Poems by Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo

Poems by Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo
 
 
The Beauty in Solitude
 
Stillness…
Sometimes a deafening silence can speak a thousand meanings
Rather than uttering senseless words covered with rage
Discovery of one’s self and of one’s real calling comes when you are in deep solitude
Modern lives envelope us with fast-paced and hurried day to day grind
Not having enough precious time to stop and reflect on things that truly matter
There is beauty in solitude if we just get to realize how it is vital to truly listen to our hearts
You can ponder on things out of being in solitude or solitary confinement
It is in lovely solitude that you can ponder who you truly are
And what is your ultimate calling or mission in this world
Immerse yourself in deep solitude for silence should not be threatening at all
Answers to questions which keep us wondering all this time can be found in sincere solitude
Tranquility…
Real solitude can be found within the silence of the deep recesses of our hearts
Thoughts that plague your mind consuming your soul
Can be made calm in the beautiful tranquility of your being
So much can be discovered and unraveled
In the beauty of solitude.
 
Author/Poet Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo Copyright June 13, 2017
 
 
 
True Peace
 
As Leo Tolstoy once said, “Everybody wants to change the world but nobody wants to change himself.”
How can we attain true peace if we can’t be at peace with ourselves first?
Real peace should start within you, should awaken your deepest core
Which can create a ripple in the Universe to be an instrument of unity and harmony
To end all division, to overcome discrimination, to help heal an ailing world
True peace might be elusive but it’s not a far-fetched dream at all
For the very thing that separate us all is Ego
And once we let go of our pride to make amends with one another
Peace would not be far behind to happen, my friend
All of these wars are just facades for us to make a realization
That peace is at hand after we let go of bitterness, anger, greed, and pride.
Don’t think you can’t make a stand for peace
For even a tiny pebble on the shoreline makes a huge difference
Heed the call for Peace and start embracing your authentic self to be whole again
To be an advocate of a world in peace.
 
Author/Poet Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo Copyright June 13, 2017
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