OPEN MIC ENCORE III
December, 2002

 

~~~~ME~~~~

       -Randi Fox-
    If you loved me,
    would you ever hurt me?
    If you held me,
    would you let it show?
    If you wanted me,
    would you ever leave me?
    If you needed me,
    would you let me know?
 
    I would love you.
    I would love to hold you.
    I would have to want you.
    I'd be willing to need you.
~*~
~Beyond Loves Reach~
Loneheart  
Saddened in my silence am I my love.
As I stand in the shadows of thy world
ye see me not yet hear the cries of mine heart,
surely ye must as they call unto thy soul.
Liken unto a nightingale's song
softly whispering I love thee.
How long must my soul await
the gentleness of thy touch fair maid?
Know ye not of the desires I hold within,
all are for thee.
The slightest glimpse of thy beauty
brings forth longings within mine heart I have never known.
Alas my love thy absence I can no longer bare.
Enduring as I must the silence of love my heart weeps
although my heart beckons ye come unto me.
enter ye must not for a prisoner am I
within the boundaries of my own mind
for here is where I must stay,
in the shadows of thy world.
Only to love thee in the loneliness of my dreams.
My desires, my hopes, my longings of love
and all its completeness shall dwell
only in the silence of my heart.

~*~

Words
Karen
I use tears, to wash away shame
I've dreamed, that I'd live, a life of fame
My dreams and my hope, I'm beginning-
To lose faith, and sick of hating, and waiting
Attentions, that, I don't need
I just want to be able, to just be me
It doesn't matter to me, how it all turns-
Out to be
Because this crazy world, is not enough
I'm living my life, trying to be tough

~*~

We Were
Cassie Meyers
Once like sisters,
We were.
Always together,
We were.
Shining stars together,
We were. 
Now I cannot seem to find you,
You have flown away.
I know we will meet again some day,
But I still cannot help but ask...
When?


~*~

NEVER KNEW HER NAME
Brian Costello
 
Searching hard for beauty I unpeal
Lower my standards, and reach for pain
I fall hard for temptation, in a convention of fake eyes
More than worth i unglue for her distraction
A figure with curves
Soft eyes and bad intentions
A broken melody of an unpure song
Could only do me wrong, in her rightest way
Left sensitive to depth and willing to drownd with influence
Sparks my interest and sends me sailing

~*~

i cant go on being with out you................... my feelings for you are strong ................... you said you loved me.......then......... you say we can only be friends............ you tell me for the last time that you will always care about me....... then you say the words..........the hardest words to ever hear............................ "i don't think it will work out"

lilholmes

~*~

I lose myself when I think of you.
My mind, my soul- They melt at the thought of you.
My breaths-deep.
My heartbeat- fast and steady, like a runner's sure feet.
My thoughts- unclear and hazy, like I'm going crazy.
Everything I want to say, doesn't seem to want to stay, so I'll watch it fly away.
I see you smile, my heart goes wild, like a hyper child.
I look into your eyes, sparks start to fly as I sigh.
I fall into a sweet dream of you and I.

Alex

~*~

I surrendered all my Love to you, its got to be understood.
My feelings that I still have for you makes me feel so good.
I can't deny that we were made for each other, each day my love for you grows full and strong never it weakens.
The passion in my eyes cries for you..... I long to feel your body next to mine. from the start I knew we were meant to be, didn't even have to check your personality just wanted you to be with me.
Someone to call my own, Some one to never do me wrong.
Sweetheart I'm deeply attracted to you.
I love your smile, your style just every little thing that you do.
And as I look into your I think about, rather yet I feel this passion inside.
I realize that the love we share is bona fide.
I'm continuously hoping that we can be together forever, and now I kiss you like a fine, sending shivers through your spine amd mine.
 
John Favors

~*~

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
As I watch all the little first graders
As I watch them learn and play
They cannot read any algebra text
And cannot write an essay
 
Some kids make straight A's
Others full of sass
Some kids make straight F's
Others barely pass
 
Some kids write all backward
Some kids write all neat
Some kids write all messy
Some kids look at their feet
 
Some kids twist and turn in their seat
Some kids sit real straight
Some kids cannot wait for lunch
Others barely touch their plate
 
Some kids rush and rush their work
Some kids take their time
Some kids stay three minutes after the bell
Some kids long for the chime
 
Some kids jaw their pencils
Other click their pens
Some kids act real prissy
Some kids act like wild hens

Some kids aren't real popular
Some kids hardly are not
Some kids are very popular
Some girls are really hot
 
Some kids have three nicknames
Some kids go by "Hey!"
