OPEN MIC ENCORE I - The Love and Lament Poems
MARCH, 2003

 
A Fatherís Love
Brandy Eichblatt
A Fatherís Love
Is to love each of his kids
And to keep each of us in his life
To have fun with ever kid in his
World and A Fatherís Love is to
Love all of his kids in each a
Different way
~&~
 
"I Promise You"
 Lynette Drust
Don't you understand,
How I feel about you?
You want to break up with me,
And leave me feeling blue.
 
When I am with you,
I feel like nothing can go wrong.
Every minute we're apart
Is a minute too long.
 
You thought if you pushed me,
Eventually I would succeed.
When in fact,
Your trust is what I really need.
 
I have everything,
I ever wished for.
From you to my dreams,
I couldn't ask for more.
 
I love you,
And you love me.
We can get past this,
Watch and see.
 
For once just trust me,
In everything I do.
I won't let you down,
I promise you.

~&~

Putting an End to this
Lakeke

I've decided to put an end to this.
No longer will I suffer from the pain, cause it's you I miss.
I've decided to jump off this cliff of love.
And fly away from you like a peaceful white dove.
I've decided there's no turning back.
Feeling that I no longer need you is a well known fact.
I've decided that I can do this all alone.
Instead of being in tremendous agony for at my heart you have thrown stones.
I've decided to follow that bright light.
While starting a brand new life with all my might.
I've decided that maybe you can save me.
With only the love that you have never given me.
I've decided that once you look upon me and into my eyes...
That you will see I'm determined and will tell u no lies.
I've decided that maybe this can work if you can rekindle the love that we once shared.
Or coming across the love for me that I know you once beared.
No, I've now decided to go along with it.
And on the sorry memory of our love, I will spit.
Should I...
Shouldn't I...
Could I...
Couldn't I...
I should...GOODBYE

~&~

Realizing
Janelly
Sitting here realizing it's time to move on
I think I've come to deal with the fact that you're gone
 my heart will always have a place for you there
 but now I understand that you can't be here
 
I was wishing for change and another chance for you and me
 but in my heart I know right now, it isn't meant to be
 you have your life to live and I have mine
 we just had our one special moment in time
 
I used to think twice about letting you go
but you needed your freedom... now I know
we fell in love fast, we weren't prepared
but we gave it a chance and it was amazing what we shared
and even though we're not together anymore, I'll never regret it
you showed me what love was really about and I'll never forget it

I think that's why I can let you go and be okay
if it was meant to be we'll find each other again someday
until then I'll smile when I think of what we had
and with the memories I have of us it won't be that bad.

~&~

BABY
AROHAINA RA KOE
NEI TE AROHA
By JESSICA
When u came into my life
All fairy tales were uncovered
Myths were exposed and pain magnified
The greatest pain discovered, of losing u
And thats why u make me feel so weak
U once said never to give up, and it hurts to see where u at
But when my love formed for u
So did the light in my life
Built on spirit intact and my soul in my heart
Based on truth but tomorrow i wake
Knawing at my sanity content when i am dropped
Cause today is filled with anger, fueled with hidden hate
But all i can think of is my love i have to hate
And when i lay my head down at night that pressure never stops
U will never understand, how deeply my heart feel's 4 u
I worry we'll grow apart, and i'll end up losing u altogether
Cause u are my heart in human form
A luv but a friend i could never replace

NEI TE AROHA, KIA TIKA RA
IA KA IA PO
KO TE ORA PUMAU NOA

~&~

=-Memories-=

Nur Hafizah
Sitting by the beach
Inspirit by the sound of waves
Tears falls down my cheeks
Is this what i have to face?
 
He is the apple of my eye,
Never failing to cheer me up
He secured a place in my heart
The only one that stood special in me
 
He speaks with irony,
Wits and humor
Make me smile and laugh altogether
He brightens up ma day, he warms my night
He is the ultimate soother.
 
So precious is he that I'll always treasure
Rest assure it will be forever,
Sometimes i wonder,
What if forever i failed to persevere.
 
Raising up to the memories of yesterday,
I stand up and look at the sea,
The life i am leading is like the sea waves,
Sometimes blithe, at times gloomy
 
Dawn is breaking, i am ready to go
Smile drawn upon my face,
Embrace by the memories
Swayed by yesterday,
Uplift by the present.
 
Memories is my identity,
The simplest infinity.

~&~

DRUNKEN RAMBLINGS
Taz Shanahan
Drunken ramblings make me think
That I should rather not touch drink.
I see that stupid choices are
Always made when waiting at a bar.
 

~^~

THE BATTLE
R.Williams

A pretty girl, a clean cut boy
A happy date, the sad decoy.
His suit jet-black, her white laced gown
Under hidden emotions, a strengthened crown.
A deep depression, a moody distract
their parents assumed it was a 'teenaged act'.
Exchanged glances of fear, their decision made clear.
A slash of a razor and a blow of a gun,
they had made their statement
the battle was one.

~&~

Cemented Heart
Sarah Sonya
Your insistence on replaying
what once was
is only prolonging
your scars,
presentation-boxing
your hurt,
solidifying a
once recognizably
squidgy sensitivity.
Vacuum-packing
the precious materials
of your soul.
 
And as much as I
waiting in the wings
for my chance
would wish to own
all instruments of
and access routes
to your love.
I do not have the tools
which return a heart
lead heavy
and cemented
to flesh.

