Gold Dust

by : Bacardi Gold
25/sept/2022

image by : Ramsey Tendero
Tarlac, Philippines

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the view was clear
no debris, no litter, no trash
not a speck of dust


no deceit, no betrayal
just the true picture
the real score


by the naked eye
the normal beats of heart
unsuspicious mind


every inch of the mask
wrapping a clear image
losing its shine to dirt


full moon in the heavens
radiant with honest heart and clear conscience
bringing truth and light


if chances has slipped some deceptive lies
distorting the facet of truth
gold dusts must have been the price

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The Scent (Father’s Perfume)

by : Bacardi Gold
24/sept/2022

Photo by Jos van Ouwerkerk on Pexels.com



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the flowers in the garden
i touched and admired
every blossom smelled like heaven
a beauty to desire

i sniffed all the blooms
to be praised or put to shame
no other but one
has stood out to fame

so i tried to remember
who wore the scent i liked best
it has come to my mind
father’s perfume bested the rest

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Intimate acquaintance

by : Bacardi Gold
23/sept/2022

Photo by Andre Furtado on Pexels.com


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roasting my mind
on a bed of assumption
rising from the sea of humanity
an expedition for an intimate
acquaintance with myself

i constantly hear the sounds
bringing the promises of truth
the waves that keep coming back
are left on the distant shore

conversations of the loose-lipped crowd
the walls have ears and stories can sprout
the things that dangled all around
peddlers of lies, empty thoughts abound

for a moment i gazed upon the sky
and saw these birds flapping their wings
i had hoped they will never forget
at times, birds of prey, always a sterling pet



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Travel & Photography – N Seoul Tower

by : Bacardi Gold
22/sept/2022




This is N Seoul Tower in South Korea. It is also known as the Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower which holds transmission antennas of KBS, MBC, SBS TV, FM, PBC, TBS, CBS, and BBS FM.[8] It is South Korea’s first general radio wave tower.  It had its name changed to N Seoul Tower in 2005, with the “N” standing for ‘new’, ‘Namsan’, and ‘nature.’  There are four observation decks (the 4th observation deck, which is the revolving restaurant, rotates at a rate of one revolution every 48 minutes), as well as gift shops and two restaurants. Most of the city of Seoul can be seen from the top.



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Toughness…

by : Bacardi Gold
19/sept/2022

Photo by Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz on Pexels.com




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sweat dripping on the thirsty ground
is water that came from humans
physical activity and temperatures around
yielded the physical toughness of man


everyone’s life has its ups and downs
managed our responses reacted to rebound
but each time we face our fears, worries and doubts
we find ourselves giving up then turn around


our ability to execute an action
at a level that’s always paired with caution
the unwavering will to ultimately win
is mental toughness, a skill, a discipline

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Photography + 3 Inspirational Quotes

by Bacardi Gold
11/sept/2022

(Memories) When he’s weak to fight…

by : Bacardi Gold
05/sept/2022

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com


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the first thing he did
was to make the sign of the cross
then his heart beat so heavy
he didn’t understand why
words did rattle as he cried

cherished moments when he was small
when days became nights as he recalled
he longed for love but no one would show
no one to leave his goodbyes and greet his hellos
God tapped his back and he tailed the shadow



with the looks of a probing child, He said
“Come with me, I’ll feed you with the Holy bread.
Have faith in me, I’ll give you the best”
“Thanks, my Lord, I have found You, God bless”



look at him now, my dear God
inside this church he has found the Love
goodbyes were left at the doorstep of hunger
hellos were met beyond familiar danger

thank God for the treasured memories
the golden moments keeping him upright
as he fought his battles, winning victories
You gave him strength when he’s weak to fight


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Zero.

by : Bacardi Gold
31/aug/2022

Photo by Laura Tancredi on Pexels.com


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It’s been an hour
sitting on a chair
doing nothing.
I have cheered myself up
by making funny faces
in front of the mirror
but nothing has changed.

I remained dumb
and looking stupid
beside an electric fan
which looked more stupid than me
’cause it won’t work
even when my fingers
have hardly pressed its knob.

Though how much force
I pressed my pen on my paper
nothing has entered my mind
to start a sentence.
Zero.

So I made some deliberation
trying to exploit the limits
how far it can go
back to another time
of my childhood days.
But it went kaput.


