in the room where lovers sleep

in the room where lovers sleep

the splinter stings and tears.

every few steps taken ahead, with all the effort and hope, are all retraced back within a fraction of a few seconds.

he looks out of the window. the rain has repressed, the leaves on the trees shedding the remains of the storm that was last night. a few hours go by as he watches the leaf expunge all the beads of water on it, only to crave for it all over again after it has.

the clouds start to clear, and the sun glimpses out, to take a peek at what the rain has left for it.

he’s still by the window, reminiscing, conjuring, questioning, answering, calming and searching his heart.

the air brings the smell of wet wood and rusty chains. he looks up at the sky, and watches the sun playing hide-and-seek with the help of the clouds.

observing the flickers of shadows that are being casted – he shuts his eyes tight, to run away from the memories that lie naked on the bed he’s sitting on. haunting him, calling him, earnestly beseeching him.

voices in his head flash by. voices he had forgotten over time all come rushing by… “magic”, “take a chance”, “bending destiny” – and he lets out a scream to drown them.

the heavens comply and thunder strikes, he turns around to look out the window in amazement.

within minutes the clouds have completely concealed the rays of the hopeful sun.

within seconds, the rain comes crashing down on the leaves.

he turns to takes a comfortable stance at the window across the bed – he knows he’s not going to move from there for a long time to come.

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in the coldest time of year,
darkness all around my heart.

i was alone but didn’t fear
to wander in the light of stars.

in the bright and silent night,
winds would knock and disappear.

still i felt the feeling near,
like the first time you were ever here.

you’re so far away,
so far away,
you left me,
you told me you would stay.
you never said goodbye
and i’ll keep asking why,
i keep on asking how,
oh come unto me now.

i have breathed the morning air,
i have heard the four winds blow.

i was weary but prepared to follow
down this lonely road.

in the room where lovers sleep,
winds would knock and disappear.

still i felt the music near,
like the first time we were ever here.

you’re so far away,
so far away,
you left me,
you told me you would stay.
you never said goodbye
and i keep wondering why,
i keep on wondering how,
oh come inside me now.

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