Ready to be… somewhere

by : Bacardi Gold
19/jan/2022

Photo by Olya Kobruseva on Pexels.com

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I’ll take a flight to the outer space
and show you the planets and galaxies
the stars, the moon and other realities

Soon the night will come and it’s a mystery
how dark it will be without some ray of light
life will not be easy without you by my side

Let me navigate the way into your heart’s twilight
together we’ll find our path to the magic of dawn
the bridge of sorrow we’ll cross if we hold on

And now the outer space remains to be
to get there two people don’t have to be wealthy
just people in love, deeply in love,
ready to be… somewhere like, you and me


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Universe – Inspired by Eugi’s Weekly Prompt, harmony (Tanka)

by : Bacardi Gold
15/jan/2022


image by : Pinterest

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in the universe

music, color, and order


an abstract painting


a rat race animation


Lord, let there be harmony”.


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Advance Valentine’s Day

by : Bacardi Gold
12/jan/2022


This is a very early greetings of Valentine’s day. I can’t think of any other content for my post on this day. So, I will publish this post which I wrote today together with my greetings of Advance Happy Valentine’s Day to all !

Photo by alleksana on Pexels.com



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the heart i see every February
is the heart i live everyday
still several weeks to wait
to give you the flowers in red
and the card that reads
“I Love You Everyday”


though it’s weeks away
advance greetings i’ll say
or later on, it’s still okay
in love, there’s no deadline
’cause every moment
“You’re my Valentine”


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Misjudgments

by : Bacardi Gold
11/jan/2022



Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com


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greetings of hellos were ignored
smiles were young not yet matured
eyes became the pit of overflowing tears
drained by the pains of untold troubled years


happy and sad memories kept as i tried to go
leaving behind a heart she cleared to throw
cold nights of summers past dreamed with me
into the empty space finding my sanity

if the time returns duplicating the past
and perform the scenes with the same cast
silently i’ll tell myself not to commit the same
’cause there are misjudgments in every game


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Alone

by : Bacardi Gold
20/dec/2021


image by : ramsey tendero

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me and myself doing my own
separate from all the others, unassisted,
a stag, unescorted individual, an introvert

i know how independent i could be
doing my own thing whenever i want
’cause i know myself best than anyone else

alone by myself in a crowd of thinkers
searching and exploring just myself
will only seat me in the company of my shadow

getting lost in a gang of thousands
still i always get back home to the BEING i love
ALONE by myself, my own leader to my personal goals…


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Merry Christmas !

by : Bacardi Gold
17/dec/2021

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

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in our lives, destiny is referred to as fate
a prediction of what to happen when and where
other people call it luck or just a chance
finding someone to be their love romance


years have silently come and gone unseen
finding a woman to be the only queen
may this Christmas be not a lonely season
to share some blessings that’s our tradition


exchanging gifts from family and friends
this time is the best season to make amends
greetings of merry Christmas can do the trick
pair it with your widest smile as you speak


“MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR “

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The age-old tree


by : Bacardi Gold
15/dec/2021

image by : Pinterest



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dry, hard and leafless bald
parched by the scorching daily sun
dehydrated and exhausted through the years
has given up the golden crown
that once was its shining glory

its greens have withstood the power of storms
have fought the torridity of summers
passed the canicular days and defended
the caravans of the deadly heat waves
all have fallen to the ground crisped by age

lived and overwhelmed by a tumultuous era
its past has not been wasted and lost
legions of lives took shelter under its shade
birds have perched on its branches for a hush
small worms and beetles have hungered its touch

its lifeless pile of remains stood bare
keeping in mind its importance i declare
sheltered lives as wood for homes from its carcass
fruits on branches souls it sustained, countless
life’s edge has come being a steadfast witness

as history unfolded
the age-old tree’s existence
will surely be remembered…

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Life’s Story

by : Bacardi Gold
11/dec/2021


Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

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you told me a story
i did not understand
you said it was the glory
of someone who took a stand


longing for a dream where hope resides
finding victory where failure divides
luck sometimes become a reason for such
as we struggle to seek some options without rush


survival and death, a battle we call life
death isn’t something that we can hide
to survive is a strong man’s choice
life is God-given, a mortal sin to destroy…


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My Own Kind of Paradise

by : Bacardi Gold
10/dec/2021

Tak-tak Falls, Sta. Monica, Siargao, Surigao del Norte
image by: ramsey tendero

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my own kind of paradise
tranquil serene and peaceful
i have freedom from disturbance
in a world where there’s no war
friendship and harmony thrive
violence and hostilities on AWOL
hateful and bitter words unspoken
only sweet and loving conversations
clean humor and lawful proper tidings
greetings of good wishes and inspiring compliments

live in a paradise like mine
experience a joyful life
exist with a lively body and mind
finding time to talk with your god
make peace with what you believe in
and be your own kind of paradise…


