OPEN MIC ENCORE I

 
FIRST STEP
jeff belpanno
he made it across the kitchen
and didn't stumble at all
being careful he held a chair or two
when he felt he's about to fall
with a few more feet he sprinted
both arms stretched out wide
one foot and then the other
bouncing from side to side
when he got there he was speechless
that's because he could not talk
but he won't worry, that comes in time
cause he just now learned to walk

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You were born on the third,
And youíre a true gift.
I love you with all my heart,
I hope youíll never forget.
 
Day by day, I pray
That youíll be home in our arms,
 way before May.
 
September 3rd is a day that Iíll treasure,
Nothing could ever measure.
 
Youíre so tiny and thin,
The question I keep asking myself,
WHEN?
 
When will you be home?
So I can hold you all day long.
Well, I want to hear that,
That beautiful, faithful song.
 
Be a strong little boy,
And Iíll buy you an endless stream of toys.
 
Sherwin, my little boy, Sherwin
I know youíre going to win?
Thereís no doubt in my mind,
That youíre not that fighter kind.
 
Youíre Auntie Tís so sad,
Baby boy, she could never be mad.
 
Fight, boy, fight
Because I can stop thinking of you at night.

Torrie 

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Man O Man
Ganesh Kumar
 
With a loud cry he comes to earth
His little mind accepts everything
He goes to school with loud cry
Loves to play and to roam around
Traverse the path with a bit of hatred
And now leaves the school with a loud cry
Out he comes to the real world
Lost, in search of his own identity
Craves for respect and pride he cries
Picks any path to reach his goal
Some go rude some go smooth
Now he needs a true companion
To make up a sweet family for his own
With a wild vigor he earns to live
But years make him weak and old
Now looks back and wonders what he achieved
Ashamed, his head goes down
Feels how selfish he lived
But nothing much left out for himself
Regrets, with loud cry he leaves earth.

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TOUGH DECISION
 Carlos I. Luna
 
The time is passing fast,
And I canít make a decision,
But I canít forget the past,
When my heart suffered a collision,
All Ďcause a tough decision.
 
Joanna you are my light,
With you every thing seems right,
But I donít know what youíll decide
After I tell you that I want you by my side,
That I want to spend with you,
The rest of my life.
 
I donít know if you are feeling the same,
every time I see you, I feel so lame,
I donít know if I should play the game,
Ďcause I could lose a good friend,
But in the other side,
This love is burning deep inside. 
 
May be I should tell you all,
And let you know how I feel,
But Iím afraid you might put a wall
And make my dreams unreal.

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SHE STOOD IN A SHADOWED DOORWAY
by Robert Davidson
 
She stood in a shadowed doorway
Awaiting the appointed time of delight
Eyes mocking love as
Lips of lust gleam in a moon-blanched night.
 
She stood in a shadowed doorway
When I shattered the dark with a light
Claiming a fierce kiss on
The porcelain pallor of a face so white.
 
She stood in a shadowed doorway
The touch of her body against mine stuns
As our sexes meet
Vaster than explosions of vast suns.
 
Our lone paths cross, then are blown apart forever
As I got what I wanted, and she her cash did recover.
The scowl of pleasure's lips now scorn me ever
Point down to the pit, mocking this sated lover.
 
She stood in a shadowed doorway
Her look of reproach unnerves, conceives
A cool challenge while
My lust blew away like dead winter leaves.

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 THE WAY I FEEL
Victoria Skaggs

One page can show how much you care. One smile would let me you are there.
One signal hi can lift a soul, but where we are I don't know! One wave can let others know you are there. One kiss lets me know you still love me and still care! To say I love you out loud can simply be a lie, but to show it by actually doing something could last the rest of my life! To others it might not mean a thing but to me it means everything! If you just show your love it would not feel this different. If you could just stand up for me or even not care that others know. You can change my world with just a look. I guess what I am trying to say is the way you make me feel! The way I feel is just so real. I love you. This is no lie, I would not lie about about this! Others can lie all they want about something like this, but I don't see how they can lie about something this! this could break some one's heart to lie about this! That is how you should know I really do care! I am still here!


