OPEN MIC ENCORE
May, 2004

 

LOVE.
J.P.

Is there any true definition?
If it's so beautiful,
Why does it make wrong choices?
Why is it always faulting others
For a little mistake.
It feeds off the sound,
Of cold heartbreak.
"I love you" is just a phrase
With meaningful lies,
If love is so wonderful,
Why does it make us cry?
Long, painful death,
Is better than denial.
Somehow it just seems so much more pleasant.
Love. This is not just a word.
I need to know what it is.
There are too many definitions to it,
But.......what is it truly?
If someone can show me,
Or tell me that love isn't wrong,
That it's not a LIE!!!
That it's just several people that make it wrong.
That maybe, just maybe,
There is hope after all.
I'd really like to know.
LOVE.
What is it?

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bathing naked behind the barn
crows snicker ~
bad knees
 
car wonít start
tiny dogs yap ~
Iím going to the Hebrides
 
wet grass
tickles the catís toes
fussy feet
 
flirting with
a tall woman ~
I stand up straighter
 
Donald P. Ladew

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WILL Carry YOU
vincent ticaro 
I look at you and I can tell
The sadness inside that you feel
It seems to grow much everyday
Why are you in such dismay?
 
Your smile is but a faÁade
Hiding those emotions inside
Smiles are but tears at night
What have you done to deserve such plight?
 
Poetry has come to an end
Those sweet words donít seem to mend
With your tears and so much sadness
Itís just like walking into nothingness
 
Such journey is not easy
Roads are full of dust and very rocky
Your feet wonít last long and you could fall
To the depths of sorrow and you canít crawl
 
But I will carry you!
 
Even if the road is muddy or dusty
Even if things around us go crazy
Iíll always be in your journey
So, please donít cryÖ donít be weary.
 
I will carry you!
 
Even if youíre 300 ≠ pound heavier
Or even 200 times crazier
I wonít give up on youÖ you know that
I have faith in youÖ just like that.

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BECAUSE
Pat Royce
Somewhere
a butterfly kissed the air
A leaf fell from a tree
The sun shone on a raindrop
that fell into the sea
A ripple
A Chinese whisper
A kiss upon our soul
A touch without touching
So soft you'll never know
How much I loved you

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 A Single Rose
Kathleen Akker

A rose for you and no other,
  because my feelings for you could never deny.
I wouldn't ever want another,
  and this is no lie.
There is love within,
  the petals shall embrace you.
Like the touch of a pin,
  thorns give needed protection, it's true.
There is so much to say of a flower,
  whose scent is quite grand.
You take hold of the power,
  in the palm of your hand.
This little plant is perfect,
  ina way that makes life worth it.

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                               REACH
                          BY JENEE PURNELL

                       REACH FOR THE STARS
                       REACH FOR THE SEA
                       REACH FOR MY HEART
                       SEE IF YOU CAN SEE
                       MY HEART IS COLD
                       MY HEART IS BOLD  
                       MY HEART IS LIKE A POT
                       WITH OUT ANY GOLD
                       I TRY TO SPEAK
                       NO WORDS COME OUT
                       I CANT DO ANY THING
                       NOT EVEN SHOUT
                       CAN SOMEONE TELL ME
                       WHAT THIS IS ABOUT
                       WHY IS MY HEART...
                       FILLED WITH SO MUCH DOUBT.           

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Little kids, they love to wiggle,
Little kids, they always giggle.
 
Little kids, they can fly a kite,
Little kids, you know they might.
 
Little kids they can smile for a while,
Little kids they could run for a mile.
 
But in your heart you'll always know,
Little kids, they always grow.