~&~

summer is great in the air children running every where they gladly swim in the pool even though that's not very cool they'd rather swim in a lake than swimming in a tub full of children crowded everywhere

rae

~&~

THE ESSENCE OF LISACO
Firefly (TDale)
 
Words magical-- Miss Bold and Blonder
casting pleasure spells ---
And atmospheric wonder
 
She speaks in auora sparkle splashes
tinted brilliant-- ocean blue
The wind takes hold her purple sashes
From windy peaks--she reaches you

She speaks and her words gently kiss me
they stay on me---when she has to go
so naturally-- I let her in me
I soar in the essence of lisaco

~&~

Love
By: Ronnie A. Hill
Once upon a night so fair
This voice came drifting through the air
My heart stood still
I felt no fear
 
That voice, that voice had a heavenly taste
But then my eyes beheld her face
"Iím walking on clouds" was all I could say
She swept me off of my feet that day
(I was in love)
 
Toe to toe - face to face
Solemn vows inter-laced
Sketchy words that were said
Two words still ring in my head
"I do"
(I love you)
 
As a wind blown leaf
We were swept off our feet
And carried away
To an intimate place
Where we often stay
(Lost in love)
 
"In sickness and health" she said on that day
Then the truth of those words
Struck me right where I lay
Reaching into my soul
While my life ebbed away
She grabbed hold of my heart
And begged me to stay
(I love you ≠ she said)
 
I came back to her quickly
With my heart in her hands
And as all can see now
Iím a brand new man
(Oh ≠ how I love her)
 
Away from her family, away from her friends
Over houses, and mountains
Across oceans, and lands
She really left all to be my best friend
(Love overflows)
 
Today as my heart pitter pats in my chest
I feel happy and nourished
And completely refreshed
With a smile on her face
And a gleam in her eyes
The sun from within her
Has blended our lives
(Love you - I do)

~&~
Weathering
Kristen J. Gauly
For a moment I feel your hand
resting warm and dense upon my shoulder.
Your fingerpads cling to
my black cotton shirt.
I feel breath, hot
sticking like honey.
I look back,
wanting to memorize
every part of you.
An unmet stare brings disappointment.

A yellow daisy,
red tulip, violets
litter the gray stone.
Sunlight teases me,
heating my hair
strand by strand.
My heart bursts
causing boiled blood
to invade my limbs.
I give in to
storms clouds
which have begun to envelop my body.

~&~
FALLIN'
~ Kathryn
Falling in love
Falling for you
without a net to catch my wrong moves
hesitation
frustration
not knowing what to do
fallin without a net
exciting and new
What would you think
What would you do,
What would you say
if you only knew
I was falling without a net
In love with you.

~&~
NOW THAT YOU ARE GONE
AMI LEA SMITH
IN MEMORY OF MY MOTHER, THERESA GAYLE JOHNSON
9/27/1958-9/30/2001

NOW THAT YOU'RE GONE
I FACE EACH DAY
HOLDING ON TO YOUR MEMORY
SOMEHOW, SOMEWAY
IT WILL BE HARD
I MUST BE STRONG
I'LL LOOK AHEAD
AND CARRY ON
THE SUN WILL SHINE
AND THE WIND WILL BLOW
I CAN GO ON BECAUSE I KNOW
THAT YOU ARE THERE
THOUGH I CAN'T SEE,
YOUR STILL HERE
WATCHING OVER ME

~&~

A Love Poem
Mona Motekallem
A thousand Lovers A thousand Dreams
A thousand kisses A thousand Promises
Only one who weeps and howls at the moon
Only one who wanders if only it would
That if the night could come and go
With no tears but no it could not be
A thousand pardons A thousand commands
A thousand times over A thousands times to see
The king knew of her plea yet he, he
Would not see that she was his Queen
That together they would be whole and
They were made for each other to live
A thousand fools A thousand lies
A thousand smiles A thousand ties
Only fate and destiny know what could be
If there fate is meant to be together
Or if they are to wander the desert
Forever searching for the one that they let go
A thousand wishes A thousand shooting stars
A thousand nights A thousand days
All meant for them to find each other
All spent in vain because of their own pride
Now one has found another and this soul
Remains asking why and how she is lost
A thousand jewels A thousand crowns
A thousand diamonds A thousand rubies
None meant any thing to her as long as he
He wasn't there and life without was bland
Looking for a new king is hard especially
Especially when the last took her heart
A thousand searchers A thousand corners
A thousand shadows A thousand hide always
And none would turn up her lost heart
Could it be that he too might still hold too
No it can't so she will search cause
She isn't a fool to hold on forever that's true
A thousand losses A thousand mistakes
A thousand ways A thousand rights and wrongs
She will find her way to her prince again
One who will love her for her and nothing more
One who'll kiss her and make her feel whole
One who'll champion her and find her heart

~&~


In His Arms, In His Room
Britney Foster

 

In his arms in his room, they lay on her bed, holding her closely to his chest
It seems as though he's thinking something serious, some beautiful , yet painful to his soul
The room is dim, and softly lit with curtains drawn, and candles lit
Clear crystal drinking glasses lay beside the bed, sparkling softly within the candles eye
Inside his head, inside of his body, he feels the pains of love that which is hard to understand to everyone else
He feels his heart beat with compassion for her
Inside His thoughts:
God I love her
She walks into her room with such pride. that one special day she really caught my eye
I understand, and I expect life to be lived to the fullest
You've gotta take your time slow down baby and walk
In his room, in his arms, she can tell what her love is thinking, but she decides to let him have that special thinking time to himself
He pulls her closer to feel the love pour from his heart into hers.
Two doors of a heart open to spill the love into the others
As these beautiful thoughts run through his head she snuggles with him
Simply, he loves her, and she loves him very much
There together, with one another they lay in love treasuring the moment
 

~&~

LOVE
by Shakita Lee

Love is flower, that blooms in the spring.
Love is a season, in which the birds sing.
Love is a butterfly, beautiful and free.
Love is a wonderful thing you see;
its the glue that bonds you to me.
Love is what we keep for one another.
Love is what we share with each other.
Love is sweet,
Love is pure,
Love is everlasting,
Love is ever-growing,
Love is always,
it never fades away.
Other things may go,
but love will always stay.

~&~

** DO YOU HEAR ME**
           By Betty Rickard ~~  
 
                   Soft wind blows across my face
                   reminding me of your sweet embrace
                   feeling you, here with me. . . feeling this
                   longing, wanting need deep inside of me.
 
