She is a lonely surfer
Scanning the vast sea of tangled mazes
Swirling hues enveloping her eccentric ego
Cast away from a faraway land from a long time ago.
As she wanders from island to island
The storms and turbulent waves provoking her
But these have never been a hindrance for her
To carry on and search for another lonely soul like her.
Until her board landed a deserted place
A lone island amidst the wilderness of her dreams
She stayed there for a while for something odd whispered in her ear she needs to
And then she heard an anguish coming from nowhere.
“Who are you who’s crying for I can hear your despair
I have come in search for you and my board took me here to you.” she said,
“Please let me see you, do not be afraid for I am a long lost friend.”
She waited for a reply and an apparition to come in front of her.
Suddenly a voice which sounded like it’s coming from the wind roared
“I am no one. I am the desert from which your feet have landed.” it said.
“A lonely island longing for someone to stay here with me for long and not ever leave me behind.”
The girl felt astonished, shocked and could not figure out how to embrace such a surprise.
“A desert feels lonesome too at times when only the scorching sun kisses me and no water is in sight.”
“Yes, I should have gotten used to it but everybody wants change sometimes in their lives.”
“I will bring you rains for the clouds have been my companion all my entire travel.” The girl replied.
The girl has finally found meaning in her life for what she been enlightened with through the lonely desert.
Even a desert weeps too at times
What you see as a strong person outside
Might be a shattered soul from the inside
Being alone doesn’t necessarily mean being lonely
For we can at times feel alone too in the company of others.
Elizabeth E. Castillo Philippines Copyright 2013