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Almost made you…

by : Bacardi Gold
25/aug/2022

Photo by Vera Arsic on Pexels.com

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tomorrow would have come easy
if it came without so much pain
but the day that has become your past
a sad story in tears heavily stained

it’s hard and mentally agonizing
for tomorrow seemed a long, long way
promises were broken instead of love giving
trust was severed, unreasonable to stay

your dawn has come to open your heart
your grievous worries that torn you apart
cruel past that almost made you go astray
have rectified your path to walk on guard


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AMORE MIO…

by : Bacardi Gold
24/aug/2022

Photo by Jep Gambardella on Pexels.com
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You are the alcohol
that drives me tipsy as
the spirit of every wine

the caffeine
that stimulates
the brain and mood of every dine

the capsaicin
that makes
the mouth hot with fire

and you’re the water
that melts from ice cooling my throat
in every amount i swallowed

without you
how can i enjoy life
getting a charge out of loneliness

how can i savor the sweetness
of getting high on collecting
memorable good experiences

how can i revel inside me
without adoring and loving you
you are my weakness, “Amore Mio”


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Unborn Moments

by : Bacardi Gold
23/aug/2022

Photo by Dmitriy Ganin on Pexels.com


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as i dwell upon my yesterday’s thread
lonely moments created you since we’ve met
me, being with you is hard to forget
i could still feel the painful seconds split

days were always a midnight in the rain
my heartaches and bruises all have remained
unborn moments came by with dreams untold
it’s me, i saw standing there in the cold

the olden time has slowly slipped and done
sweet mem’ries have ended robbed by someone
tears of a stinging foolish change of heart
still in my dearest life you are a part…


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Heirs of this land…

by : Bacardi Gold
17/aug/2022

Photo by Ramsey Tendero
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I’d like to hear tunes of smiles
I ‘ll let them float in the free air
Our tears will remain within our eyes
Not a single one will fall to dry

Songs of hope permeating elsewhere
Loud shouts of people with shaken anger
Hurting heart beating for precious freedom
Death will awaken Hope as the ultimate sum

With my pen in hand in search of light
The dream is within our nearest sight
We will be heirs of this land, yours and mine
No enemy will conquer and pass this borderline


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A Friend

by : Bacardi Gold
11/aug/2022

Photo by Armin Rimoldi on Pexels.com

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You just came into this life of mine
Like the innocence of a child
I didn’t pray for the closeness
but you have shown me
I didn’t expect the chances
the nearness you’ve put on display

Your joy always excites me more
Your tears weaken me, hard to ignore
Your fears caused a trouble to an extent
Your laughter is the grin I always invent
There’s always a sense of empathy
’cause you’re always there for me

We don’t have to walk hand in hand
We don’t have to talk to demand
Your presence may cause you to be in my diary
It’s your absence that makes me feel ordinary
Whoever you are, who do you represent
I’m sincerely thankful… in you, I’ve found A Friend




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Great Moments

by : Bacardi Gold
09/aug/2022

Photo by Ron Lach on Pexels.com


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fly me to your dreams
to a world of fantasy
take me into your space
nearer to the stars

let’s make some memories
to light the dark edges of our minds
let’s drive our emotions high
and make our bodies collide

with my tongue, my name on your skin
plant kisses on your face
together we’ll connect the lines
experience truth as what nature designs

now we’ll hook the moon
so it won’t travel far
great moments of pure emotions
waiting for the birth of a new star


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Mending Scraps of Greens

by : Bacardi Gold
03/aug/2022

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

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persisting to lift up an angered voice
night innuendos of the thinned forest
tree tops swaying up some injured noise
denuded flesh, warmer wind, nature’s barest

gone are the eagles, monkeys and squirrels
butterflies, wild flowers, mushrooms and vines
the elders befriended my prized laurels
my blood, my flesh, my tears intertwined

as time and space passed by unnoticed
my soul, my breath, my only life, my dreams
sheltered lives of the hungry, old and the poorest
climate change comes to dare mending scraps of greens


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Flowers

by : Bacardi Gold
19/july/2022


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what do i see now
on this wide space of nature
the far distant reach of my eyes could allow
enjoying these vibrant prismatic
God’s creations right now

flowers of colors like a stretch of rainbows
a mile long fantasy floating in the burrows
those attractive green thorns poking out at the stems
could sting those wanting
to share their deceptive dreams

flowers, flowers, flowers everywhere
the horizon is a line of colors between water and air
flowering but forever are denied of fruits to bear
like a woman dressed in new feelings
dropping the curtain from pains

now i see the world is full of vain pretensions
under the masks hiding some guilty situations
but could flowers be some kind of a fix unfolding
the world knows
nothing could be in safe keeping …


