OPEN MIC Archive

There is more in  Encore.

Updated September 3, 2001

 

PAY BACK
Dawn Baker

Lorena Bobbit was right on key,

"Iím not putting up with any more cheating" Bobby.

But he kept going, I felt sorry for him.

As he was searching for that important limb.

Then thereís the story of the burning bed

That woman certainly made sure he was dead

How many others hmm let me see.

Mike Tyson well he didnít get off Scot-free

What happened to OJ I just donít get.

Oh wait thatís right the glove didnít fit.

Heís time will come just you wait and see.

Theyíll catch him and give him the third-degree.

So heed my advice men, when you get that itch.

Weíll always get even cause paybacks a bitch.

~!~

"Coffers"
Anita Nahal

The chest of my emotions slowly depleted

The minutest grains remained unfulfilled

While you filled your coffers with false pride

As I looked into mine every night, it threatened of mutiny

Patting the remaining grains, consoling them not to leave

I found one day that the chest itself had left me.

~!~

Never knew what could come, till I tried,

Never knew my emptiness inside, One day our eyes meet, to the fall of my breath.

Time is passed, never the same, to be "us" felt so great. Till the day that you said, "Nothing lasts, its set in stone, my love has passed".

I nearly fell then replied,  "I can not change your hands of time". Can you know, how i felt, love you more then life itself! Time is passed, never the same, we still talk everyday. You grasped my heart, DON'T LET GO! When things always seem the best, is when I take my highest risk.  Why is this so damn hard, and your laughing you've killed my heart. Time is passed, never the same, you ended my life, with just one line. Understand how feelings die. Know through your life I always cared, Please always know...

when your standing alone your standing next to me.

Now i feel there is no more, step to my edge the time has come. I've never felt such pain, can i make it go away?, put the gun to my head I pull my own trigger!

Jacob LaMar

~!~

Prince Charming
christina Alvarado

Every night i prayed

that there would come a day when my prince charming would whisk me away.

Many tribulations had come

and still there had been no one.

But one day i looked straight across from me

and there he was as perfect as could be.

In amazed awe

i was positive the boy was as wonderful as i saw.

Hesitating to leave

i was certain this was a boy i could never retrieve.

As the weeks flew bye

i still had hopes of again meeting this dazzling guy.

Things with other people came to an end

and we quickly became fast friends.

Talking to him was like a dream

for he was more amazing then he had first seemed.

His always knowing what to say

left me inarticulate in so many ways.

He made me feel something i never have before

something so real for sure.

What attracted me the most

was his ability to make jokes.

He would make me laugh

and help the time to pass.

His effort to keep me happy made me realize it was he

my prince charming to be.

I've never felt so safe so fast

it's like i know you from the past.

In a fairy tale you must have come

for you've taken my heart away.

The person you are is unique

from anyone i'll ever meet.

Now my wait is over because you have arrived

happily ever after we will thrive.

~!~

Can't Look Back
Maria Salguero

People always tell you not to do drugs,

they say it's only for gangsters, only for thugs.

But they never did tell me why,

I would've asked but I was too shy.

All they said was that it was wrong,

I figured i could take it, I figured i was strong.

I took a chance on my life,

Now I'll never be a wife.

My future is set, my life is gone,

My mind is poisoned my body has gone numb.

I never thought drugs were good,

I never thought I should, I never thought I would.

I should've listened to what he said

but I walked out the door,

It hurts to see him watching me here lying on the floor.

I can't believe I'm not going to be here anymore,

My heart just keeps hurting more and more.

I canít look back on what happened in my life,

Because every time I do I feel strife.

~!~

End Of Day
Martha Chivima

The dawn of darkness comes over us with such subtlety

One minute day's smile shines brightly

And before we know it night- time's cloak hovers over us

He brings with him a solemn, almost somber mood

Our hearts feel as gray and lifeless as the clouds above us

Even the pretty birds don't sing anymore

Just the hoot-toot of the owls and the chirp-chirp of crickets

The clouds become wispy, wafer thin

The darkness engulfs us ever more

Its thickness around us almost makes us claustrophobic!

We flay out our arm in breast-stroke motions

Swimming through the pool of darkness

Rescue us, oh day-break

That we might live anew

~!~

Our Love
Greg Phillips 

If you call my name

I will hear it.

If you whisper your love,

I will feel it,

for we are not separated

by time and space.

The strength of our love

is tenderness.

It is not shallow

nor possessive

but real.

Thus it shall be forever

and of nothing

was I ever

more certain.

~!~ 

Worst Than Heartbreak
Lilmitsie

I never knew a friend could hurt me so bad

Not even heartbreak can compare

Just thinking of how much I thought for you, and the all we shared

It really hurts when you find out friendship isn't real

Like right now I want to mess myself up, because of how you made me feel

More than anything, I thought this was real, but now I see

I thought of you as bold and I can't say what you thought of me

Look how long we've been friends, and how many secrets I kept for you

But you used mine, to make me feel low, worthless, and ashamed of what I do

I'd never do anything purposely to hurt you, or make you doubt me inside

But you, you turned around on me, said some things and I cried

Whenever I think of it, i try to forget it, and put on my happy face

But when I remember how you said what you said, it make me feel out of grace

Any other pain I could sigh through, even if it came form a man

And any regular person I could forgive, but you aren't one

Friend for ever, that's how it was suppose to be

I love your son like he's my son, I loved you like you were me

But I guess forever has come and gone, the day returns to dawn

The ship and docked on the bay, and sunshine as fade away

~!~

I Miss You
Cait aussie

I'm cold

But it's one hundred degrees in here

I'm lost

But I know exactly where I stand

I'm not alone

But there's no one holding my hand

And then I see your face everywhere I look

But you're not really there

And I try to touch you try to reach you

But you can't feel

I try to get you out of my head

But everything reminds me of you

It's hard to learn how to let go when you've held on for so long

I wish I could be like you

I wish I could be with you

I love you

~!~

the days seemed dark and dreary, the promise far from sight the drudgery of every day, seemed so forever night we toiled through even simple tasks, they seemed so hard to do what once was ordinary life, now barely are made through

