OPEN MIC ENCORE I
July, 2002

 
AWAITING
Dian Diyana
 
Everyone around me is in love
While I just sit alone under this tree
I have no choice but to think of you
Youíre not here, so let it be
 
Even if I have to run miles away
Iíll run till it aches my feet
Iíll wait patiently for the very day
The beautiful day that weíll meet
 
I lay awake starring in the night sky
And make out beautiful aura waves
The stars shine unusually bright on your birthday
The constellations of your face
 
Maybe somewhere, someplace
When my dreams of you came true
Iíll hold you what will feel forever
And take an everlasting picture of you
 
In the future when I will forget all this
And a new life I will find
Everything shall be forgotten in my memory
But I will leave you behind

~*~

I could really fall for you...
If I let myself and wanted to...
get really really close to you
never dream of hurting you
be there always dear to you
never leave the side of you
of which I'd stand beholding you
capturing the beauty that belongs to you.

I could really fall for you...
If I let myself and wanted to...
If I wasn't so deathly afraid of you...
and what it is I'd share with you

RENEE  STEVENS

~*~

"last breath"
Krystin Childs

 

Love caught me,
Had me tripping
slipping falling
deeply and quickly
I was amazed
this love is what I began
to crave, it's what my soul needed what my heart beated
love is what I breathed it had me 6 oz on feet.
and I did not mind because the love was gentle kind
enduring. It was crazy it had me going , I was tripping
slipping, drowning, falling, madly and deeply in this love.
Love caught me it had me falling , slowly, quickly , deeply and
madly in love that he could only leave if I loved him to
death so I'll love him to my last breath.

~*~

Through love's eyes
TowserIV

Her long black mane flows over her shoulders like a fine silk,
her eyes capture you from the very first moment she sees you,
the desire to kiss her tender soft lips builds in me ever more.
 
This women the most beautiful I have ever seen is everything to me and more,
I would give the rest of my life to spend one day as hers,
to be with her as part of the couple,
to complete me and I to complete her also.
 
I know I will love her even when she is gone,
I will love her from the deepest recess of my soul,
she will always be there, she will always be with me forever.

~*~

GOOD NIGHT, SWEET DREAMS, I LOVE YOU
Sarah Knaack
 
I fall down again
It always happens when
I forget to trust
But you will stay
And always say
Good night, sweet dreams, I love you.
 
I am on the ground
Just hoping to be found
Feeling so alone
But you will care
And I will hear
Good night, sweet dreams, I love you.
 
I feel forsaken
A precious thing taken
Whatís there to live for?
No one will listen
But stars glisten
Good night, sweet dreams, I love you.
 
I can sense the hope
Thereís a way to cope
Now the tears are gone
I feel so alive
I will survive
Good night, sweet dreams, I love you.
~*~
 

These are just memories...
Tahra Adamski

 
When we met on May 26,2001
When we met at Paradise Valley Campground
When I went over to talk to you for the first time
These are just memories...
 
Your wonderful eyes
Your attractive smile
Your sweet voice
These are just memories...
 
The way you talked to me
The way you cared and understood me
The way you touched me
These are just memories...
 
When we called each other and talked for hours
When you came to see me as a surprise
When we were together
These are just memories...
 
That afternoon I found out you were gone
Those feelings I felt at that time
When I wanted to die just so I could be with you
These are only memories I have of you....
 
In memory of J.T...I'll love you forever

 

~*~

HOLDING ON
Bethany
 
I want to scream that its not fair
I want to pull out my own hair
But even as I lash out at all you do
I know I'm not really mad at you
In truth how could I be
I'm lost every time your brown eyes look at me
I want to be angry that you left me
Then I see you and find that I can't be
It's pain and regret that fills my heart
Like anger that hasn't got its start
For comfort I search for your flaws and sometimes do find
But they always fade quickly from my mind
Being close to you is worse then being far
When I'm near all I can think is how perfect you are
Sometimes I wish you'd never felt anything for me
Remembering is more painful then imagining must be
I know the past is gone and I can't rewind
But I'm still trying to deal with mistakes I've left behind
I can't accept what I know is true
That would mean letting go of you

