OPEN MIC ENCORE I
November, 7, 2003

  
B'DAY WISH
-by Ganesh Manikandan
 
I know someone who always has a thing or two to say
Give her a chance and sure as hell you'll be blown away
 
With a ready wit and a mercurial streak
She is after fun but sure as hell she is no freak
 
She loves a song on her lip and a book in her hand
Music is her passion but sure as hell knowledge isn't far behind
 
I know someone who could be a lot of things we like in you and me
Sounds unreal yes..but sure as hell she's no figment of my fantasy..
 
Ok, stop looking around coz' its about you I had all this to say..
and of course many more happy returns of this day!
 

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"Special Friend"

Melynnda You
Having you on board
Was one of the precious gift of all
You are the sunshine on my life
Which brighten the best of my days.
 
I couldn't imagine how
Life would be without you
We shared thoughts, feeling, memories and all
We grieve together and sacrifices alot.
 
I treasured the days we spent together
Chatting, laughing, and fighting
Putting up plans and breaking rules
Disobeying laws and abusing life.
 
We do good things, we do stupid things
We regret and felt sorry for ourselves
We broke the hearts who seems to care
And end up such a miserable life.
 
One last thing to keep in mind
No matter what, no matter when and no matter how
What life may brings, from now till when
And how complicated it will be, just remember that I'm always there.

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MY FIRST SON
Lisa Stenger
My first son is special to me
He broke my shackles and made me free
I knew from the first time I felt his presence
He was something special
 
Each day from the moment I saw his face
He would help make a difference
 
He shows me how to be strong
He shows me how to hold on
He makes me proud
He makes me want to shout out loud
Heís my son!
 
My first son is special to me
He is good at a lot of things
It will be hard when he spreads his wings
 
Each day I look at his face
I know he will make a difference
 
He shows me how he can be strong
He shows me how he can hold on
He shows me how proud he can be
He can clearly see
He is my son!
 
My first son is special to me
He can keep the grade when things get tough
He can compete with the best and the rough
Thatís why itís hard to start to let go
I know I canít say no
Heís my son!
 
Each day I wake him up
It brightens my day!
Each day I give my discipline
He says ďItís okayĒ
He understands a lot of things
 
My first son is special to me

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My wife
Phillip Chinn
My wife is quite beautiful, of that there is no doubt.
But itís more than just her beauty.
Itís,
Skin with different scents, morning, noon and night.
Her smile, and eyes, lighten my mood.
Feet that caress each other, for which she has no control.
Oh! Those sexy, wonderful feet look good in anything.
Hair up or down, coloured or grey, I want to bury my face in it always.
The nape of her neck, so slender and defined.
A mouth, that begs to be kissed, and succumb I will.
Soft and cool, a touch to ease my aching bones.
She makes me happy.
She makes me mad.
She makes me smile.
She makes me glad.
But best of all, she makes me laugh.
The best friend anyone could have.
I love her. 

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YOU'LL ALWAYS HAVE MY HEART
LEAH COLOMA AGUINALDO
 
It hurts to think that we both love each other
But we didn't give it a chance
For if we had, it would have lasted forever
Since it's both our first romance.
 
The laughter we had, the walks, the poems,
They never left my mind
And surely, the love that I had for you
Won't be easy to leave behind.
 
Don't blame for loving you so much
I won't blame you for falling for me
And whatever it is that we would have become
Why didn't we try to see?
 
It's a pain to pretend that everything's fine
I wear smiles but at night, I cry
Sometimes, I feel like giving up
And tell you I love you then die.
 
I still love you, I always had,
Even right from the start
And maybe, until my time runs out,
You'll always have my heart.

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More Than a Decade's Love
Written by Mariam D. Mababaya
Ninety nine million roses for you, my dearest one ≠
Ninety nine more kisses for you before we are done.
Ninety nine heart-shaped chocolates for you are so sweet,
Ninety nine candies and jelly beans for you to eat.
I would present you with ninety nine cards every year,
Gift you with a thousand words each time you shed a tear ≠
More than ninety million loving quotes of 'I love you',
Ninety nine more bouquets of red, yellow, white and blue.
I'll show you ninety nine heart-shaped clouds above the skies,
You'll find ninety nine millions of me before your eyes.
You are to be given more than ninety gifts of care.
You deserve to be loved so at all times I'd be there.
If you ever need me just call and soon I'll appear
Before you as ninety nine angels of love ≠ all clear.
Let us spend time together for more than ninety nights,
Have more than ninety nine ways of fighting for our rights ≠
I love you a million times now listen to me say,
"I will love you forever ≠ each night and everyday."
Yes, we love each other ≠ can you memorize that line?
We will love even until we both turn ninety nine.