The Promise
By Von Hopper

there was a time when little things got done so easily

and joy was seen at every turn, our time was filled with glee

at every turn we saw the light, the moments seemed so right

but our hearts were heavy laden, but kept out of our sight

and then one day unhappiness, its ugly head did rear

we knew it well but we refused to ever face its fear

it bottled up inside us to the point of overflow

we realized the time was neigh, to uncap and let it go

a harder thing weíve never done, our lives turn upside down

we opt and choose we win and loose, but to the heart were bound

how sad and frightened we must be, to walk the path ahead

but step by step the journey made to happiness instead

you see the promise guides us through, to joys weíve never known

the light will keep us on the path, and others will be shown

that love is real to both of us, and no-one can defend

against the promise of our love, together to the end

~!~

we walk hand and hand under the star and the moon we fall into each others arms as we lay i look into you eyes and think is this really true i am i really with you or are you just playing me for a fool

nick korn

~!~

BLACKBIRDS AND DEATH

WAR AND DESTRUCTION

DAY AND NIGHT

FIRE AND RAIN

FEAR AND PAIN

CHOCOLATE AND CHERRIES

GIRLS AND BOYS

MUSIC AND NOISE

DARKNESS AND LIGHT

BLUEBIRDS AND DEATH

ANGELS AND TOYS

DAY AND NIGHT

FLESH AND BLOOD

SAND AND MUD

WAR AND FEAR

BLUEBIRDS AND HOPE

CHILDREN AND TOYS

SAND AND WATER

BLACKBIRDS AND CHERRIES

CAKES AND PIES

WORDS AND LIES

RICK SIHLER

~!~

hills and fields

green mists

fog

under the lids

red dirt

lanes

row after row

sunrise

sunset

listen

to breathe

death

blue

dark

clouds and sky

stars and moon

waves and sand

hand in hand

loneliness

red apples

trees bare

leaves and fall

quiet

wells santa cruz 

~!~

After.

Clothes

lie

scattered

as though

memories

slept in their creases.

The

sun

picks out

empty glasses

the

copper streaks

in your

hair

and

grey mist

fades

into

bright

sunlight

 Vanessa Pelz-Sharpe

~!~

I WILL
dinah langsjoen 

Inhaling slowly, his lip curved up

forming the smile that would

forever be stuck.

To his face in his endless dream

of a world which wasn't so harsh,

and hardly as mean.

As was the rumor,

came glimpses of the past;

His first bike ride, followed by last.

He himself being torn

away from his Mom,

As one man set of

the treacherous bomb.

"Honey, please, don't leave; don't go

Oh please dear son, I beg you NO!

Stay with me

just a little while more

Don't enter yet, that shiny white door!

You MUST come back

there's so much to learn!!

Why, you have yet

16, that you shall turn!!

I'll get you that car,

the one that you loved,

and have painted on it

a slender white dove.

Son, this world is not bad,

why must you leave?

We could move to a paradise,

and wouldn't have to believe---"

"Mom" he tried, "Mom, it's okay.

I'll be fine.

At the most, just sick for the day.

Don't worry about me, Mom,

I PROMISE I will!

Mom... Mom...I will...I will......"

Letting go, his lip curved up

forming the smile that would

forever be stuck.

To his face in his endless dream

of a world which wasn't so harsh,

and never as mean.

 

~!~

Progress
Marc Glasby

Cattle trucks drive highways now

where drovers once held sway

Heavy rigs of chrome and steel

replaced the horse and dray

Gravel tracks of rich red earth

that rambled near and far

Have disappeared forever

Ďneath miles of hot black tar

The billabong by shady gums

stands empty cracked and dry

The thirst of modern farms it seems

lets river systems die

The campfires of the cattle men

that used to dot the plains

No longer flicker in the night

no sign of them remains

Bush ballads sing of sweeping plains

where brumbys still run free

Of wild unharnessed rivers

and clear inviting seas

But brumbys fall as feral pests

the rivers drained and dry

The sea is choked with sewage

where fish and sea grass die

As the romance of the outback

begins to fade away

We learn that progress has a price

weíve all been forced to pay.

~!~

The End
Lacey Kidwell 
 

His glistening eyes told me the truth,

The unutterable word that broke my heart.

He held me close...

As he wiped the tears from my cheeks and touched my lips,

I wept even more, for I knew it was the end.

 

~!~

My Deep Love
Jennifer Rebolledo    
   

I write your name in the sand,

and the waves wash it away.

I write your name in my heart,

and forever it will stay.

Love is strong,

Love is weak,

only for my guy,

my love is deep.