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The Guy I Knew Once...........
Neptune eyes
Lovely peacock eyes shinning bright,
Holding condensed dew,
Where passionate dream grew,
Where illuminated sky
      hit the green ocean tide,
Where the love in your eyes,
      shined at me , like ray of light,

Your strong, soft body,
Shadowed my side,
Weakened, comfort me, same time,
Your soft thick shoulder,
Looked inviting to touch,
    for leaning on, when going gets tough,

   The guy I knew,
       The guy , I knew, once..............

 

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I sit under the stars
watching them fade away
watching the night go to waste
why can't i have you in my arms now
you just left me here with nothing here at all
why can't you just understand how i feel
you try being me and sittin here
with tears running down
than you will understand how i feel

brittany 

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KISS ON SHEETS.
GAD DAVIS OCHUKO EJEFII
Certainly not Shakespeareís Romeo
and Juliet.
How long will I kiss thee this way?
Baby lass da minds speak loud.
Sheets romantically countable filled
with red marriageable kisses.
Kisses not fleshy-on words-yet
My heart pants daily for your cuddle.
but the sheet and words bearded with
our fleshy cuddles- What must I do?
Braking! Braking! My heart pants.
Baby lass da minds speaketh to me softly.
Certainly not Shakespeare two lovers.
How long will I kiss by sheets?
I longest to cuddle thee and kiss your lips.


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My Looking Glass
Written by C. Henshaw
Draw on the perfect smile,
highlight the eyes just right,
Turn on the charm and delight everyone
insert a witty comment and laugh like you mean it.
Make sure no one can see through a crack in this mask you must make.
The day ends, the curtain closes.
Drop to my knees, the tears begin to flow.
Look through the other side of the glass and see the actual me.
The eyes not so bright, red and swollen, make up stained on my skin.
The smile has faded.
My heart has taken a beating, it is surely black and blue
Jokes of me going over the edge, are all but untrue.
I've been over the edge for thousands of days, reaching out my hand
I hide the pain, to you it is my weakness.
So I continue to be what I think you want me to be, meanwhile I am losing ground, and forgetting who I really am.

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It Rains
Hard Raining
As The Street I Walk Down
Fills With Beads Of Water From The Sky
 
Dry i am not, Not anymore,
But the cobblestone roads make me smile when i walk on them.
 
Children running through the puddles, A man in a doorway playing a classical guitar.
He's singing but no words are coming out of his mouth
What he cannot say the sound from the nylon strings speak to me in ways i cannot explain
 
My shoes are wet and my trousers are dry
This is my last walk as a free man
For tomorrow i was told im going to die
I will not listen, I will be fine
For i am,.. A man who's heart must shine.
 
It Rains,..
Heavy Raining,..
As The Street I Walk Down,..
Fills With Beads Of Water From The Sky,..
 
The next path i will be walking down is also narrow
People standing on each side
At the end of this path i will stand and wait,..A man gripping my arm
 
Tension and fear grow stronger as i begin to sweat
I want it done and over with
 
Then it happens,..The person i've been waiting for is being escorted towards me,..
All i see is white,..Because all i see is you
 
I've been longing for the day for you to say i do,..

kyle

 

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The Little Girl!
Written by Tammie
Did you ever see the little girl, who never had a smile on her face?
Who had a look of loneliness, and as if she was lost in a maze?
A little girl who never spoke a word,
Or maybe she did but just wasn't heard.
 
Did you ever see the little girl, who hid her face from the world?
Who has been called a klutz?
To have fallen so many times and gotten so many cuts?
Have you ever seen the little girl, trying to fight the monster in her sleep?
Tying to defeat her demon, she new in her heart she just couldn't beat?
 
The little girl who's only ten, yet from her behaviour you could never tell.
The little girl who's mother has gone
The little girl who now sings her own song.
 
But nobody DID notice this little girl
Nobody saved her from this cruel world.
Nobody saw her cuts were false and nobody saw her dieing soul.
 
Did you hear about the little girl the little girl who died last week?
The little girl who has had not 1 tear shed,
Not even now has she lies in her death bed.
Why did nobody see how this little girl came to be here?
Why did nobody see the terror and fear?
 
