OPEN MIC ENCORE II
August, 2002

 

"Understand"
Rachel Renee Rodriguez
 
Don't tell me that you care
That you will always be there
Don't tell me that you will stay
And never walk away
Don't tell me things I want to hear
Just to keep me near
Don't tell me sweet lies
To keep me satisfied
 
Tell me that you want to go
And you feel you have gone astray
So I can learn to let you go
And I won't wait another day
 
Don't tell me that you love me
When you really want to be free

~*~

BLACK!!
AARATHI RANGACHAR

the color of depth,
of unfathomable darkness.
searching thro it
to behold something,
delving deeper and yet
finding nothing:
it is inviting
with a spark here
and a gleam there,
dominating
displaying nothingness
and yet subtle
with it's silence,
challenging
and hiding all the colors
of life within,
a beauty to behold!!

~*~

Dancing Among The Stars
Aaron Baity

When I look up
at the sky at night
My dreams seem
to come to life
After a day
of work and stress
I lay back
to put my thoughts to rest
and see her
dancing across
the Milky Way
She glides through the galaxy
on her steps
Dancing among the stars
at night
Dancing across
Mars, Jupiter and Saturn
wearing Orion's belt
Venus must have seen
this beautiful dancer
only in a dream
Dancing among the stars tonight

~*~

I DIE
Alvene Vanita Appollis

Like the white petals of the white rose,
a piece of me fall to earth every day
and the more I fall, the more it hurts,
but your beautiful, brown eyes seem so blind
so distant~ so faraway...
Time is fading and soon it will be nothing,
but white mist
and the inner-me seeks the inner-you
and returns with nothing, not even your kiss
I run up to the mountains,
to get you off my mind
just to find
that I'm caught up in the ropes of love
not even the angels up above
could untie me
and the hours are ticking by...
The moon has risen from its depth
and returned a thousand times before
the ocean was a storm
still-I'm standing on the shore
waiting for my angel
to let my wings grow
so that I may know
how to spread them and fly
instead, I die
little by little and bit by bit
I'm becoming a soul wandering on the earth
So lost without you
one bundle of emptiness
wishing for completeness
needing you more than I need myself
Always remember-never forget
That Time is near to white mist
and I?
I die...

~*~

Sleepless & Paranoid
Vicki Pinderski
 
         My stomach turns when I see you. The lights grow dim , I act like I canít hear you.  The thoughts of then, I dream in my sleep. So can you leave alone for just one night. I wake up sweating, I can hear my heart race. Stumble to the bathroom to splash cold water on my face.  MY thoughts run deep and I canít get back to sleep. I try to forget you, but something holds me back. Iím trying to loose you, but I only loose myself. Donít think, canít sleep. Iím tired but I canít shut my eyes. Paranoia runs through my veins, into my brain, Y do I feel your right behind me, just waiting for me to turn around? You donít need me, you never did. I was just here waiting for something to come along. Patience is killing me. Get out of my head and leave. Cuz all I want is a good night's sleep.

~*~

I SHALL LEAD YOU INTO THE SHADOWS,
AND EMBRACE YOU WITH THE MISTS OF MY PASSION.
SHALL LET YOU FEED UPON THE FRUITS OF THOUGHTS AND THE POWERS OF MY DREAMS...
 
HOW STRONG THEY ARE...
YOUR POWERS!
 
EXHAUSTING MY RESISTANCE,
AS MY WILL BECOMES YOURS,
I LIVE YOU AS MYSELF.
 
AND AS ONE WE BECOME, LIVING THE UTMOST OF OUR LIFES, POWERS TO THE FULLEST.
 
OUR THOUGHTS WONDERING THROUGH DREAMS...
LEAVING US LOST, BUT IN THE END, OUR FEELINGS AMOUNT TO THE ELEMENTS OF LOVE,
WHICH LEADS US TOGETHER...
 
ELEMENTS? EARTH, AIR, FIRE, WATER, LOVE?
EACH NEEDING THE OTHER TO SURVIVE!

SERENA

~*~

PAINFUL HAIKU
by Sarah Tracy
 
Hail Kama Sutra
Shit,I'm stuck in position!
Please call 911.