                   Watching all the memories in my mind
                   hugging and kissing you, wanting you, all the time.
                   Your, sweet sensual touches your warm embrace..
                   Makes, a want and need so deep in me
                   I scream out your name...
                   Do you hear me ~~~ Do you hear me?

~&~


Love lovely bird
m.sivakumar

The angel is coming my way like a parrot
Sweet parrot sing so sweet make my mind
To get deeper thinking of love
The color green to make me to see everything green in this world
What a color to look beautiful like a happy sunshine
Near a cuckoo sitting near to the parrot.
Both sang a song, I think both are true love hearts
What a match I never seen in my life
What a song in life between them, I never heard music
I seen the sunsets up into happiness face
Heard of the lovely two birds songs
Make a man to get the real world
The love everything for him there is an end.

~&~

IT'S A PHOENIX
Bill Goulden
 
Fornication is a fine thing, as long as it's discreet
But her and Cyrille Stoppard are the talk of all the street
And her with all her graces, la-de-da's, and shop at Marks
And him a lowly gardener for Cemetery and Parks
 
Talk of twitching curtains, well I tell you this for nowt
All eyes are glued upon her house as soon as he goes out
And in as many seconds as it takes to mutter whore
Cyrille Stoppard's cross the street, up't path and through her door
 
And from my attic window if I lean hard to the right
I can see them fornicating with a passion and a might
Her all lily white you know, all pallid and demure
With him all butch and hairy and smelling faintly of manure
 
Vera from the chip shop has a much, much better view
And with her strong binoculars, she's discovered his tattoo
It could be perhaps, she say's, a dragon on a hill
And would describe it so much better if his bouncing bum kept still
 
And after second helpings and a furtive kiss farewell
He peeks to see the coast is clear and then I hear my bell
Husbands down the dog track and I'm second in the queue
And I could tell that Vera all about that bums tattoo!

~&~

Snow:
Ashley Crouthamel
One time being lost in your eyes
And I was lost forever.
Never again to be as I once was.
Your gaze that no longer lingers
Pains me like the knife
That is cutting my skin.
I watch myself drip
And stain the freshly fallen powder.
I let myself cover up the purity,
And just stand,
Letting an icy chill consume me.
Warmth is slowly loosing
To winter's harshness.
I feel myself start to fade away
And I collapse,
Sinking into the depths of cold.
All I do is lie there,
Letting all feeling slip from my body.
After all, being here is no different
Than being frozen in your stare.

~&~


Live For The Day
Andrea R M Fletcher
I will live today,
As though it is my last day on earth,
Oh, all the plans I have would not matter,
If I could not spend this last day with you.
I will live today,
As though it is my last breath of air,
My sunshine,
My last meal and my last drink of water.
I will live,
As though I have read somewhere that
The world is coming to an end.
I will live today,
As though I heard you say,
Without me in this world,
Your life would be meaningless.
I will live today,
As though from afar,
I heard you call my name, and say,
I will never forsake you,
Nor will I leave you.
I will live today,
As though you are my anchor of strength,
The pillar of my life,
The will of my every being.
I will live, I will live,
Until it is time for us to part.
I will live again;
We will meet again, in the afterlife
There we will always reside.

~&~


                           The Eyes Of An Angel.
                                        by: Stewart Mejia
At one time I thought badly,
badly about her,
badly but wanting her,
only thinking about my feelings and not hers,
I treated her wrongly,
but why,
For at one time,
I use to stare into her eyes,
her eyes of pure beauty,
eyes as blue as the sea,
eyes as blue as the skies above,
The eyes of an angel,
looking into her eyes,
is like looking into life,
looking into her soul,
looking into my life,
Now I sit alone hoping,
hoping to be able,
Able to stare once again into The eyes of an Angel.

~&~

"If My Tomorrow Never Came"
For a girl named Cara
Paul Michael Daniels
If there were no tomorrow
would you know how much I love you?
Would you express great sorrow
to the God who dwells above you?
Or would you go to bed at night
with a sad smile upon your face
knowing everything was right
and that our love had found its place?
Would you think of me and cry
and wonder why the world dismissed me
or would you miss me every night
and wish that last time you had kissed me?
Would your family cease to hate me
knowing I left loving you,
or would they continue to negate me
even though our love is true?
If my tomorrow never came,
it's not my plan, but just in case
I want to tell you without shame,
though I can't tell you to your face
that my love for you is serious,
your smile is burned inside my soul,
because you make me so delirious,
I see you everywhere I go.
These words are burned into my heart,
I hope they'll echo in your soul.
And hopefully this is the start
for you and I to go grow old.
So read this poem with a smile,
and know our love is like a kite,
I know you're reading with a smile,
because I'm smiling as I write.
~&~

 

EMBRACED BY THE INNOCENCE OF LOVE
                    By Eartha L. McElveen
 
HIS PRESENCE FILLED THE EMPTY PLACE AS HE BECKONED HER TO COME.
THE WHISPER OF HIS VOICE TRANSCENDS THE CHAMBER OF HER DESOLATE HEART;
AND AS SHE STOOD MOTIONLESS IN THE SHADOW OF FEAR, HE REACHED OUT HIS ARMS TO COMFORT HER.
AS SHE SLIPPED OUT FROM THE DARKNESS EMBRACED BY THE INNOCENCE OF LOVE


~&~

I want you,
I need you,
I hate you,
I don't,
Why can't i just fucking make up my mind?
 
When you touch me,
I feel you,
I want you so bad.
Oh yeah and what's her name you fuck her how many times a day?
 
All I want is things to be the way they used to be,
I don't know how you don't see,
The hurt in my eyes when you look at me.
 
So go ahead, break my heart again.
I'll get over it ... eventually.

Keegan 

~&~

Your Ghost
Jes Krizo

Why does your ghost still linger here?
I know I canít still hold you dear
Donít you know itís killing me? Or do you not care enough to see
Why canít I just forget about you? What is that you do,
That puts me through so much pain?
So why do you still remain?
You know what this does inside, but in me you still confide
Why must you still act like my friend?
Iím going to have to make this end
Either walk away and leave me in peace
Or Iíll leave you in pieces......
No donít put your hand on my face
Now this moment Iíll never replace
This is breaking me in two
And my better half is because of you......
But no longer! Thereís a bitter hate in me
That you could never see!
Now walk away before
I have to tell you once more!