What will it take for people to notice?
A little child who is lonely and helpless?
Why didn't people see in her eyes?
That it was hurting her to even be alive?
 
Did you hear about the little girl?
A little girl called Annie!
A little girl who found her way,
Back to her mummy were she plans to stay!

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Seashore of Life
Sajad H Hamdani. 

You will see me walking
On the seashore of life,
Collecting conch shells of time
And placing them next to my ear,
Listening what they have to share.
Buried within them for so long
Is the silence of memories bygone,
What a vast ocean life is to be
I wonder - how far to carry on.

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To be or not to be:
     By David J Ramos:
 
  In a world were the word love is tossed around. It is hard to fall in love with any one. Wondering should I fall in love maybe I shouldn't. For were in people I loved before I fell and fell hard. So to be or not to be in love its very hard just to think of. To love and not be loved back or not love and have been loved by some one, I don't know. For the pain of the name of the one I love still rings in my brain. To be or not to be in love brings pain tears and shame to me not knowing to be or not to be. Me a man with love in my heart and not being able to show it at all is killing me from the inside out. Holding my words of love to the ones I love how crazy would that make me seem to the ones that loved me?

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I Hope
by Vincent Lin
 
I hope" I hope for the best between us and all the people around us you are my soul my girl my loved one and i don't know how ill live if your gone, you and only you ill love. And if you think you need to think about this that's okay ill wait.. i'll wait 5, 10, 20, forever if i have to. To be with you. If you think its not possible between us ill just die , if you love another man i know i could not live..i.  just truly love you." I hope for the best between us and your choice... Forgive me once more."

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it was an almost perfect night
when the full moon did invite
the clouds swirling  about to waltz
within its pearly halo..
like sweet ballerina's they did oblige
they held their gown of the transparent veils
clasping their hands they danced around..
never for a moment did they blind-fold the moon
gently waving and moving on their silent feet
they did create a cause for a treat
for my searching eyes..
while the palms played their orchestrated song
i found i no longer could hold on
to this beautiful sight
without thinking of you
without wishing you with me besides..

alpanai

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How Can I Love You
shaniquah Davis
how can i love you when i dont ever see you
how can i love you when i cant even be with you
i want to love you but i dont know how
i winder if you can show me how.
 
show me how to hold you at night
show me how to work it just right
show me how to do it in different ways
show me so that i can have you screaming my name.
 
if you think you can do this for me
let me know can i love you please?

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Everyday in my dreams, I beg just to hold you. To have you close to me, just to have you near.
You are my dream, what I want, what I need.
 
Came to me oh baby, lay sweetly in my arms, with all the love we have, it just seems so natural, so right. The sweetness of your breath is all I want to taste, as we share together in this loving embrace.
 
I fight for you in my dreams, I see you with me, all in all, weíre all so right, but yet there is something that seems so far away. I reach out my arms for you, until they stretch no more, all I wanted was a touch.
 
Come to me oh baby. Stay with me sweetly. Lay in my arms, with all the love we have, it just seems so natural, so right. The sweetness of your breath is all I want to taste, as we share together in the loving embrace.

Jennifer S. Whitley

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I wish you would kiss me
but that's the dream with in me
 
My life isn't complete with out you
By my side with the fail breath wit you
 
You are with me in my heart
And that were it will stay forever 
 
Your my life and love
I love you
 
Heather Hopkins

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I love you Lynda
by PETER MORRIS
 
I love you
immeasurably, infinitely
you are my world
you are my life
you are everything to me
 
Your smooth skin soothes me
Your gentle eyes soften my heart
Your face is a picture
I want to frame with my hands
and admire for all of my life
 
I love you
so very much
But how can I explain it in words
when there are no words that have ever been written
that could ever do you justice?
 
