The day…

by : Bacardi Gold
27/july/2021


image by : Iligan city – ramsey tendero

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i never know the image of the sun at night
behind those clouds i know it is shining bright
all throughout my life it’s there since i was born
God explains why roses bloom among the thorns

rainbows appear when the sky showers against the sun
with the brightness of day, a beautiful bridge is done
but what fun could it give to those whose truths are blind
who can only hear the beauty hidden from behind

i hear the river growls and runs in heavy storms
downstream it goes bombarding rocks and stones
the land dampens as tears pour from heaven
’till the cold embraces me feeling your presence…

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Tellers…

by : Bacardi Gold
27/july/2021


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image from : Pinterest

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deposited a bundle of truth
fifty thousand when counted
in a bank where tellers
look like a bunch of demons
next day i returned
deposited a thousand lies
tellers have changed looks
to olden angels without skies
three days after
i brought ten piggy banks
ten thousand honest coins
infant tellers have joined the ranks


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the night sleeps

by : Bacardi Gold
26/july/2021


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Photo by Alex Fu on Pexels.com

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the ears of night always listen
to the screams and cheers
of the changes

the stillness and calmness
of the dark will lay witness
of its mutation

night, the deeper you sleep
the finer you are heard
as you drift unhindered to the ears

night, oh night,
dawn awaits your unforeseen image
to test the ingress routines…


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Paradise found

by : Bacardi Gold
21/july/2021



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Photo by Gabriela Palai on Pexels.com


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i don’t mean to tread what’s in the cards
unveiling a scene at the doors of fantasy
seems to float on the stream of fallacy
this won’t hold water, be jolly and holy

roads i know not where they lead
downhill and the other is up so steep
shutting eyes to what’s in front of me
clueless, the road appears endless and free

downhill hike is a deadly choice of all forms
where it ends, the sea cooks the birth of storms
horrendous waves crash, blasting rocks in minutes
trekking the devil’s road of anthills in the infinite

held my head up near the dark clouds
razor-sharp marble road winding on mountain tops
people at ease whiling hours of motionless
grasping some air for the much needed rest

right before me is the road i have ignored
unruffled, composed, and silently obscured
gardens of flowers, trees, and birds abound
papa and mama waving at paradise’ found…


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Waiting for heavy eyes

by : Bacardi Gold
25/july/2021



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sometimes i dream, sometimes i don't
my early sleep drives dreams away...
Photo by Fiona Art on Pexels.com

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sometimes i dream, sometimes i don’t
my early sleep drives dreams away
if late it means that i’ll prepare
’cause i’m sure i’ll meet my nightmare

at times, not too early, not too late to sleep
i’ll do the counting, one to a hundred sheep
too many, too long, waiting for heavy eyes
so i count mosquitoes biting, and the running mice.


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With These hands…

by : Bacardi Gold
24/july/2021

image by: ramsey tendero – Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, Philippines

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With these bare hands that i have
memoirs will take center stage
words coming out from different heads
story lines queue with different threads

sad and happy thoughts of yester years
threads of life sewn with sweat and tears
colors of different hues and various shades
form part of the fabric that these hands made

writing in any form with my worn out hands
from the deepest feels of mind’s silhouette hinterlands
painful cries of tired difficult moments
sweet smiles on great and easy days
they won’t be forgotten, with these hands…

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Let it be…

by : Bacardi Gold
24/july/2021

Photo by Frank Cone on Pexels.com

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you want something to happen to be true
with anticipation you cherish a desire
you are expecting something with confidence
to happen in one’s life, circumstances or events
something positive is being expected
what if the outcome turns out negative
would you still hope for the best?
or just let life find its own course

and let it be

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Wonder of wonders…

by : Bacardi Gold
23/july/2021

Photo by Rezha-fahlevi on Pexels.com


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why do i shatter to pieces
when you stand before me
tremble with the highest intensity
as your eyes meet mine

wrapping my saintly celestial mind
with your diabolical stare
thoughts are often forgotten,
speechless, you left me behind

lost then gone in the traffic of anonymity

left to decay in the scraps of impossibility
no one has cared for the messy state
i’m here abandoned acting to be brave

in one unexpected time and place
surprisingly we met again face to face
i held my composure at the center of the isle
you offered a hand shake with sweet lovely smile

cold as ice when our hands met halfway
as you grip mine i melted right away
but you let go of my hand in seconds past
wonder of wonders, we embraced to last…


