OPEN MIC ENCORE II
November, 7, 2003

A Redemption
Jenna Moore
They have left me here
Juvenile frustrations sink in
I am only learning to walk
and surely I will die here
I cannot survive alone in this Urban Jungle I call home.
 
I have loved too many
they have crushed my aching heart
igniting the deep pain inside
I'm supposed to let go
I am only learning to crawl
and surely I will die now
My Heart has given up on my soul
my soul will never be the same,
Transformed into a Phantom of the Night.
 
I have trusted you all
and myself
All faith has been shattered
by demons walking in human skin
Still, I never denied them.
I sit here, alone.
I am all alone now.
I am only learning to smile
and surely I will die soon.
I gave up my eyes, for I see no more truth in this place.
 
There they were
coming to me as angels.
I have seen them many times
but now they are in me.
Deep in my mind.
A suffering heart healed by love
Eradicate the pain
Force down the useless rage
I am learning to trust.
 
We guide each other
hard roads and hazardous people
vanish in our path.
There is nothing now
but pure humanity
Everyday is new
Eternally grateful
they have saved me.
I am learning to live.

-0-

"FERTILE LIFE"
DANIEL J. MARCOCCIO II
 
As the wind blows it tells a tale
A tale of unpredictable fate
If the wind blows a tree down on a rock does the rock not cry
No, the rock uses the tree over time to its advantage
Earth owns the rock and earth wants to grow
Usually rocks by themselves are not furtile
but with a fallen tree, over time the tree rots and life will grow upon it
I am that rock
the tree that fell on me is still connected to its roots
in time the roots will die
the tree will rot
and i too will be fertile

-0-

 
People say that the reward gained,
Is worth all the blood shed,
By the greatest prize can't compensate,
our sorrows for the dead.
But you know, the hardest,
most torrential war you'll find,
Is the constant everlasting struggle of your mind.
(I know its short.. but... I like it..)

Dyno Dracky

-0-

the box
katie kent
a series of images flash before my eyes.
vague and transparent they paint a picture of sadness,
a picture of love & pictures of hate.as i gaze into the "box"
i search for my future struggle to forget my past and yearn to
change what my ancestors have forever claimed as wrong.still
faster the swirl;now blurry gaining speed still life pictures
threaten to overthrow my world.closing off time i'm being hurtled
through space torward a greater understanding & a key to
open the "box" we call life.once inside i plan to make images
cease & bring out the truth;feelings;hopefully they will grow &
prosper & when others tread my path their souls will be free;
for walking an a puppet on strings is no life for me,you must
ask yourself is it one for you?only then can you begin the
         journey to tomorrow.______

-0-

 
thou wilt it to bo for me
to die, in thy bed for
what you have done to
thee so that thy would
be satisfied. For thy
pleasure for thee is
mote important that my
health, that thy would
rape me for thy
pleasure and now thou
leave me here in thy
bed to die alone.

Kristie Sifuentes

-0-

Speech preserved love
with actions blended
Love became life's race
yet soon it ended
 
Too quickly fled
Failing pursuit hence
silence arises
belated sentiments

Fiona Rupert

-0-

Darkness
HAZELYN MOHAN
Locked up in my self imposed prison
Bars of steel, cold as ice
Darkness surrounds me
 
I see a land
Hybrid of colours
The sun playing with the river
As light reflects off it
Darkness surrounds me
 
ĎLet me outí I yelled
ĎShine your light on me
Give me some warmthí
I yelled at the sun
Darkness surrounds me
 
Silence deafening me
Sounds of dripping water
Making me go out of my mind
Darkness surrounds me

-0-

Abused
candace moreno
She goes to school everyday with ragged clothes and old shoes,
there isn't a place on her body that you could touch without
finding a bruise.
she had been abused by her mother, she had no father
he had left without an excuse.
sometimes she wonders why she was born ,she's just
a bunch of bad news.
her teachers wonder about her bruises from the views they have seen
but they don't say anything.
she wonders if people get clues from her bruises.
can't they see she is being abused are they confused?
As morning awaits it'll be to late her mother went to
far and the little girls body couldn't take no more.