~&~

I wish I was there,

To kiss you good night.
I wish I was there,
To hold you so tight.
I wish I was there,
To gaze into your face.
And wonder why angels,
Have come to this place.
I wish I was there,
To talk all night long.
Or sit in the presence,
Of the one I love.
I wish I was there,
To tell you I care.
I wish I was there,
To tell you,
"You captured my heart"
And "You'll always be there"

trey stricklin

~&~

 finally it dawned on me,
the thought was so
beautiful as it entered
my mind.
fleeting rapture as my
mind finds its voice, its
words.
ah, my thoughts are a bagful
that weighs me down
my one new thought however
makes everything seem so light
so unlike it really is.
so beautiful as i lie
here between that delicate
space between sleep and
full consciousness.
i remember it was of birds and flight
of the wrist i kissed
behind my closed heavy eyes.

Cassandra Blanchard                                         

~&~

YOU ARE MY LIFE.
richie
what can i compare your beauty to the beauty of the flowers of the riverside.
what can i compare your love to in this world of hatred.
you touch my life with those words like an angel and you are an angel of love.
sometimes i always wonder where you are all this while when have been searching for someone to love me.
you reach out to me and give me a passionate love which i haven't experienced.
''what can i do to make my baby love me more? I always search for the right thing to do.
if i give you money, is worthless.
if i give you gift, is like a rag that is been torn.
if i give you clothes, is nothing to compare.
But if i give you my love what do you think.
Love is everlasting, incomparable, soul touching, and what more. Is always there to make you happy.
Always keep it in mind someone really care about you and always think about you.

~&~
 Just Because
April M Waters
I told you that I love you,
and you asked me why
I answered 'Just Because'
but you still asked me why
 
Am I supposed to have an answer
To all your baffling questions
Lots of people would answer, like me,
and say...'Just Because'
 
But your a lot more special
and a lot more nosy
you always need an answer
Cause you always get your way.
 
Sure, there are lots of little things
that i love about you....
Like the way the sun bounces off
your silky hair.
The way my mouth feels dry when
 I see you.
 
the way your smile lights up my
gloomy days.
the way i get chills when i speak
to you.
the way my palms sweat when I'm
near you.
The way your eyes out sparkle the
stars at night.
 
The way I feel my heart beat against
yours when you hold me tight.
The way I melt in your arms when
 you kiss me.  
But here is an answer for you
from the bottom of my heart.
 
I love you, Bambi, Just because of you,
And there's no other reason why.

~&~

ďI Miss YouĒ
Angel
My heart is broken in more than one piece,
I donít think my pain will ever cease,
My new best friend had to leave and go far away to her home,
I feel like I have lost a family member, Iím all alone.
 
She was like a sister to me,
We became close friends, canít you see?
We cared for one another,
We also looked out for each other.
 
Sheís flying away on the wings of a butterfly,
She is going too high in the sky.
I want to ask her if she will take me with her,
But she canít hear me, and everythingís a blur.
 
Will my friend fly back to me, I donít know,
The only thing I know is that I miss her so.
Iíll remember you and wish upon a star,
Iím right there with you wherever you are.
 
You will always be my friend from end to start,
Youíll be right here within my heart.
We have a bond that sticks like glue,
Until we meet again, I miss you.

~&~

Miss Me
Megan

I think that if you and I could only be
Despite all the pain
Maybe I could be happy
but you're with her
and not with me
I just want someone to miss me
the way he misses she
the way
I thought you missed me
did you really used to miss me
do you still
did you ever
at least the way I miss you

~&~

"AN ABSENT STAR"
SHILA SAIDIAN
My absent star
You are the wander of the nights
You are the neighbor of the moon and stars
You're the one who stays up in the darkness of the
nights
You are the lullaby to the children
You are the light of the houses
I read about you in the fairytales
You're a stranger to the mornings
You're the guest of poets
You're the merciful of the babies
You're the sparks of the lovers
I am on the trail of the comet shooting star
In search for the small diamond in my hands
You're the missing star
Stay visible by my side
You're the silent light
May you always glow in my heart forever and more.

~&~

the peace i regret

her tears falling like raindrops
in the darkness i watch her
caressing the soft skin of death
wishing she was with me
in a place where nothings left
 
asking myself again why
drinking every tear you cry
 
remembering the disappointment in your eyes
reflections burning like a fire
depression welling up inside
 
broken fingernails leave a track
like the bruises and welts on your back
your feelings it seems are easily replaced
as time passes you'll soon forget my face

Scott I'Anson 

~&~

Hey hun,         
Your hair is a beautiful as the morning sun,
You are beautiful like the morning light,
You make me glad I have my sight,
My love shall have no height,
I love you do toy think u might,
I am the left u r my right,
Wat do u say,
Do you think u may,
You are the center of my circle,
I love u like Laura and Steve Erckel. 

Kris Light

~&~

I wonder about my prince charming and what he is like.
I sit here and imagine him kissing me under the moonlight.
I often wonder when he will come and how our love will start.
I always wonder where he is and how he will capture my heart.
Every guy I see walking down the street, I wonder if his heart too will skip a beat.
I often think of how his eyes will softly glow.
And I always wonder if I meet him, will I know?

Melissa R. Owens

~&~

A Moment of Time Set Ablaze
Lisa Canfield
A thousand nights
A thousand days
Give me just a sample.
A taste that I can graze;
Of sweet wine and of rosary
Give yourself to me;
Unconditionally.
Sugar toxicated upon wings
So free and lovely.
Love me tender.
Love me anew.
Love me like you want me
In adoring ado.
Husband of mine.
Husband you shall be.
Husband that will remain.
Give me the days that are
Cold but comforting
Give me your heated rain.
Give me the world
In a teacup of world class china
Give me a platter of kisses
Upon your chest that breathes
Waves of fire.
A thousand nights.
A thousand days.
Are simplified in your touch
A moment of time set ablaze.