~*~

WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE
Kristine Pinky B. Munar
 
When you love someone it hurts to see him go
When your heart is beating, you have to let him know
That every moment with him, seems like heaven to your heart
That your heart cries alone, whenever youíre apart
 
When you care for someone like youíve never like before
You want to love him better, though you canít give him more
Youíre careful to make him angry, and you like to see him smile
And the pain thugs on your heart, when he leaves you for a while
 
When you need someone, but canít tell him how you feel
It hurts your heart very much; the pain inside is real
Your heart is broken into pieces, or maybe even gone
Just because you canít tell him that heís your only one

~*~

PRAY
CORA NUGENT
 
What did he do so wrong,
to deserve to die?
He is so young,
and has never told a lie.
 
Everybody's needs came before his,
that's just the way he thinks.
Now life he has to miss,
because he's at deaths brink.
 
We join hands and pray,
to save his short life.
We ask god to give him another day.
My best friend was to be his wife.
 
I can't cry
I have to be strong for her
I hope he doesn't die
death he doesn't deserve.
 
To know him is to love him
Now it's all a waiting game.
I beg you Lord, do not take him.
Without Mike life wouldn't be the same.

~*~

 MISS YOU
Gareth Winston

Canít sleep anymore, all I do is stay up late,
And think of you while I lay awake,
Iím confused, donít know what to do,
Because I miss you,
 
Is it wrong your always on my mind,
I want to talk but the words are hard to find,
I hate crying my mind through and through,
Because I miss you,
 
I loved the times when I held you tight,
We will be together, I wonít give up the fight,
All the bad words I said were not true,
I really  miss you,
 
I would do anything to see you smile,
I hope your happy, I havenít been a while,
I walk on my own, where am I going to,
I really miss you,
 
I guess you donít want me like I want you,
Please believe me, these words are totally true,
If you want to be loved like most do,
Iím right here, cos I really miss you.
 

~*~

"Friends Forever"
Kerri

 
There's not a single thing,
That one can do or say,
Not a single song to sing,
You're my friend day after day.
 
Some things will never change,
And our friendship is one of them,
Both of us having friends of a wide range,
Yet neither of us really liking Eminem.
 
Feeling each others happiness,
Feeling each others pain,
Caring about one another's joyfulness,
Learning from one another is a gain.
 
Friends forever,
Friends for life,
Losing you, never,
Even when we each become a wife.
 
Never to forget all those times,
The ones we shared,
Looking into one another's minds,
Never to forget how much we cared

~*~

The Walk of Friendship
Jaye 

Though the lighted path,
we walk together
As the path gets darker,
we begin to back away
When it starts to get windy,
you keep on walking, I don't look back
During the storm,
I walk alone, I suppose you do too,
But when the sun comes out again,
we walk to together
Though the lighted path,
we WILL walk together
~*~

MY MEANS OF LIVING
Troy Edison Tiu Yaw
 
The circus is where I grow
It is where I perform my show
I'm the master of acrobatics and tricks
I put animals and daredevils in the mix!
 
I do sold-out shows and earn my wages
I could stay unharmed inside lions' cages
People love to see me in my uniform
No other man could copy the way I perform!
 
I'm a circus master and this is my way of life 'til the end
If you love the circus, then I'll consider you as my friend!

~*~

Sunny Crazy Days
Stephen Yong
 
My thoughts go back to days passed away
In those crazy times when we were together
Coz now I find all I can do is pray
Holding on to nothing but memories forever
 
Every crazy time when we made things right
Letting each other say the things each wants to say
Each sunny day and every moon lit night
 
Sunny smile from you lights up the whole day
A simple smile bringing so much joy
Your radiance at night makes the cold fade away
On the ground you walk flowers bloom from the soil
 
Nevertheless things must always come to an end
A different stage, a different land, an all-new trip
Really more crazy times with newfound friends
And yet one thing will never change - our friendship.