-0-

A Place For All  
Nate Hyde
 
Unites are cursed from day one,
Every empire has it falls.
Ruined dreams and hopes,
What have turned into another mans curse,
purge the land of the unwanted.
For good and worse, the table turns each way.
No ease if lifted on to the innocent.
A battle ax covered in blood, a sin.
A battle ax covered in blood in self defense, all right.
Both blades separate from one another but are to quick to return to one another's comfort.
The seeds of nature bloom, with destruction.
A vas army of hate hidden by neglect rises,
Tortured souls walk again, and feel the ease.
For they can finally see with their own eyes.
Hell is not under, above, Hell is right here, the human race.

-0-

 
Thereís that feeling
Ksenija Spasic
That girl who can scarce be called a muse
With her inclined head and chipped smile
That breathlessness
Gravity ceasing the heart
Pulling
Write something
Now
What?
Does true inspiration come
Dressed all in damask with a heavy garland
Beautiful and bountiful and clear
As the water from a spring
But the spring is a memory of old stone and
Slippery green algae in the sun
Of coins even bills and pictures of saints and flowers
Petals of the past
Clear water does not quench this kind of thirst
And one that does you cannot carry with you
So stand
Drop your jug and let your cloak fall
Stoop and drink
Drink to the ache that waits
For the moment when the spring is far away
And the day too hot

-0-

laugh last at last i laugh
i map and see a horizon arise before me
time stops then moves like slots
people move like robots
 
I move keep grovin
i see me clearly
i just cant bear to be all that i want to be

shaun

-0-

THE WITCHES MARCH
by Marcia Schechinger
 
The world screams the witches march
upon this dreaded day
When goblins and gargoyles
all come out to play
Screaming in horrific tones
from graveyard bones they rattle
Wandering amongst the children
all teeth begin to chatter
 
Who is who and what is what
I fear to take a peak
Wandering with the costumes
who is the deadly freak?
 
Resourcefully I search
for sunken eyes and vertebrae
Which is witch and who is costume
the world is in disguise today
 
Crying from the casket
the bloody wrap is worn
Now with hook and hatchet
'tis the night to settle scores

-0-

Some may say what you're thinking is a sin,
An unholy victory you will never win.
A whole life taken from an innocent soul.
The unknown future you would be faced to hold,
Over your hanging head every lonely night.
An eternity of chasing the receding light.
Your answers are here, lying in your heart.
Replace the steel and find a new start.

Holly Arambul

-0-

The Angels danced and cried
Of a time Earth gave no air, dark and void
To be found no where
Cheribums played and danced
While the GREAT ONE spoke of an unmatched creation
Wings of great stature fluttered to the rhythm of the violin and harp
Leaving white spectacles drifting from its form apart
Dancing to the celestial voice when the WORD bounced off the heavenly walls
LET THERE BE LIGHT
White majestic feathers rise to its greatest height when the Cheribums hear
the thundering WORDS
LIGHT TO RULE THE DAY AND DARK TO RULE THE NIGHT
All the heavenly creatures began to gather around HIS throne in great
Anticipation looking down in wonder of a creation never before known
Watching before their very eyes water to make the seas and herb seeds to be
grown
And GOD said, LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR IMAGE, AFTER OUR LIKENESS: AND LET
THEM HAVE DOMINION OVER ALL THE CREATURES OF THE EARTH THIS DAY
The fall of man made GOD turn to the crying angels and HE said BRING ME MY
SON THE WORD JESUS sat next to HIS FATHER as HE said SON IT'S THE ONLY WAY

Bobby Matherly 

-0-

THE GUARDIAN
samofdragon
It is written to the angle of love and soul,you be a free sprit of such
tender and unsurpassed pasion you turn the light of night into day with
your unforeseen lust for life;The angel has no boundaries she makes the world her place,And i the Guardian will always be the one in the shadows of my angel to see no harm comes to this goddess.With my life i will protect you,with my heart i will love and cherish you.I be there for you in times of need for i am the guardian of all things right in my world;
i pray for you to the gods of love that you be forever in love.
Be not afraid  of the love that is yours look into my heart and see
it is true,I am but one man who has been given the dream.Be they all fools who let this angel go and not see with clear eyes what they have not been
able to see,Unlike your guardian.I am and unknown sprit that has come into your life and you opened your heart to me for this i owe you my life ;;;
please do not ever stop being the person that you are no matter what;;
   always yours
-0-
Ten black roses
Hannah Ingram 
Ten black roses that glow in the dark,
Ten black roses to blacken your heart,
Ten black roses that shine in the night,
Ten black roses glistening and bright,
Ten black roses to numb the pain,
Ten black roses drowning in shame,
Ten black roses tattooed on my back,
Ten black roses blacker than black,
Ten black roses to camouflage fears,
Ten black roses to wipe away tears,
Ten black roses are evil and cold,
Ten black roses wilt and unfold,
Ten black roses an isolated curse,
Ten black roses leave you torn and hurt.