~!~

CONFUSED~
 Linds

Where is there to run,

When you have no place to go

Where is the one who loves you,

When another hurts you so

Where is the relief,

When all you feel is pain

Where are the clouds,

When all you need is rain

Where are the tears,

When all you want is to cry

Where have all the days gone,

When another one passes you by

Where is the will to live,

When you really want to survive

Where is the shovel,

When you feel like you've been buried alive

Where is life taking you,

When you are so confused

 

~!~

When It's over
Tiffany Moyen

When the lights turn dark and the sky turns gray. All the laughter turns to silence.

I turn to you when my feelings are blue, and I say I love you.

And you turn away and fade out of my life forever.

Then I think back to the past when you told me you loved me too.

Just like a prayer that's been granted

Just like a dream that has come true.

      I look into your eyes and see the way things used to be. When you held me in your arms where I belong. But then I came back to what just happened and think this is when it's over. I have to do it all over again. Buts it's hard to do it again without you!

~!~

BLACKBIRDS AND DEATH...HOPE AND FEAR...ONE DOT...TWO DOTS...THREE DOTS...

SAD SONG...SAD SAD SONG...COTTONWOOD TREES...HOME BY THE SEA...WILL SHE BE...

... WHEN THE SKY BECOMES RED...ONE DOT...TWO DOTS...BLUE DOTS...

AND BLACK DOTS...BLACKBIRDS AND ROSES RED...SAD MAN...SAD...SAD MAN...

HAPPY NEVER...ONE DOT...TWO DOTS...THREE DOTS...THE SKY IS RED...I SEE...

BROWN EYES...I SEE A REFLECTION...AND A SHADOW...DO YOU KNOW MY NAME...

CONFUSION AND TANGLING...BLACK EYES...WHITE RAIN...DO YOU KNOW MY NAME...

NOTHING IS RIGHT...NOTHING IS GOOD...SPIDERS AND WOOD...SPIDERS AND WOOD...

GRAVITY AND BLOOD...WINGS AND FEATHERS...UNDER BLACK CLOUDS SHE DOES SLEEP...

NOT KNOWING WHAT MEMORIES TO KEEP...

RICK SIHLER

~!~

Devilish
awilda veloz

The mark of 666 can be stamped on all shapes and sizes;

And  he is the one whom moves about and lives with no love as an armor;

As he carries on charged as a coward,

throwing fear into hearts with power;

diminishing  the ones of innocence,

yet  craving for some with indifference;

For love, for purity, and a fresh sense of what is to be,

As he discovers that it is true what he has inherited,

but hesitating -

turns back

into devilish.

 

~!~

Two Doors
wrk

The door has closed behind me,

slammed so hard that it startled me.

Looking back the door is locked,

no matter how hard I try, it remains solid.

I try so hard to open the door.

It will not budge, now I am exhausted.

Just as I am about to falter,

with darkness moving in about me, I turn around.

I see an unlocked door before me.

Perfect in color and form, freshly painted.

As I open it I hesitate, I recoil my hand from the knob.

As the darkness is about to close in on me, I open it.

Bright light surrounds me.

The fresh scent of honeysuckle permeates the air.

I know what is behind me.

I do not know what lies before me.

I am going now, out of the darkness.

~!~

The Memory of Love
 audrey

Having lived my entire adult life in love with a memory,

after being mesmerized by those beautiful blue eyes,

feeling the archers arrow pierce my heart,

has become more than this mortal soul can bear.

The arrow remains seared in my heart until this very day,

the burn of it's blade embeds itself deeper, turning ever so slightly,

with my every move.

Only in my dreams, am I rid of the agony of such loneliness and sorrow,

as you come to me, and free me of my pain.

You speak to me in lyrics, strumming me the way you play your guitar,

caressing me with such finesse, you open every fiber of my being,

we entwine........we are one.

I would choose this state forever, but alas, the morning sun shining across my face,

awakens me to reality, as I regain consciousness against my control.

Trying to hold on to the seduction of the evening,

it dissipates into a misty fog of evaporation,

overwhelming me with an emptiness I cannot explain.

Lying myself down in solitude and silence,

I long to duplicate our previous night of romantic encounter,

but months shall pass before I catch a glimmer of you again.

Is this what I have reduced myself too, mere existence,

and nothing more?

I fear, I will not use my wisdom to search for true happiness,

the ultimate goal, until I find the courage to release you,

by burning the bridge, that keeps you connected to my immortal soul.

 

~!~

TRUE SCARY WORLD
 Dana Monti   

I'm so rough in the dirt, Chad--

you preppy boy--

winging it, singing it--

I mean, HARD labor.

My ruffles are DIRTy

and I spank every child

to submissive Pinch!

Brother, good mother.

Hot Cha! Get with it.

into desert land with Spirit

into mazes and institutes,

Fake, I've done it.

Hear the chapels screaming out

and the trees crying hard?

Plastic bodies, stupid babies--

Crazy Charge!

~!~

Hammer and Nails
Fred Jones

I hear the ringing.

It's bringing me back.

To the breath of life.

I hear the ringing.

It's bringing me back.

To the bridegroom waiting for His wife.

I hear the ringing.

It's bringing me back.

From a world that is at a loss.

I hear the ringing.

It's bringing me back.

I can almost see that precious cross.

I hear the ringing.

It's bringing me back.

~!~

Friendship Is The Best Gift You Can Get Yourself
Kaitlin

 Friendship is like one big circle,

a circle is round,

it has no end,

 When you make new friends,

keep the old,

name one silver and the other gold,

 A friend is like a present,

that you can get yourself,

 So always remember to put your friends in,

the Best of All the Gifts You Get.