Do I love you enough?
Sometimes too much!
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Talk To Me
hazlinda
Talk to me
Indulge me in your happiness
The first kiss you had
Or the first time you ever knew the word happy
Excite me with your experience
Your best adventures
The teachers that you met along the way
The tutors, theyíve grown you to the man you are now
But that would never happen
I know it somehow, and
I will be always guessing your maturity
 
Talk to me
Cry your tears with me
Chain me with your pain
Prison me with your angst
Iím dying to be inside you
Iím drenching to understand you
To kiss your death away
And then I woke up
Again as an alien in your arms
Without any clue whatís in your Pandora box
 
Talk to me
I know you would never will
No matter how hard Iíve tried
I will remain a stranger
In your old sorrow eyes
As long as you shut your heart
And seal it with a fatal wish

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Dreaming 
Kevin Murphy
 
I wake up but I am still dreaming
Dreaming to be with her
But she is so far away
And all I see is grey
So I dream and dream all day

 

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Miss Katherean
 Abyzayd F.CH.
Miss Katherean, do not say this :
Our life together ended amiss
ĎTis word is but a sense of anger
That when ye enraged, put us in danger.
 
Look, yesterday, happy were we along this beach
We each other chased until the day could reach
The moment light left its place to the dark
We found into both arms ourselves ahark.
 
To the wind softly came to blow
A gentle breeze also went so slow
No rain dropped, Ďtwas that waveís shower
We loved to be under more than an hour.
 
Miss katherean, all ye should remember
Is that I lovedíee from Junuary to December
My suffering also lasted for months
My hair got white Ďnd I changed my wonts.

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You
Ruzica
You must have the eyes clear and transparent
As this blue sky above us,
You must speak the language of spring wind
That I will understand,
You must love every inch of this black, wet ground
Under our feet,
You must have the touch soft and gentle
When I feel your fingers on my skin,
You must have the voice that wipes away all bad predictions
In only one word,
You must love the life,
So you could teach me how to live,
You must walk with stable steps
That never leads you too far,
You must carry the whole universe in your hart,
But still have some space for me,
You must exist...
for me.

 

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Fear of Loving
Eric Meyers
I'm afraid of revealing my love to you
I don't know what your going to do
A cold shoulder, my greatest fear
All these feelings won't disappear
 
Love is something I cannot deny
Your love is what I place on high
Consummate love, is what I need
Unrequited love, is why I grieve
 
The future holds mysteries untold
Maybe one day I'll be so bold
To reveal this love of many years
Possibly, it will bring you to tears

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            Right when you think you have found your sole mate, you take her on a date, everything goes great! It feels like a dream only God could create. You cant find the words to relate about how much you care for this girl! she means the world!
           But then you hear them words "I would fall for you but I am in love" your hopes, your dreams, your whole world just came to an end. Only if she would understand, how much she meant to this man. She could of had the whole world, if she would of just asked.
          But we got to put that in the past, you know that wont last, you loved this girl, she meant the world. It hurts, it persuades you to change your ways, because you were not good enough, but in the end all you want to do is grab a 9 and pull that trigger for the first and last time, blow out your mind.
          Maybe you did it for love, maybe you did it for worse but in the end we all get hurt.

Cabrin Crouch

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MIKE
by Shawna Lyons

You make me feel like I am floating,
When you whisper softly in my ear.
Your golden foliage color hair lightly brushes my lips, and your
Intoxicating liquid emerald green eyes staring deep into my soul.
My love for you flourishes like a flood after a summer storm.
I feel like a part of you when you clasp my body close to yours.
Fractured body and screaming heart, always yearning when we're apart.
And when I relax against your chest, it feels as if you hold me so tight,
That you're squeezing my heart.
And through all of this,
You make me feel like I am floating.

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Rumbling thunder misty and deep,
raining down on me.
a warm breeze brings the drip drop.
I feel the cool splashing rain,
as it tumbles down my face.
I feel as if my my body breaks away,
and my soul flies through an enchanted forest.
To a small log cabin,
wherein I sit by the fire,
drifting off into a long winters nap,
with the sound of the rain, following me into my dreams.
Rumbling thunder misty and deep.

