Sweet scent lingers in the air

As dewy drops of perfume permeate my being

Soothes the soul when it’s crying out of despair,

Calms the spirit when the road seems a bumpy ride

And the ghosts of my past don’t seem to disappear.

What is the shade of your life

When you’re at the crossroads and nothing seems to be right?

The candy smell of fruity flavors liven up my senses

Takes me out of the darkness

And that is when it begins to be colorful again,

My world, my sanctuary

As the lingering aroma seeps into the four corners of my room.

A wicked spell you cast down on me

As your fragrance leaves a wonderful memory

Taking me back to the times of you and me

Telling myself ironically,

To just let go and finally break free

© 2010 Elizabeth E. Castillo

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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 ( and "Song of Sahel" a global charity for the children of the Sahel region in Africa ( 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 : 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" ( and a Columnist for another online magazine,"Winning Strategies Magazine" ( 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 :

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