~!~

NOT ALWAYS...BUT NEVER...ITS NOT EASY...TO BE LOST...MY EYES ARE BLUE...

...AND I AM TOO...RAZOR BLADE IN MY HAND...WHO ARE YOU...THEY WILL SAY...

...NEVER MIND...NEVER MIND...AND THE WIND IS COLD...SO COLD...THE EARTH...

THE EARTH IS ON FIRE...AND THE WIND IS COLD...I AM LOST AGAIN AND I CANT...

...SEE...RED IS THE NIGHT...RED IS THE BLOOD DRIPPING FROM MY HANDS...

NOT ALWAYS...BUT NEVER...I MUST BE...DREAMING...OR AM I IN HEAVEN...NOT ALWAYS...

...BUT NEVER...NOT ALWAYS...BUT NEVER...SHE IS THE MACHINE IN MY BRAIN...

I AM TIRED...AND I WANT TO CLOSE MY EYES...MY BLUE EYES...SHE IS DRINKING...

THE POISON... THAT...THE DARKNESS GAVE HER...HER HEART IS BROKEN...IS BROKEN...

...IS BROKEN...I DON'T CARE ANY MORE...TEARS HAVE FALLEN... THEY WILL...

...CONFUSE ME...WITH HIM...BUT I AM NOT...

REBBECCA OSTERMAN

~!~

Patchwork Heart
Nick Andrew Goodwin

A life forever tainted with hurt

A love forever buried in dirt

A smile that just seems to fade with time

A careless expression we attempt to define

A strange feeling not known to us all

Like being bounced off a brick wall.

Ears that donít listen to what needs to be said

A stone carved promise now seems to be dead.

Itís the nemesis of learning where love wants

to grow

But if its really love the when will it show?

the waiting is long strained and regretful.

Patience is whatís needed then love is perpetual.

So all that I ask is to love me

thatís all.

And please donít return me to that lonely brick

wall.

~!~

"You Twist the Knife"
Michael Hall

You twist the knife when you speak of such things

I'll have to keep my back against my chair at work to hide the exit wound

I don't expect you to mop up this mess.  I bled, i'll clean

Besides, you have more important things to do

You twist the knife when you speak of such things

More painful than the wound is the way you grip the handle so unaware

You do know that's a knife, don't you ?

You do know this is me ?

You twist the knife when you speak of such things

I'm running out of good shirts

You know, the dry cleaner is going to start asking me questions.

She's the only one who does

You twist the knife when you speak of such things

If you pull up on the handle you might catch a few vital organs

Do you know where my heart is ?

It is not always tucked safely away behind my ribcage

You twist the knife when you speak of such things

You know, a human can spill only so much blood before passing out.

~!~

OVER SENSITIVITY
 todd bauer 

My oversensitivity has generated a defensive

porcupine protection.

Joey Ramone had cancer.

Deep inside, I want what everyone wants.

Timothy McVeigh got a last meal.

My alligator exterior seals in freshness.

John-John was with his wife.

I eat alone.

~!~

YOUR EYES ARE TO BLAME

                                             

                                           You seized my heart

                                           so softly

                                           your eyes

                                           are to blame

                                           You portrayed my entity

                                           so vigorously

                                           your vicious heart

                                           is to blame

                                           My time is running out

                                           so swiftly

                                           Your noxious patience

                                           is to blame

                                           Your journey lasted

                                           so long

                                           hopeless prediction of mine

                                           is to blame

 

                                           My tear drops are falling

                                           like spring rain

                                           cold temper of love

                                           is to blame

                                           Life's caravan

                                           left me behind

                                           elongation of night

                                           is to blame

                                           Destination is altered

                                           fore to hind

                                           checkpoints of life

                                           are to blame

                                           My faith lies

                                           in your hands ultimately

                                           harsh verdict of hanging judge

                                           is to blame

                                           © by Mohammad Badri

~!~

I REMEMBER
mandy  

I remember your smile

I remember your "to die for" eyes

I remember our love at night

And I remember your "heartbreaking" lies

You promised me forever

But your "forever" wasn't long enough for me

You promised me no pain

But you were too blind to see

Too blind to see

All you did was break my heart

So sure you loved me

Then you torn me apart

If I could go back to then

Somehow, I know, I would do it all the same

Even though I remember the heartache

Your love was worth the pain

~!~

REVOLUTION
Edmund N Erdos IV

In the sky the bloody stars

are nothing,

for the loose crunch of

chain skin deafens all who hear it.

As the sound of un beaux cheval echoes

through the dark moonlight

it drifts

like a Paris whisper through the night.

The black fire casts a shadowless silhouette

on the face of a boy crying fiery tears.

~!~

RED and BLUE
Tim O'Brien

I see a baby taking its first breath and

 an old person letting the last bit of air

out of their lungs very peacefully.

I hear a loud shrieking scream of

fresh lungs learning how to breathe

then a soft mumble saying "good-bye"

I smell the placenta and sweat leaking

from a new, unlikely mother.  then

I smell a casket full of formaldehyde.

I can taste all the emotion that floats in the air.

Then I feel happiness for the new mother and

happiness for the newly dead, living into eternity

in heaven.

