

But then, when it was over, i too made a conclusion
'Who cares? '

And then here i am, free as the wind, and could not care less
as anybody else.

Perhaps, it is not my destiny.
Perhaps, God is saying, ' It is harmful for you'

'Leave it. It will do no good for you' my conscience speaks to me.
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 

   
   
 

  7599.     

i am just another poor lover of yours

As of this time
I bring you no offering
Here I am
Bringing nothing
Just lies
 
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  7600.     

I Am Just Poetic

i have a red melon
which i put on the
table

i am concerned
about you
you must be hungry

i like you to eat
and be happy

if you are ready
please take the shadow
of my melon before you

slice spirituality and
and satisfy yourself with
something virtual

come to think
of it
i am just poetic
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 
 
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