-TAWNYA KANNARR

 

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i'm so young so young to love
you are old very old to have a crush
i'm just a fool a foolish girl
and you are a man with worried's"
 
somehow i think i can't be with ]you
but i can
lest keep it like a secret a lover's secret
please...
don't tell me i'm to young don't tell me no
remember all those times you call my name and spoke to me
and now that i'm so young and you know you are holding back
you broke my heart broke my soul and my mind
and i feel so bad
i feel like i'm gonnna die
i wonder why?
wonder why?
this love is empty and
you know why
you know why
my heart is suffering
i'm will forget you since i can't be with you ever
\you will forget me i just a crush
that's all it it's
 
i'm so young so foolish to be with you
you are so old so old to love me............
            by keisha

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IF YOU ONLY KNEW.....
Kris Cruz
If you only knew how it nicked my heart....
and kept nicking my heart every time....
every time the two of you conversed.
 
If you only knew how i felt...
Would you've asked why?
If you only knew i saw...i felt... i sensed every little changes with you towards me... towards us..
Would you've stopped and checked yourself?
If you only knew how was i feeling?
Would you've paused and soothe the pain?
or would you still do it all over again?

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I DID IT AGAIN
Theresa Gayle McPherson
I did it again.
What was I thinking?
I let someone in.
How many times does it have to happen,
before I learn?
 
I told you I'd give you one chance then you took advantage of that.
You waited until I let my guard down then you stabbed me in the back.
 
You thought that I was an ice princess and now you know it's true.
How does it feel to be on the outside, I hope it's cold there for you.
 
I did it again.
What was I thinking?
I let someone in.
How many times does it have to happen?
I swear never again.

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the pain of love,
all you get from it,
is regret,
your heart says yes,
your mind says no,
what should you do?
 
they say follow your heart...
think about it first,
dont depend on anyone but yourself,
cuz love hurts,
you have it,
then the next thing,
its gone....
 
i shall kill the one i love,
i shall seek to kill them,
free me from there grasp,
and once they are dead,
ill be free,
but then i...i...
decide....
to die myself.
 
you can be alone and confused,
on earth it seems,
but just know that,
when im dead,
you'll know why,
cuz of...
Love.
 
im not afraid to die,
not for the one i wish to hold,
not afraid that why i shall,
perish,
because of......
 
LOVE
              ~~~Cindy~~~

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A Sudden Glance
Ernesto Rodriguez
I still sometimes cross
Into what I used to be
Just small glances
Into a different Dimension
Inside my head
 
Images of an earlier time
Shadows of sound and light
The stillness of the night
The murmur of the people
That are still alive
 
A glance into space
Is all you need
To capture small images
Images of the past....
 
How I wish to wake up

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"Somethiní in the air tonight"
fabiociambra
I must be strong íní no more fall in love
but thereís somethiní in the air tonight
somethiní Iíve never known.
Donít you feel it? Donít you feel your heart beat
as mine?... too divine
this fair sensation
you in the air tonight
Iím fallen in love Ďbout yo once again
bitter sweet, better than any other
this fair feeling, this divine creation
tight me and weíre gonna make it brief
close to me and it feels like love is done
stir me up and feel how much I love you!
 

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"losing my forever"
jared hooter

i sit here in the dark alone and confused
as tears fall to the ground
i wait for your voice to break the silence
only to hear no sound
i cannot speak
i cannot breathe
emptiness fills my soul
losing you, i lose myself
without you i am not whole
i've gone insane
my heart is shattered
each day is one more i dread
a life i loved
 a love i lost
still living but so dead
i walk along these somber streets
holding hands with regret and despair
memories of goodbye weighing on my shoulder
a weight i cannot bare
to lose your love
and gain your hate
so so long i did endeavor
but losing you now
i realize
i'm losing my forever

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Thought I Saw
You Before
By Elisa
When I looked at you
It seemed I saw you
or met you before.
 
I couldn't remember
where
but then I thought
about it
and you just looked like
this person that
I used to like,
but not anymore.