~!~

Invincible      
23/12/1996 © S Horwood

We Huddle up

To save ourselves

To make us feel better

We close our eyes

And block our ears

And hold our breath

Pain in different measures

Everywhere

Hold onto happiness

In case it doesnít last

We hold hands

In the street

Walking tall together

We buy wine and food

And plan the weekend

To make us feel better

We laugh together

Kissing in the dark

Tonight we are

Invincible

~!~

EVER AFTER
By Nick Braman

If only you loved me

If only you and I were we

Maybe if I told you the truth

We could live happy ever after

I can give you that magic kiss

If I do Cupidís arrow sure wonít miss

And then if you please,

We can live happy ever after

All I need is you

And me together

All it needs to be is you

And Iíll be liviní happy ever after

I can be your Prince charming

Iíll be so sweet its alarming

But if you just trust in me

Iíll help you see, the truth in me

How can we end this chapter

How can we live happy ever after

All I need is you

And me together

All it needs to be is you

And Iíll be liviní happy ever after

We can ride into the sunset

Even if you donít believe me yet

Iíll show you I can love you true

Then we can live happy ever after.

All I need is you

And me together

All it needs to be is you

And Iíll be liviní happy ever after

And I want to live happy ever after

~!~

Seems like there is no way out anymore....

Nothing catches your falls anymore....

Canít see a way threw anymore....

Even dreaming isnít so lovely anymore....

I donít want life to be so fucked up anymore....

Tired of fearing sin, I donít want to anymore....

I donít want to be worthless anymore....

No one can save me anymore....

I donít want you to fear my honesty anymore....

Please, stop looking down on me

        Iím tired

                Iím weak

                        Iím leaving....

                        Iím lost...

                        Iím gone.

                                           jenny june

~!~

Beneath
Jesse Rosenkranz

She's waiting; while I'm contemplating

Both; not in pain, only sustain

Having what I used to take for granted; candor and grace

My hearts beat; enlighten, exist for a harmony that circulates

Inevitably to be erased; transiently leaving nothing, but empty space

Complete when translated; the equation like music, life one can relate

Beginning from a source, then a connotation between and at conclusion

Consortist with no optimist, nor one pessimist; consolidated by nature

all becomes one complement

Now the riddle I have; about the subliminal musak I make pastpretense, create

What sound could be heard if it's inaudible?, how would one remember it?

If able to relate; you may listen if felt deep within the heart, which has vital things and boundless outlets

To share life with the systems of which they make their connection

Under the influence; music, my system like emotions to my pen in my grip

Watch the train of thinking arrive to a stop at the end of the line

A new row of words have filled up; like passengers; some in other words, are wider

So far there have been some that seem afraid, and hold on to the vertical steel rails Usually they ride only a little ways

At stops on the weird under world; some are tired from a long day and in their seats they stay

Others transfer to other trains that allow them to have more space

There seems to be more later in the day, and like their unfamiliar face, move along at a rapid pace

Although I am with the others traveling the lines almost everyday, you will rarely see me, but hear my voice as you approach your destination

I pick up and let off words, like passengers, also give some directions in between

The person you may never see...The conductor of this train of thought you are riding

The only way to explore beneath the surface for free, so all aboard, the rail of fiction and reality

There are two unwritten rules for riding...One; don't get trapped in the grey space in between the concrete

Me and my fellow passengers will have to stop moving

The second rule...Please; try to leave a little graffiti to allow the next train to keep moving

We can't hold back the passengers, traveling beneath

~!~

Forever One - 
Jeff Holcombe

Forever one in endless seas

Forever joined in stars above

Forever mine you will be

Forever yours I give my love

The seductive moon glows into night

The searing heat of loves desire

A true heart holds what it loves best

A passion burns with eyes of fire

Into my arms I hold you near

Into your soul I see my eyes

Into my life you rule the stars

Into the sky the eagle flies

>From ages past come stories new

Tales of wicked magic black

Our hearts stand stronger now as one

invincible to all attack

The sandy shores of ocean blue

The timeless misty setting sun

The eagle looks down over us

To see what now we have begun

Forever one in endless seas

Forever joined in stars above

Forever mine you will be

Forever yours I give my love

Our paths before ran jagged rock

To twist and turn the hands of fate

To meet and touch forever one

A lifetime spent before in wait

Dreams flow through the edge of night

Of you and me in starlights' gaze

Of passions touch in hot embrace

Of hearts on fire and love ablaze

The future holds its' stories well

Time drifts on through day and night

Sharing all within ourselves

Stars in our eyes shining bright

Forever one in endless seas

Forever joined in stars above

Forever mine you will be

Forever yours I give my love

~!~

Dear Lord:
Terry Gonzalez 

I never meant to hurt you

I just didn't realize

The remarkable amount of pain I caused

But now I sit and cry

You have done so much for me

Blessed me with so many things

Tears are flowing from my eyes

and my heart is disbelieving

How could I hurt my Father

Who loves me with unconditional love

Who would of never hurt me

But send blessings from above

You died on the cross for me

and this is what you get

I am so full of sadness

so full of regret

I am so very sorry

Forgive me for what I have done

Love Always

One of your creations 

~!~

Why You??
Nicole Jackson 
   

The tears I cry I wipe away,

remembering the things that you used to say.

You loved your cars and your utes,

your sense of humor was really cute.

You entered the car, I thought you were smart,

now you are dead and we had to part.

You had a good life while you were alive,

I wish you were here I wish you survived.

I can't believe you went so soon,

I'll see you later above the moon!

 

~!~

Missing nothing
 Allison Marshall  

I miss nothing about you

I don't miss the way we kissed

I don't miss your arms around me

...Oh when will I let go of this...

