OPEN MIC ENCORE II
Up-dated October 6, 2002

Mother Worries
Matthew Kenneth Gray

Mother worries
about the future.
She tells Father to
straighten out the past
and I wonder, how long
should I stay here,
would it be a sin
to make it last?
Mother worries
about her mother.
Grandma doesn't
ever want to die.
The road is unpredictable.
If it wasn't,
we'd forget
about the sky.
The house stays the same
and the animals claim
we're away too much.
Mother worries
about whether
or not I'll be able
to break away from her
next year.
I hope I do it,
because she doesn't need
to worry anymore.
I don't want to see her
worry anymore.

~!~

 

T.V shows

they all blow
all the same
even the games
They suck!
yet they still make the bucks

Mira

~!~

Only for you does my heart bleed.
I have wept my last tear in search of forevermore.
No longer can I say I will be in lost jest;
For it is written,
that one to love, is to love one's self.
Unto you my love shall I grant forever to.
Holly J Bravo

~!~

 
I MADE A WISH!
William Lynch
 
I wished a wish...One that failed to come true
One that failed me...As I failed you.
I sat and stared...I stared the day away
A new sun in the horizon...The new day old as yesterday.
I found myself trapped...Trapped in misery,
Trapped in memories...Trapped in desires
Then, trapped in captivity.
All I have left of myself...Are these fading memories
I'll hold on to these cherished images...For all of eternity.
I cursed myself
Oh! I cursed you too,
Too many years have gone by,
To always be thinking about you!
I made my wishes...I prayed my prayers,
I held my breath...Until I was dizzy for air
And with all I said
And with all that has been done,
I made one last wish...
that I would have been the one.
No last words...No goodbyes...No long sloppy kisses
and no tears or red puffy eyes. 
I made a wish...a wish unselfish and pure...
Let the Lord be with you, and one day...
I'll be there for sure!

~!~

MY FRIEND
I HAD A FRIEND IN THAT BIG TOWN
WHO LOVED ME, WHO CARED FOR ME
AND MADE ME FEEL SPECIAL
WHO LAUGHED AT MY JOKES AND
CRIED IN MY NERVE WRECKING SHOCKS   
WHO KEPT ENCROACHING MY LONELY HEART
AND MADE MY NIGHTS BRIGHT
IN THOSE BEAUTIFUL DAYS
MOON ALWAYS SHONE BRIGHT 
DAWN BROUGHT THE REDNESS ON MY CHEEKS
AND I CARRIED THE DAYS BEYOND MY CAPACITIES
THOSE DAYS HAVE PASSED AWAY
SOME TIMES COMES THE BREAK
WHEN I STOP AND RECALL
IN THAT BIG SHROUD TOWN I HAD A NICE CLOSE FRIEND

SWATI SINHA

~!~

 
Daddy
Heidi
You are in my heart,
In the roses that bloom in spring,
The in the snow that falls in winter,
With every child,
In all your grandchildren's smiles,
Every where around me,
In everything I can not see.
~!~

Honey
Angelndsky 
  You know how much I missed you
  You know how much I cared
  You how much it hurts me
  When I find you are not there
  But I need to be patient
  I need to be strong
  That in the first place
  I have to move alone
  But the more we are together
  Each moment that we spent
  So hard for me to think
  One day you are no longer there
  Today I made this poem
  For you to feel and see
  How important you are
  How much you mean to me
  If someday I will be gone
  Co'z you are no longer free
  Forever I will treasure
  The love you gave to me

