' The Last Dance Of Your Life ' - Poem by RIC S. BASTASA


you don't really have to mind
what power do you have for it

when it comes
it comes
none can prevent it
from sitting beside you

the doctors are honest
and sometimes
too stupid to give you a promise
for another extension of

a hope that poisons the mind instead
and makes
our recent stand rigid and

for those who have seen the light
on one hand
sees death as
a welcome experience
in fact a festivity
another coming experience
another full moon
at the bay

another bus that has arrived in a far away town

another train that honks proudly its arrival
in another station

another flight to a distant sky that dresses the world
and puts it to a very silent sleep

and this time
whether you like it or not
you are set upon this journey
that gives you fear
because there is not ticket
for your coming back

it is the false notion that
you can never come back


you don't have to panic
take this as easy
as unbuttoning a shirt

zippering a pair of pants
and unzipping it when
the evident and the inevitable
when the urge signifies
an unloading

well, it looks like
we simply have to pull a string
let the curtain fall
and just be ready for the next
of the garden blooming
on the month of

just the same
make the best out of it
dance, dance
till you tire

but fall if you must, slip if you can
have no shame
there is still another chance
they call it
a surprise to nowhere

Comments about ' The Last Dance Of Your Life ' by RIC S. BASTASA

  • Rookie - 457 Points Yewande Adedokun (7/23/2015 7:33:00 AM)

    Lovely write mate. love this one a lot (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,113 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (7/23/2015 2:48:00 AM)

    This piece got better and better. Most enjoyable. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,037 Points Tanya Stewart-boateng (7/9/2015 9:24:00 AM)

    Really good poem. Well written... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,692 Points Naida Nepascua Supnet (5/29/2015 5:02:00 PM)

    death is constant and we will never know when it will come..
    so..yes..let us just dance till we tire
    give our all, let's enjoy. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,269 Points Ramesh Rai (9/23/2014 7:35:00 PM)

    the doctors are honest
    and sometimes
    too stupid to give you a promise
    for another extension of
    beautiful write with attractive title. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 939 Points Chris G. Vaillancourt (5/5/2014 1:16:00 PM)

    The style and content of this piece of writing is not only powerful, but deeply compelling to read. Bravo! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,704 Points Douglas Scotney (8/15/2013 8:29:00 PM)

    if you never go away, you can never come back (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,112 Points Heather Wilkins (6/1/2013 9:01:00 PM)

    a very true write about death. when it happens nothing can be done about it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Silver (7/12/2012 11:41:00 PM)

    This reminded me of my grandfather during his last few months. Its a very beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, July 13, 2012

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