OPEN MIC ENCORE - Part II
December, 2002

we sat up all night.....

sharing the thought of lives that never seem too satisfied
everything seemed to feel right
we both miss the life that we never had
so we drink to fill it up
she said "i don't smoke any more"..........
I said, "well it's my solace"
cause what else do i have besides this and drinking to ease these lonely nights......
i wanted to turn and kiss you....
your angelic face sparkling like the clearest diamond in the stark nakedness of pre dawn candlelight bliss......
i want to tell you i feel everything all at once about the exact condition of our existences...
tell you how everything you say makes perfect sense to me
but i knew i couldn't for it would change everything
in an instant
trying on various kid gloves in the conversation of my heart, but none ever fit the situation right
I yearned to die besides you in the bed of our shattered lives
i never told anyone this
i kept this game going.....
never wanting this night to end..
i don't want to go back to the dreary streets of lower manhattan life
i want to meet you in my dreams and live in your beautiful life; summer in the americana martha's vinyard tapestry,
the picture that you so exquisitely painted for me
the picture that haunts me and mesmerizes me all the same....
the picture that i strive so vigorously for but only fades in the distance.
the perfect girl made o-n-l-y and explicitly for me.... if there is any such thing in this beat place.
as dawn spreads its brilliant fingertips of rose and the sun gleams off the staggering grey clouds that reflect off the endless mountains of desolate upstate new york, you turn to me to say that its time to go now that the sun is up.....
but i never want to go, never want to leave you anyplace alone again.... I have found the medication in you to ease this queasy feeling that leaves me struggling to express the words and feelings of the moment as i fee it that i seem to have around everyone else ...
the kind of feeling that leaves such a stale after taste that no drink of anyone elses love that i imbibe could wash away
but i can't stay.. i could never do that to you
so its back on the road of life... destined to be sideswiped by the many loves that merge in and out of the lanes of my sanity...
to fix the flat tires that have been incurred soo many times
by all the women that i have foolishly let into my frail heart.
At least i still have not run out of gas.

           By Kyle Williams

~*~

"Heart 0f Fire"
 
Twinkling eyes
Fireflies dancing in the night
Wishing stars
Lover's backdrop of romantic lights
 
Captive voices
Sound of distant thunder rolls
Warm to hot
Summer love takes it's toll
 
Silky touches
Racing hearts, no finish line
Enter seduction
Teasing and tempting curious minds
 
Alluring caress
Awake the creature that slumbers deep
Sensual strokes
Satin feelings invade sleep
 
Supple kiss
Entrancing union, souls embrace
Enticing tongues
Time stands still in breathless fate
 
Velvet whispers
Anticipation soars on eagle wings
Longing glances
Inspiring sundry quixotic dreams
 
Unforgettable smile
Melting stonewalls that ages repelled
Heart of fire
Closer, ever closer love is compelled
 
Darkheart

~*~

SWEET SMELL OF RED WINE
Melissa Schutte

                  I sit here, at this small table in an
                  old shop.
                  I smell the sweet red wine, and
                  memories come back, mostly feelings.
                  My love, my sweet love.
                  The memory of him saddens me.
                  I stare now in the blackness of the shop.
                  But I know that he is gone.
                  All that is left is the sweet smelling
                  red wine.
                  The sweet smelling red wine that stays
                  with me through the nightÖthe cold moonlit
                  night.
                  I remember our first toast, and now
                  it fades away as I take a single sip
                  of this rustic red wine that fills my senses
                  with sweetness but my mind with utter
                  sadness.
                 

~*~

YOU'RE A TRUE FRIEND
By: Krisa Uy
 
You're a true friend
that's always been there.
to comfort me and
take care of me.
 
You're a true friend
who listen to me,
to help me make my
day bright.
 
You're a true friend
that embraces me when I'm sad.
to make me better
when I'm mad.
 
You're a true friend
who loves me for who I am,
you care for me
when no other can.
 