~*~

CHEATED OUT OF LOVE
Tina Maria Brodbeck

I stand alone to fight
against all that you stand for
You think your always right
I'm pushed  down to the floor
to you I'm never worth the site
so why don't I show you the door,
Like you even care
you made me feel low
and yet you dare
to torture me slow
it isn't fair
for you made me unwhole,
Why do you hate me
why must you beat me down
you never let me be
and you managed towards me always to wear a frown
you won't ever see
you try to make of me a clown,
Why doesn't anyone love me

Lived by,
Dragon's Tear

~*~

I AM WHO I DON'T WANT TO BE
I AM THE GIRL WHO JUST WANTS TO ONE LIKED
I AM THE ONE WHO IS DISLIKED
I AM WHO EVERYBODY WANTS ME TO BE
I AM IN LOVE WITH A GUY I CAN'T HAVE
I AM WISHING WE LIVED CLOSER
I AM WHO I DON'T WANT TO BE

 

 -MALERIE MOORE

~*~

Everlasting Fight    
By: Zero K
 Years have passed and I continue to fight everything that crosses my path everything I come in contact with and I manage to barely survive but I do and still continue never once giving up never once accepting what I was given, always fighting always surviving what life has put in front of me, doing it alone without help without anyone to show me love or care, no one to tell me about myself or life.

~*~

late night loneliness
mandalina stonier
so does he mean it
when he reaches out
am i the only one
and if yes
why then, cant i be the one
 
flying out here
needing to feel you
against my skin so dear
 
against rain
falling in streams
down my window pane 

~*~

DIDN'T UNDERSTAND
ROSAURA

You thought I didn't care,
but my love has always been there
So you say you're going back,
What do I think about that?
I just need you to know, I don't want you to go
I'll miss you so much,
I can't believe it'll be such
Why couldn't it be, you and me
I'll never forget, I'll only regret
Now I'm going to cry
because I have to say good-bye
You will be no longer
and I will always wonder
Because of your absence I will be sad,
I didn't know what I had
If wished came true, I'd still be with you
Your dimples and smile, made it all worth while
Can you hold my hand for one last time
and pretend to be mine
I hope luck knocks on your door
and you find what you're looking for
What other way, can I say, I'll love you till the last day!

~*~

A YOUTHFUL EMBRACE
                (Lucas Herr)
 
          I'm growing old and less vibrant now,
          I've noticed sometimes i'm just not loud,
          and loving of the life that god has given me.
          I've always lived in pain but this time there
          just seems to be less to gain, or feed from these
          experiences played about me. Like the worlds coming down
          slowly upon my shoulders, creaking, cracking from
          heavy boulders, can't seem to stay focus on my freedoms,
          just my capture, seeing my world slowly rapture, passion
          is becoming a dying embrace, sad to me 'cause it was a faith
          for me to live by, it was my very face, a place to hide,
          a place to die, and a place to cry. The youthful eyes I
          remember me by.  

~*~

Intangible Reality
7/22/02
Matthew Timmons 

So Far, yet distant you remain.
The slightest of words, are daggers through my heart.
Oh thou wants me close now. Only to walk away?
At my side you lay, all unanswered questions dorment again.
Peace for the moment, until I awake upon dreams end.
Cruelty of dreams, those pictures in your head.
The ones that bring you closer to me only to be torn apart by reality.
Yet in days light, you are.
The one whom I dream about, the one who is real.
But what is real?

~*~

 WHAT DIFFERENCES?
 (Bengie)
 
Excuse me Mommy and Daddy!
Why can't I play with Patty?
You say she's not like me.
But that's something I just don't see!
We both see the world through two eyes.
Know the trouble caused by telling lies.
We both talk the same way.
Listen to what our elders have to say.
We both hear the wind in the trees.
Cry when we fall and scrap our knees.
We both have been taught wrong from right.
And say our prayers at night.
We both don't understand our parents behavior.
So please do us a favor.
Remember we are all part of the human race.
Not just a color on a face.
a person shouldn't be judged by the color of their skin.
But what lies within!
Mommy and Daddy if you really try.
You could learn from Patty and I!

~*~

  Could it be me,
  The one I need to free me from my misery.
  Could I be the one?
  Because its all about me when its said and done.
 