~*~

WHY
David Doughtie

The harder I try the worse it gets
Can I live a life with no regrets
The more I think the harder I cry
Asking questions but no reply
Its hard to tell and wonder why
My heart is dead like the empty sky
Could she be the one no one will know
I sit and wait but the days are slow
Wishing that I could see ahead
Stopping to think why everything is dead
If you saw inside you'd see the dark
Then I come by with that rude remark
Waiting for this day to end
Hoping to see my only friend
Looking for that only light
To come out and play In this dark lonely night
~*~
MY PLACE
Amanda Marie Maupin

There are some places in life that we pass by
Places of secrets, places of love, friendship, hope, misery, and adventure
My place holds all
The place among the stars, the ones next to the milky way
A cluster of diamonds, shiny and mystical
A place i go when i'm lonely, or to hide my feelings
This place is never forgotten or forsaken,
it drifts and watches me, telling me it misses me
Sometimes i wonder if it knows i'm thinking about it, can it hear me
All places are special, all the places you can go,
But the one i go to is most special of all, the place i go is to my
True love's arms and heart.

~*~

DESTINATION UNKNOWN
Toni Dargie

It felt as if I was walking down a dark alley all alone.
Searching for something, my destination unknown.
Hiding from the terrors of the night.
Praying that I would live to see daylight.
Daylight arrives and the fears slowly diminish.
Life seems like a race that I can't finish.
So many hurdles to cause more slack.
The emptiness I feel, why would I go back?
Now I have found a new friend.
I wonder where this may end.
Taking a chance I open my heart,
Will he hurt me and tear me apart?
That alley, no longer so dark,
This man in my life has shown me a spark.
I let him in and I fell in Love,
He was a blessing from the good Lord above.
My destination is now in sight
and the Love I feel is so very right.
The finish line is quite clear,
Our wedding day is drawing near.

~*~

CHAPTERS
Anita Lockyer.

We begin each book of life, with open empty pages,
and slowly fill each chapter with life and all its stages.
Unbidden words scribe our birth and through the childish tears,
but once we reach adulthood we are culpable for all the years.
 
Certain things are already written, cos fate must have her say,
but tis US that fill in the gaps and opt to live OUR way.
We choose how each page is written and select the ink to scribe,
colourful and vibrant, or black and dead inside.
 
Pages can be edited, before the die is cast,
but once the ink is set, all events are in the past.
History is written, and cannot be deleted,
Your actions are published and your book, completed.
 
As we turn those pages, reflecting upon our life's tale,
not all will find that satisfaction, is the emotion to prevail.
So opt to write each chapter, in titles etched in gold,
know that life is in your hands for YOU to hold and mold

~*~

Eyes of the East
LinZ
 
On midsummer nights such as this,
I find myself searching through the inky bliss,
For a set of golden eyes, impossible to miss,
Striking into bystanders their nonpareil death kiss.
 
To whom do these eyes belong that I desire?
What is this wraith in my heart, dare I inquire?
Will one night I find these lucent eyes to have retired?
Will that be the night my nocturnal curiosities expire?
 
This golden midst keeps my spirit alive,
Since the first night I ascertained, my vivacity revived,
A way to encounter the owner I still contrive,
But until the ensuing night, I must now resign.

~*~


Hello Love
 By: Kenyetta
 
      Even though we've never met I look for you everyday,
on the street or in a crowd, how I hope I haven't passed you by
 
      Hello Love I wait for your phone call each day in hopes to hear your
voice and long to see you're face.
 
      Hello Love I picture us together happy and free, in conversation for hours. 
      Hello Love I get so lonely without you to kiss and hold me tight and it's awfully cold without you at night.
 
      Where are you Love I can't find you anywhere...
      I hope you're on your way...
      I'll wait for you my Love but don't take to long...
      It's getting late.
~*~

"You"
Kyle Anderson

You Love Me But Your Not In Love With Me.
How can I expect you to be?
I hope some day you will see that maybe you are.
But that's some day, not now.
You tell me things that you think will turn me away,
But these things make me want you even more.
They make we want to help you, and to be there for you
It scares me to think about ever having to lose you,
But you say that that will eventually have to happen.
And I realize that I can do nothing to change that.
The day it does happen will be cold and without light,
And without hope.
How I will get over that day,
I do not know.
But I know,
In a way,
I never will,
I Love You And I'm In Love With You...

