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Poems By Poet RIC S. BASTASA  12/21/2014 9:46:59 AM
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  11557.     

that letter

i will be honest with you
i once wrote a letter
for you
many years ago
telling
that I LOVE YOU

but then something
wrong went with my mind

childish, immature
selfish,
fleshy, they call me

i took the letter
and read it again
under the lamp
dim
near my bed

i was hesitant to tell
you what i really feel
because i know
you would not believe me
anyway

(liar! liar! you always
call me that name)

and so let me be honest
with you
i decided not to send
it
despite its truth

i folded it
shaped it into the form
of a japanese crane

(origami, that is the
art of paper folding
and the japanese believe
that an origami crane
can cure the sick
the loved one
and i believe that
too)

i looked at it carefully
when it was finished
the shape of
a crane, the white one
with letters on it

and then i opened
my window
it was cold and dark
and i sent the
crane into the
open space
beyond me

i never dreamed
that it will reach
you
i did not believe
in love
i did not believe
in you
 
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  11558.     

That Life Inside the Dream...

there is someone inside you
that comes to you like a stranger at dawn
you look closely
and the face speaks like it were you
that noon time
it speaks of an inner wish
which of course you pretend you do not really understand
because of so much fear
that it could be the real you finally
it is on this land of cloudy paths
and glimmering waters where you take exceptions
you compromise a bit
since the strength of your reason is fast asleep
and you operate merely on
the trickles of the sweat on your skin
it is cold here
and you need the pleasure of hot oil
rubbed on your nape
and the soles of your feet
that really tickles you
much

how many years have you lived here?
you know it well and you until now
has not desired any form of escape
there is death of everything in you beyond this threshold
again you are reminded
'i live on compromises'

you finish the dream
and when you are awake you just dismiss the story
as one that you cannot really remove
too lightly

then you dress yourself
brush your teeth
look at your face in the mirror
forget about it
and then move on
with another segment of your life

'this is life' you assure yourself
then you admire the way you have been acting
on your thoughts
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 

   
   
 

  11559.     

That Little Black Bird

...at first i liked to bring it home
and show to father
but then i looked at its eyes
begging for mercy to be
set free

and i heeded to its plea
i released that little black bird free....
 
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  11560.     

that little boy

last night
that little boy of yours
for the first time
has learned
to whistle,

he wants to
make the stars dance
with his
new art

but as usual
not a single star heeds
his wish

this is not funny
but i was once like him
just recently.....
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 
 
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