I can't pause my Life and wait

You've made that such a waste of time

So I'll think about my choices

And compartmentalize my mind

You're no good for me

So I won't miss your smile

And I won't miss the way you said my name

...If only after awhile...

Inside there's a hole

Collapsing my soul

But I won't let my tears succeed

And I may miss you now

But I'll sleep better tonight

Knowing

Time can lose a need

~!~

 "This Love"
Eddie Nagy

It's been long enough,

I can't hold back these feelings any longer,

I love you,

And I want our love to go farther,

Why don't we finish what we started so long ago,

"Let's get married,"

I just want to be happy,

With you and only you,

I'm committing myself to you,

And only you,

First, I need you,

Second, you need me,

third, it's been way too long,

I can't lie,

I want you as my wife,

I want to come home to your loving arms,

And four beautiful children,

"Our children,"

I don't care about names,

I just want them to be ours,

SO BABE...

WILL YOU BE MINE. . .

WILL YOU MARRY ME?
Inspiration: Jagged Edge...Album: J.E. Heartbreak
Song: "Let's Get Married"
DEDICATED TO MY GIRLFRIEND ASHLEY  (5/30/2001)

~!~

***** What is? *****

What is this I read in your crying eyes?

What is this unheard noise I hear from your lies?

What is the meaning of love ever after?

What is the patience that took us under?

What is the faith that you ask me to have?

What is the loss of the love of a man?

What is the final word you shall say?

What is love when you're being played?

What is the women's name that caused all this pain?

What is a life with out love in vain?

What is love without a life?

What is this monster that took loves name?

What is this crying game?

the end Mars

Marlene S Thornton

~!~

mama ain't be raisin' no fools

sittin' green and low

i play in that grassy knoll

that i saw on TV already

fallin' blue country mourned already

for that hero

skies aren't comin' down just quite yet

i sure turn folks' faces red

talkin' sex

and drugs

and guns to 'um

fillin' their brown bags at work

hearin' 'bout how a depression just what i need

from a jesus lovin'

cigarette smokin' fool

tellin' me

there ain't no boogeyman

there ain't no aliens

but wait

they say there's a place you go when you die and it's filled

with fire and lies

and sittin' there

high and pretty

runnin' the terror show punctual as hell

is a english speakin'

pitchfork holdin'

horned goat demon

man, i don't think so

you best get out my face

race home

smoke a pack and say your prayers

'fore someone hears that crap

and slaps you straight

should be ashamed tryin' to trick me

then pass 'round that

collection plate

  greg gelsomino

~!~

MIND FULL
B. L. Dennis 8/01

Sometimes I sit,

Sometimes I stair,

Sometimes I wonder what I am doing hereÖ

I run through things that bother my mind,

What to do next & how to save timeÖ

Always a man or a friend or foe,

What they have done or when should I goÖ

I find myself never alone always someone in my mind,

I need to freeze my mind in timeÖ

Step out & back away from the day,

My thoughts are constantly driving me insaneÖ

Tell the next thought that passes on through,

I will be here, thinking of youÖ

~!~

My Darling Baby Girl
(Written for my daughter Bekka B.)
Kimberly Kathleen Muszynski

My Darling Baby Girl, so sweet you are.

For no matter where you call home, after you have flown.

I shall be ever so proud, to call you my own.

For My Darling Baby Girl, for sure you have grown.

To be a lovely young women, all of your own.

Have no fear, for I will never bemoan.

For it is I; who planted the seeds, to be sown.

For 'twas I, who nurtured & watered with love, for you to become full grown.

I've watched, waited, cried, smiled & loved you from birth & My how my time has flown.

I realized this time would come, for you to be, all on your own.

For My Darling Baby Girl, you have most assuredly, now become full grown.