~*~

TO SOMEONE
shiela yadao
 
To Someone who's been more than brave
to love me is indeed a challenge
it takes such passion to hold my spirit
but you've held me with such gentleness
with the slightest touch
you've created
ripples in my being.
 
To Someone I Celebrate
the one who's filled my heart
with contentment and delight
he has filled my cup
out of his own.
 
To Someone
who's hand i hold tighter than ever
let his breath be the air i breathe
and his voice the music in my life.

~*~

I will love you forever
Jennifer R
 
Thinking of you makes my heart burn and melt
I cant take it.
Its just not fair.
I fall asleep thinking you are there, by my side.
For all the rest of my life.
Every moment i move i feel i see you staying close and never letting go.
I dream of you but when i do it feels so real i can touch you and hear you with every move i make. We'd be happy together.
for all the rest of our life.
I love you so much i cant bare it.
i wanna be with you
i want you by my side
i want to hold you
i want to kiss you
i want to show you i care, but i cant your invisible when i reach out you disappear.
Why is your image just a dream?
I know your there but your not here.
Id sacrifice anything just to be with you.
My heart was full of sadness and pain, once you came along i was happy, even though i cant have you were still friends and i'm not letting that go.
I will love you forever even though it doesn't seem so.
This is the miracle, No matter what happens
No matter how far you go I will love you forever
 

~*~CONFRONTING A PLAYER

By Marianna Hernandez

Boy, aren't you a player?
I seek the truth through your deceit
But, alas, my darling how wrong was it of you
To think that you can play me
Before thinking first hand that I can also cheat
 
It works both ways, that I can tell you firmly
Don't think that you can play me for a fool
There are so many things you still don't know about me
And if you think you do, then don't be fooled
 
You think that you can lie to me and I won't know it
You think that you can woo me with all those bullshit
lines
I'll tell you that there hasn't been a guy who hasn't
told me
A million of those exact same lines

~*~

Demon Nightingale
Melissa Lebruin

A petal falls
And burns the night
Wounded
To the melancholy
Other song
The past chanting broken dreams
And broken promises
Reshaping the misshapen
A love that kills
And he turns
Waving faded shadows away
To a silent shriek
That sounded much sweeter

~*~

-What's Going On-
Kayem 

The pages of my book are getting filled
The words in my heart are getting killed
My soul's turning black, as i see my face burn
My heart knows no peace, it's not my turn
Marvin Gaye keeps asking, "What's going on?"
i don't know, but still i try to be strong
Tears stained my eyes as you looked at me today
i tried to be a man but the pain took me away
In a better place is where i wish to be
My soul deserves a kingdom free from misery
This rusted old crown is still on my head
All i want is peace, have you heard all i've said?

~*~

DRINK.  SLAP.  GRAB.
Ehle Davis

Drink.  Slap.  Grab.
NO!
My lungs fill with air
And I scream:
NO!
I scream.
Drink.  Slap.  Grab.
Drink.  Grab.  Slap.
Grab.  Drink.  Drink.
And Iím lying on the carpet
Crying
As my body is
R A V A G E D
By a clean-shaven savage
With beer on his breath
On my breath
Those screams have stopped
And itís over in moments
With nothing to hold the memory
But an anagram

~*~

The dead end voice
Billy Jno Hope
 
A thin echo
almost always too late
A rip in the mangled drama suffocation
A haunting dťjŗ vu
A hauntingÖ
When astral mutes
the pipers song
Who listens to the dead end voice
disembodied scripture
Who listens to the dead end voice in you
solitary flesh
Who listens to the dead end voice in me
I know who can
shuffle to memories
in garbage bags
I know who etched
the fork in time
I know what gets in the way
Nothing gets in the way

~*~

missing you
micheal resendez
 
every second every minute i miss you
not able to think not able to function
thoughts of you fill my empty heart
bleeding with desire i fall to the floor
seductive moans and whispers call you near
sightless from the blinding lies
you struggle to find my heaving body
my breaths get stronger the closer you get
moving to the beat of your heart
seeking for the truth to your soul
speaking the truth i open your eyes
seeing what i have to offer you reach for me
emotions running rampant filling your body
wild with excitement the hunger of love
grasping your every will you pick me up
standing side by side our bodies merge
one not two we become

~*~

never say good-bye
beth
 
you were taken from me too soon
to this day i wonder why
i miss the days we used to laugh,
i miss the days we used to cry.
i don't know why you had to go
don't know why you had to die.
there will be no more good times,
no more you and i
but i promise you one thing,
i will never say good-bye.