Ciara Oehring

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Perfect.
Stace L Keay
I close my eyes and see your face
looking  back at me,
I open them, expect you there,
but its darkness that i see.
I miss your arms around me,
i miss that morning smile,
 i wish that i could have you here
if only for a while.
I cannot sleep alone no more,
i stay up all the night,
hoping, wishing, dreaming,
that we will make this right.
I donít belong here, all alone,
i belong right next to you,
to spend my life right by your side
would make all my dreams come true
i want to spend my nights with you,
just staring in your eyes,
i want to forget the pains we've shared,
the loss, the fights, the lies.
I want to start again with you,
and this time make it right
i want to be able to close my eyes
and actually sleep at night.
My biggest dream is to be your wife,
and to have our family,
to spend my last days here on earth,
with you right next to me...

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he is the one i owe my life
when i cut my wrist with a knife
he is the one that i love
must of been sent from up above
as if a garden fairy he is the one i want to marry
he fights my fights that need to be fought
he dose not mind that i'm distraught
with a jaded heart and faded dreams
he makes me who i want to be
when i can not be found
he's always there to calm me down
with my broken wings he helps me fly
and makes sure i don't cry
he always there to pick me up
when i think my life is fucked
he dries my tears
and fights all my fears
i said he came from up above and he is the one i will ALWAYS love

Liz

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love
 from peter mcgrath
dear farther up above
please protect the one i love
sealed with a smile
sealed with a kiss
i love the person because she reads this
 
if i die and go up above
i wait for you at the golden gates
but if you are not there by  judgment day
i know you gone the other way
but just to prove my love to you
i go through hell to be with you

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Somehow I find
Myself in Love.
Its a feeling of.....
Something hard to explain,
but better than a rose.
Its something you don't have to gain.
The feeling of your toes,
In the cold river water
its hard to walk back
so you'll have to walk farther
and keep on the right track.
Falling in Love is not the hard part,
Its courage and commitment,
at every new start.
If You should Stumble if you should fall
there's always a new day,
for us all!
So never give up
'cause God has a plan
that will fill your cup
with overflowing love.
Never forget these words I say
but let them recite
in your life everyday. =D

*~Cynthia Mannessen~*

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Alone
jalen
sometimes i think what would happen if i was on my own
would i still have friends
or guardians
or would i be all alone
would i have a shelter
or would i have no place to call home
would i have clothes to cover my bare bones
or would i be naked in the dark real cold
would i meet up with drug dealers who call themselves friends
when i know they are really foes
selling drugs among, teenagers and kids
when they know their wrong
or is the poison from the drugs stayin' in their mind
like smoke stays in a bong
or are they blind
by terrorism and other crimes
that their singing to the wrong song
i don't know
the list continues on and on
and i don't know what would happen if i was on my own
that's a long list to
but i know one thing
i make my future how bout you
ill never be alone
peace

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Black Woman
Deborah Jones

Am I incapable to give or receive love
Do I dare ask for respect that is long past due me
Simply because god made me a black woman
Should I wear my heart on my sleeve
For all the world to see like a neon maquis
An advertised decree that I to can love
I am an embryo flourishing in womanhood
With nappy hair and skin tones the colors of
The rainbow the earth and the sun
When I am grown and mother a child of my own
And feel my baby deep inside my womb
I will accept it as a semblance of grace
That I am able to love
Even if I don't run a marathon and cross the finish
Line like Wima Rudolph Jackie Joyner Kerse and
Flo-Jo did I still can love when I get the blues
But I don't sing like Billie Sarah or Ella did
I still can love
If I idolize the notion of justice and equality
But I don't lead the march like Rosa and Coretta
Scott King did I can love
If my words don't flow like the poetic prose
Recited by Sonya Maya or Georgia Douglas
I still can love
I still can love

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BEAUTY TO ME, BLOSSOMING BEAUTY TO BE
Colin Davies
 
Living my life, I'd look back and see the path I've led.
Existing on an unseen plane, it hides the tears that I've cried.
While my journey pressed on, it brought with it a thickly falling cloud,
a fog disrupting the view that you, or even I could have hoped to gain.
Turn to the past and, like footsteps, my memories disappear,
turn forward and futures path failed to guide the way.
 
