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RIC S. BASTASA


The shoes of life


Now i will be wearing
those shoes

mother wore it first
then father
it knows no gender
bound by no time
most of them say
those shoes hurt

now that i am wearing
one of those shoes
a black pair with mud
on its soles

i shall eat my words
and happily shall i dance
(they hurt so bad
but i must be true to myself)

see me dancing
day and night till i fall
(sleepless in pain)

Submitted: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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written in cebu city, coded 44666

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