Am I Real?

Lost in a tavern far beyond your wildest imagination
Caught up in a glaze twisting and wondering
What could have been if I would turn to a different path
Far away from this maze.

Am I still real for being this uptight over this dilemma
While you are preoccupied with your never-ending drama?
Am I real or am I not? Is this me or just a silly dummy
At times I feel as though I’m out of my own body.

I chose to immerse in this tantamount abyss
Looking at the mirror now I find a total mess
Yes, you ‘d utter scary as it may seem
Got my own self to finally redeem.

Am I real for feeling this intensifying longing
These upturns and downturns is really sickening
I yearn one fine day would be given to me of being set free
From these chains I am in and simply remain being me!

Elizabeth E. Castillo Copyright 2011

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About Lizzy

I am a Professional Feature writer/Creative Writer/Journalist/Blogger/Published International Author/Poet from the Philippines in Asia. I believe my mission here on earth is to contribute and touch lives through my pen pushing. There are more than 60 poetry anthologies which I am a part of together with my foreign fellow poets from all over which includes 2 worldwide charities, the prestigious World Record Holder for Most Artists Contributing To An Anthology, "Live Life: The Daydreamers Journal for the benefit of the American Cancer Society (http://www.amazon.com/Live-Life-The-Daydreamers-Journal/dp/0615605907/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1335368497&sr=8-3) and "Song of Sahel" a global charity for the children of the Sahel region in Africa (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0098N9MPO) and other upcoming international anthologies. My first international poetry book "Seasons of Emotions" by Destiny to Write Publications, UK was released January 7, 2013. You can buy paperback copies at : http://www.lulu.com/shop/elizabeth-castillo/seasons-of-emotions/paperback/product-20615522.html My second book "Inner Reflections of The Muse" - a collection of poetry, prose, articles and quotes will also be published this 2013. I am also a Contributing Editor for the monthly online magazine "Inner Child The Magazine" (http://www.innerchildmagazine.com/all-about-the-love.php) and a Columnist for another online magazine,"Winning Strategies Magazine" ( http://winningstrategiesmagazine.org/ and an Advisory Board Member of Reflection Magazine. I am a member of the American Authors Association (AAA) and PEN International. You can find my Goodreads Author Page at : http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6869749.Elizabeth_E_Castillo

7 thoughts on “Am I Real?

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” Am I Real ? ” makes full use of the poetic tradition of utilising metaphor and allegory for actual real-world issues and concerns. Intriguing. (Editorial Correction) Please take a look at the line in the last verse. Upturns and downturns being plural requires that the line should read, These ( not this) upturns and downturns are ( not is).

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  2. Louis Kasatkin

    Thank you not only for your admirable attention to detail,but also for the exemplary and courteous manner in which you responded to the editorial prompt.

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  3. SamTem

    “Am I Real?
    Is a question which we all face, Dilemma
    well written, connects and then sets you free.
    good use of words..

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