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Fairy Tale

She thought she knew her story

The story she mistook for a fairy tale

She said she was the princess wearing a crown

Waiting for her prince in her castle up in the clouds

Yet her patience grew thin 

As her knight in shining armor remains missing

Her castle no longer feels like home 

A dreaded prison she needs to escape from

So she cut off her long, flowing locks

And ditched her embroidered gown

Standing naked in front of a mirror 

She saw a woman grown

No prince or knight will come and save her

So she thought to escape her darkened castle

Wearing an armor made from light and shadows

She fought the monsters and villains that lived in her halls

Bloodied, bruised, and hurting 

She stepped down and out from the castle, her prison

Stronger than when she was first brought in 

She was no longer a princess but a queen proud and standing tall
-TheElusiveScribe 04202017-

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Drowning in Your Eyes

You drag me into the inky darkness
of your eyes that seem to reflect
the infinite dance of the stars
that coalesce into fragments
of your broken soul.
I’m drowning in the beauty of your sadness
that echoes deep inside
resounding loud and clear
the same sorrow that reside
in the very depths of me.
I’m falling into the deep pools of your eyes
their gaze holding me fast
restraining me as I tried to free myself
from the trap laid out before me.
I’m lost as your eyes penetrate
the secrets I keep within me.
How easy it is for you to unravel me
my thoughts, my words you took
without having to say anything.
I am drowning, drowning in your eyes
and there’s no one to save me
except you.

-The Elusive Scribe 010314-