You're a true friend
that I will always cherish,
in my heart, that would
stay in my soul forever.

~*~

HERO OF NONE
 Lin Sievert
 
She's caught in the under tow
and I want to save her
but instead of reaching out from
solid ground
staying on the pier
I jump in and brave the waters.
Always trying to be the hero
never knowing what it takes
the tide is stronger
then I expected
and before I know it
I'm going under too
At least we're not alone
It's peaceful under the water
everything moves slow
so much for being the hero
so much for everything
they thought we should know

~*~

EVENING, SINGLE BESIDE THE SEA
               By: Amir Ridoy
 
A baby is spreading motherís vermilion in the sky,
you are sitting in the cool sun washing your lac-dye painted feet
in the water of sea, the leaves of Tamarisk is trembling,
I gift sight and thousands of white cranes all on a sudden
flying in the sky, touching the vermilion,
beating the air by their wings make a storm in sand,
and also flying my ashy dream covered romantic hair.
 
Dear, I donít know, will these red light touch you , not touching the
empty sands beside me! I donít know, will your hands play like a deer
in the forest of my curling hairs with a burning emotion;
Like the wet breast of a crane will your face be wet by tears,
and say me, ---- for which I have kept my afternoon sun so innocent!
I rinse regularly in the holy river Karnafully!
 
Dear, mail me, how the blue sky with clusters of red, like the shirt
gifted by you, drizzles you and make you nostalgicÖÖ..
Mali me, how terrible the single evening is!!!!

~*~


 Feelings of a Disturbed Man
Barry Juan Carter 
                     Thought tainted with confusion
              Speech diverted from overwhelming feelings
                 Judgment clouded by false accusations
           Body destabilized from a single touch of your lips,
                           From a sweet kiss
                 Vision blinded from the immaculate star
                     That dwells within your soul
             Hearing impaired to all those who bestow advise
       For they do not perceive sound from the harmonious siren song
                     Played by your saccharine voice
                       To my friends I am a fool
                  To my family I am blinded by Light
                     But to my lady, I am in love

~*~

BLENDING
Cobbler Bowe
 
Slowdancing
Man and woman
Becoming one
Like 2 bodies of water
 
Blending
 
Music
The 3rd body of water
 
Blending
 
Till all is smoothness
Nothing exists
Outside this ocean
Of man and woman.

~*~

I'm so lonely tonight...
Staying hidden and out of sight.
I feel like a stranger everywhere.
I feel like everyone wants to stop and stare.
I wish there was someone here for me. 
Someone that can see what I see.
Why does everyone look at me that way?
Why can't I go out and play?
Everyone else's life is flawless.
Why is mine so meaningless?
Someone come and find this lost soul.
I don't wanna play hide and seek anymore.
I'm scared to be alone with myself.
Bottled up, stuck on this dusty shelf.
No one cares that I exist.
I'm the only one on the list.
So afraid not to be accepted.
I thought I was, but I was descepted. 
Now I'm jotting with my ink.
It's the only way I can think.
Everything ends in a rhyme.
I don't want to take it this time. 
I'm so alone here in my mind.
It's hard to think when everything's in rewind.
Nothing makes sense.
My thought sometimes get to intense.
They scare me sometimes.
Is it all truth or are they all lies?
I just want to run away.
Is there ever going to be an end to today?
Why do I want to cry?
Why are my eyes so dry?
Who can straighten this crookedness?
Who can fix this fuck'n mess?
What's going on here?
What's that I hear?
When can I just evaporate?
When can I concentrate?
I'm so lost.
I feel tossed. 
There's my reflection in the mirror.
Why won't it disappear?
Please...
Breeze...
Blow me away.
So I don't have to stay.
Goodbye.
I'm gone in the blink of an eye...