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Father and son…

by : Bacardi Gold
08/dec/2021

Photo by Public Domain Pictures on Pexels.com

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sleep now my love
leave your worries behind
free your mind of doubts
for tomorrow is a new day
at times graces don’t come in droves
in any form opportunity comes

just in case chances won’t show up
and remain elusive for you to catch
don’t fall into tears and be hopeless
you can tie up the wind and lash the storm
have a good sleep tonight
and i’ll deliver your dream …


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Clouds

by : Bacardi Gold
05/dec/2021

image by : ramsey tendero



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left without a downpour of rain
flew away, far enough my eyes could stare
chased the wind’s course, here and there
like a feather drifted and floated everywhere


flew low on November sky
away just a little nearby
gray as ash wider than a mile
I ran, the hill became an isle


the bright sky, I love the sight
let my hopes and wishes be magnified
into the heavens I wrapped-up this plea
be kinder to us, let nature be…


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Simple Happiness

by : Bacardi Gold
30/nov/2021

Photo by Thgusstavo Santana on Pexels.com

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unexperienced one
complexity of life is still unknown
its unpleasantness under the sun

a child always love to play
though he lacks knowledge about some things
and his ignorance about the world

a candy is happiness to him
under the rain it brings smile on his face
this simple joy fills his emptiness

happiness so simple the child owns
adulthood may claim his stage of innocence
little by little he’ll know the unknowns
a chance to build a life stronger in defense…



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The Beggar – Entry for Eugi’s Weekly prompt (Nov. 25,2021)

by : Bacardi Gold
28/nov/2021

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finding himself with eyes pleading
lying everywhere with no place to go
on pavements cold as the morning snow
resting his soul living with sad memories aglow

different colors walking through him
slippers and shoes made no difference
he watched them move inside of him
no one felt what his hands were begging

he prayed hard that compassion would grow wings
to fly over and shower him not with earthly things
but LOVE is all he needs and everything will follow
to a soul like him a little kindness people will bestow

you don’t see it but he has his thoughts running
if you could hear his heart and read his mind, saying
my brain has too many tabs open” swarming his mind
could somebody close one tab by being kind?

too many questions seeking too many answers
without shelter, it’s a survival to the fittest
how is he going to pass the days in serious hunger
the beggar, a part of society’s essential fiber.

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Shy

by : Bacardi Gold
28/nov/2021

Photo by Oleg Magni on Pexels.com

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i’m too shy to say
even putting it in writing
i can’t directly put into words
dissenting feelings not to hurt

i can’t bring out the No
to a modest and demure loner
if what i hear are words so mellow
maybe the no won’t be at the corner

“i can’t go with you now”
really it’s too hard to say
i just can’t say how
an alibi can go astray



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STARLESS NIGHT

May be you’ll wonder why the sky is starless tonight…

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the stars seem to be hiding 

from my lonely sight tonight

somebody must have hid them

from me to twinkle bright

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or somebody covered my eyes

with clouds so thick so wide

or is it the forthcoming storm

with thunder rolling to form

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or somebody gathered them, put them in a box

intentionally stored them,  put them in stacks

or the Lord did not hang them tonight

so people can see how’s our world without Light

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but the Lord is unforgetful

for the things He had given

He has a purpose for all His actions

to show to people directions

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He has the power to take them back

He’ll gather to safety all His flock

and to give what to whom

just like the stars He had broomed

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Writings on the tree barks

by : Bacardi Gold
26/nov/2021


“If you want to experience a forest, mingle among its trees,” writes Michael Wojtech.


Trees have their protective outer covering in their trunks and branches that are colored gray and brown. There are variations in their colors and textures, if you examine it closely.

In the picture, you can see that their skin are carved by sharp objects by tourists who visited Nogas island in the province of Antique, Western Visayas, Philippines. Aren’t the tourists hurting the trees in such a way that they are piercing the tree barks. Leaving their names on trees won’t make them famous.