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A CHILDREN'S BOOK
    BY AMANDA REGISH
 
A look can be read as easily as a children's book....So defined and
true , if only you knew the way I Feel too.
Mysterious ways conduce leaving others on the move , but can present
people with a certain perception that's so obvious to one - self , but at
times not the truthful and honest you

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I amÖÖÖ
carmia callebaut
I am the laughter in a crowd
I am the happy and I am the sad
I am the music in a play
I am the singer in the song
I am the past, present, and future
I am the one whom you hold
I am the one whom you scold
I am the silver lining
I am the color in the painting
I am your light in the dark
I am tears
I am fears
I am woman

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Wait no More
  Christina Hubbard
 
 She waits for his phone call, way up in the night
Looking at his photo, wondering if he's alright.
She lights another cigarette, watches the hands on the clock
Wondering where he is at, if it will ever stop
She picks up the phone, as if he had called
Puts it to her ear, and begins to talk
"Why are you doing this? Do you not care?
I gave you my heart, but you're not here.
This has gone to far, I have to say goodbye
There will always be a scar, and tears in my eyes.
So when you think of me, think about this
You have control over me, without one kiss."
 

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But we canít

Alyssa 
the glass has finally shattered
she took too long too break
her willpower would get her far
if she only had a chance
we took away her lovers
took away her friends
watched all her tears fall
into a puddle and then
we stripped away her pride
left her all alone
she thought that it was over
thought that we were done
but really, the pain had only begun
this torture would not end
until she was gone
and she is, now
why we did that
I truly don't know
maybe He will bring her back
just so we can see her face
we were jealous
she was everything we weren't
so we put her to the test
she failed
just like we thought
she is gone
now we feel bad
we will never be with her again
because we did what we did
I wish that we could go back
but we can't

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Its the beginning of the day i dont know what 2say
im gonna say some stuff that will cause an impact i dont know how u will
react, im goint to speak out loud & be very clear i dont know if youre
going 2 like what u are about 2 hear, im been sincere
just as the beginning of the year bad news tragedy in a family member
stuff i want 2 forget but yet i still remember
loosing the Pope that isnt even right thats very wrong
how are we all gona get along ,all i see is grief everybody looking at
one another in disbelief better yet does this world still have hope
how can we cope with the lost of the Pope, all i see is drug addicts
living like if they dont exist & have no control its like they have no
mind better yet no soul i see some people staring me up saying in
their minds would you please shut up my bad my mistake i know everybody
wants me to take a break , this a poem or better yet & improvise i hope
people read it & feel surprise.

Tony

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IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT?
Mary Chapman
 
What seems to be the problem?
Why is it that you cry?
It was agreed that you and I
Would give this love a try
 
We've been together for so long
It almost is a shame
When two hearts stop, and just look for
A reason to lay blame
 
Please be sure itís what you want
And what youíre looking for
Before I take my things and leave
Quietly out the door
 
I wonít look back, mistakes Iíve made
To find out in the end
It was not me who cried and wept
And slept with my best friend

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This Nightmare Called Life
Randi Rakochy
Trying to think clearly as tears flood my face
Trying to hide my pain when I'm being tortured
Trying to be myself not knowing who I am
Trying to remain calm when my hearts filled with anger
Living my life not knowing what to do
Wondering where to go
Looking for someone to turn to
Pretending it's just one bad dream
Trying to wake up from this nightmare called life

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Before I die...
Oleg Voronoy
I want to hear another lie!
About love... About sky...
About wings behind your back
And feel your teeth inside my neck!
I want to look into your eyes!
I want to hear my last advise!
I want to hold your hands and cry...
Before I die...

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GOODBYE
by Amy schwartz

All these tears dripping off my face
My souls leaking, my hearts full of hurt, thereís so much disgrace
Iím trying to let you go, but itís all getting so confusing
You say ďI love youĒ, every time I fall for it, I know Iím losing
Half of me sayísĒ let him goĒ but the other half is saying ďyou love him a lotĒ
Some things you say I just donít no more, do you remember ďusĒ or have you just forgot
I canít stand these lies any more, I donít deserve this
You say you like another girl, but you love me, how does that work, I will amiss
You have no idea how much you have changed
By all these lies, all this shit your doing, your making me deranged
Have you forgotten what I sacrificed to save you ass, to sacrifice you
Have you even forgotten what I'd do, how I wanted to spend the rest of my life with whats only true
I donít know what to do, but your threatening to hurt yourself if ever I said "bye"
Just please let this go, let me go, let ďusĒ go, itís killing me to stay in this relationship , just please say goodbye

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  NEW DAWN OF ROMANCE
                As I sit here alone watching the sunset,
               I`ll let my thaughts be known,as I regret;
                    I miss the romance of this evening,
                         However ,I`m not grieving.
 
