Turn Back Time

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photo credit: trentbooks.com









If I could just turn back the time
and tell you what you needed to know
you might not have walked past me
and left me all alone

If I could have just let my heart talk
and just forget the fear
you might have stayed a little longer
and there won’t be any tears

If I could just hold you close
and let you feel the warmth of my embrace
you wouldn’t have felt the cold
and I wouldn’t be so lost

If I could just turn back the time
and stop it for just a moment
you might have not gone away
and we would have been the same

-©The Elusive Scribe 042314-









Oh you wicked spirit
you have a hold on this heart
that bleeds for that elusive feeling
that others professed to be love

You toyed with the dying embers
fanning it into roaring flames
a quick kiss and promises
burned all inhibitions away

That smile you bestow
set butterflies aflutter
attempting to spread their wings
to take flight on love’s embrace

Yet it was all a farce was it not?
The nights when your lips are pressed close to ears
professing love that was just an illusion
and dreams that were meant to shatter

How could anyone resist
that charm you exude
that ensnares starved hearts
helpless under your spell?

Perfect you were in these eyes
but it was just a mask you wore
the devil inside you played me false
luring me into your deadly embrace

Yet you were adored
by hands trailing fingers
feeling the hunger within
feeding it with my own

But now all is silent
even the wind’s whispers are dulled
all that is real is the spreading pain
riding the waves of tears

-©The Elusive Scribe 042214-


Close to You

That’s all I ever wanted
to be near you
as you down that drink
sitting in front of you
while you watch tv
oblivious to the world
as always

I come closer
inching my way
to your shoulders
my hands longing
to caress your neck
with the lightest of touch

Your skin breaks into goosebumps
as you feel my presence
like a whisper of breath
touching you
chilling you
making you turn around
yet you don’t see me

But I’m close
as you turned back to the screen
laughing at the silliness
thinking that someone’s behind you
oh but I am
I am and you don’t see me

And when finally I touched
your bare flesh
you screamed and threw your beer
and I was stunned
drenched in your liquor
hurriedly running away
from the fear I saw in your eyes

Oh how I weep
as I scurried back into the darkness
the walls, my lair
hiding me and my insignificant frame
while I wait
and watch
until I can come close to you
once more

-©The Elusive Scribe 042114-


Locked in a Tower


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in the topmost tower
from the world below
like a flightless bird
perched by the only eye
the dancing trees that line
Paved darkness
that none dared to pass by
in the silence of the stars
songs of longing to the wind
that someone would come and steal
this soul
perishing in the tower strong

-©The Elusive Scribe 042014-


Flying High

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photo credit: lennycampello.com










hand in hand we took flight
in wings formed on exquisite words
that flowed from lips that turn to kiss
awaiting hearts entwined
dreaming upon clouds of silk
as our body lies in blissful sleep

we soared way up high
riding the waves of laughter
that echo well into the night
as we imagined together
dreams of a future so bright
as we traversed the infinite skies

and we danced to the music
our beating hearts created
with sweet words forming in our lips
and with every sway and twirl
our shadows below meld
into a single soul

until dawn arrives
and we fall back home
into sleeping bodies that wait
waking up with smiles on our lips
as the sun slowly kisses
our bodies bound to earth

-©The Elusive Scribe 041614-














wordless are the lips
that once used to spill
poetic verses
to your waiting ears

as the night deepens
just like the kiss
that intimate bliss
shared by two hearts

under the watching stars
that cradle the moon
wrapped in the shadows
of clouds passing by

wordless are the lips
that once whispered your name
like a prayer
reverent in nature

as eyes meet eyes
gazing with longing
for that single moment
for our worlds to collide

sparks igniting
the hunger that burns
from within
wanting to be free

wordless are the lips
as thoughts no longer form
in the mind as your image
no longer calls it home

just like the heart
that you used to hold
now bereft of the warmth
your loving hands gave

until the time you chose
to leave this soul in tears
watching your shadow
in silence disappear

-©The Elusive Scribe 041414-