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Poems By Poet RIC S. BASTASA  11/27/2014 4:30:25 AM
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  9197.     

my mornings here

in this sleepy town
where there is always rain
i thrive on the songs
of little birds
their notes chirping inside
my mind

i feed them grains of poetry
and they appear healthy

i grow some trees where
they nest and lay eggs of ideas

in this sleepy town
my burdens are light
my canvass is the darkness of the night
my hope is a star
hanging on the tree without leaves

a cocoon opens and gives birth
to another yellow butterfly

it flutters and finds a white daisy
and they kiss

i watch wrapped by the rays of the morning sun
i ponder if this will ever end
 
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  9198.     

my mother said

one day
as i almost
died laughing my

mother said
not to laugh
out loud because

the volume
of my laughter
shall be
the same
volume
of sadness
and tears
that follows
after


take moderation
she said
do not howl
or wail

do not have
a brouhaha

take the
little giggle
and the smile
take
the little pinch
of pain

in happiness
and sadness
let there
be caution

like day
and night
not so glaring
not so gloomy

live in twilight
stay in dusk
 
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  9199.     

my mother, my father, and my country

In the rain and storms of my life
My father is the boat
And my mother is the lighthouse
My country is the land
Where I am safe and sound.
 
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  9200.     

my motorcycle

i bought one in 1998.
i left it to the care of my
brother-in-law and it was
well taken-cared of. Shiny.

Then he broke his leg
because of the black dog
that crossed the street
early dawn when the
streets are still dark.

then my other sisters
and brothers claim that
they have rights over the
wheel, and the cover and
the steer. I keep my mouth
shut. And they were talking
about the prostitute,
how cheap she was, and
still roams the street at
night looking for her
prey. I think she is the
victim of a vampire.

and then everyone takes
a ride on my motorcycle
inventing the names of
the places they want
to go. I keep my mouth
shut. About the prostitute
about rights that were
not there.

and they ask me about
a name. Who? and they
demand the exact place
where she lives. But most
of them ask me: why?

i guess they know better.
but let me answer them
straight;

The motorcycle is
the prostitute and they
are the ones
who are cheap. They
cheat and i am the victim
and they are the
vampires.

do not ask me now.
i am in the middle of my anger.
 
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