OPEN MIC ENCORE I
OCTOBER, 2004

 
Love's all that?    
Ginger  Knobloch
Love is an umbrella in life's cold dark storms, it's a sanctuary for the hated and scorned, love is an anchor for storm battered souls, it's a restorer of hope when the world has thrown you away, love is a sustainer of spirit that lift's our head above troubled waters, it's a renewer of faith for the broken hearted, love gives us the will to go on knowing the darkness will give way to dawn, love always seeks to understand, it always offers the best that it can, love does not set expectations to high and it never lets hope sink to low, love is a defender of the weak, it's gentle to the fragile, love vindicates love validates, love waits and love waits, love is constructive not destructive, love encourages not discourages, love excepts our limitations, it does not demand unachievable expectations, love is unselfish it care's about others, it will go out of it's way for a stranger and will never give up on a brother.

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GOD SHE IS PRETTY
by Marcia Schechinger
 
Head dangling, she peacefully rests her age away
Her armchair still carries the dent of children
their shadows keep it rocking
Her furrowed face drops no tears
for life is full with more blossoms coming
True, death stole two sons
but that screaming is past now, and they will unite soon enough
Her eyes cloaked with cataracts flutter open and glance at me quietly
amused at my childish stress
White slippers dangle from her feet
Her gnarled toes need no polish
their beauty lies in the steps of seven children
she carried in the wee hours of the morning
She raises slowly a little bent from roses set on graves
Nuzzling her slightly greased face against mine
she quietly explains, "Child you worry too much
time will have its way, and you will heal again"
Then she snuggles back too small for her armchair
and she whispers, "I love you"
- And God she is pretty

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FEELING
BY  LIP  SAI  LIN
 
A  CRAWLING  QUIET  SENSATION
OR  AN  OUTLET  FOR  SCREAMING
OR  A  RESPONSE  TO  YOUR  SIGHT
OR  A  REFLEX  TO  YOUR  TOUCH
OR  A  REACTION  TO  YOUR  HEARING
OR  A  BIRTH  OF  SYMPATHISM 
OR  AN  EXPLOSION  OF  ANGER 
OR  A  GROWTH  OF  STRENGTH
OR  A  COMING  OF  DEPRESSION
ALL  ARE  BORNED  INSIDE  YOU
THE  MASTER  OR  THE  SLAVE
YOU  MIGHT  CHOOSE  TO  BE 

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Darkness
by: Robert Kinser
 
Here in the darkness, only here is fear,
Here in the darkness, only here is pain;
Here in the darkness, there is no light.
 
In times of want,
In times of strife;
There is only darkness for a companion.
 
Here in the darkness, there is no light,
No one to stand for whatís right;
There is only darkness for a companion.
 
Here in the darkness, only here is fear,
Here in the darkness, only here is pain;
Here in the darkness, only here is no love.
 
In times of hate,
In times of anger;
There is only darkness as a companion.
 
Here in the darkness, only here is hope,
Someone who needs the change;
Somewhere to give love, here in the darkness.
 
Here in the darkness, only here is terror,
Here in the darkness, only here is prejudice;
Here in the darkness, only here is malice.
 
In time of oppressions,
In time of genocides;
There is only darkness as a companion.
 
Here in the darkness, only here does humanity shine;
To make a path for those lost;
Here in the darkness, someone sees light.
 
Here in the darkness, only here is joy,
Here in the darkness, only here is true hope;
A hope, a joy, here in the dark.
A hope, a joy for a new day.
 
A new day, here in the light.

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Heart Broken
Hayley
When love first arrives, its fun and joyful. But when it dies, ur heart will for ever bleed. Too much pain to handle and what love has done you wont want to love again.
The emotions and tears, the laughter that you used have- have turned into fears. And you can't face the day or night. Locked up and keeping tight. Unaware of the world and what may happen, you struggle to lock your emotions inside. But soon you come through and happiness finds it's way, and again you wonder if love will eventually come and save you from that day.