  Was I wrong for leaning on you?
  No, that is what normal people do.
  Was I wrong for trusting you?
  No, I just shouldn't have done it so soon.
 
  Enough being sad.
  Its time to be glad.
  Its my time to smile,
  I haven't done that in a while.
 
  I finally understand,
  That I can be happy without a man.
  You serve no purpose,
  Yes boyfriend you are worthless.
 
  No longer will you stop my shine.
  Now the choice is mine.
  I choose to live, not die.
  I choose to smile not cry.

Kenya Jones

~*~

CHOICE

WILLIAM  REICHERT

                   YOU SAY THAT YOU "LOVE THE MAN",

                   THEN YOUR LOVE IS THE GENERAL BRAND.
                   YOUR PLEASURE IS THE COMMON SPREAD.
                   IT WILL KEEP THE KIDS, CLOTHED AND FED.
                   AND WILL LAST UNTIL THE DAY YOUR DEAD.
 
                   IF YOU LOVE A PARTICULAR THING,
                   THEN LOVE HAS A DIFFERENT RING.
                   HIS EYES, HIS NOSE, OR HOW HE WARES HIS CLOTHES.
                   THIS IS WHEN A VIOLENT PASSION SHOWS.
                   AND A BROKEN HEART IS ALL IT KNOWS.

~*~

 
The Feel
Kaleekoh 

When your legs entwine with mine, my heart is filled. When you touch me, my body fills with joy and pride. When you kiss me, my mind is filled with thoughts of you. When our bodys become as one, I know that you are the one I am to spend my life with.

~*~

FROZE  
BOB WILLIAMS

I pulled up this by mistake read some looked fun then froze
who if not me has a story a poem a song a dance I suppose
many a pen will write, where is the pen that will bleed
that will pour freely all that is in the heart I can only
wish I held such a pen yet until the thaw i remain froze

~*~
Annie Nelson
morgaina crowe 
 

little rag doll with a tear in her eye
crying for all those times, she's broken inside
miniature pieces of the dead soul she carries
wasting away to nothing, hopeless and buried
cannot feel a thing- tattooed on her heart
soaking inside her to pull her apart
of everything she's done, and everywhere she's been
one life can't hold light to another, just lies bottled within
my little rag doll with no more tears
numbly hurting for all my sins.....

~*~

 Friends for Eternity
Ice Zorn

We are friends
For eternity
Everlasting, never changing
 
We have grown so much together
The bond between us is like a rose to a bee
 
Eternity, forever, always changing faces
but we have always been true to each other
 
Society tried to tear us apart
Like it does to so many
But we stuck together like super glue
Through the trials and testimony
 
They knocked one down the other lifted her back up
They thought they could destroy us but we became like on

Everlasting, though I may die our Friendship will never
For we are Friends for Eternity

~*~
Inside of Me
Kaitlyn Salvatore

Bottled up inside of me
Are the words I never said,
The feelings that I hide.
The line you've never read.
 
With memories that linger-
Won't seem to go away,
Why can't I be happier?
Today's a brand-new day.
 
Yesterdays are over,
Even though the hurting's not.
Nothing lasts forever,
I much cherish what I've got.
 
The hurt I'm feeling now,
Won't disappear over night,
But somehow, someway,
I know everything will be alright.
 
No more wishing for the past,
It wasn't meant to be.
It didn't seem to last,
So I have to set it free!
~*~

The Room
Nikki Guarnera


              The rusty pipe I lean on
              will only hold my fear
              The cruddy floor i sit on
              Is wet with my lone tear
              The dirty wall I'm watching
              Has about a million faces
              the clouded memories I have
              start to show up on those traces
              The moldy ceiling over me
              is corroded and is leaking
              I'm out of touch with senses
              the roof protects my feeling
              The room that i'm inside
              lies within the place I dread
              The keyhole on the door
              locks the room inside my head

~*~

"Calvin"
(7.25.02)
Sara (BloodRaven)
 
I hate myself for loving you,
You make me feel empty, untrue.
I hate the way you look at me,
Your eyes so real, and made of sea.
I hate the myself for needing you,
You make me feel like I need to redo.
I hate the way you smile at me,
Your face curls upÖ
You laugh at me.
-Iím not sure if itís a sneer
Or if youíre happy to see meÖ-
~*~

ICE STORM
Russ Palmeri

Pine bough breaks
wakens me
this winter's night.