~*~

Sad little goose
Wander back home
You can't swim in the ice
Where once was warmth and water
Now has changed so much
There is only cold, no warmth...
Only ice... no water
A main requirement for life
Is now missing from your being
So struggle for existence little goose
For your strength is quickly fading...

Ryan Schuh

~*~

An Impermissible Love
Valerie Nicole Mota 

 
They watch from afar,
Yet only from afar,
In fear of something more
For if not cautious their anxious hearts may meet.
 
But why do you ask,
Can't these two be together
If their passion shines like the stars in the sky?
The only reason to give to this ironic love story,
Is a reason thought to be bleak.
 
Could it be that their passion may be verboten?
Or may it be just a matter of time?
Not positive the outcome they stay apart,
And watch from afar, watch from afar.
 
They miss out on romance and memories
Yet they'll never know.
 
But what can they do,
Should they give everything up for the chance to have the world?
Or should they play it safe and miss out,
By watching from afar, watching from afar.

~*~

MY ICE CREAM OBSESSION
By Lauren Torlach
 
My tale is one of very real woe
So grab a tissue and let the tears flow
 
One day I appeared at the fridge wheezing
Opened the door and let the air flow freezing
 
My eyes scanned around for my one and only dream
Yes ≠ thatís it! My beloved ice cream!
 
There it was, majestic on the shelf
Oh, joy! I thought all to myself
 
The following part is really quite sad
The arm that grabbed the ice cream belonged to my dad
 
I watched with shock horror as he opened up the lid
Then into his mouth all that yummy ice cream slid
 
Iíll drop my tale here, thatís as far as Iíll go
But believe me when I say Iím an ice-cream-eating-pro!

~*~

Uncommon
~Rheannon Michelle
 
I am Uncommon
far away do i face the world
close up do i laugh at it
 
if you take the time to find me
you will quickly vanish
in the depths of my soul
 
if you stand far away
you will see that i am not a strong woman
but rather a fragile soul
 
with a limitless spirit....
 
look into the eyes of my
tears and lips
what do you see?
 
the incredible reality of all that is me...

~*~

CRUCIAL INCHES
by Rai

           Oh! the agony the excruciating pain
            The tough regime to follow lest i gain
            The new skirt already feels so tight
            Staying trim is such an uphill fight
            Apple pie, ťclairs and the mousse so smooth
            Unfortunately I'm a slave to my sweet tooth

            Paddle pushers seem like a faraway dream
            Pity, I can never resist strawberries and cream
            The weighing scale looms like an ominous figure
            The mere thought of food makes my frame bigger
            I shun the mirror and hibernate in the dark
            If only I could be thin I'd be happy as a lark
 
            Rolls and layers of unwanted cellulite
            the bathroom mirror gives me a fright
           "You can lose the fat" they all seem to say
           "Fat chance" i mumble and pretend to be gay
            My exercise routine once again gets extended
            Believe me, Scout's honour, no pun intended.
                                                 
~*~
 
Hairy Mosquito
Bob Thorington
 
There was a mosquito in my bathroom sink
That made me stop and do a little think
 
A drop of Grecian Formula on his back
To see if it might turn his hairs black
 
He stumbled and swerved and stood a while
So I jumped on my bike and rode a mile
 
When I go back, he had curled up and died
Just wonder how it affects - MY HUMAN HIDE!

~*~

you tell on yourself
wendy lopez
 
       You tell on yourself by the friends you seek,
       By the very manner in which you speak,
       By the way you employ the rest of your time,
       By the use you make of a dollar and a dime,

       You tell what you are by the things you wear,
       By the spirit in which you bear,
       By the kind of things in which you laugh,
       By the smile you put in your photograph,
 
       You tell what you are by the way you walk,
       By the things in which you delight to talk,
       By the manner in which you bear defeat,
       By so simple the thing you like to eat,
 
       By the books you chose from the mystery shelf,
       In these ways and more you tell on yourself,
       So there's no particle sense,
       In the effort your thing to keep that false pretense.
 