Some kids are still in high school
But they're all the same today
 
Some kids have a bumpy ride
Some kids have real jolts
Some kids always stay kids
And some become adults

Brady 

~*~

A REASON TO PRAY
-By Kirthi Alevoor
 
Rudely parted from the past, scared of stepping into the future
The present time quickly slipping out of my hand..
The new relations tempting me
but still for the old relations I pine..
Away from my home ,how can I make this
house mine?
 
Life had been simple and sweet...
Now it somehow seems incomplete..
Suddenly the earth seems to have been swept away..
From right beneath my feet.
 
How do I know what other games life has yet to play...
Innocent mind of yesterday how can it be responsible in a day???
The darkness comes to tease me as the sun slowly sets...
And I am left with nothing..
Nothing but a reason to pray...

~*~

i wrote your name on my hand
"nothing lasts forever..." i softly whispered
as i watch the water touch the ink
the ink slowly dripped
 
never thought things would get so out of hand
friends became lovers as time ran
thought we could proceed to the next level
but "oh no"..game over..u failed
 
u are still playing childish games
to you i aint nothing more than a toy
replaced me with the girl who had the "similiar name"
dont worry..you'll see she the whole micoy
 
will she love you the way i did?
say "i love you" the way i did?
you wont see how special until you lose it
but by then, you'll regret

bexky

~*~

But how will i know you?!
                           Maria Lourdes F. Guevarra
 
I keep on praying
for the man i'll be loving
to the man whose soul will reunite mine
but how will i recognize you?
 
I keep on dreaming
for the man i care to have
to the man i imagined myself growing with
but what will you be like?
 
I keep on searching
for the man that only belongs to me
to the man i am destined to be with
but how close fate would lead me to you?
 
I keep on praying, everyday.
I keep on dreaming, everynight.
I keep on searching, everywhere.
But how will i know if you're the half mate of my soul?!
SIGN PLEASE!

~*~

I think I died on Tuesday night, as "well yeah" registered in my mind
And simultaneously my heart hit the floor as 20/20 went to blind
I picture him holding you as I once did, and staring into your eyes
And just as I regain my composure, I die a few more times
Still, thatís only the beginning of the pain, as I picture you holding him
Though maybe, just in those moments, youíve forgotten me and anything Iíve ever been
It goes further beyond that though; maybe Iím still in your head
Rather, maybe you find true comfort with him instead
So the pain proceeds to increase, every second indulged in these thoughts
As my mind is forced to figure it out, and emotionally connect the dots
I wonder if your different with him, I wonder if your so hard
I wonder if you love him like me, enough to shed my scabs and be scarred
And so here I am comparing myself to who I only know as John Doe
And out of so much love for you, I can only hate him, whom I donít even know
I think of all the tears Iíve shed, trying to hold on to you
Only to have the rope pulled from me , leaving my hands so black and blue
And as you very well may disregard all this, and proceed to depart
The pain is heavily outweighed by the joy even after you break my heart

jeremiah

~*~

 my music
Trip Armour
war, peace, prosperity, poverty defines
words like love, hate, envy, pride, that I can feel
nostalgia, hope, and depression finds
justice, patriotism, protest, captivity are all heard
as faith, joy, truth, liberty and everything else you want.

~*~

I think the game we are playing has become too dangerous for me
I am not sure what I had intended but never something to this degree
I donít know when I started to love you, maybe all those years ago
But then wasnít the time to let it grow
Iím not sure now is the right, but I have lost control
I no longer want to pretend that what we have is enough
I want all of you, and I am terrified of your rebuff
I wish I could go back in time and recapture what you say used to be
I wish I could make you still love me
I know in my heart you donít share what I feel
Itís all too fast and seems so surreal
I canít explain what it is you have done to me
I canít make sense of something I never thought I would be
I canít take back what has become the better part of me
I wish I could see into your mind
Then maybe I could know if what you say is true
I want so badly to believe in you
For some reason I am so scared and confused
Terrified to accept and then be refused
I have known you forever and not at all
I touch you, and feel incredibly small
I have loved you all of the yesterdays, and every minute of today
But I canít tell you for fear you will walk away
I canít explain what it is you have done to me
I canít make sense of something I never thought I would be
I canít take back what has become the better part of me

Susan 

~*~

Path to a Dead End
     -Kurtis Diaz
 
ďNot a trace goes on with one
The raindrops come down to wash away
Anything beside me should be none
Can you come home today?Ē
 
ďThis is what I feel all day long
Confusion can mess with your head
And hatred will kill you
And there is nothing I can do till Iím deadď
 
ďIllusions of happiness deceive me
Why is this the way it must be?