~!~

OF SADNESS AND SOLITUDE
Hayden Smith
Sunshine may boast a playful serenade
On waters fair and blue
The night may reject a peaceful prelude
On waters cold and covered in dew
The water reflects and refracts the light
Into a thing that is lost from my sight
Such beauty is rare and such beauty is lost
In a life filled with sorrow everything has its cost
Shadows that can never be defined
Rays of light that can never be maligned
Their innocence is immutable
In a world that is ever changing
Their tenuous grip irrefutable
In an existence that is ever waning
Bereavement my eternal sine qau non
This truth exuding from the sun that hath shone
Fears are fading fast into my cataleptic state
My cowering soul hides the anger that is part of my fate
The joy I feel in your presence is decaying and will fail
The ecstasy we felt shall drown in rivers of sorrow so pale
Your gaze is dark. Inquisitive eyes, dulled forever by pain
Your heart beats insipid, love is held back by your refrain
All life breaks within your eyes
I shatter in that loveless gaze
Destiny is crushed neath darkening skies
I fall to my knees starry eyed and dazed
Sonorous the song, exquisite is her form
I brace myself for solitude; I can feel the ensuing storm
The dark nimbus surrounds us in pain
Pelting us with grief, drowning us in rain
This search for solace never ends
Failing to see what the seer portends
We grip each other in heart felt fear
This embrace is ended and is mirrored in tear
To the end we loved
And to the end we shall love
To this sadness and solitude on which we fell
We have lived and we have died to the sound of this bell   
This bell is the echo of our heart, beating away in the dark
Till the end filled with decorous beauty
I cry in that kiss
I die in your tears
I drink and choke on the love we did share
The sun did boast a playful serenade        
On the tears that cover my face as dew
I only cried for you though, all my tears shall fall for you.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

~!~

Gorgeous, delicate,
refined.
In ways only one man may fathom
but in ways no man may see.
But with attention, dedication and adaptation.
One man may grow closer,
to earths angel.
As she is
in her perfect yet stunning beauty.
Her glow blinds you but,
her mind astonishes.
She is like viewing the aurora
but contained.
Yet she is free to roam
among mortals.
But none may touch
or see.
The beauty is as blinding as the sun may be.
But for me she
  is attainable. But in no ways
maintainable. And in ways so, new.
But to me she is no she at all.
But again to me, "she" is...
You.

Aaron

~!~

Decaying Soul
jennifer flores
I endure in the openly glum solitude that I have purposely pondered into.
Though breath cannot be taken in my body manages to exhale whatever life inside me that was left. Slowly my remainders decay and wither upon touch. No one can abolish the many wounds throughout my soul for they are invisible to the naked eye. Stuck in time not moving but i remain still, and to sit here and watch my life pass me by. The hollowness inside my heart echoes loudly. missing the missed and wanting the wanted, I cannot conceive any of this for I do not comprehend you nature to demolish me. your actions have spoken louder than your words and i have seen and heard that your love for me had plundered deep beneath the surface into a place of nothing... Taking me with it.

~!~

A FLOWER AMONG THORNS
 a flower among thorns can never survive
on the sweet nectar the thorns will thrive
 a flower among thorns must quickly get out
grow high above the rest grow strong and stout
 until the sweet nectar is far out of reach
then through the leaves let no sunlight breach
 causing the thorns to wither and die
then the flower can let out a sigh

                     JUSTIN LANG

~!~

PERFECTION
VIRGINIA LOUISE SEE
 
She stands quietly waiting for him.
He walks slowly away.
So different their lives are,
yet still they are the same.
One is tall and beautiful,
the other is short and stout.
His hands are worn with dirt and age.
Her hands are sculpted, beautifully immaculate.
His feet are scared and tattered with life.
Her feet are soft and light with fragrance.
He is continually moving south.
She stays steadfastly north.
His mind tells him he is right,
but his heart tells him heís wrong.
She doesnít understand why,
but then she looks into her heart and knows.
His hands are her hands.
Her hands are his hands.
His feet are her feet.
Her feet are his feet.
They are molded in every way.
So different their lives are,
yet still they are the same.

~!~

 
I WISH TOMORROW WILL BRING NO MORE PAIN.
TOMORROW WILL NOT BE THE SAME
NO MORE TEARS
NO MORE FEARS
MEMORIES OF THE LOVE I HAVE LOST
THE LOVE THAT HAVE LOST ME
THE TRUST THAT NO LONGER EXIST
MY HEART HAS BECOME AS HARD AS A FIST
I HAVE GIVEN LOVE A CHANCE
A CHANCE TO ENHANCE
MY LIFE

BECAUSE I HAVE GIVEN LOVE
A CHANCE
I WISH TOMORROW WILL BRING NO MORE PAIN.