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Behind The Rainbow…

by : Bacardi Gold
09/july/2022

Photo by Luis Quintero on Pexels.com



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different colors that came into view
a beauty cheered by showers, sunshine and you
faintly colored sketch seen across the distant sky
enhancing the vast expanse of blue and white

bunches of showers and rays of sunlight
lighter prism colors starved for a heavier sight
more drizzling tears pierced by saddened light
brought a charming smile your face can’t hide

the reason why so faint its colors are displayed
in the heavens we lift our heads we’re not dismayed
maybe God doesn’t give his graces in full
the rest are stored behind the rainbow’s bend

ask not for all the graces to be given
some sweat and blood are shed for the rest of the remainder
unfair for Him if rainbows gained the brightest of colors
discover what’s hidden behind, “Please do the honors”


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Voices

by : Bacardi Gold
07/july/2020

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

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got hooked in my ear a whisper so gentle
strayed for awhile got lost in a circle
sounds vibrating and fear was instilled
i broke down awhile ’till spaces were filled

thoughts would leap from case to case
doubting views and notions, dozens of “what ifs”
the world is a wheel spinning slow in place
judge not my heart to be real or solidly stiff

voices emanating from here and there
awash with unheard silence and heeded glare
sailing across my mind finding its port
to dock and pick up new freight to transport

felt the sadness of voices now i hear
seeing pits of yesterdays filled with history’s tears
heart and mind have toiled in tandem hand in hand
rough chants of the past demand the current stand

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Maybe I’ll try a 1-sentence…

by : Bacardi Gold
01/july/2022



Finding your own tendencies, characteristics, and interests,
you’ve discovered your personality that you can be out being quiet and introspective and still be a standout.


Photo by Spencer Davis on Pexels.com

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On Fire

by : Bacardi Gold
30/june/2022

Photo by Magda Ehlers on Pexels.com
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please brighten up my mind
with simple thoughts of grace
dream up a smile then shine
ahead of the blue days

i love the rare special feeling
that comforts my writing desire
when the train- of- words is passing
the poet in me is on fire

whirling words that spring in kind
freeing some unbinding ties
stories weaved by heart and mind
befit saints, sinners, those in disguise

refitting bad times to glory
by printing factual words in mind
i won’t end it in a hurry
leaving real opinions unsigned


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Sublime

by : Bacardi Gold
14/june/2022

Photo by Vinicius Wiesehofer on Pexels.com

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i thought of the things i did
just hours that winked at me
leaving a memory in my bucket
i believe that it is free
sweet smiles that you’ve left
i considered them sacred
i’ve tried to recapture
the message you’ve delivered
if you mean that was love
that was intended for me
i’m glad to get hold of
your heart that’s not empty
in fascination’s world tonight
wandering in the space of time
let it be you that i’ll meet
in the deep of dark sublime


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The pink lily

by : Bacardi Gold
10/june/2022

image from Pinterest
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in the shallow lake you thrive
with colorful and delicate petals
marvelously you rise up to inspire
in sparkling hues of pink ruby and sapphire

for poets you’re a seductive metaphor
in the thick of mud surviving in dreams
beautiful as you are derived
from the ancient Greek myths of nymphs

legions of races love your glow
an attraction in the water kingdom
a mythical nymph in the creek or pond
you’re a spirit living the life beyond…

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Rainbow

by : Bacardi Gold
30/may/2022

Photo by Evgeny Tchebotarev on Pexels.com
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i’d like to follow the rainbow
and play with the colors that arch
from the sea extending to the mountains
losing luster as i await and watch

how happy i am when it shows
it cools me at noon ’till it’s gone
at times the colors brighten like a rose
then lightens and fades like the setting sun

in the lives of men if compared
born and die in God’s perfect will
their time to be saints and sinners if dared
laughter, cheers, or bad luck can be downhill

rainbow, if the sky is your place
teach me how to hang high up there
bravely awaits the time to leave no trace
to appear and bring joy to all somewhere

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Anger

by : Bacardi Gold
22/may/2022

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com


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silent as the clouds above
frosty than the winter snow
saintly when they speak of love
words lovely as the rainbow

reserve when madness rings in
smile is the armor that appears
defeat the temper that comes in
sometimes it burns up all in tears

annoyances come differently
in others they don’t mind
felt deep acting like a bully
reactions vary, individually defined

when fight becomes your only response
it will undermine relationships
occasional outburst can be given a chance
be the captain, tighten your own grip

