A Phantom’s Reflection

Is the one you see in your reflection the real you?
Or someone you thought you’d left out in a dark avenue
A portrait of a soul with a desperate outcry
Chained in a past she longs to get by.

Have you stared at a countenance with sullen eyes?
Victim of cruelty of this discriminating world in disguise
She is a captive in a high tower way above the hill
While far below is a paradise yet bringing hurts and a certain chill.

Do I see in the mirror a shadow of a phantom I dare not be?
Or am I just haunted by my own nightmares, an eerie being I now see
Waiting for the time I can finally get out of this never ending dream
Unmask myself and metamorphose, enjoy the plight I am in!

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

2 thoughts on “A Phantom’s Reflection

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Magical , mysterious with enough of a ” twist ” to elevate it above the mundane.,” A Phantom’s reflection ” final line .” unmask myself ..” has all the impact and frisson of the unexpected dip of a roller-coaster ride.

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