How is it then, that so many have conquered the fog?
Surely they can't have followed alone the path I've yet to tread.
Travelling this barren-winter world I live as only I can to survive,
clinging to independence for strength, and to dreams to remember the light.
The nights turned to day, and yet a lonely darkness remained,
a solitude within that had me praying for a sign to show me the way.
 
And then in an instance it came, overpowering the fog and shining through.
So far off at first, it seemed only a wishful illusion in a doubtful mind,
but with every step closer, I felt the warmth of trust return in my soul.
One small rose sprouting alive, filling my world with beauty and light.
As it grew I began to see the colours of spring return in my barren world,
the clouds began to clear and the rays of sun erased all sense of fear.
 
There had always been a destined path, fate leading myself to you.
There had always been a summer sun, it just hadn't risen till i found you.
And now every time I look in your eyes, I feel mesmerized with warmth.
I'm so thankful I have you in my life, I can't help but begin to grin.
So the next time you see a fog in your life, remember this one small truth,
 
"you will always be a beauty to me, and a blossoming beauty to be,
and whatever fog or fear may arise, you just have to turn your brown eyes to me."

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                    If i
                Edward Turner
 
If i compare to the stars that shine as brightly as the night allows, or to a summer rain that gently touches ground. If i compare you to the morning dew on a newly bloomed rose, will you stay or will you go, my heart needs to know.

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ALL I DID WAS CARE, BUT THERE WAS NOTHING THERE
Heather 
Love had infected my heart now dejected.Love is obscene,a horrible theme,highly flammable as benzene.Now my heart crushed has hit the dust and starts to rust as a gust thrusts it in to the air without a care as if nothing were there.Now all is gone,all hope is lost my heart has been ripped and far away tossed.The smell of love resembles that of exhaust,my heart cold as jack frost,finding a way to let it defrost.For now it sits with its shimmering gloss.Burned then Iced,sliced and diced,pray to the mighty lord of christ,keep me alive so I may strive for that which I thrive-drive a dagger through my heart,then slash right through and tear me apart.bleeding for you night and day while I look up to the stars and pray is the only way to be able ta say,one cliche,you made my day.I came back to let you know,got a thing for you and I cant let go.What I'd do for love,I'd try everything but I wont give up.Dont you see what you did ta me? you made me believe that we were meant ta be,now!
  you say you want ta be free,free of my debris left behind from my broken heart that was all your fault when u tore it apart.Eyes shut tight wishing tonight you dream silently of me,but that'll never be,cuz I can see that you don't love me.

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I Can Only Dream 
by Carolina Francisco

He's got a wife and it's not me
He's got a life and it's not with me
I'm just a girl
 
My Jude I wish he could be
But I'm a decade late
Love hit me, along with those deep green eyes
But all I can do now is to cry
 
A couple of days were enough
Forgetting about him is what made it tough
Music, dance and smiles
Smiles that gave me hope, but meant nothing at all
 
I'm lonely on this
A secret which is hard to keep
I'm suffocated by my feelings
Dreaming about being saved by his kiss
 
It will grow again soon
Another season of expectations and disappointments
Yet waiting patiently
Drowning in tears
Drowning in love

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Kissing is a habit
Sex is a game
Guys get all the pleasure
Girls get all the pain
The guy says I love you
You believe it's true
But then your tummy starts to swell,
He says "To Hell with you"
10 minutes of pleasure
9 months of pain
3 days in the hospital
A baby without a name
The baby is a bastard
The mother is a whore
This never would have happened
If the rubber wouldn't have torn

Unknown blackness chic

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Pain and tears it all becomes real,
Seeing you hurts me,
Why must I feel,
I let down my guard,
And let you peek in,
My innocence entices you,
Where do you begin?
It happened so fast,
You become lost for words,
Its obvious now,
Your heart is still hers,
I'll love you twice for each and every day,
I hope some time soon,
For me you will feel that special way.