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R.I.P. BROTHER
BIANCA RUSSELL
Soar through the air
let your spirit fly free,
And with the catch of an angel
this is where you want to be.
You are lifted up with grace
and taken high above,
You are showered with peace and protection
but most of all with love.
For now you have no anger
no tears, fear or pain,
These feelings you held are released
and now happiness is all you will gain.
So take their hands of freedom
as your new life is not to fear,
And remember we'll never forget you
as your love will always be near.

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I want a lover i don't have to love
I want a girl that just doesn't give a f*ck
Breaking down doors that open our souls
broken doors should never be opened at all
where were you when i said i love you
you were there when you said you loved me
drowned out by a constant knock
just like the knocking down the hall
I think its her so go ahead open the door
she's not one to steal your soul
but be cautious you might fall in love with her
now down the hall two girls on the bed
their falling in Love without even one word said
I start down the hall and into my room
four Bright Eyes ask will you sing us a song
I say no so they ask me to dance
wasting time with Love Sex and Romance
you can Love her and i will Love you
like 3 linked souls
well continue dancing til the night is thru
you can both dance and i'll dance with you
if you want her i'll lay by your side
when your done i'll stay here and let you both give
make me scream and i'll make you smile
make me smile and i'll show you how to live

JustinTrip

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THE  DAY IN THE PARK
tri tran

Bluebells, on the spring park,
Waiting for bees
And longing for butterflies.
 
Still young ,the day
With sunshine,
Searching for love
 
From strollers
And peace from heaven
As it inhale the scent of day.

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Reminiscence of You
Lorraine Watts
I close my eyes and envision your face
I see my hands caress your soft cheeks
With my memory I picture us as we embrace
It's a quiet encounter where no one speaks
 
With you away I can only reminisce
Of the times we spent wrapped in each other's arms
And moments enjoyed as we passed a sweet kiss
How I fell for all of your passionate charms
 
With distance between us my love will still grow
The letters you send will inspire my heart
I will cherish these gifts that you shall bestow
And I'll dream of a time when we're not apart.

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Angel:
By: Erica Kent
Please donít ever leave me alone,
Cause, with you is my hearts home.
I think Iíve finally found the one
And my search for true love if finally done
If you feel like I feel
Then youíd know that itís real
Youíre perfect for me, but am I for you?
Is your search for true love through?
I wonder from time to time
If you are really mine
Is this all just a dream
Or are you really here with me
Has everything Iíve dreamed of finally come true?
Or will I wake up without you
Give me a sign that all this is real
And let me know happiness is what I feel
Happiness is not a word I know well
Because of all the pain my heart has felt
I wish you were here with me
To see just how happy you make me
To realize
How much Iíve cried
To feel the pain I have inside
To see how my feelings were thrown aside
Without so much as a sympathetic thought
To the pain that person has brought
To realize how you make me whole
And to see how much youíve helped me grow
To hear the beating of my heart
That slows down when weíre apart
To feel the butterflies that I feel
Flying in my stomach that feel so real
To know the need to have you near
When no ones listening but you can hear
To confide in me
Your every need
And to feel my hearts longing to be freed
To know I was truly happy
When the lord sent you, my angel to me
I know this poem seems a little too long
But it shows my feelings are strong
And as it comes to and an end
Promise youíll be there till the end
If not as my man then as a friend
To spare my heart being broken again
And to open up the road that you paved
That I need for my broken heart to be saved
To realize that my feelings are true
And maybe, just maybe youíll miss me too
But before I go
I want to know
If somehow Iíve helped you grow
And I need for you to tell me
Exactly what you feel for me
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TO CHRISTOPHER:
by AMANDA HINMAN
You have my heart You have my soul
 Now on our journey we shall go
through Life as one, never be apart
 always best friends This is just the start
of a wonderful sail across the beautiful ocean
 with waves of love forever in motion
Never ceasing to exist, our love is pure
 words could never express, of this I am sure
Through my actions you will see
 you are the one and only for me
a bond so tight, forever growing strong
 our time is coming It won't be long
All our dreams manifest our wishes come true
 This world is ours it's for me and you
to have in Life everything desired
 You have been my saviour and have inspired
many new thoughts and goals to work toward
 our journey now is only moving forward
without you I am not complete
 not only our hearts but our souls do meet
to unify as one everlasting power
 shining ever so brightly like a shower
of rays from the sun filling the sky
 our love will not end and I'll tell you why
when love is real and love is true
 there is nothing that one can do
to untie the knot that binds together
 it will be secure through all the weather
the storms have come and gone just as quick
 THIS LOVE IS REAL it's not a trick
So be assured and know this
 we will live in eternal bliss
I LOVE YOU CHRISTOPHER!