~*~

"The Art is in the Organization"
   ~*RSC*~


The glamour of words,
the glitter of glory,
feeds my soul sound.
 
Sound in body & mind.
Embraced by the bread of life,
and the conscious minds of red wine.
 
Our savior be our souls.
~*~

 

In the cold
In the rain
Is he hungry and full of pain
Is that Somebody's child
No home
No Dream
But still has hopes on what life can bring
Is that somebody's child
No family
No pride
But he finds a corner where he can hide
Is that somebody's child
Is that Somebody's child
Yes! And I took that child under my wings
And the child asked me "Am I somebody's Child?"
And I responded "Yes" You're my Child!!!!!
April Estwick
~*~ 

LIFE
KRISTY STRAITELACE

 

  LIFE HAS A WAY OF PASSING US BY
  AND YOU SIT THERE AND WONDER AND HEAVE A BIG SIGH
  WHERE HAS IT GONE?
  WHICH WAY DID IT GO?
  WHERE WAS I WHEN LIFE PASSED BY MY WINDOW
  BUT SINCE I HAVE FOUND IT I WILL START IT ANEW
  AND MAYBE THIS TIME I WILL USE SUPER GLUE
  AND JUST WHEN I THINK I HAVE IT UNDER CONTROL
  ANOTHER PIECE OF MY LIFE STARTS TAKING A STROLL
     SO I GUESS, WHAT, I'M TRYING TO SAY
  WHEN LIFE GETS TO HECTIC AND YOU KEEP LOSING YOUR GROUND
  KEEP LIVING YOUR LIFE AND SOON IT WILL COME BACK AROUND                
~*~

 

Red in a Storm
brian r mcmanus

My favorite lycanthrope
Shape shifting in the rain
Throws dead apples
At no-parking signs
While dancing with the lightening
 
Her flesh is taught and spotless
Her laugh a string of bells
Delight radiates from her playful soul
Conquering the lightening with all itís brilliance
Enveloping her loyal fans
 
Caressing even me
The naysayer on the porch
She sets a twinkle
Into dark, surrendered eyes

~*~

"Shattered"
By Shannon Christina Berry

Loneliness is taking over my soul,
Identity plays no role,
My life shatters,
I'm falling apart.

I have no sense of who I am,
I wish I knew where to begin,
The light I'm in starts to fade,
Everything becomes dim,
I start to fall to the end,
Only to realize it's the beginning I'm in.

~*~

I'm not a child
I'm a women
but I'm not
I'm a child of invention
but I'm not a child
I'm a child of god
I'm spiritual
but I'm not a child
I am loving
I am a child of a man and a women
but I'm not a child

Deandra Dee

~*~

"OLDER"
Brittany Andrews
 
Things I used to like
I no longer favor,
things that used to be important
seem so trivial now,
these are signs I'm getting older.
But I miss the carefree days of my youth,
where there seemed to be
nothing wrong with the world,
an endless journey of possibilities
where anything was possible, nothing impossible
and nothing out of my reach.
However, I have grown older
and more sophisticated and mature,
I have come to realize that there are limits
and that the world is not mine.
Dreams are rarely realized let alone achieved
because the world is real and not a dream
and as a result dreams cannot thrive
in the "real world"
because the "real world" crushes dreams.

~*~

MISTER
Tamika

hey mister why do you sleep on the street
don't you have someplace to go
hey mister why don't you have shoes on your feet
don't you know that it's going to snow?
 
hey mister don't you have any friends
where is your family on this day
hey mister won't anyone take you in
don't you have somewhere to stay?
 
hey mister why don't you look for work
why do you roam the streets with your can
hey mister are you sick or hurt
is this the life for yourself you'd planned?
 
hey mister why do you throw away life
why do you degrade yourself
hey mister don't you think we all face strife
why don't you think you can ask for help?
 
hey mister i need to understand
please can't you help me see
hey mister tell me everything you can
to keep you from being me.