Bianca  Sendal

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"Love Song"
Mohammad Ali Mahmoudi Nasab
See what youíve done to me
Your love took all of my energy
Like a dream in the fantasy
I could see, your love in the galaxy
Donít forget thereís nothing wrong
When I see you I feel so strong
Like a fish in the sea of love
Iím falling. Come and take my love
Donít care about your love
I got it once, I need love
So another love, another place
Another random for the race
Just feel the love in this case
For starting the better race
Can you feel it? Hereís your face
Itís not enough, this is the case
 
I need you every night and day
I need you never run away
Every night and day
Never run away, never run away
I feel you deep inside
Feel the beat of my heart
Touch me babe, Iíve never been touched
I need you so much,
Iím dying for your love
Fighting for your love
See the stars are shining bright
We will never be apart
Take me to the high
I need blue sky
Heaven, heaven Iím coming
Feeling feeling like flying
I fall in love for the first time
Canít you see, this is the sign

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LOVE ME
GEORGIA STOKER
So you say you love me with all of your heart and soul,
but whenever troubles arises you grow distant and cold.
So you say you love me until your dying day,
but when I need your love you turn and walk away.
So you say you love me each and every night,
but how quick you forget me when darkness turn into light.
So you say you love me, and all you have is mine.
Yet, walking and talking with me you don't have the time.
So you say you love me and I know you think its' true,
but why do you continue to do the things you do.
So you say you love me, and that you're not ashamed.
Yet, how is it seldom you mention my name.
So you say you love me and I love you too.
My hope is someday you will love like I love you..
                                    

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WHAT I HAVE BECOME:
By: Bernadette
 
It was so cold that night you left me shattered and alone.
The night you took everything from me and left me gasping for air with my eyes so swollen I could barely see.
Alone in the cold it began to rain and as I sat shivering and in tears I knew I hated you.
You took everything I had left in my heart, everything in my soul and destroyed it with your words.
I didnít know what to do, everything was so hazy and I was terrified of what was happening, it all seemed so surreal.
I hated you for not loving me and not respecting me even the slightest bit. I couldnít understand how anyone, even you with your sadistic mocking, could be so cruel and why this was all happening to me. 
I wanted to run to you but my legs were frozen from the cold and from the tiny ounce of self-respect I had left. 
This cannot be who I have become. How did this happen? Where did I go?
I ran to you like I always do but you were passed out in a drunken haze. 
I hated myself even more for running to you, only to find you sound asleep while I was drowning in the rain and regret.
I had never felt so alone in my life. 
I have never not known what to do next, so I did what I always do and I crawled into the bed next to you.
Why do I keep doing this to myself?
No one has ever treated me this bad and if they tried, I walked away.
Why canít I walk away from you and your abuse?
I know this is all wrong and I cannot find my way out.
I have cried to the lord so many times for help, a sign, a goddamn ray of light yet nothing.
I have never needed help so badly in my life.
What is to become of me next if I stay?

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In Memory of Enrico 4/3/04
By Nicole Kleppinger
 
I will remember you always
The life that you gave to six little girls
The love that you poured onto 14 grandchildren
The way you accepted sons not born to you
I will remember a bristly face that brushed mine with a kiss on the cheek
I will cherish those pale blue eyes that often winked in a secret bond
I will remember your fire, your pride, your arrogance
Your way of putting family first and foremost
I will tell stories of my youth, and think of you
Of baseball games, and pinochle played with your brothers
Of ice cream, and lazy days taking a nap with my head on your lap
It was the best spot to be, we all wanted it
I will remember you always
The habit you had of calling all your girls ďdadĒ
When you cried for all those memories you couldnít grasp hold of
I wish I had listened more about horse racing
I wish I wrote down all the stories of your youth
Of your life
I wish my younger cousins could have known you like I have
But Iíll tell them, so they will know
I wish you could see me marry the man I love
(But I know you will, youíll find a way to see it all!)
I wish I could feel even a fraction of the patriotism you felt
I wish my grandmother no more pain in losing you
But thatís too soon and too much to ask
I wish you peaceÖrestÖand understanding of your life
I miss you Grandpop
And I will remember you always

