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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War

by :: Bacardi Gold
16/march/2022

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com


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i hear the danger
i see the flames
black clouds from the grounds
writing names to blame

machines roared
buildings destroyed
a place in distress
voices in paranoid

if i am dreaming
please wake me up
let me see my own shadow
taking care of myself

i heeded my screams
my shouts of fear
the hope of survival
was drowning in tears

a war borne in despair
fearful of people near by
a man sitting on his chair
alone, lonely, living in lies


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A Stranger for a while

by : Bacardi Gold
11/march/2022

Photo by ramtin ak on Pexels.com



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this is not the right time
to ask me how i feel
yesterday wasn’t the moment
to ask me if it was real

moment to moment i gather
whispers i could not hear
to myself i’m still a stranger
turning laughter into tears

maybe this is me
a stranger for a while
but i’ll fill this empty heart
with lots of joy and smiles

maybe this is you
not a stranger but a friend
so look inside my heart
together we’ll find meaning at the bend


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If …

by: Bacardi Gold
09/march/2022

Photo by Alex Fu on Pexels.com

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if whispers are made to touch your body
my mind will cloak the past thru all eternity
and if our hearts will beat together as one
your charm to me is second to none

if your face will flaunt a genuine smile
flowers will bloom and ignite a fire
hues of colors will spark and start to warm
cold dusts’ smell will wane ’till it’s sweet and calm

words in flight, spears in height
downwards they strike my lonely heart
tears and blood brew my days to nights
love will build war zones into sacred sites


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Fear

by : Bacardi Gold
07/march/2022

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com



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would i fear the future
i know it is yet to come
to measure what it is to fortify
the path leading to what i will become


would i fear my present strength
of losing bulks of steam now
keeping the meaning of everyday struggle
is surviving life i’ve known how


would i fear the past
it kept what my future holds
to tread back the road i bravely took
unwinds the pains i kept to unhook


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triangle writes – Truth and Lie — Triangle Writes…

by : Bacardi Gold the story will be said to unfold and launch a narrative score of truth releasing unfounded pickled flaws snaking through the jagged stones . winding erratic lines submerged deep in a silent sea of myth talking heads with mouths unturned leading its way out sitting on the tongue . heart pounding […]

triangle writes – Truth and Lie — Triangle Writes… pls. read the original post

Truth

by : Bacardi Gold
03/march/2022

Photo by Lisa Fotios on Pexels.com


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I have the…

lips that only whisper
to reveal the truth
nose that slides straight
to bridge our hearts so smooth
eyes that at times lights up
to make known to everyone
that this sincere heart
loves you and can’t be undone…




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Changing

by : Bacardi Gold
24/feb/2022

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com



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as the currents keep the waters roll
the sands of time as sieve drains the surface in volumes
fragments in hues slide back to the sea
leaving a sound that reverberates dreams back to slumber
millions of times in hypnotic tone

winds of unstable speed
and uncertain directions
disturb the sphere of life
the expanse in full color

the night time comes in slow
hiding in its black robe
not minding the cryptic sounds and visions

stars in twinkling powers
can’t do so much to rival the moon’s
even in numbers

the sun may wake to make a day
smiles and hopes can now be theirs
to people around the world

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You

by : Bacardi Gold
23/feb/2022

Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com

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what now
it was over
the chance has faded


if only
your declaration was for real
love could have been intense


but it was not a wasted time
love was expressed in its prime
you didn’t know, chances grew
with watchful eyes
whenever, wherever,
there was you…

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Images of you…

by : Bacardi Gold
22/feb/2022

Photo by James Wheeler on Pexels.com


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Sometimes i forget
the lessons of life…
my mistakes, trivial as they were
have hinted me so

Their runs somehow
were purely accidental
and i was sorry
for it has transgressed boundaries

Images of you
heading a reappearance,
like questions that were asked
divinely answered then

Sweet words, framed and raftered
the pathway that you’ve trailed
lead to a monumental spiel
of a splendored love affair

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Travel – “I will not do this again, I swear”

by : Bacardi Gold
20/feb/2022

“I will not do this again, I swear !” (Anicycle at Kampo Juan, Bukidnon, Philippines)

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Anicycling – biking on steel rope (Zip Line )
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The photographer said, “At the count of three, raise your hands, 1, 2, 3 “. I did not do it. The order fell on deaf ears. My knees were trembling while my companion was enjoying the thrill of his life. He was at the peak of fun while I was in labor finishing the distance of pleasure’s escapade.