-0-

STONE COLD
Amanda U
beat by your misconceptions
your lies fill the musty air
justify your senses
so you can feel prepared
 
open your mouth to speak
blinded, I'll never really see
all the emotion you feel
is lost before it reaches me
 
your stone cold words
brush past my ears
easier to play and spit anger
if being sad is all you fear
 
pull my mind apart
limb by broken limb
use silk lined words
to numb my flaming skin
 
when you make me give a smile
I'd let you hurt me a while

-0-

Hollow
By: Denise Marie Duffy
empty shell.
shiny and new
thrown into reality
chips on the side
CRACK...
it grows, it spreads
patch it up
whole again
hide the pain
beneath the surface
the cracks remain
CRACKS...
they grow, they spread
beneath the surface
the walking dead

-0-

she looks but no one's there
it feels so horrible and unfair
the voices talk and echo
throughout my head
will they ever go away she asks?
but she thinks they'll stay forever free
in her head while telling her things
things she does not see
maybe these voices will cease
they tell me happy thoughts
well at least happy to me
one day I'll have another little voice
telling me i'm doing good
but voices will stay forever in my head
i don't want them to leave
cause voices don't put down and ignore or do they?
that's the question I've always wondered
my voice will eventually cease and disappear
but they'll always have my one last tear
to hold tight and remember me forever
and when that day comes I'll fly with my lord and savior
back home with a heart of gold

megan

-0-

Sitting in the dark
crying
in pain
thinking of a time
a time with you
missing you
holding you
feeling you
feeling save
thoughts of a time
a time you loved me
just memories
but still they feel so real
you and me
like one
happy
my love for you was something special
but suddenly ... you didn't want me anymore
I felt like dying
you ripped my heart out
and it's still bleeding ...
screaming ...
dying ...
for you
wondering why you left me
did I do something wrong?
I thought we had something special
but I guess it wasn't enough
and still I wonder why
questions blow my mind
the feeling is unbearable
 
but now I think I have to accept it
I have to let you go
it's my only choice
cause if I don't ...
It would kill me in the end
so this is goodbye to you
my lost love

Sanne

-0-

Why are they staring?
What's wrong with me?
If they'd only look deeper
thy'd surely see
They only observe what I
Have
Look
and
DO.
I thought I could trust you
I thought I knew you.
Why won't you listen to me
and what I have to say?
Instead of ignoring me and turning away.
You're acting as if you're the queen
and I'm a little slave.
Is that the way friends
are supposed to behave?
All i ask of you
is that you look inside my heart
Instead of judging me,
because it's tearing us apart.
Just please, please, look a little closer
You'd be surprised at all the things you'd find
Even though I look like a happy, smiling girl
I'm sad and insecure inside.
 
BY CORINNE

-0-

Inside My Head
Tari Larien Saralande
I can see my friends through the clear glass walls,
Going on with their lives as though I had never been.
I can see them laughing from inside my glass prison,
But all I can hear is the beating of my heart.
 
I find myself here in this desolate place,
With all of its rivers and lakes.
There are no sounds from the animals,
Only the sound of water rushing over waterfalls.
 
Iím all alone in this land full of fakes,
Half truths, regrets, lies, and despair.
All alone in this endless space
Where pain and deception are the only promises life fulfills.
 
There is no one to hold me when Iím feeling down.
No one to tell me everything will be all right.
No one to care about the pain Iím feeling.
No one who wants to help me.
 
Iím all by myself and canít seem to be found.
These chains that keep me here are so tight
That I canít turn my head to see what Iím hearing.
I look to where you should be but I canít see.

