OPEN MIC ENCORE II
May, 2004

Only A Word Can Say
Gregory W. Golden
A word is a beautiful butterfly
A word can say spread your wings and fly
A word can fill an empty cup
A word can say lift my spirit up
A word can be the only reason
A word can say the autumn season
A word is a picture, a painting, a song
A word can say if something is wrong
A word can keep the greatest secret
A word can say a philosophical question
A word can make you break down and cry
A word can say stand up and try
When it comes to your imagination
A word can say without contemplation
A word can penetrate your soul
A word is just as good as gold
Just one magic word can say hello

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TO HAVE A PIGEON CAGE AND HAPPINESS
Mario d'Offizi
To have a pigeon cage
and happiness,
you need banana-crate walls
and wire mesh.
But, pigeons most of all!
The pigeons you must catch
in the gutters of the clustered rooftops,
a pillow-case full at night
when no one is around;
or, set a makeshift trap.

We used to climb the rooftops
to catch
a glimpse
of the world outside;
sit all day long
trapping hopes and dreams
to fill our cage.

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                        Wonderful Dream                                   
                           Kevin Neal

There is beauty in everything we see
We close our eyes and dream of what we want to be
Our dreams often do not come true
No matter how much we pray they do
But the one dream that to me means so much
I pray it will come to be; come to my gentle touch
If I would be so lucky; that it does come true for me
The happiest person in the world I will forever be
What; you say; is this wonderful dream of mine?
You wonder if this beautiful hope; I will ever find
I believe that what I pray for will come true
The beautiful and joyous dream of being with you

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SADNESS DRIFTS LIKE A FALLEN LOG
Norman Chansy
Sadness drifts like a fallen log in a sea of broken dreams
         And disappears in a misty fog Ďmidst tormented screams.
Then the Night of Stygian stain swallows up the log
         Which a hundred dusks of gladness slew and dawns of joys did flog.
Each splinter is crunched and chewed and swallowed with a dram of tears
         Fits of anguish are subdued and lie dead upon their biers.

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Life
Steven Baulig
Life is a vapor
And who can tame her,
Can you, can I, no,
There is but to live and to die

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I dream of foggy, dewy Frisco dawns
Where everything seems to dissolve into one big conglomeritic bliss
 
No human intervention could ruin this beast, feast of beauty and perfection
 
I wish you were alive,
I would intercept your untimely, inexpressibly sweet wisdom and tenderness
 
I wish I were past,
A stillness of light would catch me and callously destroy my ephemeral being
 
Let's consume and devour this void we call life.

hila 

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There once was a rabbit
Who thought you were a grabbit
He tried to run a labbit
But couldn't run a cabbit
What did he do?
He ran a pabet, babet, and labet.
 
Weird Jin Kim

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Pie Pie
Ciera Miller

 

Cute lilí girl, so sweet
Innocent and full of life
Always mesmerizing her model
Pie Pie she says as leaves.
 
P-I-E to her spells everything.
It spells love, it spells dog,
It even spells her name.
Pie Pie she says as she enters
 
Her favorite food is pie
Chicken pie, fruit pie tender and sweetí tickles her togue .
As sheís saying, ďIím eating pie pie

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THE  FOUR  SEASONS
( LIP  SAI  LIN  )
 
SPRING - SHOOTS  APPEAR
SUMMER - LEAVES  SHINE
AUTUMN - BRANCHES  APPEAR
WINTER - SNOW  COVERS
SPRING - TIME  EMERGES
SUMMER - TIME  LINGERS
AUTUMN - TIME  EVOLUTES
WINTER - TIME  DISAPPEARS
SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN  AND  WINTER
MANKIND  BECOMES  CLEVERER
PICKS  UP  THE  SPRING 
ENJOYS  THE  SUMMER
STRUGGLES  IN  AUTUMN
RESTS  IN  WINTER

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I walk the sunset, I walk the dawn
Without a blink without a yawn
Brothers have come and brothers have gone
But the walnut tree beside my post
Has been my only unfailing host
My feet are numb my hands are still
Am I the hunter or am I the kill
With my rifle and with my torch
They sent me to apocalypse watch
Forbidden land beyond the fence
Why am I here and for whose defense
Heaven fades, Hell cometh, make way
Give me sign make my day
Seasons have changed the colour is pale
Fires to light and mouths to feed
The one who survives sows his seed
Empty shells beside the tree
Good or evil yours to see
Tomorrow another comes from the many mes
Thanks for the freedom and the walnut trees

ajitpal 

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                        "CHANGE OF SEASONS"
                          By:Misty Picaso