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Your Time

by : Bacardi Gold
25/nov/2021



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Photo by lalesh aldarwish on Pexels.com


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this time of unbounded worldwide disorder

share a little or some of what you’re worth


or a bit of your time


to be of use for the care and concern


of the unprosperous masses…



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Francesca

by : Bacardi Gold
24/nov/2021

Photo by Pavel Danilyuk on Pexels.com

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i took a unsuspecting glance at her

as i stood facing the wall

deep-seated dimple adorned her face

now sunken as a smile gave the embrace



she looked like Francesca

woman of conviction, woman of courage

a look-alike of a woman i’ve known

a lovely loving mother on the canvas


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Life ( #2 )

by : Bacardi Gold
07/nov/2021

image by : ramsey tendero

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well-kept in the calmness of the mind
rightful pursuits of plots someone has to do
disliked and shunned the bad left them all behind
affairs and episodes you hated as taboo

morally good and humble our lives should be
strange future still unknown of what’s in store
happiness in this world are ours for free
life’s spices not seen as classic folklore


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Sometimes, Empathy


by : Bacardi Gold
01/nov/2021

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com


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sometimes the thought of nothing creeps secretly
when nobody feels the presence
when nobody takes you
as who you are

many times your shadow entertains
can’t ignore your own being
standing and surviving, you pretend
in defiance of negativities

the mind refuses sculptures of clay
fighting an uphill battle processing a nay
building social connection you’ll not lose
empathy is… walking in each other’s shoes


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Mermaid or Snake ?


by : Bacardi Gold
28/oct/2021


Dawal Beach resort
Brgy. Uacon, Candelaria, Zambales
Philippines

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I find this statue very unusual in its form. I thought this was a mermaid, but looking at how the bend at the stomach makes her more of a snake than a mermaid. Her odd and very strange figure is likely that of a carnivorous reptile. Do you agree with me ?

You can find this incredible “being” inside the premises of Dawal beach resort in Zambales, Philippines.

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Life’s a Sea of Risks…


by : Bacardi Gold
27/oct/2021

image by : ramsey tendero



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navigating at a certain speed
cruising fast to overtake the sun
peeping as the horizon bleeds
trying to catch up before it’s gone

like a man desiring for her love
he needs some quick response to win her heart
in the twilight of life he needs to rise above
life’s a sea of risks, chances can tear them apart…



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The Sketch…


by : Bacardi Gold
26/oct/2021


Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com


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the course seems to be so strange
stretched far as the eyes could see
lines full of spiny little thorns
tracing life’s untold painful byways

honeyed path, their moments are sweet
unmindful of those pauperized ones they see on the street
desirous hands ignored not one gold they’ve shared

pretty face, unkind heart,
familiar but not a godly
sketch of a human being

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Then you yourself begin falling like a tear

by : Bacardi Gold
22/oct/2021

Photo by Tomas Anunziata on Pexels.com



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I see the unending horizon from afar
I feel the loneliness that’s far beyond
I don’t know the reason alienating the star
Why is it from me, you’re so very far ?

A line that divides the ocean from the sky
As I get closer, it runs away from my eyes
The nearer I get, the farther the horizon
When do I get warm to your distant emotion ?

I can only see the stars at night
The day seems so envious they’re out of sight
When skies are clear, you choose night to appear
Then you yourself begin falling like a tear

There’s no losing chance for a heart that waits
Time will tell when to open the gates
The far horizon and the stars at night
Into my heart they will all be tied…


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2 Quotes…

by : Bacardi Gold
21/Dec/2020

Photo by Pavel Danilyuk on Pexels.com

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If true stories of infidelity make you shed some tears and discomforts,

Comedy will bring you some crunchy laughs and happy smiles…


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” If life is harsh on me,

i’ll be kinder to other lives…”


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Memories


by : Bacardi Gold
18/oct/2021

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

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when no one else deserves a praise
no one to be cheered about
stare at the wall and a figure will come
remembering what has been spent and done

look back and relive the life
recall those happy memories that made you smile
don’t miss those bitter ones that made you cry
lessons were learned from those times gone by


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Music I Hear…


by : Bacardi Gold
17/oct/2021


there’s music i hear
don’t know where it’s coming from
my hands are tapping the board
look, what have I done

my lips are murmuring
head moving, up, down, left, and right
feet moves forward, backward, and sideward
but i’m not a dance wizard

lay me in a spell
unchain me from the shackles of doubts
free me from mental pressure
lend me a soft closure


chances share me the joy to sing
and for a moment i feel free
like a tree i hide under its shade
where my anguish, hurts and gripes fade…


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Morning…


by : Bacardi Gold
14/oct/2021

Photo by Flo Maderebner on Pexels.com




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morning has risen
inflaming hearts to smile
inspiring faces to grapple with
issues and questions of the day
morning meets worries
obstacles, doubts and puzzles
but unexpectedly they meet,
answers and solutions

lifting someone’s spirit

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Road to infinity


by : Bacardi Gold
14/oct/2021

H654M5 Waverley Cemetery in the Bondi to Coogee walk (Sydney)
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time is running out
beating the clock will not be easy
for the day to come
that i will be me

life will seek the path
where thin air will be in abundance
as i walk the road to infinity
where the necropolis
of the known and unknown souls behave
as i pass and watch them laid in silence.