NADIYAH

~!~

I WONDER HOW MUCH TIME
I'M GONNA GIVE B4 I GET MINE
I DONT ASK FOR MUCH
EVEN THOUGH ITS NOT ENOUGH
RIGHT  NOW IM GOING NOWHERE
AND IT MAY NOT BE FAIR
BUT I AM BEGINING TO SEE
NO ONE REALLY CARES
I WANT SO MUCH FOR THINGS TO CHANGE
BUT THEY ARE STILL PRETTY MUCH THE SAME
IM FAR FROM DYING
BUT IM NEITHER ALIVE
IM JUST AN UNNOTICED BEING
ATTEMPTING TO SURVIVE
NOT ONLY AM I EXPECTING AND END TO MY MISERY
IM LONGING FOR IT

T.PESSOA

~!~

Beauty seen or unseen
-Kathleen M Castronova-Wall
If never there were a solace dance in your parlor before now,
this is where it takes place.
There is an abstruse possession among the extent here,
with diminutive choice but to idly look on.
 
So occupied by various and some how balanced auras,
Does this soothe you or irk you? Nevertheless we all exist.
 
You spirit my being holding transparent hands.
Curious and playful, only one of us stands, on this
lustrous floor, but one daytrue i will exist as you do.
Until then I shall dance alone; alone but not blue.

~!~
The Answering
WEEMZ 2002
Climbing slow the interests that set your heart apart from the rest.
Release all clouded dilemmas amongst tilted, jolted foregone bygones.
Jived by words mixed in with the rebellious nature of all of god's
hither and thither. The total collapse cannot be helped due to the
terminal proportions of it all. Tell now to the places at hand what
once was, and it will cry until the end and then become far-off.
                                           
 ~!~
Pool echoes sky
Lilies bloom, koi hover
A frog, blinks

                                      T.D.Ingram
~!~

  

"The woman that wasted away"
Author: Number 70x

There once was girl named Gay
With all the boys she did like to play
 
Each day she began with a pill
But each night she could not get her fill
 
So her toys she did keep
For when she could not sleep
 
Men by the dozens, A list she did keep
There names to remember so not to feel cheap
 
Tears she would use like tool
In search of her next fool
 
With kind words she would promise the sky
But she could not cover the lie deep in her eyes
 
The real meanings of her words untrue
Even the friends she abused haven't a clue
 
Promises of forever she did make
But like her love it was only a fake
 
With a wink smile she would ask forever to stay
Then with only a laugh just turn and run away
 
This is not good for me she would cry
That's how she would flee and hide from her lies
 
On to the next and next she would run
Never looking back to see what she had done
 
Knowing her heart, soul and love untrue
Now telling lies to herself was all she could do
 
When the young boys stop coming to play
She will wipe a single tear and remember that day

~!~

8:31
i'm surviving on these memories from a night of confused stars and jealous moons. i barely brushed my lips on your neck but i could feel your heart screaming for i don't even know who i am any more.. i'm as close as your breath on my lips when i know it's not supposed to be like this. your smile your eyes light brown green pools reflected back into mine rimmed with a dark line, casing in the beauty and potential of a love unbridled and unkept, don't let the past and don't let the very present be subject to any opinion like the obvious. it's not supposed to be like this and its not.

Krystine K

~!~

WINTER PLAY
SHARON PEEPLES
frozen water spout
up and down spider sliding
icicycle bicycle

~!~
HATE
Laura Howard
everything and i read and i cant take it i love you i think but i dont know anymore help me call me do something how can i tell them i knew you were here if you never call what i really want is to call him and say yes lets do something because he'll never call and i'd rather be with you instead maybe you'd tell me it is all okay and i could be happy but no not now it is too hard everything is tearful and i want to be her i want that kind of love that kind of devotion to him and her well self he'll never call and i'll fall asleep on the floor cold and hard and my neck will hurt and my face will be covered in dry tears and she'll be on the disc player because she knows what i feel even though i've never met her i want you i want that to be me and i just want this whole fucked up thing to get better.
~!~
PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
BY MARY NADEAU
As I sit back and think of our past, I know our love is destined to last.
The first day we met, I knew it was real. A surge went through me only you could make me feel. We made memories I'll cherish always; Now, tomorrow, and the rest of my days. My mom decided what we had was a game. She put her foot down, and between us she came. You said she couldn't stop your love for me. You told her one day she'd have to set me free.
When that day arrived, I came back to you, because somewhere inside, I knew our love was true. The miles made it hard to see together we belong. I left you, went back, and damn was I wrong. For six long years back and forth we did shift, failing to notice we had love, a divine gift.
Here we are finally accepting our love through everything it has risen above. The keeper of the stars is a very wise man. I know that he just does the best he can, but when he joined our hearts, no mistake was made. We've decided to never let our love fade. With rings we will soon share one life. I'm so happy that I'm going to be your wife. I tell you these things, dear husband-to-be, because when I sit and think back, this is what I see. Now I daydream into the future, and as far as I can see, a lifetime of love is ahead for you and me.