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Later that night…

by : Bacardi Gold
29/april/2022

Photo by imustbedead on Pexels.com

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alluring presence pried my vision’s range
hooked in her image a little bit grand
from where i stood, i felt a little strange
looked like the lady in Frankenstein’s land

later that night she walked into my dream
in her hand she held a lighted candle
called my name… her fangs showed, i had to scream
in fear, i hurriedly took my rifle

that brief mental picture awakened me
vampires take their flights into worried minds
good sweet sleep requires the mind worry – free
so we can dream away nightmares of all kinds

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Calendar

by : Bacardi Gold
26/april/2022

image by : ramsey tendero

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i’m staring at you
with inquisitive eyes
stupefied i must say
it’s been a while
that you’ve been hanging
on that flat solid blind wall

writings on some of the numbered days
marked to be brought to mind
my happy smiles are one of a kind
ungodly images nothing can compare
go raining on my dreadful nightmares

notes for the somber bleak moments
checks for the cheerful lively commitments
you never smile or showed any fear
just hanging on there
a new calendar year after year

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Travel – Enchanted River

by : Bacardi Gold
26/april/2022

The Philippines has never ran out of beautiful places for visitors to see and explore. One could be fascinated and charmed when they visit this particular place that will attract their attention on its unusual character.

In Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, Philippines, there’s a river that the local people claimed to be enchanted. Unverified stories circulating, a fisherman laid claim stories of fish that could not be caught in the river because it is haunted by supernatural beings.

No diver has ever fathomed its depth, not even skilled or professional ones.


The “Enchanted River”, flows into the Philippine sea and the Pacific ocean at Barangay Talisay, Hinatuan. Modesto Farolan, the Father of Philippine Tourism, gave its name as described in his poem “Rio Encantado”.

This deep spring river, though enchanted as its name suggests, is slowly being unclothed of its mysteries. As far as divers have explored, they discovered a series of underground caves that interconnect each other acting as filters for the water making it clear all year round.


Local legends were inspired by its exceptional and mystifying color changes during daytime turning it to hues of sapphire and jade.


It is still unknown to fully understand how and where the water source originates from even a diver’s life was claimed by the river in 2014, its first victim, at 40 meters beneath the surface. He was trapped at a narrow entrance cave and never showed up to catch his last breath of air.


Experiments are still a continuing process to unearth how enchanted this river could be.

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Walk On

by : Bacardi Gold
16/april/2022

Photo by Marcin Jozwiak on Pexels.com

by : Bacardi Gold
16/april/2022

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Tough, through the ugliness of times, you’ll be
unyielding to the challenges, though bad
thrusting strength to earn your view of glory
retaining grace, self decency you have

Distinct from the other life that merits
desert’s bone-dry state now in abundance
life’s colors abloom as heartache exits
rain’s sweet scent blends with the sunlight’s radiance

Your diligence have grown roots underground
reaping fruits of crowned hopes you’ve been deprived
the greatest leap of change that you have found
life’s purpose mounted, destined to survive


Walk on, outlive your journey’s chosen path
chase the unwritten rule of mind and heart


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My Miracle

by : Bacardi Gold
13/april/2022

Photo by Leo Caldas on Pexels.com


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Frightened by the outburst of storm
all of me became damp soaked with guilt
can’t fly with feathers wet with sins
I beg the sun to dry me not to wilt

Felt the mood of my spirit being sold
to the devil in exchange of a crate of gold
emptiness seized me and gave a rousing roar
embraced me closer to knock at Satan’s door

believe me, my life is in shambles
tears are washing away erected holy temples
my heart’s in pain going around in circles
take my hand, i badly need a miracle

in the worst of times i could only cry
helpless to be me i could only die
but thunder became so quiet like the moon
wounded heart played tough
and it’s a miracle too soon…

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Strength

by : Bacardi Gold
06/april/2022

Photo by Anni Roenkae on Pexels.com

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if i’ll tell my story to myself
to entertain my state of mind
i won’t fill my space with self-pity
from feeling withdrawn and partly empty
if pretense would make me look
an upright person getting off the hook
stinking stories from the wicked backdoor
won’t break my heart when roars are washed ashore
i will trust my own values and beliefs
neglecting phony news thriving beyond limits
embracing pure thoughts without fear
they will be filled with honest hopeful cheers

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Phantasm

by : Bacardi Gold
06/april/2022

Photo by Harrison Haines on Pexels.com

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sometimes i walk
without my shadow following
with closed eyes
my spirit is on call wandering
in the black of time
it glides over the sea
not mindful of its mercurial height
until the zigzagging drop
became the close-mouthed dawn