Why must I be left alone for no one to love?
This is what happens when push come to shove
This is the hurdle in life you canít see
Always, to obtain joy, there is a feeď
 
But one thing can bring him joy
Yes! There is a girl
To help out this lost boy
She can make his stomach whirl
 
She can make him cry his heart out
She can make him see the light at last
She can make him pout
She can make him forget all about the past
 
He now has something to hang on to
He now realizes this is what he must do
A love as good as his happens to few
So the road in his life is starting again new
 
But, what happened on this terrible day?
Their love has turn a dreadful way
Oh no! Will they leave or will they stay?
Nothing you can do, just pray
 
There was but one destiny
For this boy born on a day of June
Which would sadden any one
But he still played his happy tune
He knows not what he had done
But his soul will die way too soon
It already happened and he knows when
It was the night one that bright full moon
 
So as a child he was full of joy
And the events after can annoy
The kind of torment brought upon this boy
Through his middle school years
All his troubles brought many tears
It also brought many fears
After middle school he met his love
And she was all he can think of
Of all his priorities, he set her above
Now through his first few years of high school
He thought that things were starting to go cool
But then to his fire inside, she became the fuel
Now in the present time
There arenít many steps left to climb
Whatís left to do now isÖ Wait and see how we finish this rhyme
~*~
QUESTIONS
Zaff Syed
 
Motionless and tied-down to the earth, then
how do the stairs climb up and up
towards the clouds?
 
How soft is the candle's flame
then why -- when I touched it --
my finger got burnt?
 
Why in the evening,
outside the home, fly
those flickering sparks, and
play hide-and-seek in the bushes?
 
What do the branches say
-- when the breeze picks up --
to themselves? to the breeze?
or to the neighboring twigs?
 
What does the flower
tell the butterflies, who
-- after a long flight --
alight on it, that
makes all of them giggle?
 
She marvels
at these and a thousand other
astounding questions
but how should she ask, for
Sapnaa is only a year old, and
has yet to learn to speak!
~*~                                                          
 
Sweet Relief
Patrick Carroll
When the day grows long
and the restless shadows tire,
at the end of your journey you'll find me there,
arms outstretched, granting sweet relief.
Come rest your head
I shall comfort thee
No more tired bones
aches, pains.
Only serenity,
sweet and untarnished.
Solitude from the pace.
But know you'll rest forever,
When you gaze upon my face.

~*~

TO HEATHER
Jordan Hunnicutt
From the death of our rebirth
We shall pass and go our separate ways
For if I shall never see you again
I shall never see.
Wake from your waters,
Air high to your possibilities,
Becoming just and sure.
For sure we know it is
Breath into us life.
Dream the dreams we be
And seek but never flee.
For again, if I shall never see you again
I shall never see.
You take my eyes
You take my heart
You take my tranquility.

~*~

One petal   
mary kaufmann  

 

Some time ago I received a rose
when turtles were slow and toke an hour to go
When people were kind, soft, and gentle
I had to find one that was true
My love lived on when I found him
Then nothing was wrong but now it is
One petal is left one petal for me
So that is it so now you see!

~*~
Montana Rains
kim green
Hot dry dust musty can't wait for relief. Red dirt, clay dirt of red, hot yellow circle beams down like an ant under a magnifying glass. Thirsty and slow can't wait for relief.
 
Stirring rumbling sound loud enough to shake the ground. Gray smoke coming up there is a storm brewing. Horses running and the dong barking seems that my prayers have been answered.
 
Round up and put up the animals because mother natures stampede is coming through.  One drop, two, three this was a long time coming. A downpour removing my hat and my head to the sky, flicker and flash the heavens love as they take my picture.  Feel the cool at last. There's nothing like a Montana rain.

