OPEN MIC
November, 2005

My hair is greasy my nose is black
my face is red and im hooked on crack
my parents say im the love of their lives
but really my mom hits me
And my dad has 3 wives
I sit in my room alone on weekend
and at school im known as the skipper
who goes to 1 or 2 classes, depends
I get drunk on Friday nights
And get into cat fights
My nose is crooked from fighting beth
all because I was stoned on meth
I want to die I was to quit
But then again does heaven want me
Am I worth it?

Jessica

-0-

Peace Love and Harmony
Scotty Snoboarder

These Don't Exist.. Just Like Thee
I'm a shadow on the ground
Not anywhere to be found
Not under that rotting parch bench
Or behind that fat ugly wench
I'll never have a shiny ring on my finger
Or never this hot rock star singer
I'm only a shadow on the ground
Never anywhere to be found
Not underneath your bedroom post
Now behind the hot party post
I will never been seen in a crowd
I've been cut from this game, I've been fouled
I'm only a shadow on the ground
Never anywhere to be found
Now I leave you with this last line
No ones heart... will ever be mine

-0-
katrina - from a young little girl
reyiannaharris 
this is katrina,
from a young little girl
please come step in to my world
you damiged my house
flew words out of my mouth
people dont understand
until...just until
its on there right hand
never knowing when or why it happened
it just did,but you grownups dont
think I understand,
just because I am a little kid
maby I could get rid of the pain
it brought us rain
god please send me back
so katrina could...go back
way back,
this is katrina
from a ypung little girl
I may not know how to write
poems very well,but I can defetnly
preach them you people dont know
but you can see
you dont wanna be me
this is katrina
from a young little girl
please come step into my world

-0-

Blessed
Kara Kjliltwin
Inspired to do all things through him
Cuz with out him shining, life would be dim
Loving you more than you love yourself
Giving you life, love, a conscious and good health
So many things we take for granted
Everything we want we think we should be handed
But what happens when that silver spoon turns to rust
Heíll forgive you cuz heís the one you can trust
Donít ask for much, but I bet you do
Get on your knees every night till yo knees are through
Heís given you so much, but all you do is abuse it
Where you going, what you think, in life is all confusing
Itís an illusion to side track you from your path
To make you see that God is all you really have
Iím blessed to live out each day of my sentence
The devil constantly coming for me with a vengeance
But all you really need to do is pay attention.

-0-

IM SO LONELY
WHY CANT YOU SEE
THE  LONENESS THAT LURKS WITHIN ME
I TRY NOT TO BE, BUT IT ALWAYS SEEMS TO JUMP BACK
AND MY LONESOME JUST ALWAYS SEEMS TO ATTACK
NOBODY BLEEDS LIKE I DO
AND NOBODY KNOW WHAT IM GOING THREW!
I GUESS THIS IS MY LIFE
AND ILL NEVER GET YOU
SO NOW IN MY HANDS IS A KNIFE
AND MY LAST WORDS WERE "GOOD NIGHT"!

LAURA WEAVER 

-0-

Free
By: Chris Lucke
I think things will get better
And I hope for the best
I think crying will take this weight off my chest
Maybe that my problem I have too much time to think
To cry, to love, to wallow in past regrets left unsaid
Thereís no safe place to go to get these thoughts out of my head
Some times I think Iíll be better of dead
 
The razor wonít stop calling my name
Chris it says, I can stop all the pain
Thoughts of death race through my head
Iím drowning in tears to tired to tread
My dreams used to set me free
If only for the moment at least I was me
 
There it is again calling creatively
So I take it and drink wishing to be happy
The bottle is gone it went down to easily
So I grab the razor setting me
FREEÖ..

-0-
Tomorrow,
Layne
you say tomorrow will be different,
but I say ,
tomorrow people will still laugh,
at the jokes of yesterday,
they will not give more tomorrow,
than they did today,
tomorrow memories will be the same,
we might make new ones,
but old memories will still hang,
I might cry my last tear today,
but that means nothing tomorrow,
useless excuses are useless tomorrow,
maybe tomorrow will be a different day,
but maybe it will be the same

-0-

Itís such a gloomy sky
That I am seeing through my window
Itís such a gloomy day
And I am always living in the shadows
 
Am I gonna see the sun today?
Am I gonna throw my gloom away?
Thatís so unlikely now I guess!
No oneís knocking on the door,
And I think I miss you more and more!
 