~&~

SO SAD THE DAY
James Ashes
So sad the day
So sad the day when only one of us is here
So sad to call and receive no answer
To search among the emotions of a mind
 
To bend and pick up happy fragments with which to paint an English summer day
So particular that blue sky of England; so special, as are you this day
Will there be a place inside that has been shared by both of us?
A fortress defence against the catastrophe of loneliness
 
Where sadness is banished and the prism shows its colours.
Show me if you can a road that will take us from today Ďtil then
A road that will leave one of us to stand alone; yet look upon tomorrow as today
without sorrow in the way.
 
Will a heart of unquenched fires burn and wait for tears
to journey crevices of fear
while in their eyes people show all their discomfort
I am so sorry; weíre so sorry; at least it was quick, 

To be prodded and provoked at every turn
By sight of things that were of your hand
Each time to replay the memory for good or bad.
Iím not sure that; I can stand

~&~

"IT WAS THE LONGEST RIDE"
 AUDREY DENISE KNIGHTEN 

IT WAS THE LONGEST RIDE
THE DAY, THE DAY MY MOMA DIED
AND I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE
THAT MY DADDY'S NOT HERE WITH ME.
 
IT WAS THE LONGEST RIDE
THE DAY, THE DAY MY MOMA DIED
I COULD'NT SEE A THING
WHEN THEY TOOK MY DADDY AWAY FROM ME.
 
SOMEBODY...TELL ME WHY?
DID HEAVEN OPEN-UP HER SKY
WHAT DID I DO WRONG
TO MAKE THEM LEAVE ME HERE ALONG!
                                                                  
IT WAS THE LONGEST RIDE
I KEEP ALL OF MY PAIN INSIDE!
NOW DEATH COMES IN THREE'S
IT CAME AND TOOK MY SISTER... SEE!
 
NOW IT'S UP TO ME
TO KEEP IT ALL TOGETHER SEE
I'LL KEEP HOLDING ON
I KNOW THAT I HAVE TO BE STRONG.
 
I'LL SEE THEM ONCE AGAIN
BUT UNTIL THEN THIS IS THE END
"IT WAS THE LONGEST RIDE!"                   
                                                 
             ~&~   
Ginny is the name of a cool stepmother
Who has had two girls and now has 7
Kids
 
Cool Ginny
A girl who has no idea what she
Has in store for herself
And the boys are so, so out
Numbered by us girls
 
So cool Ginny has it all
Planned out so she thinks till
We kids and dad get to
Much to handle
 
So cool Ginny
So cool has it all planned out
So cool, so cool Ginny

Ginny Barton

~&~

Wrong Role
Jenny Rivas
As much as i try,
I can't seem to hate you.
Our strong bond and consideration,
I can't misconstrue.
Unfairness and jealousy,
"Only through my eyes," you said.
It was so easy for you to say,
But it's because your demands were met.
Always in the spotlight,
While i sulked in the shadows.
A young beauty,
My admiration you would never know.
"Look up to me!" I wanted to yell.
I'm the older one here!
Emulate me and want to be me!
I have to comfort YOU when YOU'RE in fear.
But everything was unbalanced
and the roles were mixed up.
While i was suppose to protect YOU,
YOU had to pull ME up.
But i'll prove it to you,
I promise i'm worth looking up to.
As much as i deny it,
I wanna be just like you.
 
To my sister. 

~&~

I hate my life but I love yours
I love you but I hate me
Help me my love!!

KelLyn

~&~

THIS PLACE
Serrell Nadine
 
At the mere touch of my fingertips you appeared
by your own design you seemed delighted still
even without my smile, or lightly blushed cheek
peeking around the edges of the pictures
And yet there was another, of curls the same
with smiles and affects and love unchanged
You inspired me years ago to let these delirious words
drop effortlessley from my lips, I didn't paint you
like I do with him...but after seeing you here I am again
In this place where colors or shadows won't abide
only where words paint your face alive

~&~

MY MISTRESS' THIGHS ARE NOTHING LIKE "THE SUN"
JOHN KIRKBRIDE
 
Her eyes are blue as something blue,
Like a cardigan or movie;
Not lazuli or sapphire blue
but blue enough to move me.
 
Her skin is pale as something pale,
Like fear or boiled spaghetti;
Not wan enough to whisper frail
but good next to confetti.
 
Her hair is fine as something fine,
Like fishing line or cotton;
Not gossamer and yet not twine
and not yet quite forgotten.
 
Her lips are red as something red,
Like danger, pain or violence;
Not London bus or something bled
but best observed in silence.

~&~

  Just one night....just one deathless night.
One more night without death,
one more night without bloodshed.
  Just one more night.
 
 Just one more night without nightmares,
of waking up alone,
one day without sleeplessness,
coldness cutting to the bone.
 
  One night without darkness,
and a constant gnawing fear,
one day unfearful of sunlight,
and a lover to hold me near.
 
  One night without the bloodlust,
the fever pulsing through my veins,
just one night with you my love,
to end my loneliness and pain.
 
  Just one more night....
...one deathless night.

Doch

~&~                                

                          WAITING
                         Tammie Killingsworth
 
I sit and I wait here discreetly
for love to walk through the door
but though I desire it to be so
love will come here no more.
 
I sit and I wait here discreetly
for just one gentle touch
but though I desire it to be so
I think it's asking too much.
 
I sit and I wait here discreetly
for everything and nothing at all
but though I desire it to be so
no one comes when I call.
 
I sit and I wait here discreetly
because that's all I know to do
but though I desire it to be so
there is no way to bring back you.
 
