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  11565.     

Teleman, viola concerto

We were three close
Friends
When we were young
We go to a river
At the back
Of our house
There is a big
Plank of driftwood
And we all ride
On it as though
It were a big
Boat and our
Hands are paddles

We sail
And we laugh
The place
Is off limits
For us children
In fact
Father says
Beware
A big crocodile
Lives there
And swallows
A child in whole

We did not take
Heed
We are the
Hardheaded
Children and this
Something
Traumatic
On that river
At the back of
The house
Where the
Big plank
Of wood which
We ride on
Carried us
All laughing
To the other
Side

Only the two
Of us
Survived
What we heard
Was only a
Splash
And the river
Was staining
The color
Of blood

It was the splash
That swallowed
My hardheaded
Youth.

I remember
This teleman
Viola concerto
A burial
Without a
Dead body
Twas a simple
Floating of
A candle boat
On the river
And then
All the violins
And the viola
Sounded to the
Cry of the mother
Who never
Believed my
Story of a splash.
 
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  11566.     

tell me

Tell me what you wish for
Bring them all to me
I will keep them in my hands
Away from the
Wicked eyes of his world.
 
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  11567.     

tell me how is it to live on tiptoes

afraid to make a mistake and be beaten by grandpa

tell me again about how you ran away from the house
and cried the whole night and slept on the cogon grass on that moonless night

tell me more about how afraid you are to go to hell because they are telling you
that everything that you are doing is sinful

tell me about your suppressed life how you have become related to a
bonsai

how many days have you skipped lunch and then dinner and then wake up in the morning and looking for a friend to give you breakfast

that time when you were dumped by a lover whom you cannot take anymore
you never knew what love is all about

it is all about survival, and escape and fantasy and monologues
for future revenge

for that coming back and be someone else,
tell me, and i will tell you, you are not alone.
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 

   
   
 

  11568.     

Tell Me If There Is Really A Need For Change

there will be no changes
the weapons of
survival remain the same

same morning
same nighttime

same faces adore your
space
same words trickle
from the ceiling

same eyes waking up
same moons below your eyelids

if you cannot take all these
monotonous landscapes
and sonorous sounds of
sameness all about us

there can be a little change
like temporary departures
for possible
comparisons

you leave and then you
may come back

tell me if there is a need
for change
tell me if i really have to

love another and then
forget
you forget us
 
RIC S. BASTASA
   
 
 
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