~*~

I never really knew you,
You were just another friend,
But then i got to know you
I let my heart unbend
I couldn't help pass memories
That would only make me cry
I had to forget my first love
And give it another try
So I've fallen in love with you
And I'll never let you go
I love you more than anything
I just had to let you know
And if you ever wonder why
I don't what I'll say
But I'll never stop loving you
Each and everyday
My feelings for you will never change
Know my feelings are true
Just remember one thing
I LOVE YOU

 

 Kenny Diaz

~*~

YOUR LOVE
THABISILE PRECIOUS MLAMBO

Defines the definition
Of medicine with prescription.
It's truly an infection
Contagious, catching attention.
 
In a squatter camp, a mansion
Your presence is of mention.
Through touches and actions,
Through caresses and affections.
 
It travels on a road, a mission
Deeper and longer than a fiction.
More electrifying than friction
Touching whole, not just a fraction.
 
When it arrives at the station
The hearts beats faster in attraction,
Affection
Because of all existing creation
(Your love ) It's truly an infection
A medicine with prescription.

~*~

**Words Can't Describe**
Amy Lively
Barren.
A wasteland of emotions inside.
Empty.
I search, but thereís no place to hide.
Mourning.
No escape from the reality of life.
Painful.
No resolution for my mindís strife.
Wanting.
Always desiring what I canít have.
Praying.
Hoping the future wonít be as sad.
Realizing.
Knowing what I want will never be.
Torment.
What Iíll never have is painful to see.
Anger.
Why am I punished? Why am I denied?
Ungrateful.
My only choice is to break down and cry.
Surviving.
Enduring after the knowledge, after the fact.
Numb.
Ignorance is the bliss Iíll never get back.

~*~

Undressing eyes, compressing,
refreshing my mind,
unwind your thoughts and find
the rind of your daily grind,
back to visions,
missions of unexplored decisions,
illusions intertwined with confusion,
requesting explanations for holes in my
recollection,
fighting the infection of speculation,
an unknown relation?
causing the invasions of insinuating conversations,
this uninvited intrusion of other's delusion
accompanied by accusing eyes of
those believing the lies
concluding in my disassociation

Laura Van Haun

~*~

FASCINATING DIMENSIONS OF THE MIND
                           David John Clinton
 
             To watch the early morning sun's rays peek over the
             horizon then stream brightly down upon the wide open
             valleys below.
 
             To soar as the eagle, high above the Great Snow Mountains
             over Wilderness green of Forests, rivers blue, and shining
             streams.
 
             To discover the hidden treasures of life within the
             majestic Forests filled with wild deer, bear, and antelope
             of elk, beaver and mountain lion.
 
             To be one with the beauty of nature and the wilderness.
             These are the treasures of life which enriches our hearts
             and mind.
     ~*~
TO THE ONE I LOVE
                       emma b.labrador
 
I don't know when I start loving you
I don't know when my heart start feeling
With feelings just for you
I don't know when my mind start
Centering thoughts only of you
I just know that my heart, my mind is full of you.
 
Oh, how much I love you
If you only knew
I do really care for you
And it hurts me so
Knowing you don't feel the way I do.
 
If I could only go somewhere far away
And start to live a life away from you
Then I could start forgetting
And if time is on my side
We will remain just friends.

~*~                   

Dedicated to my long awaited fiancť
greg sangel

Love equals pain which in turn makes us stronger. As we run from problems, we run from pain, that also causes us to run from love. The fear of getting
hurt is greater than the fear of death. Even if we try to make it work, we can never seem to get it right. once in awhile we find the one that makes every thing alright. Once in a while we get lucky. This is my once in awhile, I will not run anymore.

~*~
yesterday, i looked out my window,
and i saw you,
pruning your garden,
i saw you,
Yesterday, I was walking down the street,
and i saw you,
pruning your garden,
i saw you,
Yesterday, i was getting the paper,
and i saw you,
pruning your garden,
i saw you,
Yesterday, I looked out my window,
and i didn't see you,
pruning your garden,
i didn't see you,
Yesterday, Iwas told that you weren't going to be seen,
pruning your garden,
I didn't see you,
Today, I was sitting on a bench on my porch,
and i didn't see you,
pruning your garden,
you were sitting next to me instead.

briana telford

~*~
Melissaís World
Dedicated to my friend Mel who fell pregnant at 14.
By Rachael Armstrong
Your world is falling down around you,
Thereís nowhere to run and hide,
But if we hold onto each other,
We can hold up the sky.
