2 minutes reading time (307 words)

Turning Ivory Into Glass

Come on, step into the light, let me take in one more sight

I shall miss you when you depart, but we have time before that starts

Come sit and let's talk awhile, all those roads and so many miles

We went through too much together, drained every sun, defied ill-weather

So the last thing I need to see is the sign of you leaving me

But, in time, this pain will pass while I'm turning ivory into glass.


Come here, let me stare a bit, especially when the moonlight hits

Haven't seen you this way before, always for granted.... but not anymore

Come closer, right into your eyes, so sky blue I could forever fly

Why didn't I notice this deep, this other world, this infinite sweep

So the last thing I had to know was how much farther I could go

But, in time, this pain will pass while I'm turning ivory into glass.


Come forth, tell me every secret, every silent joy, every last regret

We haven't talked for so very long, sometimes I felt you didn't belong

Come near, let me testify now: No one else ever knew how

How much I loved you here, hearing all my delights and fears

So the last thing I want to hold is the notion of stories left untold

But, in time, this pain will pass while I'm turning ivory into glass.


Come down, don't leave me alone, there's much more to be shown

Your all, we have never explored-- think of those minds we'd reward

Come back, we can begin anew, rewrite mysteries, change the clues

But, alas, I must let you fade, everything that must be was made

So the last thing I will allow is your freedom after these vows

Yes, in time, this pain will pass while I'm turning ivory into glass.

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