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When u look into my eyes i get a feeling that i can't explain.
It's like u take away all my fears and every bit of my pain.
When u rub ur hands against my face, u make my heaRT BEAT OUT OF PACE.
wHEN U HOLD ME HARD AND TIGHT, FOR ME THERE
no other place

jenna

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5 MINUTES OF CONVERSATION BUT A LIFETIME OF HUMILIATION
      BY: Reneshia Johnson 
 
   There we were at the schools pep rally.
 There we had a conversation that led us to your benz into the back of  the  alley.
 Me, not thinking or fighting temptations,
 He was on top of me giving me a demonstration.
 Even though i wanted him to stop it felt good.
 Not thinking I'd be talked about like the others would.
 
   The thought popped right into my head,
 I wondered what they would think of me now that i had did it to Ed.
 This would be all over school like "breaking news".
 After it was all over and done i felt the blues.
 
   Next day at school i had a problem that would turn into a bigger one,
 I ran to the bathroom to think about what i had done.
 By Friday it was all over the school.
 I was called "easy" and "fast" that just wasn't even cool.
 
   The topic of the year was about me and him in the back of the alley, after the schools pep rally.
 So 5 minutes of conversation turned into a life time of humiliation.

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Will you love me forever?
Will you always be there to wipe away my tears?
Will you always smile when I tell you I love you?
Will you always be my baby?
Will you let me know?

Kat

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Cuts, scars, bruises on my knees...
can someone tell me what's going on, please?
I've been running, hiding, trying to escape
What road to hell did I take?
Everything's a bad memory
Tried to make u happy
instead u left me
 
I've burned myself to ashes

Danielle

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Angel
Raquel Miranda

you are what inspires me to stay strong
you're what i think about as the days run long
the way your hand always seems to find mine
and for us, no matter what, you always find time
your kisses whether they are passionate or light
always seem to show love with all their might
whenever we're together life seems to fade away
and my thoughts are just on you and the bliss we're in that day
you are everything that i want need and love
and everyday i become more convinced you were sent to me from above
the love we share is powerful and i feel it everyday
and i know it'll continue to grow in every possible way

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THE WOMAN IN ME
Robert Charles Johnson
 
I AIN'T NO LADY IN DISTRESS
YOU AIN'T PORGY AND I AIN'T BESS
 
CHECK THE QUALITY OF MY DRESS
CHAMPAGNE; 'CRYSTAL', ONLY THE BEST
 
YOUNG BLACK WOMAN WHO'S BLESSED WITH HER OWN,
RICHES EARNED AND DISPLAYED BOLDY IN MY HOME
 
LONG LEGGED DIVA, FIRM, ROUND, FERTILE 
IT TAKES A WHOLE LOT OF WOMAN TO HOLD THIS PROFILE
 
MOST MEN AIN'T READY TO WALK THIS GREEN MILE
TOO EASILY INTIMIDATED BY MY EFFORT-FREE STYLE
 
SEVERELY EDUCATED, I'M THE DAUGHTER OF MY KIND
FEMALE INTUITION RESTING EASY IN MY MIND
 
I MAY BE IN FRONT, BUT TRUST, I KNOW WHAT'S BEHIND
EFFICIENT ORGANIZATION, BECAUSE I VALUE MY TIME
 
I HAVE LOTS OF GOALS FOR WHICH I'LL STAY ON THE GRIND
ESCORTED BY GOD, THAT'S HOW I HANDLE MINE
 
I LIVE WITH INTEGRITY, IT COSTS NOTHING TO BE HONEST
I'M ON A MISSION TO RECEIVE ALL THAT I PROMISED
MYSELF

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What can i say
my feelings for you will never change
from the things you say to the things you do
i can see why i fell in love with you
I'm missing you like crazy, my days are so lonesome
i just wish i knew that i actually had someone
to spend the rest of my life with you
that's what i want to do
there's nothing else on my mind
than holding you in my arms till the end of time
but these days nothings the way it seems
so until you get back ill have to keep holding you in my dreams

-Kasper-

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Where I am going not even I know.
Below the grounds of oceans that flow,
No one will here as I scream with all my might.
The darkness ahead of me is a glittering sight.
Can you see me as I cry out in fear?
You know I'm alone, know I'm still here.
Why did you leave my heart to break?
Your harsh words slither around like a cold-hearted snake.
My mind looks ahead,
When my heart, alive yet dead, still waits for you to prove what you said.

Babyblue

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A LETTER TO MY GRANDMA DARLENE
By: CRYSTAL A. WYATT
 
Ten years have come,
I still miss you ,
As it was yesterday!
 