                      Look at this day I say to Thee
                      Bright and all aglow
                      'Tis so quick it comes this year
                      The falling of fresh snow
                      Yet when we blink we shall see
                      Such beauty, such class
                      Fragrant, lovely, dewy morns
                      The luster of green grass
                      And here we are, too fast it seems
                      We think of cold here, not
                      We see the lazy days pass by
                      Lasting, long and hot
                      Now here the winds will start to blow
                      And make us for summer grieve
                      But NOTHING surpasses the beauty of
                      The falling of autumn leaves

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The Battled
Mikel Pfeifer 
I gasp as I try to escape your hate.
But your animosity fills my lungs.
Would I walk alone?
Can't you see that I'm dead?
I'm battled.
I never wanted to fight you,
but I'm breaking down.
Then fall comes but my name is whispered,
disowned by your mouth.
Now I see the truth, that died.
In solitude is where I'll be drowned,
I never wanted this to be found.

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STOPPING BY SPARK ON A SNOWY DAY
by Starry_starry_night
 
Some people do, and some people don't,
Some guys will always, while others just won't,
Believe in imagining before they have seen,
But I keep on dreaming of what is and could have been.

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Shine
Thickness
You are my sun
forever glowing, flowing
with the desire to inspire
knowledge of self
earning mental wealth
seeking everlasting life
wanting to shine
all day and night
reflecting your light
onto i, your moon,
only to assume
that i, too, will shine
during the time when you
can't, won't or just don't radiate
i must innovate
knowledge of wisdom
well informing them
that without knowledge within
it could never begin
to rotate, circulate,
like the number eight
in a 360 for infinity
most importantly recognizing
the one who's in need
in me lies your seed
but before our star touches
this earth's landing
i'm demanding
we come together to
enforce understanding
to ensure in time
our newborn god will also
shine

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MY APOLOGY TO LIFE
by Devin R. Smith
 
I'm sorry I haven't lived up to my potential
I haven't done all that you've wanted me to
And every day that slips through my fingers
I'm sorry to do that to you
 
You give me emotions and tears to cry
And people that mean more than you do
But you've given them to me and selflessly so
And I'm sorry to do that to you
 
You've let me see sunsets and sunrises
You've given me a chance to count stars too
If I take such advantage not to notice these things
I'm sorry to do that to you
 
You gave me the ability to be challenged
And helped me conquer everything new
If I've wasted any talent that you've seen pass by
I'm sorry to do that to you
 
You've stuck with me through everything
And helped craft me although my years have been few
Someday you won't be here anymore
And I'm sorry to do that to you

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HAIKU #404
frankcritelli

the day is mine
the day is not mine
paradox

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LEAVES
Veronica K Garcia

As I walk outside
I feel the nice warmth against my skin
From the sun my skin cannot hide
As i look at the view of a mountain
And feel the presence of you by my side
I turn my head to find
That your face I can almost see
In your safe arms comforting me
With all worries gone by
Enjoying the feeling, so content
Numbness rushes our bodies
In a near sleep, as my heart flees
Eyes locked, tears rushing down my face
Eyes turning red, in your arms laced
Laying side by side in bed
Falling asleep with you once again
All of a sudden, I open my eyes to interruption
Wondering why that imagery had to leave
I find myself back to my corruption
Surrounded by friends sharing their time of release
In peace, as se smoke those green leaves

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i hope in heaven you have a shadow
ph0n1x
so much unfulfilled hopes.
unforgiving scan and a first kiss
are the things you burned into my memories.
so much happy endings i have dreamed
Live Love Burn and Die are the things you live by.
you cant stop smiling since i died.
i can only hear suicidal notes since you pushed me away.
a violence that is dieing to be unleashed.
came only from the loneliness and the sorrow
that is burning down my heart.
i hope that i will be able to love you again
unless you are comfortable like this and then...