Scary clouds are chasing in the sky
Entire world is black and grey
Now I know-
It is gonna last forever!
Unless you come and chase these clouds away

Velin Vlasev

-0-

The Veiled
Socel-Lyn Joy M. Villahermosa
Iím caught up with a lingering uncertainty
The whys and who's of your concealed reality
Are you the mask of the chap I once thought
Or this grim selfish doubts I just continually fought
 
Are you the honest soul that will take me to heaven?
Or probably the devilish angel thatíll push me even.
Be that as it may, show a piece of you to me,
For I might be forever thee.
 
The vastness of you emerges like the oceanís share
Like echoes of silence breathing the thin air
Awakened like mystified sorrowed imps
For thee I havenít caught, I havenít glimpse
 
You seemed like the day that stunned me a sun
Breaking through the windowís sleepy run
But you may be the night that darkens the skies
Hanging me a moon and possibly tell lies
 
Toss a coin, are you the head or the tail?
For truths are vague in just a piece of mail.
I throw this one on a wishing well,
For you never started to tell.
 
Now you still add my wonderings
With bright tint that unfolds to my longings
Be that as it may, show a piece of you to me,
For I might be forever thee.

-0-

Have you ever depended on someone to catch you just closed your eyes
and trusted they rescue you
tell you I love you just to test you
lie to you just to hurt you
have you ever decided your hero was not you
just thought of someone's name and idolized it because in someway you they where better then you?
See i was ready for the world or so i thought i didn't think about consequences wrong decisions brought
i thought my friends would always be there
now that im alone i realized they never even cared
Alot of people told me i could make it
even more said couldn't the more i thought i could
the more i couldn't i could have sworn i was full of wisdom making all of my own decision
no one could tell me i was wrong
but i believe in my lies far to long
this should have been my first clue
my heart was slowly breaking
even i knew i was through
Tears would swell in my eyes
and fear would commence in my heart
 I knew i was ready for my charade to come to a stop
but it was fun at first breaking hearts, rules, and laws
but in return i lost
my self impression
 cause i wasn't ready for the world at all.

Raishael Tanner 

-0-

Sneak Away...
Jordan Miesbauer
In the midst of the words he was trying to say
In the midst of his laughter and glee
He silently and quietly vanished away
For the snark was a boson, you see

-0-

Here Outside
Gabrielle Parker
Here outside where I lie,
I watch the birds and bees fly.
Its hard to believe God made
everything...
I look up in the sky watching
the clouds fly by.
And the sun reflects off the
river stream and then i fall
asleep and dream.
The moon covers the sun and
the coldness will soon come.
So now... here outside the
darkness fills the sky.

-0-

Death
sanasubhana

Tears come with weeping eyes and heart
They stop when they are fallen asleep
And have no time to weep
When the last tear fall
We can hear the last grim call
Of the jolly heaven above
And the hatred hell below
When I am gone away ill
They came to stop the period of ink
Itís the last moment of your gay
I heard a whisper say
And showed me a bright straight way
Whispering still my name, tumbling in twenty wings
With flattering clamorous wings
Wisdom shall die with you
The whisper said and taller it grew
Its soul one by one decrease
And soul-by-soul his shining bound increased
My eyes bore tears
Sweet as the juice of a peer

-0-
Death Becomes Me
By Tracey Swinson
 
T'is not the winter
That Maketh me chill
Nor the sight of an over kill
Neither the gaze,
That is deeper than two lovers souls!
 
Death, how sweet you are?
So kind to ride me of my woe,
TŪs not till now, have I known such peace
Oh! Death beseech me
Pausing not one second, you have set me free
 
Now this is not the winter of contempt
Rather a deathly chill upon my breath
Come death come, I see not prejudice in your eyes
How sweetly you embrace me
Death Becomes me!