~!~

' HETHIN '
MONIQUE BAKER

MY TIMES ARE PAST TRIBULATION. IT'S MY LIFE'S HELL THAT I'M FACING. IT BEGINS WITH THE MUTILATION OF MY MIND THAT ENDS WITH FAITHS LONG AND LONELY CHIME. AND CRIME KNOWS ITS FATE IS CALLING ME. AND I KNOW MY DEATH IS STALKING ME. STILL FREE IS SO FAR FROM HERE AND I'VE RAN MILES TO FACE THOSE FEARS. TEARS STARTED FROM HURTFUL CRIES AND THEY CAME FROM HATEFUL EYES. DESPISED BY DREAMS OF FLIGHT THAT CAME FROM ALL THY MIGHT. FULL OF NO WHERE THOUGHTS OF HOPE, FILLED UP BROKEN VEINS OF DOPE. IN CUPS THAT YOU CAN MEASURE, ALL OF MY IMPERFECTIONS OF EVILS PLEASURES. "IT'S WHATEVER" IS WHAT I SAY AND WHEREVER WILL BE WHERE I'LL STAY. AND HOWEVER BEING THE LORDS DISCIPLE, THE DEMONS INSIDE OF ME DECIDED TO AWAIT MY ARRIVAL. I WAS CAUGHT IN A BIBLE OF MY KING AND MICHAEL. SINGING THAT SPECIAL HYMN FROM THE MOVIES I WATCH ON FILM. CAUSE I CAN'T STAND ALL OF THIS PAIN, WHICH IN THE PAST HAS BROUGHT ME RAIN. GOT ME VAINLY CHASING WATERFALLS, TRYING TO AVOID THE SKIES HIGHER CALLS. AN ANDROID I HAVE EMPLOYED. I WASN'T POSSESSED BUT CARESSED BY THIS MAN NAMED FREUD. WHO HELPED WITH ALL MY DREAMS CAUSE I CAN'T FOCUS ON ALL THESE THINGS. SCREAMS ENGULFED BY ALL MY LOST ENVIES, THAT AROUSED BY ALL MY CLOSE ENEMIES. THEIR GUILT IS HOW I REEK, MEEK WITH ALL THE HIGH AND THE SHEIK. THROUGH MY UNCONSCIOUS I AM THE REALIST AND BY MY DOOM I SHALL BE THE FITTEST. SH*T IT'S A WAR WHERE I LIVE AND MY ALL IS WHAT I GIVE. THERE WERE TIMES WHEN I LOOKED BACK AT MY PAST AND I PEEPED THOSE THINGS AND MEMORIES THAT DIDN'T LAST. YEAH, I KNOW I'M SPEEDING IN THE SLOW ZONE AND AT TIMES MY MIND SEEMS HALF GONE. BLOWN ON THAT INDO TRIP. FLIPPED ON SOME BULLSH*T KICK. GOT ME HOLDING TIGHT AROUND A NEWPORT, PISSED CAUSE SH*T"S NOT RIGHT AT THE FORT. PITCHED FORKS POKING IN ON BOTH SIDE LIKE THORNES AND TIME IS IN A CAR IMPATIENTLY HONKING ITS HORN. I MORN AS I WATCH MY SOUL FADE. BETRAYED AS JESUS GAVE HIS LIFE SO I'LL BE SAVED. AND FOR WHAT IS WHAT I ASK? IF THIS IS HOMEWORK, HOW CAN I COMPLETE THE TASK? CASK IS UP TO MY LIPS, SH*T IS UP TO MY HIPS. I'M HOLDING TIGHT AS THIS SHIPS SINKS, AS LINKS OF WATER BEGIN TO FILL THESE RINKS. I KNEW I WAS AMONGST THESE MUTTS AND I FELT THIS STAY WOULD BE ABRUPT. INTERRUPTED BY SIMPLE MATERIALS, LIKE THE POISON THEY PUT IN KIDS CEREALS. THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD GOOD REASON, STABBED ME BLEEDING AND CALLED ME HETHIN...       TO BE A CONTINUED FREESTYLE.

~!~

seven vaults of the Snake
  Miroslav Kovach

mine hot blood

through the seventh vault of the Snake

                             is flowing...

it changes into the Mistress

in a blink of eye

mine Word is the poison

from the top of her teeth,

 of mine eyes

         ears...

the germ of Unconsciousness,

wake up the Doubt in me

say the word spoken

by the ancient duration...

stand still

towards

the gaping Nothingness

an be in me

wind your self around...

~!~

Thinking Of A Theme
Dynasty Cheatheam

...As i lay I thing of people who donít want me to go on

those who say they are my friends

 but when  I need them they turn their heads and look away

I thing of a theme to follow my dreams

to not let those people dissuade my thoughts & and hurt my precious pride

I think of a theme to dream and never give up not to lose my hope

I will win this fight

... as long as i hold my head up and be strong

I will keep on moving forward because...

I thought of a theme to follow my dreams

~!~

"THAT'S WHAT I USED TO CALL SHAMS,
THE GREAT CHINESE SCREEN PAINTER"- Jelal ud     -din Rumi

    A slight alchemical gesture, a quality

   of that which doesn't reflect any shadows

   only a deep forgiving sigh...

   stop! do that,

   then look at this poem again,

  as grass growing near

 the ocean edge.

nabi dorsey

~!~

Love is a sickly ooze that courses through victimís veins.

A volatile poison that reeks of lust that people build their lives on.

Corrupt and unstable like sand, you can feel through it and never find a centre

For it only has a thin scabby shell.

A sinister sponge that soaks up all you put into it

And spits up only tears.

It only wants your soul, and will spill toxic lust over your eyes

And plant your brain with seeds of Greed and Guilt,

cracking your supposedly impenetrable shell to get to it by any means possible.

It needs to be caged like the sick foulity it is

And be put to the guillotine.

Only then will the world be safe from broken promises and illegitimate vows of

Eternal togetherness.

It makes me

Sick

To

The

Stomach.

Clinton Ross 

~!~

Put My Tears In Your Bottle Lord
Ruthann Barci

Put my tears in your bottle Lord, are they not in your book?

Put my tears in your bottle Lord, that my eyes may be clear.

Each tear shed you've collected, each tear shed you have known;.;

My soul you have delivered, from sin I've been set free

You draw me closer to your side;

Throughout my life you've been my guide;

The tears bring for the cleansing, a sweet release from sorrows borne;

You shed your own on Calvary's mountain;

you were ridiculed and you were scorned.

But your tears were not in vain O' Lord, your purpose was fulfilled,

So put my tears in your bottle Lord, collect them one by one;

Put my tears in your bottle Lord, until all tears are gone;

Until All My Tears Are Gone!

