The Knot

by : Bacardi Gold
01/feb/2022

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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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The Survivor…

by : bacardi gold
29/09/2020



suffer the daily cries of stress
reactions to praise and hurting pressures
applauds and criticisms for my courage to grow
even on a near – death body
my parent mother craved for the mud below

managed to leaf on my mother’s node
despite her being unkindly strangled
together with other members of my kind
afloat all of our lives on the lake’s water
raft for humans, not knowing to evolve after

but what can leaves of an offspring can do
no soil to give rise of my maturing roots
dripping on the water which i hungered for a land
to see my future nodal buds of my own
giving life to another bamboo, humans have known …

strip us of the strings that bind us without mercy
bring us to the forest where we can thrive freely
or to a soil where a caretaker can keep us trimmed
control our growth, to be small in a pot, we could be decorative
in the forest we could be giants, in a home we could be petite…

-o0o-

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