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"Malik"
Danielle
I sit waiting for him
his voice, his words, his touch,
the way he speaks
oh I love him so much.
 
Everything he does
makes me light up inside,
I wait for his question
he's afraid to be denied.
 
I miss him so much
it's only Friday,
when I see him I freeze
I don't know what to say.
 
I see him walk towards me
and I want to say hi,
but I know that soon
we'll be saying goodbye.
 
I want to be with him
all of the time,
every second, every minute
I need him, he's mine.

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NEVER BEFORE IT HAPPENED TO ME
LIVING A LIFE STRAIGHT & SIMPLE
MY HEART HAD A DESIRE TO LOVE
GOD KNOWS WHEN IT WOULD HAPPEN
SUDDENLY A GIRLS COMES CROSS ME
SHE TURNS IN THE SHAPE OF LOVE
WE WROTE AND SEND GREETINGS
JOY SURELY SPRINGS AND GOES UP
SOMEDAY  SOMETHING HAS HAPPENED
AND  SHE DECIDED TO LEAVE ME
I HAVE WAITED YEARS TO WED HER
SHE BETRAYED  ME & MY LOVE
I AM BROKEN SO MY HEART IS
SUFFERED LOTS OF STRESS & SADNESS
LUST OF LOVE PUTS SILENCE IN HEART
HAPPINESS GLOWS AND SHINES AWAY
I HAD FORGIVEN & FORGET HER LOVE
IT WAS WRITTEN IN MY FATE
I THOUGHT IT WAS MY FOOLISHNESS
AS I DREAMT TO LOVE
 AZEEM
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Grandmother
Gemma Conroy
Grieve not,
For I am there
When the first ray of the sun
kisses your face,
And the last moon lights your eyes
with Her love.
Shed only tears of happiness
For I am there
When the first spring flower
catches your tear,
And when the last apple
is harvested from the bough.
Do not worry for me,
For I am there
When the first summer breeze
whispers in your ear,
And when the last snowflake
falls in your hair.
Do not drown in sadness,
For I am there
When the first wave welcomes you
to Her,
And when the last drop of rain
blesses your soil.
Do not long for me,
For I am there
Where twilight turns to night
And where the winds turn the seasons
Do not dwell on your loss
For I am no longer with you
I am all around you.

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Images of Her
Paul Haragan 
Tracing back his lineage to find a better past.
Conditioning begets these crimes,
and marriage just a farce.
Stoke the fires of this life,
the embers cool and fade.
Till brick-dust sucks inside his lungs
as he cries his daddies trade.
In the images he keep guilt drifts,
buried deep inside his ice.
Slips down frozen tides and slides
into this one girls eyes.
Constructing words of elegance
he recites these lovers lies  to her:
 
All the screams I've cried inside my mind,
but my sorrow's mute to you, my fair.
I remember well your black silk dress
and cascading flames of hair.
It's difficult not to feel alone,
unwanted and threadbare.
So I stayed awhile at your graveside,
and couldn't help but stare.
We knew this would not last too long,
as we chalked up all our tears.
Administered our misspent youth
and ignored our deepest fears.
Will these feelings just become
more memories and games?
This notion is strange but true no less.
For I know upon your final breath
you wont recall my name.

