July 3, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo




The Phantom’s Shadow



Through the dark night on a starless and pale moonlight

He lurks from behind, nowhere to go to

Just wandering the streets, hiding from the crowd

His sullen face masked

But beyond that scarred countenance is a dark past

That continues to haunt him down.

He may be aloof, be misunderstood by silly, shallow people

Deep down he has a gentle heart

Yet hardened by great blows he has yet to forget.


In each one of us is the phantom’s shadow

Longing for more than just empathy

We struggle so much to find our niche in this judgmental world

To be embraced by all despite our frailties, shortcomings and flaws.

Why can’t the world just leave him alone

And erase the stigma of him being different from the rest, an outcast?

Give him space to breathe, to live peacefully, have his share and prove his worth?


Through the dark alleys, there is where he hides

Hoping his day would finally come and can break free from the chains

Like any one of us all he wishes for is to find true happiness

And all he’s asking from strangers is a little kindness

Everyone of us long to be accepted for who we are

To fit in the crowd and not be left out

How do we bring forth peace in this world

When all we do is throw stones at each other instead of living harmoniously?






Written In the Stars



They say for each person

There is a certain Miracle from within

And you are meant to be just for one person

As time draws to a close to meeting the One,

The Universe and your Spirit Guides are on your side

To help you fulfill your One True Destiny.


It’s written in the stars

And before you know it, I am coming to hold your hand

You may not know now but soon you’ll get it somehow

I may have bumped into you along life’s journey,

But you were too preoccupied with your own story

That you didn’t notice me passing you by.


If in this life, we have to say goodbye

As my soul reincarnates, I’ll meet you again in the next,

When our eyes lock as we cross our paths once more

You will know in your heart that it was me – your Destiny,

Just look at the stars on a beautiful night such as this

And know that the time is near to feel eternal bliss.


It’s written in the stars

For even when True Love is lost,

Your soul will bleed for a meaning in your life

But though the inevitable happens, searching for your One True Destiny remains

If we are yet to discover our One True Miracle,

Even time may defeat itself in order for you to see me in another lifetime.






Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo

Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo is a multi-awarded and an Internationally-Published Contemporary Author/Poet and a Professional Writer/Creative Writer/Feature Writer/Journalist/Travel Writer from the Philippines. She has 2 published books, “Seasons of Emotions” (UK) and “Inner Reflections of the Muse”, (USA). Elizabeth is also a co-author to more than 70 international anthologies in the USA, Canada, UK, Romania, India. She is a Contributing Editor of Inner Child Magazine, USA and an Advisory Board Member of Reflection Magazine, an international literary magazine. She is a member of the American Authors Association (AAA) and PEN International, Asia Pacific Writers and Translators (APWT), and World Association of Authors and Researchers (WAOAR).

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