-0-

                             ASSASSIN
 
WHEN YOUR SPOT IS TIGHT
WHEN YOUR FOES ARE AROUND.
YOU MUST LEARN TO SMITE
ALL WHO SURROUND.
AS THEY TRY TO FLEE
YOU KILL ALL THREE.
THREE BULLETS THREE SHOTS
THREE HOLES THREE SPOTS.
WITH THE FLICK OF YOUR WRIST A KNIFE IS THRONE
ON CONTACT IT TWIST AND CONNECTS WITH THE BONE.
YOUR LAST FOE DROPS
YOUR MISSION IS DONE.
ALL ATTACKS STOP
YOU KNOW YOU HAVE WON.
YOU LEAVE THIS PLACE NOW AND FOREVER
YOU HAVE FOUGHT WITH GRACE AND FILL LIGHT AS A FEATHER.
YOU HAVE WON TODAY BUT WATCH YOUR BACK
CAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW ABOUT ANOTHER ATTACK.
                                             BY MATT DAVIDSON
 

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Few live life the way it wants to be lived
Life isn't something to own
It's something to give
 
This euphemism we now call life
It can't be real
That isn't life-
Pretending to feel
 
Tiffany Wenhold

-0-

if this is life, what is death.
the sun and moon shall never rest, upon the time which my life is here i am waiting for deaths door to come near.
my life has been so oh complicating my head will never ever stop shaking.
these angry words that come my way i wish there was a brighter day'
if i could have just one wish i would have to think it through clearly cause my nanna said you should never wish to be anything of who you are dreary.
i tell you what my wish is for you it will brighten your day and let the sun and moon guide you through.
for i believe in magic, for magic has to be believed that's the only way it's real.
but you do well to dream and wish of anything you want to but just one kiss of the morning that greets my day and the music from our love yesterday is all i have in mind for the song will be through and there won't be enough time.

laurenwiles

-0-

Jerry, Jerry, Jerry
J.Davis
I ask stupid questions
I tell stupid lies
I think your all stupid
And its stupidity i despise
 
Youíre a redneck cracker
And youíre a fat black slut
You think youíre made for each other
Can i photograph you fuck?
 
If youíre not into that
At least you can start a fight
This show isnít about politics
Unless you think your right
 
As the lights go down
And bloody Mary gets a bloody Mary
The stupid redneck crackers
All start chanting "Jerry"

-0-
Angel Guide Me Through My Life.
By: Sabrina Peek
 
I ask that you come.
Angels that are of the light.
Come into my life.
Share your light;
within my life.
I ask that you come.
Angels that are of the light.
Encouraging me;
to carry on.
Sharing your loving touch.
To inspire my life.
I ask that you bring;
wisdom and guidance.
Angels guide me;
through my life.
I ask that you come;
come into my life.
Arousing the light;
that lives within me.

-0-

THE LAMENT
..Spiros Zafiris
 
she journeyed afar
and he lamented
listen to the willows talk;
 
they're wishing for rosebuds
for his lips
 
    ****    ****
 
..channeled; from spirit Ram; through Spiros

-0-

This is not how it was supposed end
Not what we had planned
We promised to love one another for all time
What happened to those dreams of mine
To those promises we made
Away they just fade
 
We said that nothing would tear us apart
That our love was pure in our hearts
We laughed at those who said it would not last
Guess they were right cause our love is in the past
 
This love was not enough
Never knew life would be so tough
We never really thought it through
Thought that we knew
 
But we were only dreaming
Cause life is not like fairy tales
There is no happily ever after
Only happy before it fails
 
We swore that we would always be
But that was not how it was you see
They say that time will mend a broken heart
 
But some wounds never completely heal
The scar of our love will always last
No matter how much time will pass

panagiota felecos

-0-

Dissection
mark "sid " slonaker
Lay awake in bed all night
Find the key- make things right
Trying to figure you out
Tell me- whatís it all about
 
Simple sentence- metaphor
Walk the ceiling- stare at the floor
Criptical puzzle- bodies connect
Up all night- the usual suspect
 
Putting pieces together- finding the fit
Look within- never quit
Morning comes- weíre not done
Untie the knots- come undone
 
Itís never easy- itís never clear
Alone I stay- my darkest fear

-0-

THE SHADOW GIRL
By Amanda L. Smith

A girl that always sulk into the shadows.
Afraid to be noticed or touched.
Afraid to hear them to call her name to come out of her shadow.
Afraid to feel her own emotions.
Don't want all of this but only shadow.
Shadow don't speak but it shows.
Just like this girl.
She don't speak but shows.
Afraid to leave her own shadow.
Loves to be alone with her own shadow than being with the others.
Shadow always be there for her.
She does too for shadow.