 
But now the sky is getting heavier,
And we are losing our grip,
Alone weíre holding the weight of the world,
And the world is starting to slip.
 
Now you call in your family,
And together hand in hand,
Your world if lifted right back up,
Now we all need to understand.
 
What is happening to your world?
Why is it falling apart?
With so many people who want to help,
You donít want to play your part.
 
You need to tell the people close to you,
Your problems and why your sad,
Cause they are the only ones,
Who can turn things to good from bad.
 
Your friends are always here,
To lend a helping hand,
But please tell you parents,
They will always understand.

~*~
Does death hurt ?
Nitin
I heard once
mum said
Death Hurts
It scared me off
I was scared of it
I used to do nightmares at
nights
Trembling and Sweating
But then i discovered
something else
In the Dark
In the Night,
Love...
It hurts more than death
It kills more than death ever does
It takes up your soul where death
can t even dream of taking you to
Love hurts
It kills

~*~
THE   MOON
Durlabh Singh
The moon
Oh catch the moon
Put a noose in its nose
Bring it back to harness
The icy wilderness of the noon
Sprinkle it with flowered dew.
 
Catch it before it runs
To penumbra of sun hide itself
Oh run and run to recover
From suffocation of grief & bart
Stiffen its dust with tears
Or the ceremonial flood
Of the tidings of the present
The anti poetic
Peregrine of the sedged cart
The olibanum of crushed heart.
 
The moon
Oh catch the moon
Catch it till it runs
To the hilliard mansions
The septic pun
Where the master of hounds sleep
With his metallic face
Turned to the wall
Where under the greenish shadows
Shines the dool
The moon
Oh catch the moon
Catch it before it runs
To the penumbra of the sun.

~*~

Break Away
Hayley Oliver
Why do I adore you?
Is it because you make me feel like I am special?
Do you inflate my confidence when its hard?
Is it because you make me feel like my brother does, like i am growing and your already there and you like what you see?
Is it because you are something I shouldn't have, something forbidden to me?
Does it make me feel special when you kiss me and leave
A whisper of what we could have, but cant
Is that all you felt you could give me?
Is that all I can handle?
Maybe you are right
Did that make me feel special?
Why do you adore me?
Is it because I let you escape, let you fly away?
Is it special to you?
Is it a blade, dangerous but enchanting all twisted
Do you want me, or is it that you don't want anyone else to
Your face when I walked in with italian flavour, it didn't suit me
Was the kiss a release, or the ignition
Did that make you feel special?

~*~


The One I Loved
Joel Shields
i loved her with my whole damn heart
but she just grabbed it and broke it apart
it hurt me so much all i let out was a sigh
and started wishing that i would just die
i will never be able to be myself
cuz i will be thinking of her and nothing else
as i write this poem the tears come to my eyes
and stream down my face as i begin to cry
there is no recovering for me
i said this once before, why cant u see
that i will never love again
that's right, this is just simply the end

~*~

Pain
Davina

My head is throbbing, I feel a beat like a constant smash to the head.
I close my eyes and clutch my ring tightly.
please go, please please go
Silence.
A dog barking continuously, muffled voices, it wont shut up.
Pain.
It hurts so bad, im now seeing faces, faces seen never before till now,
a young woman reciting
Mary had a little lamb, little lamb
Blurred.
An elderly woman, her mouth taut, eyes bright
mouth the words
This way my dear this way
She leads me to a hole, all around is black.
I can only make out her withered figure.
The hole is rimmed in gold, patterns of some unknown language
and within the deep black mist I notice a bright miniscule white dot.
Months Pass.
I strain to open my eyes.
I canít do it.
Something so simple is now difficult.
 
I am lost yet to be found.