~*~

WORLD OF NOISE
Amanda

 
Happiness feels like an unreachable goal.
Acceptance is all a game no one can win.
The world is so fake, so cruel.
Dreams once held, turn to nightmares
Guns and hate go hand-in-hand in this world of ours
Leaving us with death, pain,
And innocence lost before it begins

~*~

33 Revolutions per minute
Is the rate my resistance spins
Like a needle on a record I testify against their sins
Confrontation in the heartland the sickle reaps more than corn
Cutting down amendments as another nameless child is born
 
As I stand here on my soapbox with past prophets in my soul
I bare witness to the illuminati as their stories and lies unfold
With soft money in their pockets another hungry goes unfed
Left here in this wasteland that multinationals have bred
 
Trading names and numbers, marketing to us their crimes
Figureheads arresting prophets a war from the depth of time
No justice for a poor man, just another steed for slaughter
More dollars spent on prisons than education for our sons and daughters
 
The time has come to take back the Liberty of this flag
Standing up against the corporate with Che's tricks up in our bag
Guerrillas in the mist we are united restoring freedom to the land of the lost
our resources are boundless as we shed light upon this frost
 
So spin with me at 33 revolutions and take back what is ours
Restore meaning to our constitution and stop big government before it devours
Our children are our future we must teach them our resisting ways
so crank up the speed to 45 before we come to face the end of days
d~tron

 ~*~

War on terror
Aisling Logan
 
To the earth the shadows cast, from the night-time shadows last, women weep from wars that past, reaper come and end me fast,
High he climbs the window sill, Americans abandon, the nights now quiet and still, he sees battered bodies burgeoned lack of skill, him a child raised learned by the kill,
The moon reflects a blackbird sitting on a wall, slowly as it crumbles catch our faith before it falls,
Beyond the curtains often he peeps, back to the bedspread quietly he creeps, its cold in here and he doesnt know why a stomach so empty so softly he cries,
So this our war on terror. What? Us wrong? Oh Never! A home so safe, What? our killing? Blue oceans with now red are filling,
So pleading "Mummy cant someone send a hero?" The slaughter wont they show? Honey, but she couldnt tell him, Pet, the saviours know.

~*~

On The Wings Of Chance 
by Michael James Tomei
 
The searching owl bellows her sounds of confusion
The sun decides to bring life to yet another day
The fingers of the ocean searching everywhere at the same time
Lighting strikes,Ēanother point is madeĒ
 
The shadow hides itself from the shade it casts
The moon always appears in a majestic way
The clouds release a nourishing tear
All natures creatures sing there song of ," what is to be "
 
A golden leaf is carried on the breeze of chance
Star lit path she follows to thee
Of all that ever was, is or will be
The most beautiful leaf falls on to me
 
The flower sits in a meadow filled
A bee finds her petals still
The stars grace a darkened sky
One light beckons, ďa heart becomes alive ď
 
The warmth of day becomes the cold of night
The trees grow towards an empty sky
The tides riding the waves of change
All the pieces fit in an unmistakable way
 
To stumble through life never knowing where to fall
But fall you will to the one that adores
Carried by the wind of forever more
To the place we all know as destinyís door

~*~

No Happy Ending
 
The end
The end of true love as it were
The end of romance
The last pages of a fairytale
The closing scenes of a fantasy
The final curtain on a passion play
Let us place love where it should be
Back in the pages of a fiction novel
In those paragraphs were it can at least appear to be real
We must close that door in our hearts
The one that seemed to lead to Paradise
Lock it up and destroy the key
Our souls have no place for this freak of affection
These deep feelings are as candle flames in a raging wind
Warm and bright for a brief moment then, in an instant extinguished
There is no room in a world of defined logic for such a notion
True love is a metaphor, a chameleon if you will
Weakening the minds of all it infects
Leaving real hearts exposed and unprotected from evil
On the surface it appears to heal, yet beneath highly venomous
Many longing souls are lured in, intoxicated and possessed
But in the end they are left with vacant stares
Each one a bird with broken wings
A mere empty shell of the life prior to its existence   
The end
The end of an idea that never reached reality
The end of a dream, closing without hope
It is over and as the truth backhands our face with a stinging slap
We are left alone with no happy ending