-0-

"Lost"
Ashley 

suffocate me
demonstrate me
irritate me
pick and choose
someone love me
someone see me
in this game
i'll somehow loose.
i'm so lost
i'll pay the cost my heart will defrost
but i'll be fine
soon enough
i'm too tough
i wont let this
downfall be mine

-0-

Hug the Homeless       
Robin Ann Crider    
  
         
 Hug the homeless and you may just feel a person now worthless but special and real a hug can make another smile so next time you pass the homeless by help with a hug and and don't ask me why?

-0-

Hustler               
Demetrius ivy
Have to stay fresh and clean everytime I hit the scene,
Unique style with a pair of Girbaud jeans,
Sit on the block, grams full of rocks,
trap all day preceding for a not,
let my folk's work the shop,
everytime we hit the drop,
on or off the clock,
Ride or Die,    

-0-


Who,What,Where,When
She does not know
She stares into space
Wondering how it could be
She hears the pouring rain
And remembers how it all began
A rainy night
And she was out
Suddenly the car plunged
And her friends were dead
But why was she alive?
She had no idea
But she heard the pouring rain
She remembered how it all began
And knew how it all should end
She plunged to her death
One last scream
And it was
Over

charu

-0-

nothing can consume me
love can too
nothing is empty
i feel you are too
 
i loved you in the shadow
i loved you when you where blue
i love you still
evan though we are threw
 
my heart brakes over and over
blood rolls fast down my arm, i bleed
for you every thing i crave
you are every thing i need
 
i cant breath no more
im gone to the world
i have lost my heart
that is what you have tore
 
i cared about you but i don't get that back
i cared about you its a reality smack
 
by kira

-0-

 
Teach me how to love again,
Because I have obviously forgotten,
Teach me how to feel again,
Because according to you, I was the reason that our love went rotten,
Teach me how to hug again,
Because my embrace wasn't enough,
Teach me how to play fight again,
Because I was apparently to rough,
I knew how to do all of these things once, I swear I did,
I loved you like no other,
But like you said, "We were only kids."

Jessica Bowman

-0-

 My Secrets
Cortney Warner

So many secrets i keep inside, wishing i had someone to talk to about fears, needing a shoulder to catch my falling tears, wanted someone to love, but only someone who wants to be together, i am my own person and my feelings are true, MY SECRETS ARE.............. I Care for you!!!!!!!!!!!

-0-

O! lonely tear,
Why dost thou fall,
When goodness dost
Like sunshine call?
 
I fall because
Of joy within
Which makes even
The sunshine grim
 
For one whose love
Has found me fast
And tightly to me
Bound at last.
 
I fall for joy,
For hope, for love.
I've fallen for
Sweet handsome dove.
 
This tear dost not
Fall sadly down;
It weeps with pleasure
Great and proud.
 
Fear not, great souls,
When pain doth smite,
For love is bold
To win and fight.
 
Hold true to love
And when you rest
Sweet tears of joy
Will see you blest.
 
As I have been blest.
 
Irela Milestone

-0-

MISS YOU
-Imasha
We were like cherry and cream
we could never be separated
but I was wrong
You entered my life and left so suddenly
I still remember that day so well
the day little angels took you away from me.
 
I used to revolve around you
but now I have stopped
I'm lost without you
 
I understand why God wanted you to be with you
cause you were truly the sweetest angel
 
My days are not complete without you in my mind
miss you

-0-

LIFELINE
MIKE GETSON
 
a river inside breaks free
the inner peace shatters in time
all alone i want to honor thee
struck down in the hour cut at the prime
 
hey!
can you hear me calling you
hey!
i'm all alone and don't know what to do
 
send me some help throw me a line
my life a shambles brought by me
your coming to help, but not in time
i'm a living prison, i only want to be free
 
hey!
can you hear me scream to you
hey!
you want to help but there's nothing you can do
 
a burdened soul in need of healing
stumbles now unkempt and abandoned
all out now torment no feeling
fallin head first denied and slandered
 
hey!
i no longer need you
hey!
i'm lost and fading from you
 
lost all hope
put it down
no where to turn
i'm at the end

-0-

once again these are locked within
bound by chains that were created
by their own screaming
the fire behind the frustration
the tears still further behind
those flames, with itself tires
of these mind games
of the voices, of the screaming
she wishes there were no more
the solution still hidden
behind the door,
she has yet to open
yet to see
through these hallways she wanders
never to be free
-katie straus