~*~

Emotionless Tears
Brian Coover 
 
Coils and blisters
Savage of the mind
Burned and tainted
Make your life the hardest of times
Malice and wraith
Pleasures of the flesh
Seething blood and emotionless tears
Cold stare through the soul windows
Skin and bone
Twisted and torn
Veins and mundane
Eyes of the customs
Dares and intrepidness
In vain dances and vogues
Terrestrial motives and stereotypes
Cataclysms to an end

~*~

GONE FOR GOOD
Olamilekan

It was painful parting with you my friends yet
It's more honourable to give than to get
Though you're all gone but it's for good
To start a change beginning from your neighbourhood
Like God in whose image I was made
Who loved the world so much that he gave
Therefore release you with your vision
On a mission to revive our dying nation
I encourage you to go all out dear friends
To survey the walls of Nigeria to make amends
I need you but the nation needs you more
For her past glory for you to restore
A mentor of mine sang with tears in his eyes
'It's our time', our time to rise
And I see the change beginning in their neighborhood
That my friends have gone for good

~*~

Often I question myself, why is my world this way and why does it stay? We're growing apart. The walls have already been torn down. Although I know what I feel in my heart, I keep asking when did this start? Will it end or stay the same? It's like losing control of yourself... Just another day. The cage is closing in on me. I know things I say, I don't really mean to when angry and in rage. But the love we don't engage is the cause of this phase. Sometimes I hate you. Why don't you leave? I'll be in pain either way; If you go or if you stay. My friends insist I'm crazy for wanting to be with you. But how would they know all that I'm going through? Maybe I am just crazy and don't know what to feel. Love is a thing I didn't mean to make real. I know I need you and I do believe you when you say it's mutual. I never thought I'd crave another human being quite this way. It makes me joyous when you fulfill the wonderful things you say you will and help me stay warm throughout the !
cold, lonesome nights. Thus, you are my one and only light. I'm sorry that I confuse you so. I suppose I just really don't know. But I will not let go. Maybe I should surrender and let fate carry on over these train tracks, though they might lead me back over the same lumpy hills. It's out of my own free will and sometimes when it seems we can't proceed any further I guess our love will guide the way. I know you probably blame me for having so many emotions blended in my head, but it's a feeling many go through. This is a battle we may not lose, for we can gain strength enough to improve.

 Jasmine W

~*~

The Silence of Death
Katherine Johnson
In the silence of death,
When nobody breathes,
A new life is thrown forth
Into the arms of an unwilling mother.
It cries, it yearns,
It dies.
Too young to understand.
Killed by itself.
 
In the silence of death,
When nobody breathes,
I died.

~*~

FRIENDSHIP
by: wendylane l. lemeric
 
Friendship is a thing that lasts forever
between two people that share it together
a lovely thing that is treasured
and forever it will be remembered.
 
Friendship is a promise made in the heart
even though people are destined to be apart
it is unbreakable by distance
it is unchangeable by time
 
Friendship is a fun thing to share
to a person who really cares
it is always on the go
when the pace may seem slow.
 
Friendship is silent... it is unwritten
it does not need to be spoken
it is just felt by heart
and is not made to be broken.

~*~

TOGETHER
Roy McWilliams
If there was ever a past life
we
were together then.
If there is a future life
we
will be together again.
But for now all
we
have is the present and every second that
we
are apart a million stars
die
and choose rules
supreme. 

~*~

A New Look on Life
  Jessica Hellams

I stand back
and pull myself
away from the world.
With mild amusement
I watch what goes on.
People
Their always trying
To out do one another.
Trying to do their best
Saying life's so hard.
But yet, they have it all,
They look down at the lesser ones.
Laughing at those beaten down.
They come and go
Whenever they want.
Always trying to stand
And rise above the weak.
What's their point?
If there so sure of themselves
Then why do they need
To stand on others?
Are they scared?
Afraid that if they aren't there
The world will fall?
Ah, but look, on of the lesser
One's rises up.
Lifted up by love.
Respected because of their
Concern and care for others.
Those who are high
Begin to fall.
And they become
One of the lesser ones.
They learn the true meaning of life
And that life will always change.
But we can survive
For the cycle will soon start again.
          

~*~

there (with you)
britt spano

(with you) I am walking down the busy streets
parting ways betwixt and between
the money monsters, drunken beasts
the beautiful blondes, the cancerous, the diseased, the breasts, the tans, the teeth, the venomous, the miniskirts.
The Japanese waving their "tourist" flags synonymously with their cameras attached to their skulls.
The English with their sweaty brows.
The children with pointing fingers and reflections of castles and towers, and rollercoasters, and all the bright lights in their eyes.
The bleeding hearts of wealth lost, lust and love of a small taste of crime.
Mass civilization encompassed by ethereal beauty.
Slaves existing under the materialistic fabrics of the daily life.
In a hole, in the desert, in the sand, near the palms.
Under a cloudless sky and on the sun-scorched pavement.
A culture dictated by ATMs, Fast Cash, and black jack.
This is where I left my heart.
Under the bright lights, in the slot machines.
