“Life and love encapsulated in one endearing collection.”
- Marylou James Atlantic, Iowa
“Every poem jumps out of the page and tugs at the heartstrings.”
- Elaine R. Townsend Santa Ana, California
“Take my advice: read this book and get in touch with your emotions. It’s definitely worth your time.”
- Christopher Pate Detroit, Michigan
About The Book
What is love? What is the truth about love, pain, and moving on? Can you be a lover and still be your own person? Will you love again after picking up the pieces of your broken heart? Why are relationships complicated?
Answers to these questions can be found in Bae. This collection of poems represents author and poet Elias Elliot’s love, reality, and reflections when it comes to emotions.
Get lost in his poignant poetry that will make your heart beat faster and let the butterflies in your stomach come alive.
Whom Could I Call Bae?
Look, we all know that it can be hard to find love.
And whom can I, as a man, call bae?
And whom can I, as a man, embrace
in the mist of my empty space?
And whom can I show all my love to
and open my heart to with all these
emotions in which I want to convey
in the mist of the darkness that I call my night?
And whom can I call bae to restore my very sight?
Whom can I call bae when I feel so denied?
Whom can I call bae when I feel as though I have nothing
Left to provide?
Whom can I call bae to bring me personal love
and emotional aid?
What kind of bae will never have remorse
for those females who have often thrown me off?
Of course, my course and beyond all that mess,
this is what I must confess—
that my life can never
truly be at bay until I no longer have to say,
“Whom can I call bae?”
Moment of Truth
Look, the time for all the games and madness
is over because this is the moment of truth, bae.
You said you wanted a real man with a real plan,
and you said you wanted true love and embrace.
You said that you wanted respect
and everlasting grace and that you never wanted
to end up getting hurt or end up getting played
nor all your weary heart and emotions
being torn apart and left betrayed.
You said that you have your pride,
and you said that you’ve already had so many
tears in which you have cried
and in these never poetic sessions lie inner depressions
from false love and broken hearts,
along with truly twisted perception
and know all that truly exists now
are all these inner confessions and mental impressions
that have all lead up
to this moment of truth.