~*~
 FEELINGS
James

I HAVEN'T KNOWN YOU FOR THAT LONG,
BUT WHEN I SAY IM IN LOVE WITH YOU, DON'T THINK IM WRONG
YOU ARE SO PERFECT IN EVERY WAY
I THINK ABOUT YOU ALL NIGHT AND DAY
I MISS TALKING TO YOU AND HEARING YOUR VOICE
MOVING DOWN HERE WASN'T MY CHOICE
I MISS YOUR FACE, THE ONLY PICTURE I HAVE OF YOU IS IN MY MIND
YOUR SO SMART, SEXY, FUNNY, AND KIND
IT BREAKS MY HEART TO KNOW WE ARE APART
WHEN I FIRST MET YOU, I KNEW IT WAS LOVE FROM THE START
TIME WILL GO BY FAST, THEN WE'LL FINALLY BE TOGETHER AT LAST
I WILL NEVER FORGET ABOUT YOU AND I HOPE YOU NEVER FORGET ABOUT ME TOO
WE'LL BE TOGETHER FOREVER IN TIME
JUST KEEP THAT THOUGHT ALWAYS IN YOUR MIND
                  I LOVE YOU

~*~

I'M ON PLANET MARS
by:  lizzy
 
red red exterior hides a dark chocolately interior on the outside though how its brown i cant understand upon its face i fell and i began to munch and i ate its rocks and waterways gave way to my supreme exterior and i fell victim to what was then hysteria and now looking back i can only see black and for how long i was gone i have no recollection i only felt better munching the rocks humping its waterways fuck the planets and shit on the galaxy i am here and i am now i am on planet mars and you can see how far i can go without delaying i lived it twice a day until i was put down on the floor the dark brown floor put down there away but i never gave up i ate the rocks mars rocks and i lived them all and all over again until until... i was back again now im on planet mars and im living like a person a mars person on greedy chocolate outside no inside i mean inside im on planet mars

~*~

Across The Miles
Lesley Hughes
Across the miles, where do I go?
Looking for one that I do not know.
This way or that way, I don't have a clue.
In hopes that one will lead me to you.
How can I find you when I don't know your name?
How can I be sure that you will feel the same?
If I told you that I've been waiting, what would you say?
Would you take me in or would you turn me away?
Do you even exist or are you make believe?
It's a funny thing how the heart can deceive.
How will I know if you were meant to be mine?
Will our love come easily or only in time?
Discouraged is the one thing I try not to be.
Am I alone in this journey or are you looking for me?
~*~
The Rulo Ferry
Bill Albright

yep, goin west there's lots'a water ta cross
cricks, 'n streams, 'n muddy slops
like this here Missouri, there's no way ta 'void trouble
'cept ta find a ferry to carry
the wagon, stock, 'n can't leave the woman 'n kids
look at me ya dang ole coot, need dat ferry - wake up
and get on over ta here ta make a deal
got a chicken or two sum eggs, strap and cud be
sum coin ta git us 'cross
y'all tke us 'cross fer a fair offer
yep!
those ox'n a your'n pull us across
yep!
suppose'n ya don't help us load
yep!
only ferry for many a mile
yep!
people at St. Joe said ya'd be here at Rulo
yep!
current ain't so swift but sure looks deep
yep!
lost anything off'n the ferry whil'st crossin
yep!
takin longer'n I thought, those ox'n sur' slow
yep!
git only a few folks goin' back east, I bet
yep!
ya hit the bank just right, ya guide it gud
yep!
wee'l be gittn ever thing off then head up the trace
yep!
well, surin nice to talk ta fella not'n the family
yep!

~*~

'Redemption'
Matt Owen Rundle
 
Beyond iron shackles
That closed out the secular world
Of materials, onlookers
Stood.  My feet stepped upon the shelter
Of souls, entering the house of a slumbering god.  Slipping
Off wool from my head. My chin slightly dropped.  I passed
Visions of Charlemagne, Saint Louis, and Hugo;
My hands reached for the altar.  My knees shook
Against the marble floor. 
The public display of death, a model
Of glorified guilt, hung
Over humanityís head;
A halo.  My
Struggling body whimpered.  Like Don Quixote
Charging with his weapon of purification,
I left blessed.