Travis Zell

~*~

My Name
Megan Ovunwo
My name is a not a name of shame
My name should never be taken as game
My name is unique
And when I open up my mouth to speak
What Iím saying is never weak
My name is a birthmark
Like wires sending sparks
When you hear my name
You should be blessed
Because I try to be original
Unlike the rest.
Back then during slavery
My black ancestors showed
A lot of bravery
They held their chins up high
While steady reaching for the sky
Anything to keep our name.
As im reading this poem to you.
I want all yawl to know that
This goes for you too.
Always remember your name
Because your name is a name of
Fame.

~*~

standing here alone
but that doesn't mean im lonely
your face burned into my mind
as if i stared into the sun
your touch etched into my memories
as if carved by a knife
wishing you were beside me still
craving your gentle caress
wanting you all the more
for the denial i must endure

kid lost 

~*~

The Voice Of Reason
By Kreshona Walrath
 
Hate surrounds us,
Causes people to fight,
They listen but do not hear,
The pleas of those around them,
Makes them ignore the voice of reason.
 
Agony waits just around the corner,
Pain and desperation makes them fear,
The problems all around them
The wants and needs they canít support,
Causes anger to appear and make people hate and fight.
 
The pointless wars crusades and battles
Creates enemies anew and renews the old ones
The voice of reason calls for an end to these wars
So people can live in peace and happiness
Living the life they dreamed of living
Giving their children the world they dream of
Creating the hope the keeps people living on.
 
Ignoring the voice of reason,
These battles and wars continue
Destroying everything that was planned for
Leaving anger in the place of love
Disaster prevails killing faith and hope.
 
Listen to the voice of reason
Listen well
For the voice of reason
Will keep all of our dreams in tact
And will keep the hope alive,
While all of our anger will die.

~*~

Twas the start of craze unaffected by logic
How a moment so blissful demanding joyous frolic
Ended in pain far worse than catastrophic
A day in which all was deceitful
When true was untrue and the unimportant meaningful
When blessings of peace were carried not by a dove
Twas the day that the innocent fell in love
All was wrong not a breath breathed truth
All that seemed harmless was keen as oneís tooth
 Eyes had forsaken him
Betrayed by the sight of what his eyes were to see
All emotions ran feral all sense began to flee
Love had unraveled and the innocent stood unaware of what this might be
The inception of misery was this day indeed
A day which to many is nothing to heed
Yet to one twas a day of evil creed
One which alone caused a poor heart to bleed
Unaccustomed to love this soul stood bewildered
Ensnared within a maze lacking exit and entry
This soul was lost forever and never to be free
Through mourning eyes cast upon he
happiness he will never see
  Twas the day love stricken the unaware
Twas the day love forever cursed me

Jason B. Haider 

~*~

take a look at me
tell me what you see
there is more to me on the inside
than what you see on the outside
i can fly like an eagle
fly way up high
i can fly like an eagle
touch the sky
i can float like a butterfly
sting like a bee
tell me
tell me what you see.

Ana

~*~

The Dreaming
Brandon Cobb
This is because you only deserve the words of a dream.
So If I vanished into steam you wouldnít forget this scene.
You spare 5 days a week to spare the weak.
If there is a God he smiles upon you.
 
Have you ever wanted to explode into pure energy?
Who should stay make believe and whoís the real enemy?
Tell me how it feels to heal a fallen angel?
Read off my label from your boss floss angle.
 
Alive I think. A new shell brings clarity to the severity of my new hell.
Iíd sell my soul but you would never let me.
Blood rushes to subduing veins, as my trained brain feels no shame of proving
That I am still a childís smile; Gentle and mild, while
Fainting from the paintings freestyle style: Freestyle.
You always made me seem worth saving.
Now shaving my self-esteem; Mr. Sandman, give me a dream.
 
I have never prayed to pull thru, only to redeem the time that binds me to miss you.
Friends never choke jokers by their throats. And although I try to move on I still long to hold on to their ghosts.
Who can I trust? I can trust no one.
I swallow these down because she is the best Iíve found.
She is my only beautiful phony.
She looks at me and asks whom God prays to when he is lonely.

