i have to start somewhere…

by : Bacardi Gold
11/may/2021




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Mt. Tapias, Coron, Palawan, Philippines
image by: Ramsey Tendero

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i am here
carried by my thoughts
reacting to a dream

i am there
dragged by my hope
talking back to an aim

here, there and everywhere
i have to start somewhere
now, later or never

up, i’ll find some stairs to the heavens,
or build a highway to the stars
can’t make it

if there’s no beginning…


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Veiled pages

by : Bacardi Gold
10/may/2021

Photo by Ylanite Koppens on Pexels.com

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I heard some silence
hiding in a senile space
opening closed doors

explosion of thoughts
breaking loud-voiced secrecy
deciphering code

retired on the shelf
veiled pages browsed by the young
a scholarly find


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Guns and Roses

by : Bacardi Gold
28/april/2021

This is a reblogged poem from my other site. It carries some little changes.



if these roses can whisper

to people of different ears

if conflicts can listen for awhile

our lives can carry tears and cheers

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thorns could prick our skin

protruding from the stalks

but flowers are all akin

various flags along the garden blocks

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beautiful buds now abloom

speaking softly to the stars

thoughts were read by the restless moon

concerned about the ongoing  wars

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if all the guns would turn to lovely flowers

no bubble of hatred would burst as it poses

no braves would win, no cowards would cower

when bombs and arrows  become  bouquet of roses…

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Is crying helpful ?

by Bacardi Gold
18/april/2021



Reading sad love stories or watching emotional TV series can easily make some people cry while others find it hard to shed some tears.

It is a normal thing seeing most people cry at funerals. It is in that situation that arouses their emotions that make them cry. Losing a loved one can have an immediate emotional response that may eventually lead to crying more than the normal.

Sadness, anger, and even happiness can induce crying. It is believed to be an outlet or a result of a burst of intense emotional sensations during happy events and painful occurrences.

In a study, most people feel better after the crying episode. It activates the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) which help people relax. It regulates their emotions, helps them to be calm and reduce their own stress level.

Crying is primarily an attachment behavior, as it rallies support from the people around us. This is known as an interpersonal or social benefit.

Additionally, it makes people feel good and may also ease both physical and emotional pain. In this way, crying can help reduce pain and promote a sense of well-being.

It helps lift people’s spirits and make them feel better. As well as relieving pain, oxytocin and endorphins can help improve mood. This is why they are often known as “feel good” chemicals.

When humans cry in response to stress, their tears contain a number of stress hormones and other chemicals.

Researchers believe that crying could reduce the levels of these chemicals in the body, which could, in turn, reduce stress. More research is needed into this area to confirm this.

However, it follows that the calming, mood-enhancing, and pain-relieving effects of crying may help a person fall asleep more easily.

Crying helps to kill bacteria and keep the eyes clean as tears contain a fluid called lysozyme. The fluid had such powerful antimicrobial properties that it could even help to reduce risks presented by bioterror agents.

Basal tears, which are released every time a person blinks, help to keep the eyes moist and prevent mucous membranes from drying out.

As the National Eye Institute explains, the lubricating effect of basal tears helps people to see more clearly. When the membranes dry out, vision can become blurry.

“Another interesting discovery about the content of tears was made by Dr. William H. Frey II, a biochemist at the St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center in Minnesota. He and his team analyzed two types of tears: the emotional ones (crying when emotionally upset and stressed) and the ones arising from irritants (such as crying from onions). They found that emotional tears contained more of the protein-based hormones, prolactin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, and leucine enkephalin (natural painkiller), all of which are produced by our body when under stress. It seems as if the body is getting rid of these chemicals through tears. That explains why we usually feel better after a good cry.”

So, there you go. Cry as much as you want – it is probably good for you. But no cheating by inducing crying with onions. Your tear glands know the difference.”
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Success…

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by : Bacardi Gold
10/april/2021


i gathered skills
to color my skin
i exerted efforts
to know where to begin

i bathed in the sun
to bake some dirt
i froze in the dawn
to immerse into the hurt

tears and sweat have mixed
as they spilled out from skin
energy and time
ran along my will

thoughts of survival
came spinning on the wheel
busy fingers on the weave
molding a body of steel

“i can do it”
i kept reminding me
searching for the brightest star
the one that’s holding the key

i have reached the core
the heart of the night
the success i was aiming for
was won ’cause i gave the battle a fight…



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Chances…


by : Bacardi Gold
03/april/2021


failing to catch the spark that first aroused
no pen has marked the sounds of its whims
one by one it got lost and cannot be redeemed

then the stretch of sand slowly vanished
from the little inspiration of sparkling white
it seeped out from the glass bowl of imagery

then a mountain of marble rolled down
in place of the white sanded vision
no one remembered the multicolored illusion

minutes descended from the hour
without a decisive revealing conclusion
nothing was written, the chances just passed away…

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Your Silhouette…


by : Bacardi Gold
01/april/2021


Photo by Nathan Cowley on Pexels.com




tall grasses have grown on the silent sands
where I used to run after you
but you made it easy for me to catch you
so we could drop together on the sands

how your laughter drowned the boisterous waves
as it kissed the sparkling shore
then the waves have slid back quickly to the sea
and settled to the ocean floor

we had a quick funny swim
as we hurried up not to lose the sun
but as we took our last and final dip
it was long the setting sun was gone

those were the days of our youthful years
fifty beautiful summers of a happy marriage
and as I leave my sight on this beautiful place
now I’m alone reliving our great golden memories

you went ahead of me
but I felt your soul is here with me
the hands of twilight have grown its wings
your silhouette will bring me to where the angels sing

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