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A brand new kind of LOVE…

by : Bacardi Gold
23/july/2021

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com

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I touched the shadow of your soul
i was stirred up by an emotion
i tried to calm the senses
the soul defied the grant
how can i appease a soul
enraged by a fiery pain
how can a troubled heart
bring smiles into an old rotten stain
i thought of bringing back
sunshine into your life
a new start where there is forgiveness
a new life where there is a brand new kind of LOVE…

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Black & White art

by : Bacardi Gold
20/july/2021



Sophistication
the breath to any space it brings
bright hues or lean
balances out
the monochromatic fashion style
perfect as an adornment
classic or modern


but whatever it bears
this form of art conveys
the hands that gave life
and brought into sight
his name will be etched
into our mind



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Dream the dream…

by : Bacardi Gold
20/july/2021


Photo by Katerina Holmes on Pexels.com

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Come with me and let’s fly
let’s circle the world with our wings
Take me in your dreams
i’ll make you my queen
Together we’ll live in a castle
and i’ll be your king

Tonight let’s make it happen
to be the man and woman
A family for us to raise
with God for us to praise
Let’s build a kingdom of our own
no one should ever replace you on your throne

Together as the night is still awake
let our kingdom come
Together let us soar to the sky
and reach the summit of eternity
Let’s dream the dream
and make this a reality…


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If you won’t come…

by : Bacardi Gold
19/july/2021

Photo by Leigh Patrick on Pexels.com

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Tonight, as I close my eyes
i’ll forget about my fears
i’ll send them to the clouds
and let the rains fall as tears

And when the morning comes
i’ll let the flowers bloom
to its brightest colors
and drive away my gloom

I’ve been missing you
for sometime my love
I will be at the entrance door
to give my heartfelt welcome kiss

But if you won’t come
to be back in my embrace
i’ll give you back the flowers
and a cup of my tears…


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Travel/Photography – Aroroy, Masbate, Philippines

by : Bacardi Gold
18/july/2021


From Masbate city, it took us 1 hour to reach Aroroy by van which has its terminal at the port. We were supposed to proceed to Bugui Point for the lighthouse but, unfortunately there were no more boats that would transport us to the northern part of Masbate which will take an hour for the travel. We settled for a decision to just spend our time in the nearby vicinity and its immediate environs for, tomorrow we will proceed to the municipality of Mandaun in the southern portion of Masbate, which means that we would be back in the city on that same day. So, here are the photos of Aroroy and its immediate vicinage.


Aroroy, Masbate is a first class municipality bounded on the North by the Masbate Pass, to the East by the municipality of Baleno, to the West by the Sibuyan Sea and to the South by the municipalities of Milagros and Mandaun.

Aroroy has a total land are of 44,040 hectares or 440.40 square kilometers that covers 41 barangays.


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My Tea

by : Bacardi Gold
17/july/2021

Photo by Mareefe on Pexels.com

i took a cup
from a box i got a sachet of tea
an alternate for my coffee

i dropped it into the cup
filled it with water, hot
down i lifted and then up

the water got brown
but waited for some time
till it’s less hot but more than warm

sipped, sipped, sipped
sipped, sipped, sipped
’till there’s no more to sip
then, its gone…

FRIENDSHIP

by : Bacardi Gold
17/july/2021

I penned this poem years ago and, today, I feel that posting it here would disperse my own idea and description about what I have grasped and explored friendship through the years.