With you in the desert.

~*~

HURDY-GURDY
Marcelo Posse
In my house
Writing riddles in my yard
10 little Indins cadaveric
Gnomes
Fall short of dead poems
Gone poets dumb-mobs
Sweeping out all dull rooms
Broom the skulking naggers in their
Skulls.

At the shrinker
The dumb-dumb-crowds walk barefooted
Not me! I had an happy childhood
6 feet below 6 feet yonder
2 doll-gnawd-clowns
One DEVIL one ANGEL
No kinder than strangers
Grinde
Grinde
Grinde

~*~

That's the way it goes...
Sue-mari L. sauer
And itís sad but thatís the way it goes
Something that only shows
In the words of a poem that nobody knows
 
And itís sad but thatís the way it goes
Something that only grows
In the hearts of the spirits that nobody knows
 
And itís sad but thatís the way it goes
Something that only glows
In the minds of the people that nobody knows
 
And itís sad but thatís the way it goes
Something that only flows
In the soul of a man that nobody knows.
 
Thatís just the way it goesÖ 

~*~

JOYE  JOYCE   JOYCECUTIEPIE!!!
WHY  ARE  YOU  SO  BEAUTIFUL!  AND  I  DON'T  NO  WHY!
YOUR  SMILE  TAKES  MY  BREATH  AWAY!
AND  YOUR  CUTE  SMILE  MAKES  MY DAY!
YOUR  CARING  NATURE FEELS  YOU'R  AN  ANGEL!
WHO  HAS  A  KIND  HEART  AND   A  SOUL  FULL  OF  LOVE!
A  FRIENDLY  GEM  LIKE YOU  IS  RARE  TO  FIND.
WHO  HAS  A  INNOCENT  SMILE AND  A COOL  A  MIND!
MY  HEART  ALWAYS  POUNDERS  ON  YOUR  EVERY  MOVE!
PLEASE  TELL  ME  O'JOYCE,IS IT  MY  OBSSESION,OUR  FREINDSHIP,OR  MY  LOVE!
THERE  CAN  BE  THOUSANDS  OF  GIRLS  ,BUT  YOU  ARE  THE  BEST!
AND  "LETS  MEET  AT LEAST  ONCE, BEFORE  MY  SOUL  GETS REST!

DILEEP  MANIKRAO  SOHNI

~*~

DESTINY
 ~Cassiopeia
One man's pick of destiny can turn another man's into Hell,
One man's time of betrayal can put another man in a cell.
One man's wrong move in life can cause another man pain and strife.
The world is so undeserving, screwed up in every way,
Yet we're given more and more to work with each and every day.
We send off our elders to make room for our children
But the children don't want to stay.
We tell the kids we love'em, we say we're not above 'em
But we really don't give a damn.
Destiny's a long, hard road but we could walk it,
If only we could choose the right path.
The whole world knows that we've gotta choose now
Or we'll die in the aftermath.
One man says to another, "Peace to you and your kin,"
That man turns around and uppercuts him in the chin.
Well you can say you'll love 'em or you can say you'll shove 'em
You're never gonna know what's right.
The whole damn world's gone down the drain, it's all just one big fight
You can argue with someone you care for
And they'll die the very next day
And that one last "I love you," is somethin'
They're never gonna hear you say.
You see, sarcasm brings a little truth into life
It's the necessary pain and strife.
This isn't something to laugh at;
It wasn't meant to make you cry
But remember my little saying,
It goes, "Just before you die..."

~*~
                                        
SONG
By Joe Duvernay
 
Mook to jugglo in flashes.
My paint enhances,
The throb and the dance are same
In trances claim a new Rage
Call it Rock and slam a friend,
As tutored tempt and trained
Open hand to slap sane
And otherwise be sainted.
 
"The ages have been
At work on it,
Man can only mar it."
Presidents spoke, speak
Now and when we left
Hear the strain, what sense
To say these things of nature
Ours to ply uncharted waters
Done so long ago and now
Wan waste records on ledger.
 
I.C.P.(Insane Clown Posse)the band,
Theodore Roosevelt the President
Anatolia the Turkey
Sophia the Church Built by
The emperor of Rome Justinian,
Turned long since Mosque and museum.
Archimedes' wheel,
To inveigh the lot
A shank and leer of spent
Shall quit the spot
So lengthy upending, flap open
Cannot top ours in this time of sweat
You say it's the `arc of implication'
Can Armantrout, may inveigle;
We so much sing songs without.