-0-

She wanted to be accepted, she wanted to belong instead she walked the halls alone. No friends to walk beside her or ask her what was wrong. She fantasized about the day she'd be in that group of friends that laughs and jokes their cares away.But fo now all she can do is dream.

Madalyn Fizer

-0-

Junkyard blues
Mr. Pudd
Race against me if you can
Please care not for the land
If you see,will I be told
Oh,it's so very very cold
 
Worry not,the wind seems small
If you have to,Will you crawl?
Turn the light on,let me breath
Then run away and let me seethe

-0-

DEPRESSION...... 
BY ADRIANE' FENELUS

I CAN'T LIVE, MY LIFE IS GONE IT WAS TAKEN,
I CAN'T BREATHE, MY BREATH AND LIFE FORCE HAS DESERTED ME
I'M DEAD, MY SPIRIT IS LOST, I CANNOT FIND IT, I'M
SEARCHING FOR MY BODY BUT IT'S NOT HERE I HAVE NO EMOTIONS,
NOT EVEN TO CRY FOR MYSELF, I CAN'T CARE, I FEEL SO MUCH,
BUT YET I FEEL NOTHING, I WANT SO MUCH, BUT YET I WANT NOTHING,
I ENVISION MY SKELETON SWIMMING THROUGH ETERNAL TERROR,
BURNING INFINITELY IN A PIT OF FIRE,
I FEEL MYSELF IN HELL.. BUT WHAT IS HELL???? A DEAD BIRD,
FLYING THROUGH A BROKEN TIDE? A DEPRESSED CLOUD? AN ANGRY STORM??
I CAN'T LIVE, MY LIFE IS GONE, I HAVE DESERTED MY BODY,
MY VOICE WANDERS THROUGH A DEAF WORLD, I CAN'T SPEAK,
I HEAR NOTHING BUT THE SOUND OF SILENCE, I FEEL USELESS,
FUTILE, INFANTILE, MY HEART BEATS STOICALLY, FEELING NOTHING,
BLOOD RUNS THROUGH MY VEINS COLDLY, MAKING MY HEART SHIVER STRESSFULLY,
I'M DEPRESSED.... MY MIND WEAKENS...THAT'S THE REALITY!!!!!!

-0-
Would?
Cassandra Phillips
If I died tomorrow, what would you do?
Would you be sad, or would you be glad?
Would you cry, or would you laugh?
Would you lie in bed, or would you do backflips?
Would you still love me, or would you forget?
Would you wait, or move on quickly?
Would you tell people how much you love me,
or would you not speak of me at all?
Would you remember the good days, or the bad days?
Would you remember me, or would you remember my past?
What about the life I lived and the things I've done?
What I have over come?
Would you just fit that into one big story,
or would you leave it in pieces?
You're good at leaving things in pieces!
What would you do if you knew you are the one who left my heart that way?

-0-

god is dead.
i know because i watched the casket lowered in the ground.
i heard the children crying in the streets.
and now you have nothing to believe in.
except your new shiny silver idols
that you worship,
'cause they pay you to fake your reverence.
and since god died, on a cold foggy evening,
these monuments of steel are all you have.
-sektena

-0-

THE WORLD TODAY
LAQUIDA M. JACKSON

The world today is upside down
But we have to stand our ground
So many people dying
And, that's why I keep crying
I am tired of hearing things that are negative
I want to hear something positive
Right is wrong
And, wrong is right
But, through the fight
God will always be in my life

-0-

EGO DEFLATION
N H Arlan
The doubt returns,
Like a sore on the roof of your mouth,
That went away when you finally ignored it,
But now is back.
 
The doubt returns,
As if you unintentionally used a large word,
Out of context,
In front of a large crowd,
And didn't realize until days later.
 
The doubt returns,
And though you can't keep yourself up long enough to drive home,
Once in bed the doubt haunts you,
Enough,
To lose hours,
Nights,
And days of sleep.
 
The doubt returns.

 

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