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

FRIENDSHIP



i am not him and he’s not me
i have my own personal identity
to some issues we both don’t agree
sometimes we’re friends, sometimes enemies

on occasions he’s my buddy
he’s unique in his own distinct way
he’s trekking his unknown destiny
his sincerity i don’t have to weigh.

in size i maybe small
but i can offer a bigger heart
friendship, our rapport to call
needs the other when one of us fall.

in society we stand differently
rich or poor we can find harmony
where or when, solidarity can spring
this FRIENDSHIP be one that’s lasting…


—–by : bacardi gold/rhums/rams /


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The start of day…

by : Bacardi Gold
16/july/202
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Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh on Pexels.com


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how it begins, sometimes i wonder
when do i consider the start of day
with the sun’s rays scorching the clay ?
or the first tweets of the birds at play ?

crows of the chickens wake me up
cries of a baby lead me to get up
the engine of the car that grinds
or the day’s grilling of our minds

at what time should a day begin ?
when there’s banging of ladles and pots in our kitchens?
what should define the day’s beginning ?
is it by the dawn’s slow sun’s rays bursting ?

characterized in ancient times by a sunrise
the beginning was ended in sunset’s light,
the advancing evening was not a disguise
God’s defined day, is the process of daylight becoming night…

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will be regained…

by : Bacardi Gold
14/july/2021

Photo by Alexander Ant on Pexels.com

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in the fray of exchanging minds
enough won’t be just sufficient
exchanging views have gotten under the skin
enraging the spirit to call an ending

sometimes it bothers and dominates
how to deal the day’s endless strain
‘though chances can’t be determined
of blowing against the stormy wind

listen to those deafening whispers
loud outcries are doomed to be dispersed
time and space need to be embraced
losing love and faith will be regained…


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Rain

by : Bacardi Gold
12/july/2021

Photo by Aleksandar Pasaric on Pexels.com

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rain falls with some might
and fills the emptiness
of myself

my spirit rise
the mood of your embrace
warms me more

let it rain, let it rain
’till the clouds display the sun
as we start up the fire


i lend you my breath
to thaw your chilling lips
and let warm kisses rain

i’ll be the canopy
keeping you dry from rain
drops from heaven leave no pain
it’s yours and mine for us to gain


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Grieve in private or….we could die in numbers

by : Bacardi Gold
10/july/2021


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virtual goodbyes from faces
whose tears are flowing from afar
unembraced goodbyes separated by ropes
distanced from miles away by car


a selected few of chosen attendees
made a traffic of flying hugs and kisses
in the skyway of imagining traffic lights
gestures were done our virtual first and last goodbyes

we were born only to die

dying is our final place to hide
but it is so painful to be lost today
to be grabbed by the virus and taken away

bye-bye to our loved ones, adios
wherever you might be, in heaven or hell

catch our sweet kisses in the sky
God knows we’ve said our last goodbyes…


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Poverty

by : Bacardi Gold
09/july/2021

image taken from Pinterest


beloved little child in his arms he carried
like a babe in the woods, innocently naked
blameless at that guiltless stage
thoughts so pure and angelic at his age

the child didn’t know how it was
to be a loving father like him
didn’t know how it was in everyday living
poverty has taken them in

drowning in the neck-deep rotten trash
looking for something to be sold for cash
but what a little worth of money can buy
food which can’t last an hour of supply


staring at the child without a healthy meal
was like a kill, driving him to steal
he was not him on the planned day on the street
he’s not a thief, not a rubber nor a cheat

“Lord, please give us food, oh Lord”, he did pray
“don’t let lose my guarded virtues to decay”
on that changed of heart he was thankful for
the sick child awoke and saw a man at the door

a neighbor showed up bearing foods as a gift
dressed in all white and acted like a priest
indeed, a servant of the Lord has already come
the answer to his prayers and it’s done

foods now lay on the table for two
hungered those abundance that’s something new
never too late, came rarity breezed in
wind of miracle was felt by the heart and skin…


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Life

by : Bacardi Gold
08/july/2021

Photo by Kindel Media on Pexels.com
life, as i can remember it then
a typical one in a family of ten
to each his own way of trekking the journey
life's clean living or the one that's dirty

aspired to be a winner but chances failed
still life went on though how far i've sailed
wanted to be better but settled for worse
it was hard to take i took it as a curse

life's quest for brighter stars did not end
patience and will in mind i ran the ugly bends
searching for gold under the thick haystacks
i persevered a lot now i hold high victory's flag

as my life nears the finish line of the race
i'll leave some words of wisdom on my resting place
in life people are thinking about survival
outdo yourself, think not about the others as your rivals...