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Do you remember where the seagulls flew
It was only you and I who know
Nothing was more beautiful to see
than the seagulls flying, being free
 
It was our own very special place
When we were there the birds would chase
It was like a symbol of their knowing
that between you and I love was flowing
 
We would go there every night
Each time we would see such a marvelous sight
The birds would fly as if to say
Love has eventually come our way
 
But then one day you were not there
I went on my own - the sky was bare
The seagulls knew I was alone
and from that moment, they have never flown.

Allie Gilbert 

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TORN
Roberta 
I close my eyes and you appear,
I long to hold you and have you near.
I never knew this is how I would feel,
As time goes on it seems so surreal.
 
Iíve asked myself ďHow can this be?Ē
To fall for a friend so dear to me.
I have no idea what I should do,
Should I keep quiet or should I tell you?
 
As I take a breath and close my eyes,
I only hope I can pull off this disguise.
For I am afraid of what you will say,
If I confessed my feelings to you today.
 
I feel as though there is no end,
But soon I hope my heart will mend.
For my dearest friend if you only knew,
Of these true feelings I have for you

 

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IN MY HEART YOU WILL STAY
charllena 

In my heart you will stay

 even though you are gone
I feel as if I am a stray
   I do pray
 
For you to come home
 we both done wrong
But need to be strong
 work hard to be one
  instead of apart
 
In my heart you will stay
 Til the last breath i take
  your my husband
 for which we both
   made mistakes
 Please come home
  and love me
 
In my heart you will stay
 for you loving me again
     is all I pray
Please come home to stay

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Laugh
 -Andrea Morales
i was still in the stage of hope-
hope that you would come back-
hope that all you needed was time.
an emptiness surrounds my body and mind now-
the thought that i can never say i love you never hold you-disgusts me
i am nauseated at the thought that i can never stare into you eyes and find the world a more appealing place.
With a bitter shield on my heart and a smile painted on my face-i will look at the world hysterically and laugh-
laugh at the thought you weren't listening-laugh at the thought that you're gone
So i will sit and laugh at the fact that i love you

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NEXT...
By Ingrid Miranda
Age 14

Before i long to hold you tight
couldn't wait until tomorrow
to see that smile on your face
couldn't wait for another day
to love you in every single way
 
Tonight will be the night
That i won't cry for you
Tomorrow will be the day
That i won't turn back
Next month i'll walk beside you
I'll forget i ever loved you
Next year I hope to love
someone new...
 
Before I couldn't live without you
and everything i did for you
was for nothing
cuz you turned to back to messaging we just couldn't be
when you called me on the phone
you left me all alone
 
Next year i hope to love again...

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WEEP ON, LOVE
 Ismail H. Elsid Adani
                       Sudan 1999
 
Far behind the waves,
deep down the sea,
my sloppy luck cries ,
suffering dim fate ,
sharks ,
and faint light ,
What a fight !
me love is through ,
never breathe ,
swim far and dive deep .
aaahh ! so foggy , thick
and nasty is the water ,
no precious pearls any more ,
only sharp stones .
Bright is dark inside ,
no peace ,
no dreams .
Beauty is no longer around ,
just that's thirsty and wild .
Terrified , possessed love weeps ,
longing for a palm that wide ,
where can dream survive .
 