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My momentous beer moment …

by : Bacardi Gold
13/feb/2022

Photo by Andi on Pexels.com


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the lager is sleeping inside my glass
for hours i haven’t disturbed its trance
is it dreaming
all its own ?

the bubbles had subsided flat
coldness robbed by the meandering thin air
is it in a musing spell
slowly drowning my time ?


my beer had fallen into my mouth
the glass i held now in upside down
my thoughts had started to grind
the ending had just begun…


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Life is beautiful… (Valentine’s Day)

by : Bacardi Gold
11/feb/2022

image by : Pinterest

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not yet a seasoned one
tending a younger heart
keeping it from the rain
guarding it from harm

the past was a lovely thing
we said okay and willingly
reaching the stars without wings
our world was never empty

we filled it with bliss and laughter
with pleasure and blessedness
the nights were in rainbow colors
words were sweet without bitterness

we’d like to sing the same old song
playing all over again the melody
love notes of trust that went along
lay open that life is beautiful…Happy Valentines Day !


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Rivers and Streams

by : Bacardi Gold
09/feb/2022

Photo by Baskin Creative Studios on Pexels.com




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if rivers and streams flow where you are
i’ll follow the way flood waters behave
surging with strength, it’s noise reaching far
into the sea, to be part of the rushing waves

if summers do come and dry you up
revealing the character that you manifest
rivers and streams will become empty
wilted tree crowns, bad for nature’s forests

request for rains follow as i pray
dark clouds falling as you drench my way
to the rivers and streams i have followed you
where your love resides, your home runs through

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Silent Companion

by : Bacardi Gold
09/feb/2022

Photo by Douglas Henrique Marin dos Santos on Pexels.com


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you can’t be the sun
nor my morning star
you can’t be the dream
of yesterday’s scar

you can’t notably fit
into my own description
’cause you’re a class
of your own definition

maybe the bright full moon
can take your place
to be my silent companion
when love becomes a waste



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Moment of Joy

by : Bacardi Gold
04/feb/2022

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com

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This is my moment of joy
’cause you taught my heart
how to love and care
hatred and neglect were
abandoned affairs

Frequent smiles and laughter
sheathed the knitted brows of paint
silhouette of twilight time
enriched my image as a saint



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The Knot

by : Bacardi Gold
01/feb/2022

Photo by ROMAN ODINTSOV on Pexels.com



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looping a piece of string
or a part of it interlaced
decorative or just practical
tying together the ends

a ceremony where hearts are tied
together two people live as man and wife
scions of love their unions bore
proving the knot of love is pure

knots when wrongly handled
can maim or kill or disable
knots of love or knots of hate
the former, its yours to embrace


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Recollection

by : Bacardi Gold
30/jan/2022



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echoes of an ecstatic laughter
dressed in worrisome anger
heard in a hundred period of time
impressing the distant destiny

looking for someone
to be the actor of the scene
no one is perfect for the role
settled for a second choice

unfolding drama
failed to give the best
but the trying gave the emotions
worthy of the acts

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Unrealized

by : Bacardi Gold
29/jan/2022


image by : annikaaschberg.wordpress.com

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catch the shadow of your dream
build your castle in thin humid air
assemble an image from your vision
and swallow my likeness into your fantasy

tear off a page from your version of creation
invent the characters of an admirable royalty

as the light shone coming from the sky
the story that about to begin
vanished as your senses ascended
into the heavens reaching the sun
and on earth
interacted with the souls of Men.


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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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https://amanpan.com/eugis-weekly-prompt-harmony-january-11-2022/

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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Haiku #32 – Purple Moon – Eugi’s weekly prompt

by : Bacardi Gold
27/aug/2021

image from : Pinterest

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what a lovely night

remembering the moment

purple moon’s romance


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https://amanpan.com/2021/08/26/eugis-weekly-prompt-purple-moon-august-26-2021/

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
anticipating a cherished desire
confidently expecting it

circumstances or events in life
sometimes don’t go as you want them to be
what, if it turns the other way
would you still hope for what you’re expecting?
or just let life find its own course

and let it be

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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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