~!~

thankyou
arooj akbar
do you know what u gave me?
u gave me joy and love
and lots of things i cherish today
and you gave me happiness
and you gave me hope for the better
and u gave me something more
u gave me the confident core
u gave me the cool exterior
and u gave me peaceful interior
but of all the things i think about
only one is dear
u gave me something to hold
and u gave me a heart of gold
and no matter how i be brave or bold
i'll always cry for u when there is no one to console.

~!~
STAR 
Kweku Akrofie
In all that i do i set an aim,
Which i must achieve or i have failed,
Battles won and battles lost and after each one i learn a new lesson,
That to walk you must first crawl
So when you fall you are not afraid
Because you've mastered what lies beneath and you know just how to rise.
Today i played a game with all that i had,
But alas oh God my best wasn't enough
I tried to fly but fell face flat and lost my game only by a point
Sad and confused...
But not shaken,
So long as tomorrow comes i shall rise,
I will train harder and fly once more,
And let the world know that i can make it,
And when i do the whole world will be silent,
Because at that moment it will see that fire that burns within me,
And realize without a doubt that im nothing less than a star.
                                     

~!~

Understanding
Noah Lee
Do you feel the wind at your back,
Like I do?
Do you have something youíd like to say,
Like I do?
Do you want to ask questions,
Like I do?
Do you feel that there is no end,
Like I do?
Can you ever turn back,
Like I do?
Would you ever understand,
Like I do?
I need to know. Are you really that understanding?

~!~

Tranquil Love
Janice
I love the  ways you soothe me.
It only takes your touch and warm smile to bring me back.
When life's stormy skies surround  me
Your there to take my hand and hold me close
In your arms I feel so safe......
 
I love the way you look at me
Your eyes shine and say so much.
The love I can feel you sending
It so deeply touches my heart.
I am so glad that you are mine......
 

~!~

Flame of Hate
by  C.J. Risher
Pain...Chaos..Destruction
This is how i feel
Hate burning inside
The flame u lit
Will never die
 
  ~!~
BITTER REALITY
By, Alexis Smith
 
I wonder how you are,
Yet I'm forbidden to ask.
When I see you its agony to my soul.
I lie awake as the scene unfolds.
A million angels in my heart,
They all cry for you.
I'm drowning in the rain,
Its constance is obvious on my face.
When I see you I hide myself from your cold and empty eyes.
The spot in my heart where you used to be.
Is only an aching bruise of life's bitter realities.
I miss you, its a longing I can't deny.
I drift into dream as the scene unfolds.
A thousand angels in my soul,
Working hard to mend my wounds, all inflicted because of you.
There you are in my nightmares, right in front of me.
I shield my eyes against the pain of life's bitter reality.

~!~    

 

~falling into you~
By,Charlie masney


I'm stranded in my mind,
falling into the atmosphere,
Waiting for the sky to fall.
Trying to reach your fingertips,
but cannot fight gravity.
I pray that you don't burn out,
I pray for my soul to heal.
Your life is the only thing I see.
My dreams are falling back.
I hold my heart then fly.
Your lonely and out of place.
I need to touch your pain.
Let you feel my spirit and love.
I'm lonely and down,
your whole, you achieve.
You have fallen threw me,
I'm shallow with your sorrow.
But I shall not cry.
You strain across the sky,
your fighting gravity.
Your pure white wings shine,
my eyes start to bleed,as I look up at you.
All but quiet,I feel,but have no feeling.
Darkness that you can taste,
with a horrid feature
Covers my soul.
You notice me,you look down.
I have taken your strife,
my soul is replaced with yours.
you smile,I frown,
you laugh, I cry,
you feel, i die.
I apologize, for your pain is what I deserve.
I wipe the blood from my eyes,
look up at you....and smile.