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I apologize
shakia mcclinton

Because I'm not here to start a revolution
And no I'm not here to start the next piss people march
Ande no you won't see images of slaves or African muders when i speak
so maybe just maybe you might be tellin' yourself
She ain't nothin' but a freak
Cause I ain't talkin' bout nothin' but fuckin' flatout
See know we all know ain't nothin' coinsence about fuckin'
But i never said i was here for your conscience awakening
The only thing i'm tryin' to awake is your masculine and feminine wilds
see i was just tryin to get you in bed with someone you cared about
You know the type of person who makes your top lip quiver
And your bottom lip cringe
and if you would put love in your hand
i would tell you to taste it
but all you seem to taste is anger and bitterness
and after almost 300 years of slvery i thought you'd be ready to tast something else feel something else smell touch vision something
fuckin' ain't conscience
let's examine it it won't end battle
It won't end racial profiling
it's not democratic or republician
it only and i mean it only feels real real good
ask yourself when was the last time you were around panties so wet you could wipe down and smell the occasion
but all i heared the other day was fight the power
what about love yo woman and love yo man
now thats the battle we need to win
So if winnin' wearing a silk robe with the macthing thong painties
If kissin' until billy holiday is reincarnated thru your spirts
if sexin' until the police come knockin
Huggin' till you cacth on fire
Creamy creamy thighs with tears in eyes
And skin under your nails to get a smile
and your heart in the right place
Well then lets fuck
make love
cum together
what ever it is that you need to call it
Lets use whip cream on everything but food
If winnin'means lickin' until tastebuds
no longer reconize food but skin
If it means touchin until you touch so much till ya give
and you give so much that you die tryin' to give some more
ain't that what you so called revolutionaries suppose to die for
You conscience folk
You policaly insightful
Don't fuck sometimes have
make love  sometimes
have fantasies sometimes
ain't nothin' consciecne about blue lights and red roses
You go lookin' for support in impowerment
I found it it laid under the covers with the one i love
now how impowering is that when two people cum together and i do mean cum togetheer but likie i said before
fuckin ain't conscience

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                 DOGGIE POOP-POOP(and a Drunkard to Boot!!)
                  (Michael Edgar Rogers)

Went walking along
I stepped in a Poop
Fowl Dexter unleashed Hemorrhoids
Without picking up his Scoop
My Shoes are now Soiled
By Dog's Butt,untoiled
Unleashing Unfriendly Crap
Is a Token well worth this Rap
Owners Uncaring,when Fido Lets Go
Deeds are undescribable
When Doggie unwinds his Blow

I saw a Drunk
He was going behind the Trees
Underpants Unfurling
You could see between his Knees
I guess all the World
Is this Bum's Private Stage
Drinking to be Jolly
While letting out Personal Rage
Intoxicated,He embarrasses the Crowd
Flipping His Bone and becoming ever so Loud
Hold on to the Twinkie
He is revealing his Winky
Don't be such a Puss
He's just trying to be Kinky
Breath is a Manure
No LIFESAVERS can they cure
So he goes back to his Fleas
In a Life without paying Dues
Nor Free-Checking or Fees!!

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BROKEN:
By: Bernadette
 
Lying in the darkness, my stomach is twisted with an ailing nauseous feeling.
My hearts literally aches while I feel my throat tighten up and my mouth go dry.
Why are you doing this to me? I donít understand.
Rage builds inside my body as I reflect on your lies.
My mind searches over and over of all of the things you have done to me and I am sure I cannot go on.
My eyes want to burst out in tears and sob for days.
My heart lies blackened and shattered before me.
I am now a hollow shell of a once beautiful, hopeful person.
I love you so much but I hate you for making me want to die.             

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The Cloud
Parag Agarwal
It got carved out,
from the element of life,
Defining neo infinitum,
Shapeless boundaries,
Drifting with the winds of fortune,
Expressing and challenging,
others with bigotry,
Contemporarily spreading,
Over the desirous thirsty bed,
heavy with eagerness,
Untimely emptying,
Its mere existence.

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The rain it falls like my tears
I sit and wait till it disappears
I sit and think of the day
That life will start to go my way
No one knows me, and no one cares
They don't try, they don't dare
 