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Tomorrow

by : Bacardi Gold
02/april/2022

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com



as i think of my past
my thoughts will drag me
to a time called
when
learn, did i
was there any
to the voices
i listened
mere enjoyment
beyond forgetting
will my tomorrow show up
before me

as days and nights
interweave
has tomorrow
bypassed me
where
does my future hide


is it now…or it will never be


a never ending puzzle
if
tomorrow will be
pleasantly fine or lousy
or the end…

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As You Grow, Child

by : Bacardi Gold
02/april/2022

Photo by Luna Lovegood on Pexels.com

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a life seemed to float like the clouds above
with God’s grace you were a creation of love
in thy mother’s womb, asleep in the garden of Eden
you were the child lovingly made in Heaven


despite the pains that have gone through
the joys you gave were comfort though so few
you were the spring in the heat of summers
carrying you was a pride on the bold shoulders


they have crossed the deep turbulent ocean
waited for you despite the great distance

if in your life the plight will drag on
faith will inspire you to catch the early dawn


be brave, don’t be the moment’s snowflake
heartaches are there to put your future at stake
don’t let yourself be thrown overboard
prayers are your shining armor and your sword


go, find yourself while you’re young
experience reality and speak the other tongues
till the soil, learn your own personal skill
remember, the world is like a spinning wheel


your nights are as crucial as your days
judgment should be truthful and simply fair
find and express LOVE to many of mankind
the best memoirs that you’ll leave behind…


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Lighting This Candle…

by : Bacardi Gold
29/march/2022

image from WPress.com pexels
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I Was Alone sitting on a chair
held my head up I recited a prayer
and in a minute I remember an affair
saddened heart, I seemed drowning in the air

I remember you in that moment
smiles and laughter and a few arguments
at the brink of crying I kept myself silent
sweet promises were gone, a forbidden sacrament

I felt as if a knife was cutting up my heart
bleeding profusely and slicing it apart
yesterday’s hurt has triggered me to restart
a new leaf, a new story, a change of heart

I Am Alone, please lend me Your helping hand
I’m in a storm, give me strength to withstand
lighting this candle makes this cramped space wide
and escape from midnight where I nervously hide

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Retrospection

by : Bacardi Gold
28/march/2022

Photo by Ekrulila on Pexels.com

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when bubbles cry in the open sea
drifting day and night
wandering
new places became home
but didn’t find its destined mecca

memories float in our past
finding a place to live in our present
but time sometimes doesn’t agree
when to be noted and be obvious
and be painted in black and white


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Waiting…(2)

bacardi gold
26/march/2022

Photo by Ashley Williams on Pexels.com
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by : Bacardi Gold
26/march/2022
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if i have known you at the very start
when time was not meant for us
when our fates were far apart
the hunt for one was never a rush

yearning to be touched and seen
unknown and hidden from your smiles and grin
should the chances be at the bottom of my skin
waiting for the moment when to begin

and now the prophesied odds are here
waiting to be moved by you
changing patterns here and there
different colors shades and hues

maybe this is the right moment
to open this heart ajar for you
your destined lover inside you’ll see
the one you’ll pick among the few…


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Struggles

by : Bacardi Gold
20/march/2022

Photo by Asad Photo Maldives on Pexels.com

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i know not where to start
to launch a dream in space
should i take my heart with me
to frame a name worthy of a trace

i have reached a distance so high
sailed the stormy seas and rode the tides
i never left my soul floating in the sky
waited for mornings to escape the nights

to dream the vision of my choice
was to open my eyes and just stayed focused
in the world of a thousand painful struggles
i have chosen my battles and been victorious


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She’s Female

by : Bacardi Gold
09/feb/2021

Stripes, photography like how the shadow is only cast on the skin

image from : Pinterest



she’s female, a woman
a wife, a sister, a lover
a sweetheart, a mistress
a girlfriend, a teacher

a politician, a doctor
an actress, a driver
a writer, a blogger
a criminal, a prostitute

a nun, a servant
a musician, a singer
a chef, a banker
a grandma, a mother

whoever she is,
she’s independent in her judgment or action
she has always been her own woman
capable of bearing offspring
our lives began with her and her man

she’s called a WOMAN by designation preferred by most modern female adults, the standard parallel to man
and a LADY as the term of approval and the term of courtesy in the sense of a “polite, refined woman”

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