~!~
WHEAT OF DESIRE
-David W. Green
there is a drug we both partake,
a sedative and opiate,
that oft we are glad to share,
oh! to rinse away our cares.

there is a drug we both desire,
to milden deep angst and ire,
and peace and love we do both long,
and what's this drug? it is a song.

~!~
Something still there~ 
for jesse's tric self
~ kate
I glance your way,then look away,
for the sight is something i'd rather not see
your arms around her waist, your kissin the face
 of a girl whose certainly not me
 
As i try to hide, this sharp pain inside,
 i start to lose all hope
i know it's, been to long, its time to move on,
 but with these feelings its hard to cope
 
The things you do, things you put me through
make me question what im trying to accomplish
 do u have any idea, do u have a clue?
That it's still you i want to be with
 
well, time keeps movin, i keep losing
you to some one else
 do  you really not care? or is something still there
between the two of us

~!~
I don't even think I can find the words to describe,
what looking at you, touching you, does to me inside.
My heart, which never felt alive before this,
now is filled with a love, before you, I did not miss.
It is amazing to me, these feelings I have for you,
unwanted, not needed, showing up out of the blue.
You are always on my mind, throughout the entire day,
and at night, I get to love you in another special way.
I never sought this out, but now I don't know what I'd do,
if, for some reason, I had to face this world without you.
You are my best friend, my lover, my confidant,
you are everything in this world my heart could ever want.
I now know what it means to love, and to cherish,
for you, my heart, you are my one wish.
                               
                                   -Stefanie A. Smith
 

~!~

~ Creative Insanity ~
Brian Jenkins

With my thoughts come drops of madness,
They fill my eyes with tears of sadness.
Chaos grows inside my mind,
Controlling me more and more with time.
I cannot see what's real or dream,
I'm trapped inside my own machine.
The wheels turn faster everyday,
I'm drifting off to far away.
I do not know what is in store,
I fear I cannot take much more.
So I grab my brush and spill my fears,
This canvas holds my painted tears.
The madness in my mind has seized,
Now it is a masterpiece.

~!~

He pats the empty
Side of the bed searching for
Reassurances


           Jean Cooper

~!~

Dear Cupid..
 
dear cupid, can't u see? a girl is waiting for love
well, cupid.. her love is so close now
one step closer to take, one love arrow to get..
dear cupid, her love is still there
hasn't go away, but hasn't move closer
close enough to hope, but far enough to cry..
dear cupid, can u help her?
just tell her what to do
to hope in dreams..
or forget in tears..
cupid.. tell her love that she loves him
and shoot him with ur arrow, can u?
because that girl..
she has much love for him
enough love to give her strength
to write this letter for u now!
 
-disha
~!~

Confusion
Lambotroy
girls are lovely, girls are fair,
girls are soft,
with sweet smelling hair.
girls are caring, even when mad,
girls make me crazy,
just a tid-bit, a tad.
girls get angry just way to fast,
quick to forgive,
make it the past.
girls know guys, and the love it so,
make you upset,
just so you know.
girls are scary, have too much power,
they have that glair thingy,
makes me a coward.
as soon as you think
you know who they are,
they get all pissed off,
and push you afar.
we guys need them, but never do tell,
when they are upset,
we are in hell.
you make think i'm crazy, and you may be right,
but its because of a girl.
confusion?, damn right!

~!~

Love of a Rainstorm
Bobbie Ann Dampier

Tiny splats of dew tapping the Earth
Lightly denting the readymade pools of slightly dirted tears from heaven
For every gentle splatter there's a thousand more
Forming little droplets on rosebuds like the freckles on a child's cheek
Somehow renewing the calm and peace that is nature
A rhythmic art that is one beloved form of beauty
Cleansing the sky while nurturing the ground
Overhead the clouds rumble as to remind human kind of the magnificent happening that is occuring on the opposite of the four walls that separate us from God's many gifts
As the timeless capsules of joy begin to softly tickle my feet less and less until finally ceasing, I am again hit with the harsh realities of our manmade world
Causing me to return to myself and to only be released again
                     by the rain.