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Feelings
Megan Tower 
Every time I see you,
My heart it skips a beat,
all my bones go trembling
I got chills down to my feet.
 
I get so shy and timid,
I wanna curl up in a ball
I cannot stand with you beside me
in fear that I might fall.
 
Every time I hear you,
My voice it cannot speak
standing there with you beside me
my muscles all grow weak.
 
So as I am sitting here,
and everything is true
all that I can think about
is how I feel with you.

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To the seeker you will find-a place to rest and relax your mind-Let your
spirit run wild and free-look to the inside and there he'll be-waiting on
you with arms open wide-like the beach waiting on the tide-Just as sure
He is there-listening to your every prayer-The circular process must be
known-before He answers and then your shown-how Life works and what you
are-shining ever so brightly like the star-To these words open your ears-
release your conflicts along with your fears-The end is coming ever closer
now-you will be saved and this is how-Open your heart to all mankind-seek
only the Truth and do not bind-to material possessions for death this will
bring-as I told you before this is a circular string-What you give out
returns ten fold-know the way and you can mold-the spirit into your most
inner desire-learn this process; you will find the fire-that shines so
brightly deep inside-Then no longer shall you hide-your True Self the Inner
Spirit-teach to others and they will hear it-But to the seeker only you can
know-Then on your journey you shall go-through space and time then return
again-now to teach your fellow men-of their Life and what's in store-This I
will say but only once more-In a circle is how all flows-to return to the
knowledge of what He knows-It's been a long journey that our soul has made-
we're reaching the end and will be paid-with the gifts of heaven and the
love of the Light-but for this we must All unite-with no judgment against
one another-and return the love that's been given by our Mother-for from
her we all have come-with the exception of only some-But that's one more
for you to learn-and you'll know when it's your turn-When one's looking
you must take your time-This is a start you've read the rhyme-You must be
patient let it come to you-You will see I promise it's true-Find your faith
keep it strong-Our time is coming it won't be long-"But the one who endures
to the end-he will be saved," it's been said my friend.

Amanda Hinman

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 WHY DO YOU?
Ashley 
WHY DO YOU
WANT TO KEEP
US A SECRET?
WE LOVE EACH
OTHER THAT'S ALL
THAT COUNTS!
WHO CARES WHAT
OUR FRIENDS AND
OTHERS THINK
THEY'RE NOT US THEY
DON'T THINK WHAT
WE THINK! SO PLEASE CAN WE LET
IT OUT CAUSE ONCE IT'S
OUT WE DON'T HAVE TO
HIDE THE FEELINGS THAT
WE SHARE DEEP INSIDE!
AND THEN MAYBE PEOPLE
WILL REALIZE JUST HOW
HAPPY WE ARE WITH
EACH OTHER IN OUR LIVES!!!

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"Tomorrow"
by James J. Riviello Jr.
 
As I close my eyes and think of you,
my heart grows heavy with sorrow-
 
I can't believe you left me today,
how can I go on tomorrow-
 
It makes no sense, I'm so upset,
I never had a chance to say goodbye-
 
If I only knew, the last time I saw you,
you would not be here tomorrow-
 
I would say the things that I say today,
If we had just one more tomorrow.

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Love's Cocoon
By Cathy Grieff-Allarie
 
Our love is like a cozy cocoon , an easy place of rest.
While the winter storm clouds gather, I retreat to your arms.
Safe in the shelter of your love,  wild prairie winds whistle and howl.