~*~

WHY DID YOU LEAVE?  
DONNIS MALONE

My heart had been smashed & dropped to the floor,
 then you came along one night and opened a door
I was so scared to trust to let you in my heart,
 because of the hurt before that tore my world apart
I gazed into your eyes & felt your one of a kind touch,
    I knew that I loved you and I thought you did too just as much
With all the things that happened to me, you said you didnít understand
but I had no more worries cause now you are my man  
I wouldíve given my world to you & searched for your love until death
      but I had no idea, youíd try to take my heartís last breath
Inhale to exhale, trying to withstand the ache
      that you gave when you left me, something you never tried to take
Youíve taken everything else away, so why not take the pain
      from the heart you threw away, & the soul you pushed down the drain                 
Canít you see my heart crying, canít you see my soul in knots?
     canít you see my eyes are fading, & my spirit yearning to rot?   
I want you right here, to stay by my side
     for someone I can run to, & a heart for me to confide
You said youíd never break my heart, now answer my question please?
     If you never meant to hurt me, why did you leave

~*~

I'M AFRAID
Matt Whiat

Iím afraid
No, not of the usual,
the normal, the accepted.
Not of the dark,
Not of monsters surely lurking in our closet,
Not of the unlocked front door while we lay naked,
engulfed in warm white sheets;
 
I fear, while we are apart,
I will blink and months will walk by,
My loneliness I will breathe in and a year will pass,
Softly I let the covers to my sight succumb to gravity,
if only for a few moments--I promise baby
and 20 years scream by.
 
Iím afraid I will take a nap;
take a nap while we are apart
and awake to the evening of this life
 
Then, with 24 hours to go,
we both make good on our promise
and run into each otherís arms
 
I will not blink, nor rest my eyes or nap;
Iím too afraid while we are apart
 
Iím not interested in your logic,
Donít tell me this wonít work.
Instead,
tell me there is more than just one life
 
I simply yearn for more than 24 hours to please her

~*~

What is the point in life so long?
If one tells one, they donít belong
What is the point in life so less?
If one is full of emptiness
What is the point in love and hate?
If one waits always at the gate
What is the point of hate and love?
If belief isnít in the Lord above
What is the point in friendship deep?
If all the way the road is steep
What is the point in caring for one?
If all they do is up and run
What is the point in growing old?
If one has no stories told
What is the point in this life I live?
If all one does is take, not give
What is the point in this I write?
If shone on this is not the light

Sheila Cottee

~*~

Beautiful Days
Amy Simpson
Beautiful sky, beautiful day,
Please never go away.
The sun shines bright
in the morning light
 
The flowers are singing
the church bells are ringing.
Beautiful day,
Please don't go away
 
Don't let the clouds take over the sun.
If they do we'll be sad and won't have fun.
Please stay out all day,
and never ever go away.

~*~

Upon the willows spawn I travel as whimsical as the plan I follow.
Will I see the highest mountain, The lowest valley?
Over slopes and painted fields, I rest from time to time, But the path I must follow to the end.
Down the darkest roads I have traveled, Following my plan with a sense of time. The choices made by the vehicle I ride or by the plan, I know not of:
I see now the end roads I left at will, Shall I rest and perhaps start anew?
The plan I cannot say the path I will follow!
 