Sleepless nights, and biter dreams
Maybe its the way i look
Maybe its the things i took
Maybe life is jest this way
But still i sit till this day
This day will be the one
The one thats judges all I've done

morgan tran 

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Worth Unseen
CMM :O}
Beaten before birth, worth unseen, this child of angry marriage. You'll have no fine carriage.
Parents will fight while you sit and cry. They demand ownership. A piece of you like a pie.
You'll grow in isolation while others around you fit in. Youíll suffer without any buffer.
They will tell you that you can't win. Youíll feel like you are tied up in a pen.
This child of anger many will turn away. Youíll pray with everlasting hope for your acceptance day.
Youíll reach for love only to be cast down. Youíll be told not to frown.
The surety of others will come into your view only they donít have a clue of you.
Youíll feel empty and blue. One day, others will talk to you and the next day they wonít even be bothered with the thought of you. This canít be true!
Others will say they care for you while you wait and wonder why. Why aren't they there to share your joy and to ease your burden, cry of despair. You child of anger in need of repair. No one has time to care. Youíre damaged goods. Canít you see? You are as worthless as a flea. Who will love this beautiful soul caught in between hope, failure , and success? Where is this childís rest? Can anyone pass this so called test? Donít all souls deserve all that life has to offer in their hope chest?  

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"ROSES" 
JOYCE RUCKS  

 ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE, YOU ARE MINE, AND SO ARE YOU. JESUS S THE FLOWER OF MY LIFE AND I HOPE HE IS FOR YOU. GOD IS LOVE, NOT ONLY FOR ME, BUT FOR YOU. IF YOU BELIEVE IN HIM, HE WILL BELIEVE IN YOU. SO FOLLOW HIM AND HE WILL GIVE YOU THE ROSES THAT YOU HAVE EARNED WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE PATH THAT HE HAS GIVEN YOU TO FOLLOW.   FAR FROM THE END.  

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She walked in the door for one last goodbye,
He stood there silently and let out a sigh,
She lifted her head to take a peek,
And saw a tear running down his cheek.
She lifted her hand to remove his ring,
It felt like losing the hardest thing,
All shiny and composed of a blue stone,
O how brightly it reflected and shone.
He stared at her with such dismay,
Everything around them seemed to turn gray,
All time has ceased to exist,
Clutching the ring he lowered his fist.
He looked into her eyes and all he sees,
Are numerous amounts of happy memories,
Her tearing eyes began to fill,
Her whole body passed with a chill.
His breathing kept a heavy pace,
You could tell by the look on his face,
He was so confused and without a clue,
When she leaves what he will do.
Both their eyes are locked in tight,
Neither of them looking out of sight,
Closer then ever yet farther it seems,
What they had was merely a dream.
He leans over closely and shows no fear,
To whisper his love in her ear,
One last kiss never more,
Two seconds later out the door.
He stands there alone shrouded in mystery,
Taking himself in and accounting history,
Trying to forget all his fears,
All that is left is his tears.

Bryan Alexander 

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HEART OF STONE
David Vorheis
 
I hate the way you gave me hope,
just to find I've run out of rope.
I hate the way I held you near,
and let you go without a tear.
I love the way you looked at me,
it always seemed to set me free.
I hate the way you never thought,
of how my life and soul were wrought,
with love for you; or how I feel,
you thought my heart was made of stone,
but in the end we're all alone.
I cant believe how one person can feign,
feelings of love which only chain,
the other to the feelings,
of love and loneliness which all start staling,
when they see their loved ones kiss,
a friend and wonder how they missed,
the signs of long love failing,
and when the feelings arenít returned the mind starts flailing.
And in the end we're all alone,
you found my heart wasn't made of stone,
but flesh and blood, which in a flood,
is washed away, but the feelings stay.
I know they're selfish these feelings of mine,
But in the end you'll be fine.
In your smile I saw a fang,
but if I'm the victim then I will sway,
on the breeze or in the wind,
I hope you know this is the end.
In the end we're all alone,
I've found your heart is made of stone.  
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The window opened the door slammed shut.
I feel a sharp pain in my gut.
The ghost is about in my mind there is no doubt.
I saw his face and I ran to anther place.
Breathing so hard I was scared to death.
Before I knew it I was out of breath.
 
The ghost never knew why I was there.
It was his place first he was my only fear.
He was Grey I didn't know what to say.
I just wish he would go away.
 
The ghost didn't leave.
Because he was looking for his long lost love Eve.
She die one hundred years ago from a broken heart.
I told him this then he left with tears rolling down his face.
The ghost never came back because they were at peace.

