The Weeping Desert

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

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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 ( 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 :

7 thoughts on “The Weeping Desert

  1. suzette portes san jose

    ALONE a shadow cast from shattered reverie… longed composure of self, lost and the search that never ends… wonderfully written Lizzy 🙂


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