                     It`s really the woman that I miss
                  I miss holding her hand,her hug and kiss;
               I miss sharing our innermost thoughts of love;
                  I miss sharing the stars and moon above.
 
                      I miss the feel of this sensation.
                      God intended this for His creation.
 
                      So when I`m alone and feeling blue,
                       with no one to listen and talk to;
                       I`ll just think of my Father above.
                       He wraps me in His arms of love.
 
                He kisses me good night with His warm sunshine.
                        He lets me know that He is mine;
                  So when I`m sitting on Stone Mountain alone,
                     I`ll think of my Father and a new dawn.
                                              @1997 By Al Thomas

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 My love for you so strong and bold,
 My love for you I tightly hold  
 With all my heart I wish to say,
 I love you D. in every way.
 
 Love your smile, your dimples, your cheeky grin,
 D., you are my everything
 You cheered me up when I was down,
 When you are here Iíve no reason to frown.
 
 You taught me what true love really is,
 Not just with that smile, not just with that kiss
 I never believed it but now I can see,
 Your love makes me the person I want to be.
        
 I know itís hard, we havenít met,
 But were not supposed to yet
 But I know that when we meet,
 You will sweep me off my feet.
 
 Iíve never felt this way before,
 And this isnít it, I know thereís is more
 We will achieve so much because of who we are,
 Our dreams are over the mountainsÖ.thatís not far
 
 When we shall walk hand in hand,
 Along the beach with golden sand
 The sun will set the stars will shine,
 And spell out the words ďyou are mineĒ
 
 Iíd like to thank you for everything you have done,
 And remember, you are number 1
 If I die, Iíll be at heavens gate,
There for you I will always wait.
 
 You are my world, my reason to be me,
 You are my light when I cannot see
 Words cannot describe how amazing you are,
 Together..forever, we will shine like a star!!
 

Rosie Gillard  

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No mountain
Alan Collins
You showed me a mountain
up a mountain - down a mountain
But here on the mountain, where I sit, it is flat

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The Search Everlasting.
Alexander Liverant
One wonders though life, Not knowing the path
Sorting and sorting, Through the aftermath
 
From order to chaos, Trying to find
An answer to that, Which eludes once mind
 
Since the beginning, Since the creation
Until the worlds sin, Turned nation from nation
 
Wish there was some way, To null the pain
To make them all see, There‚'s knowledge to gain
 
From order to chaos, And back again
Condemning our selves, To a relentless game
 
Many will teach, Yet most will not learn
The meaning of life, Is but to serve.
 

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Rivers
by Renť Lafaut
dark river fills my soul
White river surrounds my hole
dark river when are you going to go?
dark river you are my pride
dark river  why donít you dry?
White river of light, grant me your life
Holy river move my soul within
The blood is red, and I drink this cup
dark river is black and dark as death
Hungry for you, hungry for me
Contours lines and curves
Weíll fly, fly, up in the sky
And be redeemed by the guide
Seek for the truth, blessing and life
Hungry within?
Tired of emptiness?
Tired of boredom?
Looking to give and believe?
Sweet Jesus where have you been?
O River of Life,
Please have mercy on me

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No one cares enough to know,
No one knows enough to care,
 
Love and happiness, barely any to show,
Love is black, nothing but darkness, nothing there,
 
Blind hatred staring you in the face like a bright light,        
Blind people finding love at first sight,
 
The bad, the worthless and more to come,
The sad, the useless thereís more then just some,
 
Being caught in the middle, betrayed by everyone around,
Being chased till your screams are left without a sound,
 
Fighting to gain a lose needed so much,
Fighting until your mind goes insane it hurts to touch,
 
Trying to breathe the air that is yours,
Trying to mend such painful sores,
 
Still staring you in the face, is nothing but hate,
Still sitting in the back of your mind, this must be fait,       
 
Wishing this anger and frustration will stop,
Wishing this anger and frustration will leave, the whole lot,
 
Bleeding wrists beginning to sting,
Bleeding eyes, full of tears and fears, wonít stop crying,
 
Until the day has come, the day to spare,
Until someone notices you, finally will someone care??
 
