Later that night…

by : Bacardi Gold
29/april/2022

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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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