IN LOVING MEMORY OF BOB

~&~

Always be social,
No one will hate,
They just want to be her,
Strut, strut, glance, but do not get caught looking,
Eye contact is an agreement.
Always having that one to rely on,
But wanting a star to make her feel incredible.
One must approach the other without a word
They must only use their eyes and each movement of your body
Either they have it or they donít.
The walk creates a twist in the cage
From the elevation of her elbow to the winding wrist,
Suddenly her confidence is shown by a snap in her fingers,
Followed by a relaxed nod they come close to each other
They slowly engage without touch
The two flow, predict, and feel each beat.
Your hips guide his hands.
Her arm is elevated in order to prove her remarkable rhythm with each break
From head to toe they begin to know
If one pulls back it will all come to an end.
All four hands intertwine,
Back and forth back and forth,
The two mirror each other with each stomp and turn in their step.
Through several beats their hips cannot help but engage.
They do not feel the heat or hear any other noise,
There is nothing else to concentrate on,
The private embrace has made them one
They need each other to make this beautiful.
All night feels like a dream,
Through each smile you can see the pleasure they posses
Through words they are strangers,
But tonight they are in sync
It is like they are alone surrounded by onlookers,
The only ones in the room that have this ability to perform
Never will one forget the otherís body, eyes, and motion.
They may never speak but they will long for one another
Every time they feel that beat.

Tiffanie Cross-Monzo

~&~

Brass Premiere
  Timothy McNeal
In the evening then
her slender figure in that long black gown,
her fair plait glimmering,
her trumpet pressed against
her breast,
her belly breathing and
her baby blues
promising.
~&~
 

Beautiful, but no one notices

no one but me
i love those thick legs of yours
the nonexistence of a six-pack
conventional beauty is boring
i prefer
imperfection
your messy, wavy hair
that wouldn't flow in any one direction
with all the gel in the world
i prefer
the warmth you have about you
when yu hug me
i can feel it surging from within you
because you have a little
meat on your bones
and i love it.

amber

~&~

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A WIFE
BY CAREN HELMICH
 
My mother never told me what it meant to be a wife.
Instinctively every girl wants to be married.
She didn't give me a hint:
The gesture would put my dreams on a shelf.
Oh but it is your husbands heavy dreams you carry.
When he is mad
You are sad
When he achieves his goals.
you cheer for him
For they say you now share one soul
When he steps out on you
Hardly comes home
You put on a brave face and smile along.
You finally have endured twenty-five years
The children you share were raised well.
What happens when they are gone.
Then does he leave.
Only in those defeated moments
do you take those old dreams off the shelf
You have won
You have one

~&~       

                 Now Its MY Turn!
You make up excuses...
About where you are,
Who you are with,
Why you are late,
Why you didn't call when you said you would.
Now its my turn to make an excuse.
Its just not working out,
We don't see each other enough,
Its not you, Its me....
Do you buy it?
Neither did I.

             Bekka Staires

~&~

The stars shine that they may out shine you. The clouds move threw the sky to be above you. Your the reason that every thing in natural life is so beautiful because, they try to over come you in this they will never succeed. You are the tempt in every mind. In your iris floats the most beautiful brown that the trees could never recreate and this brown of your eye never actually fully makes contact with me. Yet you are all I know the most brilliant flower could not stand next to you and hope to be noticed this is true in my heart thou you hurt your self in a way I can not understand your personality reflexes all this and, some one with such a personality is more beautiful than a shooting star more pure and honest than a clear spring water this I believe and you I cherish

raven

~&~

WHY
TAYLOR EVANS
WHY DID YOU DO
WHAT YOU DID TO ME
WAS IT YOUR WAY OF
BREAKING FREE
I KNEW WHAT WAS HAPPENING
DIDN'T FEEL RIGHT
BUT I COULDN'T STOP IT
NO MATTER HOW MUCH I FIGHT
I WAS ONLY A CHILD
SO YOUNG AND FREE
YOU TOOK AWAY MY SPACE
AND THE RIGHT TO BE FREE

~&~

A KISS
Annette Moret
A kiss blown is a kiss wasted the only kiss is a kiss tasted
& then its faded away by the air that we both breathe.
But why should that take our love away, with you
i'm happy and I hope to stay in your arms for life.
Why should I blow you a kiss that won't reach you
I want you to know this physically & mentally in
your heart that my love for you will never fade
in the wind that is blowing in through the earth.
Keep in mind that a kiss blown is a kiss wasted
& when we kiss all my worries & my tears fades
away but our dreams will stay alive beyond our
dying day.

~&~

 I'M SURE YOU ARE AN ANGEL
MICHELLE WOOD
POEM:
I'M SURE YOU ARE AN ANGEL SENT FROM HIGH ABOVE,
I'M SURE YOU ARE AN ANGEL SENT DOWN TO SHOW ME LOVE..
I'M SURE YOU ARE AN ANGEL I SEE IT DEEP INSIDE YOUR EYES,
I'M SURE YOU ARE AN ANGEL WITH SPIRITUAL HEAVENLY TIES..
I'M SURE YOU ARE AN ANGEL WITH A POWERFUL HEALING TOUCH,
I'M SURE YOU ARE AN ANGEL TO SHOW YOUR LOVE SO MUCH..
I'M SURE YOU ARE AN ANGEL I'VE FELT IT FROM THE START,
INSIDE I FELT YOUR ANGELS WINGS FLYING ROUND MY HEART..

~&~

HEAVEN
In loving memory of my father, Harold A. Borgh, who went to Heaven on March 24, 1983.  Thank you.  
Ellen G. Olinger
 
In heaven
All the flowers
In my gardens
Will bloom
At once--tulips,
Marigolds, nasturtiums,
Roses, and mums--
       And there will be
       No more anger
       And no more
       Ache--
            In heaven
            All flowers
            Bloom at once
            For time is done.
 
(First published in TIME OF SINGING, 1991)

~&~

Only time will tell
Walter A. Romashko
You caught my eye and I caught yours
in our eyes there is history
long ago our hearts were together
now we meet again and our hearts become one
no need to talk, just let our souls reunite
lifetimes without you all come flashing back
the inescapable eternal love
time has tested us
now only time will tell

~&~

CONFUSION
Serra
What's this?
My mind's printing out your name,
Who am I to blame?
When I'm not feeling the same.
 