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AS I SIT HERE AND THINK
By Katelyn Cushman
As I sit here and Think,
The moon and the stars shine bright,
It is midnight,
Soon the sun will come,
And I, not u not anyone else, will lie awake,
Awaiting something new,
The sun is rising up into the air,
As the Earth, the World, circles it,
As I sit here and Think,
Of the day (maybe today),
That I will go outside and see,
The Earth as it is,
A peaceful wonderful loving World,
But if its not today
I sit here and think of the way it will be today,
A cruel, unusual place,
A place where unique is not enough,
Loving isn't, existing,
As I sit here and Think,
I wonder when will that day come,
I hope it's soon,
Because I don't know how long I can sit here,
And Handle the pain that comes from the everyday world,
The everyday place,
I can tell that today,
Isn't the same,
Because today is the beginning of the,
Peaceful wonderful loving world,
It will last forever,
As I sit her and Think,
This feeling will never end
Because I am just sitting here and thinking of all of this can you tell?
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When I recall the many happy days we spent 2gether,
I will treasure all what I felt in here 4ever.
The memories the feelings and everything that comes with love,
I will hold up high so the world could c,
What u gave 2me.
The countless days and the unforgettable nights,
Which brought me happiness beyond any heights.
Every time I scream your name out loud,
Joy fills the empty spaces above and makes me feel so proud.
My every move and thought had always been sparked by u,
4 deep inside I always knew your love was true.
As years pass by I will get weaker but your love will only get stronger,
4 I will not feel alone at night or empty inside any longer.
Your eternal love will always shine everyday,
Even though u r not here with me today,
I know my memories of u r only a thought away.
hafizur rahman

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HEART
DAMARIS ORTIZ
HEART WHY D YOU NOT LET GO
YOU SEE THAT HE TREATS YOU SO COLD
 
COLD IS FOR THE WINTER SEASON
NOT FOR YOU TO BE FROZEN IN TIME FOR NO REASON
 
HEART WHY DO YOU LISTEN TO LIES
HOPING THAT THIS ONE WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN LAST TIME
 
HEART CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES WISELY
DON'T GO INTO THIS BLINDLY
 
HEART WAKE UP AND SEE
HE KEEPS USING US JUST LET HIM BE
 
HEART YOUR ALL BRUISED AND HURT
THERE'S GOT TO BE SOMETHING BETTER THAN THIS JERK
 
HEART ARE YOU NOT LISTENING FORGET THIS LOVE
GO TO ANOTHER THAT WILL EMBRACE YOUR WARMTH AND GIVE LOVE

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high above the clouds
This poem is in memory of my cousin Nic
Elizabeth

Heaven is a place above the clouds a place were angels are
they watch over their loved ones and protect them from harm
I am sure you are up there fishing.. while we are down here wishing upon a star that someday you will greet us with that big bright smile
We know that you are happy riding your bike and ramping over the clouds..Your fishing in the best fishing holes now.....
 
Just know that we miss you we think about you everyday our memories of you will never leave us and your smile will never fade....

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PLEASE REMEMBER ME
                            Angie Trimm

       If all my life I had to wonder,
       What true love really is.
       If I had never seen your face,
       Or tasted your sweet kiss.
       That first glance in each other's eyes.
       The connection of our soul's.
       If I had never felt your love,
       My heart would have never been whole.
       Sometimes I think what if it worked,
       Should I go back and try?
       Then I think of all those nights,
       I sat and watched you cry.
       Could I bare the chance to hurt you again,
       Be the cause of lonely tears.
       I'd rather leave it like it is,
       And be your yesteryears.
       With all my thoughts, and all my love,
       I now will let you be.
       But, one thing I ask before I do,
       Please remember me.............

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SET ME FREE
by Kristine Pedersen
 
Stop playing with my feelings
This is not fair
You know how much I care for you
That I never live a day, without thinking of you
You know you easily can destroy me if you want
And that's exactly what you're doing
Please stop
Please don't play with my feelings
Just set me free
 
Do you think this is funny?!
Do you find it amusing to treat me like a toy?
Cause I'm not one
I have feelings
You probably just don't know that yet
I love you so much
My heart aches
You kill a part of me every single day,
every time you ignore me
Or worse - Treat me like dirt
You don't have any idea of what you are doing
I hate you!
You can't play with me
I won't let you
Get out! Get out of my heart!
I want you to set me free!!
 