As you see,
Your spirit wasn't no waste,
You've helped one little girl,
To know what she is,
And who she has become,
Without you she is nothing,
With you she become a great poet!
 
A picture was created,
A poem was written,
And her life began with you.
 
"I Love you, Grandma!"
 
I came to earth,
And you led me with a hand.
 
You protect me from others,
And give me the gift to see you.
 
I would have not become me,
Without knowing you.
 
A soul from earth,
That has ascended on high.
 
You stand above me,
Holding me like others do not.
 
When I need you,
You're always there.
 
Most spirits come and go,
But you do not.
 
You may not be on earth,
But you stay with me.
 
Nightmares that come,
You comfort me.
 
Hardships appear,
You take my stress away.
 
A Spirit from the sky above,
In which heaven only knows why.
 
The touch of you is warm,
The gift you bring is Joy.

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My Confession
Ashly
Every time you look at me
Every time you stare
Every time you touch me
I wonder if you care.
You don't want to say it,
But I see it in your eye.
Sometimes when I see you
The confusion of "us" makes me cry...
Why can't you just make up your mind?
Your true feelings are all I want to find...
NOT what YOUR FRIENDS THINK, nor mine
If we stay friends, I promise that's fine.
So here I am to confess my heart,
I've loved you from the very start.
All I need to know is how you feel.
Is what we have REALLY real?
But them again, we don't have anything do we?
Should we make something of it or just let it be?
It's up to you,
What are we to do?
My confession is over.
I guess I've blown my cover...
I LOVE YOU!!!!

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Attraction
Erica Veale
You stir me up, I try to resist,
My lips longing for your kiss.
Your eyes do scare me, I avoid your gaze,
For when they connect a wish is made.
 
As tantalizing as it appears,
You awaken inside me all my fears.
To love you solely, I will not do,
Unless I know your love is true.
 
That is the way it is with me,
At times I'm mistaken for a tease.
But truth be known, this is not the case,
I'm a hopeless romantic - out to embrace
A man who truly loves

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I used to love you
You used to be there for me
I used to help you when you felt down
What happened the day I couldnít help you anymore?
Youíve fallen into a deep hole and you wonít let me help you
Youíre so sad and depressed
You know Iíd do anything because I love you but you just keep pushing me away
You say it has nothing to do with me but how can I ignore
I love you why canít you see
Itís so hard for me
Do you know how it feels to be there for you when you see right through me?
It hurts me so much and I wished there was something I could do before itís too late
Youíre scaring me
Maybe I should just let you go but how can I
When I love you so

tinytins

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you are the one
the one i hate
stealing things from me
thought you was my mate
 
what happened to my utopian world?
or was i just dreaming
seeing things that aren't really there
living life without a meaning
 
i thought we were friends
i opened my heart and let you in
but you still did what you did
and that was a sin
 
now i hate you,
and when i think of you inside
it makes me hurt and depressed
because you sat there and lied
 
i'm through with you now
all i want to do is inflict pain
not knowing who's going where
all of it, its driving me insane
 
all this because of you
i despise you and your life
trying to take things that aren't yours
like my mum and my dad's wife
 
when i think of you, i think of suicide
and thinking of you has done that to me
fifteen years of happiness
your ruining my life, can't you see?

Kyle Pyatt 

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Just For Tonight
Juanita Hadwin
Just for tonight
Would you hold me tight
Would you whisper in my ear
Words only I can hear
 
Just for tonight
Would it be alright
If I said I loved you
And promised to be true
 
Just for tonight
Would you hold me tight
And tell me you love me too
Then promise me to be true
 
Just for tonight
Let it be just right
For this may be
All we have....
 
Just for tonight

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DEAR MOON
Rebeccah
 
Skeptical Silence, suspiciously hanging in the air
Buried Truths, dug up after years of hiding behind dirty lies
I stare into deep green eyes shining with tears
Coarse callous hands shield my heart as strong gentle hands stroke my side
 
Dear moon, hear my wish, my plea, save me tonight
Hide me from this heart-breaking picture; blind me with youíre white light so that I may no longer see.
See his broken spirit, his undying love bending and cracking but never breaking
 
Dear moon, heís crying now, crystalline tears begging me to stay
Iím corrupt, dear moon, Iím tainted and I cannot corrupt his pure soul
 
The silence stretches on and though he never uttered a word he spoke of a lifetime of love and lust
Dear moon, I watch now forever destined to go down as he effortlessly glides up
Shrouded in your ethereal light, he smiles a sorrowful smile
And I smile back from my home in the shadows; I continue to pray to you as he spreads clear, white wings and soars away
 
Dear moon, hold me closer to you, closer to him
Save me from my dark, black destiny so that I may spread new wings and soar away too.