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Broken Heart
Elizabeth Blowe
I told you that I loved you
Those words came from my heart
You said you loved me too
I thought you meant it
Then I found out you were with someone else
I was crushed
I thought you would never hurt me
While others were telling me you would
They were right
Why, why did you let them be right
Now I know why you never wrote or called
You hurt me boy
Now I want to hurt you in return
You said you loved me
Why did you lie

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Love to indifference
by tammy hardin
Fire turns to ice
Once warm winds chill
Love to indifference
As if by will
 
The air goes cold
Glances freeze mid-way
Warm feelings are gone
Time to go, not stay
 
To start afresh
Walk out the door
Move on to the new
Find something more
 
A cycle to repeat
The pattern set
Again love ends
My destiny met
 

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 "ONE"
Don Foster
With our souls intertwined, many years have gone by
Our hearts are still one, but we parted good-bye
 
My Soul almost died, with no life in my heart
My breath all but gone from love torn apart.
 
Unconditional love is my gift just for you,
Our minds bodies and souls are of one not two
 
Our hearts have been pierced and our minds left numb
But the love in our souls are still joined, they are one
 
As you look at our son with pure love you will see
That our souls are just one but the lives are of three
 
Then glance at our daughter who we love and adore
And again you will see that our one soul is four
 
You will love other men, spend time, laugh and have fun
But the truth to the matter is our soul is still one
 
When I go to my grave on my deathbed is you
For the soul of us both is still one-not two

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I am unsure of my survival the wound is too deep
it is too painful it is difficult to fall asleep
for my dreams alone bring nothing more
but memories of the love i had before
a love from which i can never part
her beautiful face i hold close to my heart
When most of my day seemed cold and dreary
my sweet love would be there to comfort me
When i was sad dropping tear after tear
she would smile from ear to ear and cause all worries to dissapear
One day i took advantage not caring if i was wrong
that's why i'm writing this sad sad poem
I miss her far more than i can explain
i try everyday to mask the hurt and pain
Yet no matter how hard i try
it leads me to think more
the more i think the more i cry
having thoughts of her that will never die
Because my dreams alone bring nothing more
but memories of the love i had before
A love from which i can never part
her beautiful face i hold close to my heart
Always very close to my heart 

ramon daniel leyva

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Love At First Sight
Prakash Saurav

Whenever i look into your eyes,
My heartbeat rate increases twice,
Whenever it beats.. spell your name,
Your beautiful face is always in it's frame,
That's the way i want to feel,
To be with you on beautiful hill,
That's the reason for me to be alive,
To make love to you .. whole my life.

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I WILL STILL LOVE YOU!
Jess
If it waznt for u dave
I still would be yours here.
 
If it waznt for ur laugh
I wouldn't give a glare.
 
I tried to keep it in
But i'm starting to let it flow.
 
I use to hold ur hand
But now i'm letting go.
 
I want to see my laughter
As it use to be before.
 
I want to see you smile
But not likely anymore.
 
I hope you can understand
The pain u put me through.
 
But now its time to let u know
I'm not interested in you.
 
I've been through alot
Every memory and though.
 
But you don't have to worry
There wont be a thing forgot.
 
I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER

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 I Am
diana 
   my love is not there anymore .It is shattered with tears that are painful to see. My anger grew fast from the moment you hurt me. These words that hurt me alot I started to cry,cry like a child with no home almost ready to die! I want you to know that I am not yours I was never meant to be yours. I am not worth your tears, I am not worth your love, I am worth nothing of you! I wish I never seen you because you always put a tear by tear in my eye. These tears are so hard to describe! Yes,yes,yes,yes its time to let go and say good-bye for this is our time.

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Passion
BY: Sabrina Church Peek
4/29/04
 
As I indulge.
There are offers in life.
 
Genuine and true!
 
I search my heart;
to find that one which is right.
 
Passion in life!
 
My thoughts are about you!
As I seek to be with you!
 
My heart is flowing;
with love for you!
 
My love fills my life!
You are all I want in life!
 
Come be part of my life!
 
I will there for you!

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His Piece
Elizabeth Green
He gazes gently into
her eyes
Then his glance caresses
her unique figure
The curve of her lips make
him proud
The slant of her nose
makes him feel
That without him she
could not be
That without his touch she could
not breathe

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