-0-

as i stay here and wonder what you did to me
all i think is pain that burns inside me
and then when i look deep inside i find something there
the love for you is still down there
 
one day it will go
one day i will live
but till then i find that
you still love me
 
you think i hate you
you find you hate me to
but guess what baby
i'm in love with a fool

Ashlee Dowds

-0-

Oh i wanna piece of pie
pie 2 sweet
wanna piece of meat
meat 2 tough
wanna ride a bus
bus 2 full
wanna ride a bull
bull 2 wild
wanna walk a mile
mile 2 long
talk'n on telephone
tele phone 2 busy
talk'n 2 fuzzy-fizzy

Meghann Roxstar

-0-

 Forever Love
Michelle Smithson
 
                    You broke up with me,
                     But I still love you dearly.
                    You shattered my fragile heart,
                     But I still care for you.
                  No matter what I say or do,
                   My heart wont believe that we are through.
                  Even though you're love for me is deceased,
                    My love for you will live on and on

-0-

 BULLYING(non rhyming)
stacey 
Bulling can turn suicidal
victims feel their trapped in a cage
bullies probably  don't know what there doing half the time and it will get out of hand
victims cant tell anyone otherwise they know they will get beat to a pulp
bullies do need to be stopped
                        so lets put our foot down and say
                           LETS STOMP OUT BULLING TODAY

-0-

The moon comes down where all the seas will meet.
The moon will make it oh so pretty.
when you walk along the shore the sea will shine and glisten.
In the night and in the day you can see this marvel.
 
The sun comes up where all the seas will end.
The sun will make it bright and yellow.
When you sit upon the shore and look into the beauty...
In the night and in the day you can see this marvel.

lizaru

-0-

What happened to the beautiful soul i once knew? i don't even know why i am wasting my time on you. but deep down, i really do know why i long for you.
I long to feel your gentle touch as your body moves into mine, your fingers through my long dark hair, the sound of your humming in my ear, and then the feel of your lips on mine, the taste of my lip gloss mixes with your sweet breath, as the rain falls softly.
and then the feeling is gone, cassanova has revealed his true identity, desperate to revive the feeling, i move in closer, i ignore your hands moving down my sides, your teeth ground hard against my neck, your body feels like a boulder on mine. my long hair all around me in tangles, and the sound of your short, sharp breaths ring in my ears. and then the rain has not only stopped, but the sun is blazing so bright through the clouds that i think it might explode, and the only sound to be heard is my distinct, "NO."
Kristylynn Gallegos

-0-

1.
Don't stop drawing circles in the sand,
Their lines getting darker,
Look how these blue water li-lies float,
On calm water.
 
Chorus
All this is beautiful, retain,
For it is there for you to see,
Don't hurt the innocence again,
't Are simple things that make you free.
 
2.
Watch that baby, catching mother's eyes,
these little hands grab,
I studied them long and long, how it's nest-
ling her breast.
 
3.
Woods are breathing in and breathing out,
They're cleaning our air,
Believe me, they are in many more ways
powerful beings.

wouter_smekens
-0-
 

throughout my endless dreams I parish.

a never ending path to disparam from my mind,
the memories that yet linger behind me cut me through my soul like a razor of my hatred,
save me my angle, for i will wait here, with carnage in my heart,
......please come so I may live again

julien hoang-gia 

-0-

 
Her eyes sparkle in the sun
her soul tells us the past
she's the one who knows all
 
she hums to tunes unforgotten
she dances with her inner
she talks with her thoughts
 
she plays for her life
she plays for the team
she's a Jaguar and will always be

Kelly B.