~!~

could it be that its all heppenin again?
is it all becoming another big trend
or will it be different this time
should i just let it ride
im feelin this deep feelin inside
somethin that i cant deny
cant let it slide by
i made a promise 2 my self that i would just stick ta creepin
but now love is somethin that im beleavin
i think bout this boy all day
even when im sleepin
i cant ignore this feelin
hes been hurt in almost the same way
i neva thought that i would see tha day
someone else feelin my pain
like there aint nothin in life to gain
so badly i just wanna help
if only he knew tha way that i felt
i know what hes goin through
ive been there done that
it aint nothin new
i wanna show him tha brighter side of life
i feel like he already has a big part
yea i know that theres mo fish in tha sea
but this boy is tha shark in my heart
i dont know wether i should just let it be
it hurts me knowin what hes feelin
and why he likes tha al'round creepin
hes just keepin
his guard dog awake
not wantin his heart again ta break
not knowin what he feels is real or fake
live yo life up
dont eva forget yo ways
and yo dreams
even if its the end of tha world as it seems
keep yo head up and open ur eyes
dont fall into everybody elses lies
and dont go throught out life tellin everybody well just maybe
cuz ull always be my baby
-Sheldon Moore

~!~

inside...
vivek
i listen to you..
and nod my head..
but inside i despise you..
inside i curse you..
for the times i ve been hurt,,
in life..
for the times i ve been pushed back..
in the dark..
inside i m hurt..
everytime i cry...
inside i see your face..
wish i could erase it..
forever i drown myself in sorrow..
and try to over come my pain..
by running away from the shame i feel..
inside it burns..
but do you see it??..
do you feel the same..inside you....

~!~

Some day near the sun set,
I will go from  your town with the sun, Beloved!
I'm getting crazy after your departure,
happy doors are being closed after your departure.
My eyes are in tears like a tearful cloud in spring,
my tears are growing as much as a river or a spring.
I am afraid to be captured by sorrow forever,
in this strange world, I will be alone for ever.
Oh, Lord! don't let my heart love him any more,
don't make me be in darkness with his memory anymore.
My heart is beating quietly in your love sunset,
love is dead in our strange love legend.
I leave you and your cruel heart behind,
and will go in a backpack of confused mind.
My heart has been chained to sadness,
since you have had unkindness.
Even the clouds steal my moon at night,
or  the shade gets my sun like a big kite.
So some day near the sunset,
I will go from a town where love is dead!?          
                                        
sweet f.
~!~
Shooting Stars Fall
**~amber~**

When you look up at a shooting star
What do you see
What do you think
Is it the only time
You can escape
Iím trapped in a corner
Afraid and lost
Wishing on a star
That must be too far above
Crying and screaming tearing apart
What used to be a gentle heart
That believed in love
When you look up at a shooting star
What do you see
All I see is what used to be
And I think about what used to be me.

~!~

 

sorrow
Emily Keys

slowly rolling down
falls to the floor with no sound
because of the sorrow
i've found.
because i want to be with you
but you don't want me
the rejected one
seeks a blade
maybe someday
i'll die
the blade is comforting right now
when you feel lost
out there
dazed and spaced
so out of place
the blood rolling down
falls to the floor with no sound
because of sorrow
ive found.

~!~

"Ode to Tomorrow"
Chris Xu 
I'm sinking
thinking
in this dew
all I feel
all I see
is you
I'm waiting
waiting
a little more
my cherished sweet one
I'm coming for you
but I don't know you
 
but I'm coming for you
don't cry
I'm coming
my Aphrodite
 
a long way to go
may my warmth be your blanket
while you sleep
you nectar I'll taste
my seed you'll take
so far away
but I'll find you
 
I'm coming for you
but I don't know you
dear
I don't know you
 
he'll never ever seize you
I'll burn him with my hand
he'll never try to break us
his throat, I'll tear in two
 
but remember my love for you
'cause you were meant for me
and I was meant for you

~!~

 
ĎWhat You Wantedí
Ed Santiago
Iíll be your confidant
but as always I still wont be what you want.
Iíve given you my time
and Iíve offered advice.
Iíve listened to your troubles
and let you go on and on and...
Iíve even forgiven and forgotten our past,
but it seems like Iím just re-living whatís passed.
You say that you canít find anything that lasts
That thereís nothing worth your time,
but I think you just want too much
and easily put,
you look in all the wrong places
and make all the wrong choices -
So donít look to me anymore.