 

~!~

I MISS
James Burns

I miss the situations were you made me nervous

I wish I had taken advantage of them

You could have had me as your servant

You words, I can still here them

I miss your voice catching my ear as we sat

I miss the aroma of you soft skin

These are reasons I couldnít battle back

These are the reasons why love and lust always would win

We cared then, we sure did

Know we rarely speak to each other

Emotions ran and they hid

But me, I canít imagine another

You were my hearts true love

Were have you gone, angel sent from above

~!~

I don't want to go through this again

I don't want to think your my friend

i don't want to be left behind even

But i know i will if you're not mine

You say that I'm always true

but you don't know i love you

how could you do this to me

but you don't even know what u are to me

Why is it you play those games and point the finger and call names

If you know what i am feeling in this game im obligated to play

You are not worth it read my lips and don't even say

that ill be there for you or i'll never walk out on you

just turn and walk away right this minute and today

You don't know that i'm filled with pain cuz you say your not the blame

hey im not a blonde i figured it out count me as one don't count me out

Until you came my heart was not filled with darkness drama or even the pain

i don't know who to believed cuz for the second time i was deceived

 April S.  

~!~

Mid Summer's Night Love Affair
Gisele Gonzalez

Air filled lungs

Eyes closed tight

Squeezing back excitement.

Explosions from within

Bodies dissolve into one

Exhaling warmth and passion.

 

~!~

"I Love"

At night i cry,

cause he's not here.

I need him at my side

so i don't shed a tear.

He is my sun,

he is my light.

He's the stars above

in the sky of the night.

He is my angel,

he is my sun.

All my days of crying

now are done.

I think I'm helped,

I think I'm saved.

He gave me his all,

so to him, I too gave.

I love him deeply,

more than he'll ever know.

With him by my side,

I know I'll surely grow.

I love everything about him,

especially his eyes.

I love everything he does,

even how he sighs.

I love how he laughs,

I really love his smile.

Every time i see him,

my heart soars a mile.

I love how he looks at me,

I love how he holds me.

With him i'm so happy,

no happier could i be.

I love how his eyes sparkle,

I love how his eyes shine.

I hope we're together forever;

I hope forever he'll be mine.

Cyndi Johnson

~!~

silent shadows chase away the light

empty but imposing in the middle of the night

footsteps receding, echo without sound

what place have the shadows found

where they can dance round and round

without being seen, without being heard

they never utter a word

but their presence is unmistakable

and as midnight the clock will toll

they dance their dance

sending us into a trance

on you their eyes fix

the eyes that don't exist

feel their stare

that you know isn't really there

doesn't it seem like they're getting close

almost touching, almost

turn around and watch them recede

but your cries they never heed

the shadows follow their own lead

they dance at midnight

dance around you till the sky is light

the shadows on the wall

watch them rise and fall

the curtains shudder with a breeze

and those shadows, they're from the trees

but what do you say

when the wind has gone away for the day

in bed in the dark of night you lay

there's no wind, no trees, nothing moving at all

but the shadows on the wall

they still dance, prance

in the dark of night

battle the shadow fight for light

are you chased up the stair

do the shadows play fair

playing off your terror

even if you know nothing's there

you really just don't care

there's still a scare

so brave the shadows if you care to dare.

silent shadows chase away the light

empty but imposing in the middle of the night

Ruth Silver

~!~

No Regrets Green Dress
Laurel

Dancing like Elvis

in a green dress

Blue lipstick moves wildly

I want to swim around in your thoughts

Carving the edge of the desk

with the  curve of your smile

curling fetally on the doormat

I want to see what you see

To attend the party that never stops

and  maybe  hasnít started yet

To feel the dance flow from my heart

to my hips to my knees

looking great in a green dress

To laugh hysterically at one word,

tears flowing from starry eyes

and melting blue lipstick

to dance like Elvis with no regrets.

~!~

To My Abuser...

Weren't you just the life of the party,

With me content to be~~

Somewhere silently listening to the laughter,

Myself as company.

Yes I was faithful far too long,

And what I thought was wrong, was wrong.

But I'm still loyal...I do believe,

Not a crooked card was dealt to me...For free.

I paid with my virtue, I prayed with my heart;

That still I could love you...In spite of the dark...

Nature, that drove you so,

It's all I remember, yet no one will know.

That it's constantly singing the Blues in my mind,

And it hasn't subsided that often I find.

So when this bitter taste has swelled my lips,

And the salt remains on finger tips.

Isn't a thought as JUST as this?

One great and giant secret, she shall spy,

One day, one hour, one minute...As have I.

Jennifer Fontaine

~!~

Now and Forever
In Memory of Jerry
Jen

I will be missing you

One day God came and took you

It left me so sad, lonely and blue

Now your gone I am still here

I wish you were still near

I still feel the pain

I scream out in vain

Wishing you were with me now

Though I'll never forget you, I'll get by somehow

I didn't make you as a friend in a day

I'll remember you every day

All I can do now is say a prayer

Friends like you are very rare

You filled a void in my heart

I wish we never had to part

No matter what I have to endure

I'll always carry a part of you

~!~

As I watched my sky

from your world of recidivism

I saw the moon laughing at us.

And I said,

     "No, it's not me!"

But still,

the moon laughed at us.

And again I cried,

     "It's not me!"

And the moon laughed at me,

And the stars chuckled,

And the sky guffawed.

     "It's not me!

     It was them!"

And the moon

wrapped me in its glow

and laughed at them....

and cried on me.

carolyn rocks 

~!~

:                     I Cry When I look At The Painful Days

         I cry when i look at the painful days,

         Each harsh in its own way,

         In the future when day is changed to grand,

         When people no more care of land,

         Some gang up and make a plan,

         To eliminate a person's life span.

         I cry when i look at the painful days.

         But most of these could change right now,

         But everyone wonders deeply,

         How ?

         I will cry when the future fails,

         While the earth is going round.

Vivian

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