creative, eclectic, artistic,
at 2 A.M, I am still wide awake
for ideas come flooding at this wee hour at dawn
in a trance, an insomniac,
while others are still fast asleep
here I am at the threshold of my creation.

there’s something in the dark night,
with its solemn and deafening silence
creativity sets in, masterpieces brought to life,
insomniac, yes, I am One
but my mind does not just wander anywhere
for I am building my own castles in the high skies.

out of this dark night, when owls start making noises,
when wolves howl from the steep mountains
and spirits from the other dimension prowl in the deserted forests,
insomniac, at night my soul casts a spell on my writings
lost in oblivion, dancing words come to life
when the night sets in, I sing in sheer delight!

Author/Poet Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo
Copyright 2015 Philippines

You Give Me Sleepless Nights

I am drawn to your pure illumination
Though darkness fills up the air
My thoughts always bring me back to these nights
Though I can’t close my eyes to be numb and just rest.

My mind brings me to a black hole of oblivion
The sound of night creatures haunts my every breath
You give me sleepless nights
Whenever you are within my sight.

Across the sky with stars scattered at your sides
You are like the Queen guarded by your valiant Knights,
There is no time that I don’t look up just to glance at your luminescence
My beloved Moon, your are like a sorcerer who cast a spell on me.

Your every phase, I love especially when on a Full Moon
When you shine your brightest and show your magnificence
Oh, Moon you are loved from a far,
By this kindred soul who offers you her words of admiration.

Author/Poet Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo


I am Author/Poet Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo from the Philippines and I am joining the half poetry marathon. I am a Professional Writer/Journalist/Short Story Writer/Blogger/Published International Author/Poet/Editor/Proofreader/Speaker and an Online English Instructor. I published 2 international books – “Seasons of Emotions” (UK) and “Inner Reflections of the Muse” (USA), and co-authored more than 50 international anthologies in the USA, Canada, UK, Romania, India, and Africa. I am currently doing an international charity anthology for the benefit of the Nepal Earthquake survivors along with other writing projects.This is first time to join the Poetry Marathon but I did join some other poetry marathons like this before. I am preparing myself for the upcoming marathon and I am up for the challenge! I am glad to be a part of this year’s Poetry Marathon! Thanks for accepting my application!