Iíll be your confidant
but as always I still wont be what you want.
Iíve given you my time
and Iíve offered advice.
Iíve listened to your troubles
and let you go on and on and...
Iíve even forgiven and forgotten our past,
but it seems like Iím just re-living whatís passed.
You say that you canít find anything that lasts
That thereís nothing worth your time,
but I think you just want too much
and easily put,
you look in all the wrong places
and make all the wrong choices -
So donít look to me anymore.

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***Angie, if by some crazy chance you happen upon this page, then take the time to ask yourself- don't we owe it to ourselves to at least try?***
Sam Aznauro
 
A friend like no other, that'll always stay true
My buddy, my pal- that's how I think of you
I wish there were something that I could do
To help me ignore my feelings for you
I don't want this to be like the story of my life
A friendship in pieces, a heart broken twice
Is it worth the gamble? Should I roll the dice?
I need the payout, but can't afford the price
Together, we'd work like a well-oiled machine
You'd be the Yang that goes with my Yin
Two people with nothing but love in between
I'd treat you the way you deserve- like a queen
But deep in my heart I know it won't be
I know that you have no such feelings for me
And though I keep telling myself, wait and see
To die all alone is my destiny

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The True Love
by Celso Lopez
It comes in many forms in many ways.
It can be spoken or shown to another.
It is universal and is know through out the sky.
It is the purest and most beloved of all feelings.
 
Is not always excepted between two,
But sometimes it is within three.
By now the name of the feeling is know,
Being told to the mind for the heart or soul,
Because they are its source.
 
Love, can be true and deep but that is the soul's,
Will for it is the beholder of the soul.
Two souls are commanded by fate to share themselves.
Please let that be our souls,
for I Love you deeply,
And thatís the only way i know how.
                  ~!~
 

Tricky tricky

Weird creativity
So weird that it'll make you silly.
Better yet crazy
Too psychotic to talk about it. Um, y
Why do you have to act like you could fly?
Don't ignore your problems. try to fix them. Um, y?
To be exact who, what, where, when and why?
And how do you expect to live life if you don't try?
Tricky tricky
Wild creativity
So wild it'll make girls horny.
Or sleepy.
Due to depletion of energy.
God of war aby!
Forever and everyday
Tricky tricky
This poem is kin of silly
But what do you expect from a poem that 's filld with y's?
Tricky tricky baby
There's no way you could stop me. Tricky tricky
Angelic creativity.

Kingcrow

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DARE TO BE
BY BERNADETTE HALKETT
          
Dare to be what you want to be
open your eyes and see ,
that NOTHING is too hard to do -
if the main ingredientís YOU !Push away your doubting thoughts -
reach for what youíve sought .
Donít be less than ANYONE -
get your doing done !See the light - then aim for it -
it doesnít hurt a bit !
Feel that need in you -
be best at what you do !Come on and open your eyes -
for you can touch the skies ,
be proud of being YOU -
so proud - you make it through !
~!~

((  THOUGHTS  ))
by Elias Bshara

my self with my thoughts i found
nothing but silence around
thinking and thinking
nothing but thoughts
 
i go and come
dont know where to or from
 
its thoughts like this
that make me wonder
can i comprehend a kiss
or from it prosper
 
i sit and stand
with a pen in my hand
 
i think of words that i write
with them i imagine anything without my sight
and there meaning
they express my feeling
 
how or when i dont know
they just come and go
 
the thoughts and images that i have in my head
on a paper to pen i try to fead
 
so what i write
in loneliness of a night
is what i feel
with them my wounds i try to heal

~!~
 
THERE I see a girl sitting in a corner of a dark room.
Having no lite but the lite of her hart.
Crying tear's that have been bared in her like blisters, not having the love she craves like hunger.

LORI FLORES

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WISHING YOU WERE MINE
    by Amy Gumley
   
    You're on my mind the whole day through
    From when I rise to when I schnooze
    I  can't seem to shake the feel
    That this time you are for real.
   
    For I've searched real hard for many years
    Looking for someone I can call "Dear"
    I've tried the clubs and personal ads
    Only to find much love gone bad.
   
