Did You Say That Your Only Freedom From Pain Is Death? - Poem by RIC S. BASTASA

sad indeed,

there are other freedoms

freedom from having no ideas, from this dryness,
freedom from having you
as a poet on forced wit and half-cooked cleverness
freedom from a reader
who has nothing to offer
except his own loneliness
his having nothing to do
freedom from being bored
to death
freedom from having nothing
to say and comment
freedom from this feeling of emptiness
this bigotry
this indigestion of dumb thoughts
from impertinence, immateriality, irrelevance,
freedom from thinking about freedom
freedom from freedom itself
there are more

freedom from pain
is useless now

that you are dead.

Comments about Did You Say That Your Only Freedom From Pain Is Death? by RIC S. BASTASA

  • Gold Star - 39,658 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (2/14/2015 12:20:00 AM)

    Freedom exists as long as we live. When dies no concern of freedom since it has gone for ever. good. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Gilia Shai (4/6/2013 11:05:00 AM)

    sad. i agree that in death there is freedom from pain, but that without life, that freedom is useless. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Zehra Effron (1/10/2013 5:41:00 PM)

    Nice And interesting is this based on something you experinced? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 24, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 10, 2013

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