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masquerade
bryan hooper
as i look into your glowing eyes, my spirit flies,
above cloudless skies.
the loving glances of purest rapture,
amidst fleeting chances the moment may capture,
as young hearts are beating,
silently cheating, the ticking clocks that chime
the hours of infinite time.
and the melody of words you softly say,
cascade, and gently lay
upon this masquerade.
 
but within this lovers tryst, lips before, so tenderly kissed,
fall into shrouded mist.
once soft footsteps, trudge sodden soil, heavy and grey,
through heartbreak and turmoil, as love passes away.
dark clouds swiftly roll in, swirling,
twirling, and all we are desperate to save
descends to a shadowy grave.
and the curtain falls upon two lonely hearts,
the parts, of this charade, have all been played,
within this masquerade.

 

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I'd like to take some time and share with you what's on my mind
A reason for my fall, a story of how I almost lost it all.
 
I lived my life in hell, I thought I'd never get out, with a shattered heart and a mind full of doubt.
I traveled a road, so dark, so cold, so a demon consumed my soul.
A choice I clearly made, I never thought I could be saved.
I was far too gone from reality, failure and disaster seem to follow me
Everyone I loved I lost and almost paid a deadly cost.
With no hope left inside in this demon I did confide.
 
With two children at home with no mother...this shame believe me I know no other.
 
So there I laid lost, beaten, raped...in this hell I helped create
With nobody to call and help me, I prayed God, please show me the way help me see a path that lights up the night with an end to this hell within my sight.
 
Silence....self-pity I am consumed...emotions vacant....I thought I was doomed.
 
Suddenly, as I laid in that death bed....FORGET the drugs, call your Dad instead.
Boy, that was a blessing all in itself, I can't describe how I feel, how much it's helped.
 
I saw my kids that night, I finally knew I did something...SOMETHING right.
As I looked into my son's eyes, my heart broke I finally cried
In that second I was saved, and anything, ANYTHING for that moment I would have gave.
 
To hear those words that I hold dear..."MOM, I LOVE YOU....I'M SO GLAD YOUR HERE".
Theresa Johnson

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I wish for me some happy time for lots of love and few good-byes
I wish my kids safe and secure, this pain and sadness too much to endure
I've made so many mistakes
Ones I could never re-take
For if I could
Not too sure if I would
For I would not be, the person that you see
On the outside tall and strong
On the inside sad and torn
To nobody do I remove my shell
For that would release nothing but hell
I've loved and lost
But it's me who pays this painful cost
I don't know if things will change
But being alone feels so strange
So, God bring me your blessing from above
One of true unconditional love
My knight in shining armor
A good man, a good father
Someone new to show me the way
Someone who brightens each and everyday
In time is what I've been told
By time that happens my heart will have closed the doors and to no one could my love ensure

theresa

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ESTRANGED BUT BELOVED (FAR AWAY)
Dean Cox
 
far away far away
far away form you
 
we were once in love and happy
far away far away from you
 
times where hard plans were changed
far away far away from you
 
child lost love grown cold
far away far away from you
 
here I sit all alone
far away far away from you
 
Iíll admit that I was wrong
far away far away from you
 
but our vows are not broken
far away far away from you
 
at the brink our love was
far away far away from you
 
at war the nation calls
far away far away from you
 
answer it my duty falls
far away far away from you
 
and here I sit all alone
far away far away from you
 
in my heart love unchanged
far away far away from you
 
now my child you will not bear
far away far away from you
 
in your hands my heart lies broken
far away far away from you
 
what am I to do?
far away from you

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CONTINUUM
Cate Espener 09/04
 
When will the sweetest leaf be sweet once more
When pressed upon my palm
When will the grasses growing
Greet the brightest dawn
 