No, because no one knows enough to care,
No, because no on cares enough to know,
 
Till the day of your sad sorrow.

Jessica Thwaites


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Fun
Ryan Rogers 
             It was all fun till they produced a son,now its all about work now you work for a jerk,support for your loved one,anything you can do you have no clue what to do,feeling down on yourself and blue,its not fun and games anymore its not all about you,you have to be their for your child and problems no matter how mild

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Traditional Haiku - Unbridled
Kevin 
Her spirit provides
The fire within my heart,
Our unbridled love

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Fear not said he, you of little faith

Believe in me and you will be safe
Hold my hand and trust in me
And I will set your spirit free
Walk the path that i shall set
Hold with pride this love i give
For it will guide you eternally
And keep you strong in this world we live

wendy mickleburgh

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THE WALK OF LIFE
Helen Ruth Green  
As I walk this lonely road of life
I wonder where it will lead me
I know not what I face when I awake
And at the end of the day
I thank God I am still alive
I have walked the road of poverty
And made it through the downside
I have walk the road of wealth
And wished there were something else
I could do for the rest of the world
I have walked the road of loneliness
With only myself to turn to
I have walked the road of friendship
With the love of a special kind
Glad to have another shoulder
To lean on for the rough times
The road I look forward to
Is the the walk I will take
With that one special friend
The walk I take with god

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Things I hate...
Michelle

Turning on the radio, to find I missed my favorite song,
A warm huge dissipating, The sound of childrenís laughter fading, Rainbows with no pot of gold, Stereos that are way to old.Heart break on a loved ones face, Memories being erased, Kisses that donít last eternity, Stealing some ones purity, Animals in pain, babies that no one has claimed, Confusion that spreads hate, Always being late, Tears that fall in vain, Always having someone else to blame, Being told not to sing, not reaching the stars on a swing. Looking back and wishing things could change, Not walking with Gods Cain, Ignorance that creates destruction; these are the things I hate.

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ADDICTION.
SHAYNA  MORELL 
 

Darkness darkness surrounding me can some one please tell me how to get free   . My heart is aching my mind is shaking is there noone that can find me noone that can set me free.Daily searches turn up nothing new.I know this place better than i know myself every step every touch is nothing but memory.I want to escape i want to get out i want to be free but why why wont anyone help me what am i doing wrong.I am tierd my body is weak i cannot hold on much longer. My time is almost gone i have to find a way out.But wait can this be in the last few seconds that i have left i see it now it`s all too clear the way to be free al this time it was inside myself just waiting to be found.My heart is soothed my mind is calmed i can let go of my fears and be at peace but most importantly finally be free.                                                                             


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THE VIRTUAL WORLD
Manjunath Shastry
In the evergreen Realm,
Nothing is calm,
The buzz brings the Charm,
With a mystic Alarm.
 
Logic the King
Had a magic Ring,
He shut it in a Chip
And sold it on a Trip.
 
The buyer was Gates,
Who belonged to States.
Why was he to take ?
For, it was a mistake.
 
Their Charts were fake
And everything was a make,
Numbers they sold,
For the price of Gold !
 
The pet of every Spouse,
Was their power House,
With light years of Data to browse,
And all that, stole by a Mouse !
 
The people are crazy,
They make others lazy,
The scene is very breezy,
Yet, they take it all too easy.

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The New Day
Andre Sisk 
After all the heart break and questions
enlightenment comes and stays, who said the road
to life would be all fun and games--
now I see the light and
no longer long for emptiness but happiness, that is the only way to achieve
satisfaction
how'd I accomplish this,
 I had to stay away
sure I relapsed till I realized that love was merely a fact of impulse
electrons and a foolish collapse of ones individuality a compromise of ego
and the pathway back to one's self is not all cupcakes and sausages but
full of who's gonna come and be the hero
 
when it's all said and done though  who's to say that one won't get lost
and back track like one may
but while it's good I'll dwell and be content with living in MY NEW DAY
 

 

 

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