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Poems By Poet RIC S. BASTASA  9/18/2014 10:46:40 PM
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  9453.     

on the next trip

She will not be dismayed
Today, if the bus leaves
Without her,
That bus is full
There is still the next
Bus,
Now, An empty bus
A special trip
For her,
She demands
That no other rides on
This empty bus
Chartered
For the next trip
To nowhere
She must know
She must not
Be dismayed,

It is her
Last trip that she
Had long wished,

She expected you to
Understand, and
That you be not sad.
 
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  9454.     

on the night that you are not on my side

last night
the bed feels like a glass
without water
the blankets are like eyes
seeing a blank ceiling
the lampshade has a tongue
of light untalking
the floors are indifferent
the door is hinting
about what hate can do
to the windows that close
like fists

the heart grips for a hold
on its veins
tears want to see the
waterfalls
the mouth bites itself
the teeth gnashes
to a steady gum

simply because you are
not with my side.
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 

   
   
 

  9455.     

On the other hand

You are no less than anyone, you are more than anybody
You are special; you have the right to be given a name yourself

You have the right to be

And so when you let go these thousand poems of yours
In the sea of ideas like atoms in a limitless sky in a limitless space

Be there. Try Floating in there and see a single word from one of the thousand poems you made
They all call your name

I am yours you made me and I have become significant I have become special
Because of you.
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 

   
   
 

  9456.     

on the other hand he calls it the thousand monkeys

on the thousandth
monkey
you shout
o my god
i made it!

the monkey
hangs and shifts
place from
vine to vine

jumps on the river
and swims
finds a fish
and eats it
rises from the river
and dances on
a rock
under the morning
sun

quite exciting
the other monkeys
did the same

except for one
he sits by the window
watches the running of
time
dust after dust
dusk after dusk
waiting for
the big break of
his own life.
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 
 
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