Try to understand, how much I actually love you!
No one has ever left such a pain in me before
Never!
Not until you came anyway
I feel you hate me!
And you do, don't you?
You're the only one who can answer this question
And every single day that passes by, without you answering me
I die - A part of me dies!
I love you! F*ck you!!!
You probably can't relate to what I'm feeling
Well that doesn't matter
All I want to know is this;
And please answer me
Do you hate me? Love me?
Or do I mean totally nothing to you
Let me know what you feel
Tell me where I stand
Don't let me wonder
I beg you, don't do this to me
Please set me free

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Everlasting Love
Jessica 
My love is like an ocean...
it goes down so deep.
My love is like a rose...
whose beauty you want to keep.
My love is like a river...
that will never end.
My love is like a candy...
it never goes sour.
My love is like a newborn baby...
it always seems brand new.
My love is like a good book...
i just can't put it down.
My love is like a picture...
it describes a million words.
My love is like a dove...
with a beautiful message to send.
My love is like a song...
that goes on and on forever
My love is like a prisoner...
it's to you that I surrender.

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Someday Soon
A.J. Francis
Yesterdays are gone
tomorrows are here,
but the pain and hurt still seen to go on.
I still miss you deep down in my heart.
I can't stop thinking of you.
You were part of me,
I'm not whole anymore.
A piece of me is missing, but no one can refill it
no one but you.
I know you had to go,
it was your time.
I know we will meet again someday soon.
And iI know I won't be so lonely without you.
I know I have to move on but I'm still missing you.
i wish you were here so you could help me,
everyone has fallen apart
things have changed.
I still know someday soon that we will meet again,
and everything will be fine and alright.

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Love and the Rose
  Ben Aagard
Love is like a rose ready to bloom
It can bring smiles and tears of joy into a room
Wrapped in a bud waiting to be free
Then slowly opening for the world to see
 
Once open it's a beautiful thing
Lost feelings and emotions out it will bring
Love, like a rose, can bloom anywhere
To see it and feel it one must acknowledge it's there
 
For if you ignore a rose it will wilt and die
Same goes for love so one must really try
So open your eyes and enjoy the rose
Because when it's loved it will never close

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Title: 4
krispy kreme alicia
4. is it too much
maybe its not enough
i count the years
its 4 between me and u
what about the days
i counted those too
how many is it between me and you
its 4 again
is it a sign
that u were meant to be mine
or is it just 4
12/15  12/19
i turn 15
u turn 19
the same year
the same month
is it a sign
that you were mean to be mine
or is it just 4
we have the same sign
sagitarius
krispy and dmoney
is it meant to be
could u be the first
or just another 3 week fling
maybe it means something
maybe it means nothing
i dont know
all i know is 4

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BROKEN-HEARTED
                         BRIANNA DODDS
 
Passion is a word not yet known
To revert towards like the beating of a drone.
 
Perplexity strong yet Iíve discovered,
Is naught as to what Iíve suffered.
 
Obtainable measures led us together,
Then tore it away like ruffles of a feather.
 
I feel as if you stole my love,
Slowly slipped it away through the thread of a glove.
 
Thus I stick to my heart not knowing where it may lead me,
On a never- endless journey to perceive thee.
 
Futility is all weíve endured,
A fret which I wish could be cured.
 
I cannot discern what went wrong,
I just know Iíve got to hold strong.
 
For if I dare let go,
Emotions may be tossed to and fro.
 
So I made this poem to rid me of my sorrow,
But I still fear it may reappear tomorrow.
 
My eyes do not yearn to perceive you again,
My hearts been pierced with the serration of a pin.
 
Tears have danced sadly down my cheeks,
The Misery seemed to last for weeks.
 
However I find now that we were not meant to be,
I had been so blind I didnít see.
 
I cannot declare though that I obtained nothing from it,
I learned how to keep away from a plummet.
 
So thank you for wasting your time on me,
But now to stay away from you is the key.

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9/11-9/11-9/11
Karen Dinsmore
It was a day
A mourning that was
An end to security (America the beautiful,(un)invincible after all)
The begining
Of a new damnation
ONE
God
Against another
ONE
But
Two divided
Not to be
United under
ONE
God

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SOLACE
         Alma Rocha
The pain of self-expression
seems more like self-entrapment
can't get you out of my head
your eyes they sear right through me
The pain of self-expression
seems more like self-destruction
can't get a pen out of my hand
make just fool out of myself
The pain of self-expression
seems more like self-extraction
can't get you out of my heart
i still hear your voice

There is more at OPEN MIC ENCORE II November

 

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