What's this?
My fingers carve down your name,
How can I refrain?
Last night I dreamt of you again.
 
What's this?
I'm whispering out your name,
I'm sure that I'm still sane,
But why am I in pain?
 
What's this?
I'm shouting out your name,
Though tears pour down like rain,
My love will still remain..

~&~

In Loving Memory.
Rest In Peace Mark Prieto
Love You Always, Love Carrie
 
Mark your life has been stolen from you. It's not fair. I
know your not here anymore but you will always be here
in my heart. I don't see why this had to happen. You didn't do
anything wrong in my eyes and in everyone else's
 
Mark i am going to miss you dearly. you have been part
of my life for almost 10 years now and will be everyday that
goes by. Mark i don't know if you have heard that song by Kelly
it's called stole. I dedicate that song to you.
 
Mark we all believe that you are in a better place now and
god will take care of you and just remember to take care of us.
the days will go by and there wont be a day that i don't think
of you and remember Mark that i will always love you.
 

~&~

THE PROMISE
                 By: Mandi Shroyer
 
This is a promise, from me to you.
Just a thought, in case you're blue.
No matter what happens, and this is true.
I will be here forever, to help see you through.
 
Whether times be good, or times be bad.
Whether you're happy, or angry, or sad.
It matters not, for I've chosen my lad.
My love I declare, with this pen and pad.
 
Time means nothing, in matters of love.
You are my soul-mate, my sign from above.
When you are away, my tears are a flood.
When safe in your arms, I'm as free as a dove.
 
You vanquish the anger, the bitterness and hate.
You unfreeze my heart, you unlock the gate.
You're the holder of my soul, the keeper of my fate.
I give you my life, my love, and I wait.

~&~

"LESSONS"
INDIA L. STARLING
I was caught deep
Steady flowing, moving fast
Until, I stepped back
And realized this love affair wouldn't last
Each day, I became unbalanced by the minute
Tagging along
Hoping your heart has my interest in it.
From you I've learned lessons
Never taught to me before
How a man could be so cold, unfulfilling, and raw...
My soul grew tired of chasing a dream
Wondering what I'll hear next
Understanding you and I was never a team
I sat and thought for a decade now
Watching, as you destroy other's hearts
While kicking my confidence to the ground...
It's part my fault though,
For sticking around so long
Falling for excuses, believing in your same damn song!
Your love some how kept me blinded
Until you got arrogant and tried to hide it
I wonder sometimes,
How well you sleep at night
Knowing you've never treated a black woman right...
Have you ever in life, felt betrayed and unwanted?
Of course not
The giver never feels the pain
They hand it out,
Leaving you standing lonely and desperate in the rain...

~&~

Tiny Warrior
for Nikolai 1982-1984
by SharmagneLeland-St.John
 
You never saw the spring my love
Or the red tailed hawk circling high above
On feathered wings my love
You only knew the snow
You never saw the prairie grasses bend and blow
And undulate like the shimmering indigo sea
You never saw me
Your eyes were closed so tight
They say you put up quite a fight
Somehow your life was over before it had begun and
Gently did I touch and kiss your tiny-fingered hand
Born too soon
You never saw the silver moon
Or the light of a summer's day
Last night I dreamt a gathering of eagles
Had come
To spirit you away
Born too soon
Your tender heart
Could not beat
To the pulsing rhythm
Of life's taut drum

~&~
I Love Her and Will Miss Her
Kathy Caler 
The news is she will be taking a trip sooner then expected.
"You can prepare for her leaving."
That is what some may say but I know better.
Never can I prepare for her leaving but I can take comfort in her trip will take her to beautiful place.
She will have no more pain, no more worries, no more hurts and will see folks she or I haven't seen for a long time. She will be able to watch over all of us.
It is a beautiful place I am told, a place with streets of gold.
I will not be selfish and beg her to stay for a while longer in the pain she now carries.
I will cry as I will miss her being of the earth and not be able to call or drop in to see her.
I will feel the hurt of missing her but know, some day I will be at the same place she is going, and see her there.
She is brave and I will try to follow her example and be brave too.
Thru all her pain, bravery and preparation, and me trying to  be brave, I hope she knows I love her so much it is going to be so hard not to be selfish.

~&~

THE LOSS
CRISTAL STEVENS
THE LOSS OF MY BROTHER IS SO HARD TO TAKE
AND AT TIMES I FELL LIKE MY HEART WILL BREAK
HE WAS NOT ONLY MY BROTHER
HE WAS ALSO MY FRIEND
BUT I KNOW THAT IN HEAVEN
ONE DAY WELL BE TOGETHER AGAIN

~&~
Full Moon
Daniel M. Kolos
Full Moon, you brighten the night
you fool my eyes with cool,
eerie light, and I,
and I become your fool.
 
Full Moon, within your bright circle
I see my loverís face
and when you transit Venus
I ask her to wear her lace.
 
Full Moon, as one circle gives into
another, passions flow
and my lover becomes a Mother;
the Western winds blow.
 
Full Moon, as you change weekly
from Virgin to Mother to Wise one,
we imitate you meekly
and claim Sophia as the Prized One!

~&~

     
When will it be My turn
Andre Sisk
Every since I was a Little youngin all I can remember is my first Taste of real Lovin.     First grade Thru the Fifth I can still Remember My first kiss. I know I was young but When it came to love in this particular area I was no more or no less then a little Dumb. The first girl I ever Cried over was the first girl I could have died over. The best part about it is that she didn't cheat, We were too young and her mom didn't want her to be with me. Could it be that all love is doomed from the start or is the place love is really concield a place way more different than the Heart.   The brain carries a lot of functions and love is possibly the one more in conjunction. Involuntary is when the hearts beats without your control a function of the brain that is what it is and that is fa show. voluntary is your legs getting up and move  so love must be some thing that happens only when your in the mood.  what ever that case in my direction I wish love would turn or better yet I m ask!
in  When will it be my turn.