Go on, go on
 
The drummerís song does say
Beyond the graying branches of time's poor memory
And place a seed in soilís great chair
To rest upon the past
And make amends with the old tree
Wake now upon this long day
Within the shattered heart of loveís longing
Dance all the joyful dreamers now
To the beauteous noise
 
Arise sweet lovers
 
To wash this basin clear
And feast upon the great tray of living
For to taste its mighty essence
One needs to drink from the well

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Just yours
Morgan Neal
How can I sit here and solve this case
When either way tears dip down my face
When I harden up and not let him through
I still hear why did you have to do that form you
Baby I love you con todo mi corizon
And I understand the emotions you have shown
I am not a cheater
Remember perfect record undefeated
I wonít do you wrong and I tell you no lie
That no mater what babe Iíll never stand at his side
I wonít fall for him if we still are talking
But from right now I feel like walking
Turning around and showing him my back
Looking at you and love you with no turning back
Mario, I love you and I wonít do you wrong
Just do me a favor and remember SPMís song

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This Year I Went To New Zealand
Sue Silver

I went this year to New Zealand
To visit family there. My brother and
His family, three daughters and there
Loved ones. My daughter , I am her birth mother,
and her family . Husband, three children.
So welcoming, so kind.
How strange to be at two ends of
The earth. Living here in the
Northern Hemisphere,
yearning  to be down under.
 
If I could I would.
Swing down.
Summer in endless waves.
Summer here, summer there, with spring and fall thrown in.
Forget about winter and itís course footsteps.
Traipsing some teasing memory through my heart,
when I thought I could make a perfect life.
 
But snowdrifts hold me back
To visits only moons could name.
                                                        

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sonnet of a broken heart
by: ma.louella b. serrano
 
What good is a downpour
if the flowers are withered?
What good is the sun
if its another painful day?
What good is a heart
you left torn asunder?
What good is me
now that you're gone far away?
There are but lonely nights and teary eyes..
Not even a smile to cross my face.
Morning comes, then passes by..
How I wish to cease the days.
See? Nothing's been goin' right
ever since you walked out my life!

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A FEELING OF LOVE
~BY PAIGE N FINCHER
 
A feeling ....
A feeling I have inside
A feeling so good I just let it ride
A feeling that disturbs me
Should I be this happy?
I don't really care
I don't mind if peeps stare
I'm enjoying life
With you by my side
With me being you wife
Nothing can go wrong
Our harmonzing makin a song
I'm your left
And your my right
Everywhere I go,
Your in my hearts sight
Love me till the end of time
My hearts yours and yours is mine
Ridin this wave
Soul dancin at a rave
Cryin to you
Boy wat you do
Together feelin way too damn good
I'm with you cause I kno I should
Mates forever
Bound together
With you
My one and only boo

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'Twilight Call'
by PEARLCOPPER

I'd been calling you for years
Now I need you to come back to me
'Cause I miss you so much, Babe
 
I'd been calling you for years
Now I need you to come back to me
System fucks with your head
But let's see what God's got to say,
I don't know what you got
But I know you'd been bleeding
 
I'd been calling you for years
Now I need you to come back to me
'Cause I miss you so much, Babe
I'd been calling you for years
Now I need you to come back to me
For us to be together

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This Guy
Katie
My friend and I had a fight
We were never really that tight
She told other friends lies
Only one person could hear my cries
 
This guy stood up for me
Thank god he heard my plea
He told this girl off with just one smack
This guy told me he always had my back
 
I fell in love
With this guy who was sent from above
This guy actually cared
He knew when i was scared
 
And to this day
The girl can never say
Things about me that are lies
Cause i have this guy

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To Love Me
Malinda M Ratliff
 
To love me is to ...
adore me, admire me, believe in me, be one with me, caress me, cherish me,
complete me,delight in me, devour me, elope with me, evolve with me,
fall for me, feel me,grow with me, guard me, have faith in me,hope
for me, ignite me, intertwine with me, jump for me,keep me, kiss me,
like me,listen to me, move me, make love with me, need me, nestle me,
open up to me, offer me, paint me,poetize for me, quest for me,
quote me, respect me, reflect me, sacrifice for me, saturate in me,
tantalize me, trust me,understand me, undenyingly want me,vow to me,
vitalize me, walk with me, worship me, yearn for me. To simply love me.


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