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Questions

by : Bacardi Gold
07/july/2021

Photo by Asad Photo Maldives on Pexels.com

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questions left unanswered
witty thoughts gave a smile
unanswered questions forgotten
in the sanctuary of a joyous profile
queries sometimes need aloofness
that they should not be asked
disclosures need no spaces
if questions question the questions’ task

a question need an answer
for it asks us for something
functions as a request for information
being sought unknown
the only questions i want to ask
is as simple as, do you love me
if you can’t give an answer now
after a year, will you marry me

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Lover’s Zest

by : Bacardi Gold
06/july/2021

Photo by mododeolhar on Pexels.com

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the night is black
like combustible coals
predominantly carbon
almost dry
still moisture is inherent

in its deep footing
silence sleeps inmost
squid ink’s pitch-black cosmos
almost groping
still the mind’s vision is awake

it sees rainbows
stars and moon are in smiles
while the heart’s beats triple
almost bursting
still holding on the sap of love

swap of voices moan
exchanging oral broths
hands pressed on the pillows
ready to spurt the first salvo
signs of a new life breathing…


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Monday in Black and White #11- Braving the waves and wind of the sea

by : Bacardi Gold
05/july/2021

Mandaun, Masbate, Philippines – The coming of the storm can’t prevent the poverty-stricken people of Mandaun, Masbate to go fishing despite the bad weather. Coast guard have to stop them from going into the sea to prevent untoward incidents to happen in this time of the rainy season. Warnings have been announced and circulated not to go on sail but some fishermen ignored such warnings.


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Now I know

by : Bacardi Gold
03/july/2021

Photo by Tru1ea7n Long on Pexels.com




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the meaning of being lost
in a world of fantasy
it’s not a secret anymore
’cause there’s love between you and me

i did it all before
to be in a place so heavenly
i hide it all alone
in illusions and imaginations

now i know that there’s love
in a pretending lonely heart
now i know that your heart beats mine
not in fantasy anymore

days are brighter now than ever
the light has shone on a stormy weather
now i couldn’t build the castles in the air
your love has been and always be fair …

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Bullets

by : Bacardi Gold
02/july/2021

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com


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a body of peeled-off skin
blown by the edges of the wind
unclothed by bitter harsh words
sharp tongue has trimmed and thinned

fighting a foe with bare iron hands
cannot guaranty a sure clean win
being quiet and calm in speechlessness
battle could be won without firing a gun

best-kept secrets of truth have been set free
allegations can’t prove charges of being guilty
bullets fired became blank and empty
head-on collision is a fight against the bully …


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My entry – Eugi’s weekly prompt – HAPPINESS

by : Bacardi Gold
01/july/2021

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*HAPPINESS*

image by : ramsey tendero
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life’s satisfaction
with positive emotions
shout out : HAPPINESS!!!



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https://amanpan.com/2021/06/30/eugis-weekly-prompt-happiness-roundup/

Travel Photography – Night falls on the beach of Baybay, Roxas city, Capiz, Philippines…

by : Bacardi Gold
30/june/2021

La Playa de Roxas, or Baybay beach as it is commonly called by the locals, faces the Sibuyan Sea and belongs to the Western Visayas Region, at the northeastern portion of Panay Island which neighbors Aklan, Antique, and Iloilo. Roxas city is the capital of Capiz province which has a population of 167,003 based on the 2015 statistics.

Baybay beach is a favorite tourist spot of local residents on weekends. The beach’s gray sand of 7 kilometers long boasts its charm through the night, setting its shores with ample visitors from nearby towns served by the neighboring restaurants that cater sea foods and other cuisines of reasonable prices which are a come-on for visiting local friends and foreign guests.

Your moments become more appealing, glamorous and romantic as you stroll on the shore at night. It could be made enjoyable seeing various activities in sight, like, fishing and having some lovely conversations with the local gentle people.