Darkheart 6/2002

~*~

THE LIFE OF A VAMPIRE
mar_cel
 
By night one way
By day another
By day I dream I dream in a sleep of death
By night I reap a harvest of blood
Just a glance in my eyes
And you are drawn to my will
The choice of your fate is then mine
A death without remorse
Or an infinite immortality
 
The sweet sounds of the beats in your chest
Lureís me to the comfort of your dwelling
With an invitation I enter
And ravish you to my realm.
I bite into succulent veins
And pilfer the source of your being
As you gasp for your last source of life.
 
This life I did not choose to live
But by force it was given
And without my will it was accepted
Now I live among the dead in eternity.
~*~

 LOVE LOST, IN TIME
Taledis Parham

Love
is afraid of your heart, now.
the black hole that rests, in the cavity, behind your breast
absorbing all light of love infinite
vanished into another dimension of love lost,
                                             in time
                          the hate will relinquish
                 and love will reflourish
         back into the original
Yourself
when your moonlite eyes with stars as halos
cried beads of liquid light, radiantly
that projected rainbows in mine, without UV
and flavors of earth crawled into our nostrils, from afar
carrots, corn, cabbage, cucumbers
while our love absorbed time, like the universe
trapped in our hearts
synchronized in syncopation; two beats, one sound
and twin wishes for this moment to last
Always

~*~

THOUGHT
by Leo Coronado

If you stay here with me
I'll bake you a cake
I'll tell you anything you want to hear
You always leave
When the going gets real
So I'm left with my thoughts
And you won't call
So I won't answer
If the phone should ever ring
A thought of you would
Crush me and leave me
Alone where I once had stood

~*~


My daughter
Abiodun Razak 
 
A thing of rare beauty
Conceived in love
Birth in pain and agony
Held in love and wonderment
A thing of rare beauty to behold
 
A gift of privilege and honour
Given without bias to anyone
Longed for by everyone
Cherished by everyone
Held in wonderment by all
 
A thing of rare beauty 
Yet so fragile and sensitive
Easily marred for life
When neglected and abused
By the given
Healed by the gentle
Soothing words of affections
From the giver
 
A thing of rare beauty
A source of constant joy
And surprises to the given
A future filled with laughter for both
When treasured as a prized possession
By the given.

~*~

Death
Shveta.s.s

Words give your thought
solid ground to walk
or even space...
if it wishes to fly
 
I wanted to fly
but could not
because there was no sky
 
When you don't know how to fly
you cry
but without a sky
you die

~*~

SURVIVAL
emetere moses

 

Marathon of the mind.
Evincing a diaphanous.
Latitude of a helpless hustle.
Lassitude of the morrow.
Altitude of restlessness.
bawls of pain.
pawls of sorrow.
shawls of disconcertment.
The gimmicks of failure.
Powerful to ebb out courage.
Negotiate the bends of hope .
Catch the fumes of a better tomorrow.
boom the office of patience.
Zoom into a matchless insitu
till all conflict pass.
Exude from the pores of fear.
Life is a contest.
Engulfed in a perpetual protest.
Winning is a game of chance.
Denying the mighty -conquest
Defying the weak -breakthrough.

~*~

i would not dare to enter here
a poem of prose built to endear
the eyes and mind unto a thought
unless it rhymes with what i wrought
 
what insolence! and transgression!
to do otherwise is deception!
for there was once upon a time
a poet's duty was to rhyme
 
perhaps i am a bitter man
to read some poems no better than
pretty prose arranged and gilded
and find no rhymes within them builded
 
poetic license has gone too far
if skilful love of language barred
the use of tools hard fought and won
by Chaucer, Byron, Parker, and Dunn
 
may God forgive the words i write
for i am a bitter man tonight
i read the poem of the day
... and found no rhymes


tim garneau

                                                         

There is more! at Open Mic Encore II July, 2002

And at Open Mic Encore III July, 2002

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