-0-

THESE  STORMS WITHIN
EDWIN FLORES
 
Battered and tossed the souls we bare
Licking our wounds, retreat to lairs
where we can rest from all the storms
our hiding place for us so worn
 
Tire we do of life's curve balls
wishing for change, missing our call
We turn to sleep, to turn the tide
avoiding pain incurred inside
 
Obsessed we search for answers to
we thought we had and wish we knew
but time keeps what is chased in vain
in hearts beaten now numb to pain
 
More anguish than there's remorse
X marks the spot,  charted the course
and in our quest, compose we do
the score to life some thought they knew
 
Gail force winds come so stand your ground
Your faith in God in you he found
Will grant the peace to weather  them
These storms within he will condemn

-0-


My eternal pain
David A Gamez
My eternal pain
Is like a dragon being slain
Its long and painful for my life I am regretful
I am numb
Maybe I drank to much rum
My heart is dying of loneliness and depression
For there is no restoration
You caused this pain
Will love ever reign
Human nature is to neglect
But when they need help, do they forget?
My heart is heavy of hatred
Have you seen love, have you faced it?
People have ridiculed me
What am I doing wrong, am I just a tool for thee?
I may look happy but inside I am suffering
Like a song in the media buffering!
If I try to lead
youíd rather bleed!
If I speak
You accuse me of being bleak!
Is belligerence the only answer!
Or is there another way that is faster, that will not cause blood to scatter?
For I proclaim
My eternal pain!

-0-
Thoughts from this Broken Heart:
by Courtney Hancock 10/27/05
 
From the bottom of this broken heart
lies a dark soul so deep
It stares you right in your face
And wonders while I sleep
From the bottom of this broken heart
comes out all my pain
From the bottom of this broken heart
comes out all the rain
You broke my heart, yeah, it's true
And it seems as if it doesn't matter to you
If you ever find true love, good luck and farewell
Cause right now, I wish you'd burn in hell.

-0-

NO
Doug Gillis
 
A life is not worth a gun.
No
Productivity shouldn't trump everything.
No
Universal health care is not an option.
No
White is not more important than black.
No
The weak are not to be vanquished.
No
Oil shouldn't be a foreign policy.
No
Rich is not a privilege.
No
More kids dying in a desert.
 
It's time, to just say
No

-0-

HUMAN EMOTION
Giovanni Holmes
                        
                         Love is very hard to understand there always
                             that question, that some people asks?
                                   and that is what is love?
                          
                         It has ways of making people feel different
                            in so many ways it causes them to do things and
                       try to impress a person that they really care about.
 
                       The person usually goes all out of a limb to do

-0-

Seek
Perla Drbabe
Don't look inside
Ignore the mirror
Look outside and find the wisdom
open the cage of torture
What once was colorful
now has ashen
Fly away for you are free
Run away so you could see
There's more out there
It's not a dream
Don't look back in disbelief
For I know what you see
For i lived what you now seek
and didn't let you rebel in
For i blinded you into thinking
This was the life for us,
I had to two active life's
Refusing to give up either one.
To choose between what I wanna have forever
& what I wanna have now.
 
Now I'm left with what I used to want now
& lost what I NOW want right NOW and what i want to have forever.

-0-
What do I have to give
Josh 
What do I have to do to be with you?
What do you want? My heart?
I'm sorry but you've already ripped it outta my chest.
The very breath I breathe?
I'm sorry but you've already taken it away.
My voice?
I'm sorry but you've already rendered me speechless.
I would fall upon my knees,
But you've already swept me off my feet.
My gold, riches, everything?
Ask and it's yours.
My life,
Is already devoted to you.
My soul,
Has already found it's mate.
My spirit,
Has already been set free.
What else do you need?

-0-

I want you back.
Rathie
Sitting here all alone
thinking all that we've gone through,
I just can't decide,
whether to hate or love you.
 
The sweet memories of our relationship
smile at me whilst i'm in misery.
i just cannot get myself together,
because i'm too scared of reality.
 
I just don't know where i went wrong,
what did i do? i don't know.
Was it me? Or was it you?
Please help me out, cuz i want you.

-0-

she looks around her and the world
is filled with empty faces hallow
eyes demand allegiance to these
narrow spaces. inside her grows a
flower thorny and wild that has
been risen from the long forgotten
faces of a child.

