clinging to your velvet skin
diamonds that silently glisten
sparkling with the rising sun
tears left by the passing night
captured in your upturned face
transformed into beauty come the light
-©The Elusive Scribe 040414-
You shut yourself from the world,
afraid to see staring eyes,
judging you and the skin that you wear.
You retreat into the darkness,
breathing in your own air,
never wanting to see the light of day.
You dream of shedding your skin,
forgetting your sins,
emerging whole and new.
And so you wait in silence,
feeling the heat of the sun,
and the embrace of the moon.
And you weave your dreams in darkness
with eyes closed, as you slowly change,
changing as the days come and go
until you can’t take it any more.
And so you break free
from your self imposed prison
unaware that as you drew the deepest of breaths
your body unfurls in all its splendor.
And you take flight on wings of beauty
leaving behind the shell of your past,
and as you soar above the skies you see
eyes that once stared now glisten with tears
wondering why they failed to see,
your beauty hidden within.
-The Elusive Scribe 111213-
When you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see,
just remember you are beauty in every way that you can be.
Your hair may be unruly, your eyes may not be your best,
but that smile on your lips will definitely outshine the rest.
Your nose can be too broad or your feet too small,
but these are the things that make you different, accept them all.
Perfection isn’t necessary, you are beauty in your own way,
no matter what flaws you see, they’re the things that make you unique.
If change is what you want, change the flaws in your character,
for exterior beauty can fade but what’s inside you
you will bring until you lie in your grave.
-The Elusive Scribe 072513-
Time to let go of the pain,
the broken songs that you used to play,
on that guitar battered and bruised,
a witness to your many heartaches
and numbered sadness.
Strum a different tune,
one of beauty indescribable.
Let the notes take form
and the words pour forth
from lips that have tasted
the sweetness of a kiss so tender.
Make music out of love,
sing a story from your beating heart,
let the world hear the joy dying to escape
the tender smile that creeps
on your face so used to frowns,
and let them see what love can do,
when given without waiting,
without asking for anything in return.
-The Elusive Scribe 071213-
See the light that burns
behind these eyes
as they gaze upon your beauty
A chance meeting
in a world wrapped in coded sequences
putting smiles on our faces.
Hit enter to send
words typed into the void
sending sweet shivers down
where they were meant to be.
Endless we thought
this chance encounter will be
yet we’re still apart
how long can this be?
We suffer in silence
while we put on our masks
convince the world with a smile
planted to disguise
the longing and heartache
this secret yearning only we can feel.
Lovers true yet bound by the wiles of fate
keeping us apart, prolonging our agony
extending our misery.
-The Elusive Scribe 071013-