~*~
Angel Wings and Cloudless Days
Jason Suptic
Peaceful rest comes not to soon
for pure reasons I can't explain.
Thoughts of heavenous angels falling to the ground
Make something beautiful seem plain.
One angelic spirit falls on to me,
but I realize it one hundreth of a second late.
The one captured glimpse of her eye.
The one hundreth of a second I failed to realize,
makes everything seem ugly.
I blink my eyes as I feel something enter.
As I open them I begin to comprehend what it was.
Looking around at all the new sites,
I found it was her eternal lustful sexuality,
resting in a non-sensual loving eyesight of the world
I realized I gained her wings.

~*~
DISTANT
Laura Lee Van Haun
 
Your current distance, causes this resistance,
reluctance, to allow myself to wish for your
indulgence, unsure of your true intentions,
for they could just be inventions of this
imagination.  Often in solitude, I recall the
way I longed to be the object of your affection,
while pretending that this befriending was all I
was intending, restraining from relaying to you
how your eyes seemed to contain the crystallization
of perfect droplets of rain, and the way their
ability to hypnotize engulfed my mind.  Pondering
why we never explored the possibility of
progression after expressing our confessions,
you claim it was due to my coinciding relation,
which I had no hesitation in informing you
that it was ending, that question no longer matters,
as still I live without your joyfilled laughter.

~*~

Graveyards
Satish Bahl 
Amidst the chill of silence,
the kind and the arrogant,
The thinkers, the lovers,
the pious and the wayward
rich and  poor
descend into the dullness of their graves,
Dust to dust.
 
The birds fly above mindlessly
but the snails leave tell tale marks
where they roamed on the gravestones
Marking their new territories.
Their trails shine in bright sunshine
while the pansies laugh
and the roses
sway in the fitful breeze.
 
Graveyards are where.
differences are forgotten,
grief for the stricken
And the departed
blends everyone in a holy communion
where one does not think of own loss
but becomes a participant in  someoneís,
lifeís final episode.

 

~*~

so many things to say
so many things left to do
all i can ever accomplish is running around in circles
because im completely lost with out you
 
you who makes my world turn from light
to blue
which is one of my colors i might add
 
adding you and i would make a nicer two,
or so i believe
 
believing in my dreams which have lead me here,
to tell you the truth i would rather be there at your side
while we sleep
 
sleeping in each others arms will chase away my blues
as well as yours too, just think of what we could dream together
 
two sick minds lost in each others void
void the matter where everything else matters
 
but these are all the things we already knew,
then why do we keep so far apart
why must the chemistry we share come unglued
 
or is there any chemistry to be shared,
and if so why do i feel so lost,
why am i bleeding my self to you
i'm forever lost
and would rather be lost in my world
where things get lost with you

raven_poe

~*~

I compare every women to you and every hand running
Across my back to yours every prayer I say is rooted
In you our lives could be here our hearts are always
There our dreams come fast and unknown spoken on the
Lips of love or on the wings of another flying calm
Across the sea with hope for faith and change even
If I'm not great I'm great to you and you to me
Running around could never be just walking and
Admiring the leaves how they beat and fall and color
All rain they do fall from tall fathers greater gifts
Are in hands not boxes with dancing words not wallets
In the song of another in the arms of a mother I still
Say my greatest gift was the first day you held me
Not anyone around just the promises and hopes of a
Mother to a child...

Eric T Jorgensen

~*~

DON'T LET ME FORGET
Adriana Garcia
 
Don't let me forget my library book
That's two years overdue
Don't let me forget my book report
That's late by a week or two
Don't let me forget the dishes
That are piling up on the sinks
Don't let me forget the litterbox
'Cause, boy, it really stinks!
Don't let me forget to vacuum
Get the juice out of the floor
Don't let me forget to set my alarm
I don't get tardies anymore
Don't let me forget my homework
I've got "E's" in every class
Don't let me forget that before I skip recess
I HAVE to get a pass
Don't let me forget your birthday
And your other one last year
Don't let me forget that it really hurts
When you try to self-pierce your ear
Don't let me forget to feed the cat
Wear short-sleeves when it's hot
Don't let me forget to tell you that
I forgot what it is I forgot!

OPEN MIC ENCORE I The Love Poems

Encore II

 

 

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