~*~

"GLASS COFFIN"
Sammie xxxx
I sit around waiting for my prince charming,
Someday my prince will come,
For My Romeo
To ride up on a
Gleaming white horse
And drink poison because
He can't be with me.
Fight a dragon,
Wake
My senses with
Adventure and mystery,
I sit in a tower with my
Hair
Hanging down
To be pulled out by
The first prince to care
And fight the poor old woman
Who locked me
There.
To break the glass coffin that i
Lived my life in
While the rest of
The world
Mourned in silence.
To give me the
Dagger
That will let me
Reclaim my heart back
As my own

~*~

Unbroken to Remain Unspoken
Lacy Phillips

Thereís something I must tell you,
Something I cannot hide,
Itís about you and I becoming one from two,
This has gone on far to long,
What I feel for you canít be described,
I donít want to hold these feelings back,
But I do,
For what I may lackÖ
To hear you say you feel the same,
Or the time we spend together to become untamed,
So I donít speak the words,
And I continue to hide all my emotions,
To keep these feelings unspoken,
And a friendship to remain unbroken.

~*~

Temptation
Katariina Siimes

The knife is calling
Whispering my name.
It's voice seductive,
Promises there'll be no pain.
 
ďA cut on skin
Makes you alive.
The bleeding blood
Helps you survive.Ē
 
The slit is made
But Iím not afraid.
Iíve been promised
With a voice so honest:
 
ďYou will be fine,
You mustnít decline.Ē
 
I see the stream of red
But I still feel the pain
So I see I was misled
Or was I just insane?
 
The voice of seduction,
A way to destruction.
 
~*~
 

A cat chews feathers.

Angry cries at springs first storm
bring repercussions.


Dylan Clarks

~*~

My Feelings For You Over Time
Ashley Montanye
 
Anger is black tar
It smells like fresh blood
Anger tastes like scorpian poison
It sounds like guns firing
Anger feels like a sunburn
 
Sadness is blue
It smells like sour lemons
Sadness tastes like bitter blueberries
It sounds like me crying for you
Sadness feels like a dagger piercing my heart
 
Love is a red sunset
It has the aroma of blooming roses
Love tastes like sweet strawberries
It sounds like singing doves
Love feels like a bed of soft rose petals

~*~

I never knew what  could of been,
but i think it over now and again.
What i did to  separate or paths,
for when i got that feeling i knew then it would never last.
For what i was searching for was more then  can be given.
for now i feel i lost a  peace of  heaven.
For he stud  tall and graceful  in the moon light.
the way  he grab my hair so tight.
Pulled my head back and kissed my  neck..
wow just  thinking of that  i now  regret!!
Those times i held him as we road.
my body fitted  his like the  perfect mold..
The scent of him got me going wild.
o lenny my daring, i miss your smile..
But  as time  goes on and i sit here.
Thinking of you, thinking of when ,we  had sex. not once  not twice  I got  lucky that night.
I know  now that i was wrong..

heavensthorns

~*~

 

Under Stars

David Bielicka 
The warm summer night breeze whisked away our feet as we walked together
Trees dancing amongst the moonlight as crickets serenaded our night
The river was calm and the stars, which here are rare, were bright
The path was dark yet all I needed to see was right there in front of me
Lit up by the lights reflecting off the water and the pale blue moon
That which surpassed the beauty of the night, which is all that is you
Your dark eyes, like the space amongst the stars
Yet they shine and possess far more brilliance than any star in the heavens
Your angelic voice, which sings of truth and honesty in every breath
Being in your arms, how safe I am there and yet
There is more to you my dear than this
You listen to the words I speak, and I feel better with you, no longer meek
My heart broken before believes in you and opens its doors
I am here for you, to listen and more
To be lost in your eyes and held in your grasp is where I would want to be
Under the stars, will forever be our night this is what I wish you to seeÖ.

~*~

 

"Hamburger"
--Rob Cobb

Cow
Big, Fat
Mooing and Grunting
Gives us delicious milk
Beef

Encore I for August, 2002

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