Brittany Moseley

-0-

THINGS HAPPEN
RACHEL STONEBURG
Never be ashamed of what you did in the past
What has happened has happened
What was said has been said
And even if you dread
The future because of what you have done in the past
Know this
The past is over and the future is yet to come
So live each day like the past never happened and like there are no worries in the future

-0-

OVERSEAS LOVE
(davidsudest)
 
Until the end of the night
Time of the morning dew
Until the sun rises on the bight
i'll  kiss  and stay close to you
 
to hear perrogs on palm-trees
And seagulls squealing in the sky
To feel the cool sea-breeze
Making kites dance so high
 
Have you ever heard
Of this small island ?
In the fringe of the world
Sensuality on the sand
 
Your skin is smooth as silk
My hands around your hips
A flavour of cocoa milk
I'll taste on your lips
 
   Just a one way ticket
   For our love islet
 
Each day you play with waves
Swimming in the sea like a siren
Queen of my sweetest raves
You ride a silver dolphin
 
Have you ever heard
Of this deep blue lagoon ?
Look at these lovers, free as a bird
Flying through the night to their honeymoon
 
"they're sparkling like two comets
Chant the crabs of the grove
Listen to their heartbeats
This is an overseas love
 
Soon will come the day of happiness
Wedding day in a palace of bamboo
She will wear a white dress
And the dream will become true"
 
   Just look at the crystal ship
   Come, honey here begins the trip !

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When my last tear drop falls
Megan
Sadness
when I know things are not going to change
when it happens over and over
when I canít tell my feelings to anyone
when instead of a shoulder to cry on
I have a pillow
my pillow each night drenched in my tears.
my tears of sadness
 
Anger
when I know others have better lives
when I have to vent
the anger builds up
one day it will come out
one day everyone will feel my pain
they will feel my anger
 
Anxiety
when I know  itís going to happen
when Iím not sure of it
I wait for it
canít sleep until everyone else is asleep
the littlest sound will make my heart beat fast
will make me cringe
 
Scared
when I know that if it gets out
my life will change
not for the better but for worse
never for better
 
I want it to end
for the pain to be gone
never to come back again
but that will only happen
when my last tear drop falls

-0-


*FOR HER*
Nelson, M'vita

Stars are shinning,
The ocean is singing,
Love is blowing through the air smoothly,
Trees are listening carefully.
 FOR HER.
 
Her words sounds like a singing bird,
No doubt she is a creature of god,
She speak English and smiles in French,
As pure as a rose and smells like fresh.
FOR HER.
 
Her eyes are brown and beautiful,
Deep inside of her is a strong soul,
I sacrifice and let the ink of my pen bleed for her.
Care, love, and respect is what I have
FOR HER.

-0-


Gentle Caress
Ben kavanagh

In shadows grey I raise and breath in my love,
with roses fresh I savour the lushes scent
of her perfumed skin and yet her colour melts
to grey and rose petals fall on the body of earth.
Carry my waves of love my love upon the air
of youíre breathing out and in.
 
Silently she rises and colours swell and are
reborn in morning light. We come together
wrapped in a perfumed lovers embrace. Seeds
ripen and bloom and shadows of grey surface
once more but I am lost in her gaze and shadows
flee from her touch.
 
Lost is the possessions of this body which touches
her wondrous form and breathes her perfume. Sweet colours multiply and spread in natureís pastures still I sing blessings for my lover in quiet moments when she sparkles in sunshine bright. My lover in your embrace do I belong as I melt beneath your cherished form.

-0-

Their fingers are a melody to me
An aria loved, a haunting symphony
A careful and enduring lullaby
Their hearts are nursed as speedily they fly
A spirit wheel that turns along and guides
A choir of musts and maybes, and replies
Enthralling is the singing of the keys
They lift me up to heights they only see
Their fingers rush creating little waves
They fill my ears like water fills the caves
Electric currents meet their fleshy shores
The sacredness of thought and word endures
If love can come from such a gentle space
Then God must hide in such a humble place
But their design was made without a trace
Of He that breathed upon the human race
Their fingers are a melody to me
They leave a wake through all eternity
Their motion stirs the musings of my mind
I wait to read what they have left behind

Jonnathan Molina

-0-

The taste of a summer's night
crispy, like your hamburger.
Addicting, there your drug.
Crunch, crunch, they go away,
never to see them again.

Chelsea Humphries

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