    Though we've just met, the time is right
    For me to say this slow -
    "I like you lots, think we should date
    As one another we get to know."
   
    We'll have a ball, I promise you that
    And hope that you like me
    So much so that we'll meet again
    As we frolic full of glee. 

~!~

You hurt me because you knew that I would be there,
You hurt me because you knew how much I cared.
I never really told you how I felt,
Because deep down inside, I was really scared.
 
Now, I look forward to a better and brighter day,
I keep my head up, because I know that there is a way.
I was so wrapped up in making you happy, that I forgot to see,
That all I really need to make myself happy....is me.
 
In our life, we all make mistakes, like I did,
But God gave us hearts and minds, so that one day, we can learn to forgive.
However, for me to come crawling back to you,
Is one thing that I totally refuse to do.
 
I cried myself to sleep and prayed that you would come back to me,
I tortured myself over you, and virtually suffered from insanity.
Now, however, I have grown strong,
I have dried my tears and learned how to move on.

Anne Wilmoth

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I Miss You...
Stephanie Q. Clark
The sweetest voice, I hear no more.
The fear of loss, I fear no more.
You giveth & you taketh away.
I didn't see it coming my way.
 
Worries about volatility
...and ending in humility.
Once, the laughter rolled & flowed
Now, the time has turned it cold.
 
So quick to bond
--a feeling so fond
But your contradictions, they surpass...
So quick to pick up a thousand stones
And shatter your world of glass.
 
Do I sit... & wait?
Shall I shut the gate?
Why put feelings on the line?
The answers to those...
Only he may know
Though true answers reveal with time.

~!~

To the angel in my eyes
 who brakes my heart when she cries
 for every tear you shed my soul coincides
 so when I see you weeping, it pains me inside
to see you need a comfort i can't seem to provide
 so i hide my own emotion
cause to your needs is my devotion
 but at times i dare not speak
 for the sight of your tears makes me weak
and it's hard to maintain
 now fighting my own tears i must sustain
and sooth your sorrows
as i hold you in my arms till the light of tomorrow
Mitchell Hill

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what does it mean when progression cycles in and out of clarity
and darkness
nonstop beauty ive witnessed in details as a feeling
 
condition common survival
in bits and pieces as a challenge
form reliance in the dead
as a channel performance
 
the formal desire taken apart
in those moments i felt everything
lost summation of hope in lying
perspectives shot out from a thousand angles
 
it will always work to meet the ones that cry in sight
through spears of shadow and doubt with love I remember
your warmth as I withstand the chill tonight
 
and ill keep touching the core sun pressure and instinct
one and whole
 
i tremble the sight of reality compromise carried out
in phrases crying out in singularity almost unseen
i need this
 
over and over again inside
its own meaning weeps
adornment comes together
 
its love
 
deliver the time we begin again
we wont speak in ourselves but to believe its all real
you cant stop cheating the system
 
somebody's gonna pull a gun
 
this is the right thing
this is the right time
 
-Matthew Spencer

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One look to the skies
And then back into your eyes
I had yet to know such beauty
That suddenly befell upon me
Now, I know there shall be rain
The clouds are grey, and I've been in pain
Yet however harsh the lightning or thunder
They shall not put my heart asunder
Love, please, let me touch your face
Taste your rosy lips, feel your embrace
There are not, I fear
Enough seasons in a year
Enough minutes in a day
For each minute, I hold my feelings at bay
No more, shall I conceal my profound devotion
I must reveal my intense love and emotion
But alas, where art thou?
I need you so, I need you now
But I shall find no more than the howl of the wind
And a trodden path where footsteps begin.

Emily Ratliff 

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LONG,LONG WAY TO GO
  JAMES ALEXAND ER
Like the darkness that has no dawn
 The sound of silence that goes on
Wondering if I am actually here
Or if this is just another nightmare
 
The look on your face says it all
Never thought that I could ever fall
You say u want to be free
And I doubt whether we were ever meant to be
 
I guess you finally saw the light
Your ray of sunshine after the long, cold night
Donít know what to say
The deafening silence as u begin to walk away
 
Leaving your trail of tears behind
Turns out true love really is blind
Where my road takes me now I donít know
But I have a Long, Long Way to go
 
                                

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