A group of fishermen drop their net at the beach before the onset of darkness…


As the catch grows in numbers, these men gather their strength together pulling the net as it slowly nears the sand bed on shore…

Getting their acts together, darkness gets closer as the net of fishes nears the beach's sands...
Getting their acts together, darkness gets closer as the net of fishes nears the beach’s sands…
In addition to the day’s take, a boat with their catch arrives to unload…


Then the night falls in silence…

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I Believe

by : Bacardi Gold
28/june/2021


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image by : ramsey tendero


my mind is singing some songs
i know not which to finish
there are songs of love
and great admiration
songs of hate and separation

unfinished tunes in my mind
i know not which to sing again
right in the middle of every chant
i know not which to say the lines
happy or sad goodbye defines

to end some songs i choose
some scenes i need to see
which among those apply to me
those quotes where i’ve been through
life’s worldliness i believe is true…




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Travel Photography – Camotes Islands, Cebu, Philippines

by : Bacardi Gold
28/june/2021




Bakhaw Beach Resort, San Francisco, Camotes Islands
Cebu, Philippines


Paraiso cave, San Francisco, Camotes Islands
Cebu, Philippines
Paraiso Cave, San Francisco, Camotes Islands
Cebu, Philippines
Mangodlong Rock Beach Resort, Heminsulan, San Francisco
Camotes Islands, Cebu, Philippines

Mangodlong Rock Beach Resort, Heminsulan, San Francisco
Camotes Islands, Cebu, Philippines

Santiago Bay Garden and Resort, San Francisco
Camotes Islands, Cebu, Philippines


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Sunny day

by : Bacardi Gold
26/june/2021

Photo by Tatiana Syrikova on Pexels.com

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A sunny day
bright and full of smiles
ambience is in high spirits
everyone stepped out of character
Clouds took wings and
rushed to a distance
gave space to two people’s pleasures
now rejoicing in the moment’s freedom



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Your Will

by : Bacardi Gold
26/june/2021

Photo by Maria Orlova on Pexels.com


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once will be enough
dreams don’t have reruns
nightly affair with closed eye
s
a trip elsewhere in a distance

it’s the other way around
what they really mean
when the night plays you’re rich
morning is, you’re a guy in need

it is not real nor the truth
when you wish upon a dream
it is what you hope in thought
that you will reign supreme

your will to win gaining the laurels
losing hope is undoing a dream
if you’re tired running, walk but don’t stop
’till the race is won don’t loose your steam…


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Travel Photography – Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok, Thailand

by : Bacardi Gold
24/june/2021

The airport is located in Racha Thewa in the Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan province, 30 kilometers east of Bangkok. It inherited its IATA airport code  BKK  from Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport. In the interim period while both airports were operating operating (from September 15th to September 28th) Suvarnabhumi used the code NBK. Don Mueang International Airport’s new code is DMK.

Facilities.
130 passport control checkpoints for arrivals, 72 for departures.
26 customs control checkpoints for arrivals, 8 for departures.
22 baggage conveyor belts.
360 check-in counters. There are 100 additional counters for passengers without luggage.
107 moving walkways.
102 elevators.
83 escalators.

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Cobwebs

by : Bacardi Gold
22/june/2021

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

as i touch the cobwebs of my past
strangled at the sleepy corners of my mind
cloudy fibers are woven with symmetry
as if my life dangled with moments unaligned

as they lay thick of fine particles of dust
times of yore covered with painful lies
not knowing if i have to pout or smile
and wait for the tender tide to rise

knowing that water seeks its own level
tiny facts of life rose to fame
never did i make a bizarre conclusion
letting go of sharpened tongues that put me to shame

for whatever reasons there might be
your mere presence was meant for the truth
you were caught in the middle of sifting out
between the olden times and your youth…

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Dream’s end…

by : Bacardi Gold
22/june/2021




Nights made me a great hero
in scenes i best played
I got wings just before dawn
flying to nowhere
In places that don’t have names
faceless people live
Daylight’s warmth woke the silence…


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Photography – #11 My Monday in Black and White

by : Bacardi Gold
21/june/2021


Fort San Pedro, Iloilo city, Philippines
Coron, Palawan, Philippines
Calle Real, Iloilo city, Philippines
Zambales, Philippines

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False News

by : Bacardi Gold
18/june/2021




I hear a mouthful of your words
that speaks a thousand little thought
i hear the chirping of those lovely birds
bringing to light true facts that you distor
t

speak your mind and be bold
say what your heart feels
walls have ears and they listen
every news begets a pair of wings


deformed, perverted meanings of facts out there
make every mind reacts and it’s unfair
twisting, amplifying and injecting spares
falsehoods’ sequels are severely tough to bear…


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