~&~                     


He whispers softly in my ear
and I think of the time I heard the ocean once
inside a shell
His salty breath caresses my skin
as he speaks.
 
The moment lasts forever
I have an eternal smile on my face as a
lifetime goes by
I close my eyes and listen blindly
to his words.
 
Syllables ripple like gentle waves
lapping in my ear and echoing through my mind
Words drift and lightly float in the air
Lost in time.

Aalia

~&~
 You And I Are Friends
Vixen Clark 
 You and I are Friend we always share ours hearts and joy and happiness every time I see him each and everyday I always be looking for my friend.
Everynight I sit by my television and waiting for my friend to come home.
And I be watching out of the window and out of the door.I be thinking and hoping that he don't get into trouble. I got on the phone and call to see where is my friend,as night went by, my friend haven't came home I started calling on the telephone, calling everywhere my friend could be at and his whereabouts,I ran to my car and started it up and went to look for my friend.Then I went to the police station to see if he are in jail.And he wasn't there. I ask the officer can I file an missing report to find my friend? He say sure go down stair to the magistrate and file it.
And I gave the magistrate a picture of my friend to give it to the officer that went out to look for him.And the next day the police were searching for my friend.They did not found him that day,They ask people on the street
have they seen this missing person? they say to the officer no we haven't seen him.Another day has come they went searching again.And they found my friend walking and they took him to my house.I say thank you so much officer for finding my friend.

~&~

You are Special
Mary Clark
 
 You are my special little darling. You are mommy's beautiful little girl,
You mean so much to me more than anything in this world.My little girl I love you,my little girl I love you. I will always be good and true to you. you see from the very first time that mommy holds you in my arm I just knew that you and I were going to share something special.The time has come sweetheart for me to say how much I love you in such a way.Mommy hugging and touching is all you need.I know it makes my little girl so safe and relieves her. Oh daughter my daughter what more I can say I say mommy knows that life that you have now that I can't ever explain.I know as
you get older it will never be the same so hold on to mommy words each and every day.And I hope when you get older you will always feel this way.
Day time and night time and in between you are my daughter in my dreams. I know that you and I are a team.We are going to never let anything come in between us.You and I always been alone,but you see I have never left you on your own.You see darling,you were too young to live on your own. you see,darling,one day you will see.One day you will know this is a beautiful
world for you and me.

~&~

IT'S OVER
by Jeanine "JAYE" Keller
 
I know now that it's over.
The love fizzled out as we grew older.
I'm wiser now, I've noticed
As I look back over my shoulder.
His manner grew bolder and his attitude grew colder
Towards me.
 
I know now that it's over.
There's no more questions of "If" and "How long?"
I can dance a new jig and sing a new song!
Whatever doesn't kill will only make me strong.
I'm peaceful now, I've discovered
As I prepare to begin a new chapter in life,
He continues to hold a grudge, letting his pride stand in the way
Of loving me.
 
I know now that it's over.
What else is there to say?
Why should I stand in the way
Of my own happiness and progression?
I'm better now; I'm letting go.
He's a member of my past, no longer the present or the future.
Well, maybe the future, but only God knows.
 
I know now that it's over.
However painful it may be.
Farewell, my love!
My spirit will ache but my heart will go on.
You're not the first but I hope you're the last
>rom whom I'll take that step into moving on.

~&~

DREAMING
Larry Henry
Secretly.  Silently.
I watch you
wondering if you
ever know I do.
 
You would come to me
lips ready to be kissed
arms eager to hold
love wanting to be shared.
 
Knowing I shouldn't
doesn't stop the wanting
only increases the yearning
for your sweet embrace.

~&~

ďLet Me See Into Your HeartĒ
Joyce V Buchanan

When you touched me, my body reacted to you. Your hands were strong and warm.
Every time Iím with you, I just want to stay wrapped up in your arms.  Your eyes tell me a lot about you, that is why I love to look deep inside of them.
You are very quiet and mysterious. That is what drives my senses wild when I am around you.
I wish you would open up to me, let me see whatís in your heart. I want to know what you are afraid of.
When you kiss me, your lips are soft, warm and tender. I felt your breath against my neck, Oh how you tantalized my inner emotions.
Let me love the real you, let me into your mind, let me see what you are thinking, I want to know what you are feeling.
Maybe one day you will open up to me and let me see into your heartÖ

~&~

THE LOVE THAT RUNS AWAY.
Linda Jarigina 
By crossing avenues of not come true dreams
Again you are hurrying somewhere,
You try to catch summer, but, seems,
You can find it nowhere.
In labyrinths of the night cities
Between cities and even in wood
You're searching for true happiness,
That's really hiding too good.
On the dark night sky,
On the long night avenues,
Your love you can't find
And the summer isn't anywhere.
It will call you somewhere
And again will cheat,
Only, those, who love,
Won't stop to wait to meet.
Remember how you said:
"Leave me, please, don't!
We won't be together
Even if you really want."
Then, yet, why again
In this warm evening,
You can't find in any friend,
This pure feeling.
Again the evening will close the eyes
And grey tears from sky are falling.
The cool wind will knock at your door,
And will chat with you till the morning.
It will tell , that "you're not alone,
Though you're so far apart,
You're always in her heart,"
Then it will simply disappear
By giving you hope
And washing away your fear.

~&~

The Girl Of My Dreams
Jody Crooks
The girl of my dreams is what you are,
I would love to hold you but you live so far!
As I lie each night in my bed,
 Thoughts of you running through my head!
 Your beauty as breath taking as the sun rise,
and nothing can compare to the sparkle of your eyes!
Your lips tempting, so soft, and sweet,
and the love I do see when our eyes do meet!
 The girl of my dreams how I love you so,
 all I want is for our love to grow!
 with you I want to spend forever,
 My love for you will die, never!
 To my heart you hold the key,
 through-out our life it will always be!
I think of you is all I'll say,
and love you more and more every day!
 You are the girl of my dreams!

 

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