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Waiting…


by : Bacardi Gold
13/oct/2021

Photo by Ron Lach on Pexels.com


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I remember how it was
waiting for you at any instance
it was always like
a discomfort for me
awaiting cure

waiting for you at any place
was like hell of a trouble
waiting to be solved

you took so long to pop up
at the agreed time and place
i was always the first to be there

but when your smile breezed in
i was always in heaven
when you hold my hands
and heard you spoke, “Let’s go now”


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I Fall


by : Bacardi Gold
10/oct/2021

Photo by Jess Bailey Designs on Pexels.com
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you look at me in the eyes
then i fall from my seat
then i forgot the lines
the bullet hit the target
i melted right there
and scattered all over
i wanted to roll back
and there you are, the answer


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You will always be


by : Bacardi Gold
09/oct/2021

Photo by Yan Krukov on Pexels.com


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when your voice speaks from nowhere
it echoes in my mind from somewhere
often i hear it so gentle and meek
your soft voice is the tone i always seek

when your heart and mine beat as one
exploding like the sound of a gun
i knew your mind was speaking to me
so i gave myself so easily

but one day my tears were unnoticed
on my pillow i cried the loudest
with my pillow i embraced the tightest

’cause i considered you my best

why did you give me this freedom
i didn’t ask for independence
felt your worth since the welcome
need nothing so far the distance

but you confessed there’s another love
you played it so well thru the years
leaving me here inside of me
you will always be the echo in my ears…



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Haiku #36 – Autumn, Eugi’s Weekly prompt


by : Bacardi Gold
08/oct/2021

image by : Pinpress-Tumbler – nazli990 – Autumn Symphony





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songs born of love’s crib

autumn smiles when notes adrift

time-honored classics

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Cherished Moments


by : Bacardi Gold
08/oct/2021

Photo by Anni Roenkae on Pexels.com

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she changed shelters
carried all her works and dreams
hauled chances were altered
filling the nights with pseudonyms
busy with a child to care
a mother and an all-around teacher
cherished moments are always drained out
precious hours are spent with a golden aim


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Midnights…


by : Bacardi Gold
06/oct/2021

Photo by Scott Webb on Pexels.com



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an empty room
swaying in outer space

a glass wall
where teardrops spill off

a candle lights up
in solitary gloom

how could i break away

from these sensation and restive insights
and fall prey to a judgment
done in midnights…


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Disappearing photos on my posts…

26/Nov/2020

This is to inform my readers that several of my posts have missing photos. Please bear with me as I’m recollecting my faculties on how this came to be. I am looking for solutions to restore those missing photos. For the meantime, please enjoy reading other future posts of mine while I’m retrieving the missing photos in my gallery. Likewise, I will be posting entries on a regular basis. Thank you for your continued patronage.

————bacardi gold

Night is a sad morning

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com

the dark hours is still young

collecting memories for time to keep

diverse and all as they may seem

into the heavens they may soundly sleep

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gather forces into your hands

offer them to the space beyond

wrathful outrages collected at my feet

all the lies that need to be undone

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prepare the Hell if the Heavens refuse

both portals of devils and angels on the loose

sinners on the left saints on the right

repentance will come when the moment is ripe

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you have reveled to the drinks of colored nights

have savored the honey and perfume of twilights

hours have withered stomping feet at the dance floor

forgetting me how can you be so immature

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lend me your love if chances are nil

a moment with you give at your own freewill

nothing is greater than to be truthful is paramount

stay with me, tell me, if your love still i can count

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this cold night is nearing its life

the horizon gets less to ablaze in a burning

reach my hands if the love is still there

or walk away, say your goodbye to my morning…

–o0o–

Bamboo bridge

by : Bacardi Gold
23/jul/2020

. image by : ramsey tendero


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a bridge stretched and where to end

i know not where the point to bend

ignored the weights the hold to carry

enough heavy loads to be called a mighty

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an ace done in sturdy bamboo finished

art form though rough spots were not wished

life guaranteed and survived to last

the anger of the sun, rain and dust

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suffered the injury the hurt it endured

being stepped upon the safety was ensured

more ways than one the manner you’ve crossed

created a shake boldness in you withdrawn

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unmindful as you walked when you saw the bend

sad turn of events at times had to end

lives were down bitter times should not extend

like a bamboo bridge strong to be a friend

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