John Cody Holt

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NO TITLE
by: nelson
 
you know that I'm one that never dwells on the past
but I just canít move on from this
how can you be so selfish
to try and take something away that I love so much
I just canít get over it
how can that make every thing right
leaving me to live without you
your life means so much to me
so why would you try to take it

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'Another day, another trial - another lesson learnt'
Ellie
Another day, another trial - another lesson learnt.
Tell us another! It seamed they have been listening to Him,
But they have never heard... A word... He said.
He raised from the dead. After Howe bled
For those who're misled.
He tries to warn me: - Mind your eye! But I'm too blind to see.
His Divinity forgives my humanity - He'd been suffered instead of me.
Jesus loves all of us... equally.. with the matchless love He's got.
You can feel it even when your eyes are blurred or tightly shot.
The pain has eased n any longer I'm drowning in my own tears.
He wiped them all away and selflessly... fought against my fears.
He will always be there 4 me whenever I need a friend.
I know that I'll never get lost... because... He leads me by the hand.
My soul has to be awake. And I have to choose the Right!
The one and the same thing I'm told... every day and e-very night.
The irrepressible voice inside... says: " - May I have a word in your ear.
Don't let the world to take your Spirit 4-a-ride. Watch yourself, my dear!"
Simple, but crucial mission I happened to have in this life.
My cross is not heavy to bear. His... is beyond compare...
I'm so grateful that with His help I become my deep-rooted weaknesses-slayer,
I become a changed girl from the... very first time I knelt down in prayer.
 
So many days, so many trials - so many lessons learnt.
I have so many blessings. I have the things I earned.
I've something else to say: Once more I've been taught today -
That you'll hardly come to play
Again with fire, if once your wings were burnt.
... Another day, another trial - another lesson learnt...

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White Wings - A Haiku
James Fox  
Wings beat forgiveness
White cranes grow a thousand strong
Paper creased, folded

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Just  A Fantasy 
Maire Parks

As  the clouds in the ski  passes  by   like a snake  in the grass   so silent   and nice  an  young  man  stands  and watch   it as  it  flows  by  like a very  big  white fluffy pillow  made of  different   shapes  ,sizes  an animals  . He  him  self  thinks  about the  zoo  where  tigers  roar  , elephants  blow, bunnies  hop , and roosters  crow  .Then  he wakes up  and realizes that it was only a fantasy  where he had feel asleep in  the park under a shade   tree surrounded by clouds.                                                               

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The Morning 
by Shaynae Walton  
                                                                                                                 

AS I awake in the morning I dive for the door reaching for a towel .                             What could  it be soap came along ?                                                                                  As I stepped into the shallow water,I begin to relax and think about my day .                                  Will it be okay are will it just flow away until the next day ?

 
But who can say not me not you  but we all now who the next morning  is surely due.

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Paws, claws, purrs,
when wet outside he never stirs,
but twitches, stretches, sighs
furry, whiskered, yellow eyed.

honisett

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"Utopia"
derek

The setting of the sun every day
Bring sadness with it
Only your Beauty easing the pain
Each night
In darkness I wonder
Bring feelings of with drawl
Once forgotten in time past
Only in memories I remember
Then as you reach the highest peak
All the pain goes away and is
Replaced with
Your light
The light that gets me through the day
The light that got me through the night
The light that guides me to you forever more love
Now if this light only lasted for eternity!

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                             FALLEN STAR
                                 TLS
 
There was a time U shined so bright.
The only star that graced my skies.
But I watched U dim and lose your hold,
and U fell before my eyes.
 
I never dreamed it was possible,
4 U 2 fall so far.
But I watched in horror as death embraced,
my wounded fallen star.
 
The only hero I ever knew,
who I thought was immune 2 harm,
was finally wounded and overcome,
and died within my arms.
 
And now I'm left without a light,
2 guide me through the dark.
But still I find the will 2 live,
'cause U shine within my heart.
 

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WISHES
By A.Z.Siraj
 
Wishes are just wishes
For some people are not insane
They make some aspirations
To let the world know they are not inane
They may want to climb a mountain or
Cross a hurdle
They might just hug an afflicted child
standing in the middle
 
Wishes are just wishes
They are not made to be broken
They might be kept in the back yard
But are never forgotten
 
Wishes are just wishes
And
I wish to fly away
One day...
...Far away.

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Take me away to a place of happiness,
A place with no tears,fears,deaths,sadness,anger,cheating or anguish.
Take me away to a place where i can be me, and have no fears about what others think.
Take me away to a place of smiles,laughs, joy and love.
Take me to a place far, far from here, a place where i won't have to shed not one more tear.
A place where people go to forget about life...A place where we can be together forever, and do what we want....a place where I.... can be myself.

Kayla

 

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