D.L.Jones,2002

~*~

~~~~~~~~~~~~*Soul*~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jenny

I cannot laugh,
I cannot cry,
I cannot be shy.
Never shall I say a ha, he, or ho.
Never shall I shed a tear down this face,
and never again shall I blush when I see my crush.
You are asking me why?
You, you should know the reason.
For when you stole my heart, you also stole my soul, and that, that what you stole was the only thing I was trying to hold onto.
But I guess I am just an item to you.
What a mistake I've made.
Selling my poetry, song or art is the same as selling my heart and soul to a person I do not trust.
Which I did.
I sold my heart, you bought my heart, you broke my heart.

~*~

"World Peace...A Christmas Wish"
Christine Faith P. Torres
The world is lonesome
Many are fighting
Christmas is near to come
But all are suffering.
 
Wars from everywhere
And terrorism too
What kind of world is this
And what should people do?
 
The Lord is always there
Hope is what we need
Give love to everyone
And pray to succeed.
 
If I would ask a Christmas wish
Something money can't buy
I would ask for world peace
Where people can live by
 
It's nice to live in a world
With peace and unity
I'll be glad and thank the Lord
And praise Him joyfully!

~*~

IN THE ARMS OF THE ANGELS
Claire Mc Guinness
 
What comes into your mind when I speak of Christmas?
For me as for many, a time of mixed emotions
This time last year, us together, two strangers, two lost souls,
Youíre shy quiet composure, my wild & scary notions.
 
Why are you so scared, you asked?
What are you suffering  from, I asked back?
Your look of disbelief- turned into one of joy,
To every-one an anorexic, to me a normal boy.
 
Those simple questions broke our silence,
From Strangers then Companions ≠to Friends
Laughing, consoling, crying, anger
Much more than a shoulder or words  you lent.
 
I was nobody, lost, and had given up.
No feelings, no emotions, empty soul
Such anger & hatred festered within me,
You opened my eyes, you  gave me a goal.
 
The goal was life- to live again,
You were so positive, so peaceful, so strong.
Your hugs,  your words, your looks,  your smile.
Gave me the courage, to struggle along.
 
I moved on, whilst you stayed.
Visits often, letters were sent by day
I had met an amazing force in my life,
You gave me reason, I could never repay.
 
You were my guardian, my saviour, - my best mate.
I left the hospital, no goodbyes,
To hard, just walked out the gate
 
Then came the phone-callÖÖ.
God had taken you,
You had left me,
I was alone,
How would I cope?
The one person who understands,
Could solve all problems, could vanish all demands.
I canít describe the feeling,
I didnít believe, they must be lying,
 sure you would never leave.
 
I am so selfish, oh how you suffered,
Your wish of peace had come,
And of course I think about me me  me Ö..
But Iím lost, Iím lonelyÖ. Iím numb
 
You made me realize how to liveÖ.
I understand I have to do it for you
Make you proud, do the best I can
Be happy, healthy, good and true
 
Thereís not a moment or day will pass,
you enter my thoughts, and take over my head.
Itís painfulÖbut Iím trying my best.
I try to think like you, be positive & bright,
I ask for your help along the way,
I know you can hear me,
Your still working with me, you give help & hope each day.
 
I never said goodbye, so many words left unsaid,
But its not goodbye, Iíll see you again
I love you I always will,
 I miss youÖ. I always will.
People say it gets easier, that I donít feel,
 but youíre my angel & your right by my side,
 Guiding me, watching me, protecting me,
Your soulís alive- your body just died.
 
So young, so special, take me instead
Itís cruel, its painful, Iím lonely Iím mad
To every-one an anorexic,
To me- my special ĎLadí!

~*~

My angel wings
Are broken again
We ran so hard
The pains sinkin in
I know I'm alone
Alone in the end
Apart from the rest
A product of sin
Mom sees no change
And dads in his grave
Tomorrow's my last
I had so much to give
Eyes to the ground
I ran from the light
Blinded and scared
Jaded and grim
Happy's a dream buried too deep within
The promised land is out of my reach
There's nothing left
Say what you will

Jesse Bellam 

~*~

Winter night
Sverrir O Thorolfsson
I look into the stillness of night
at sparkling stars smiling from the darkness
above
and the silver bright moon kissing the face
of the sea.
Frostroses are dancing
like fairies on my window
and the cold dark night
embracing a loving couple in its arms
as they kiss in the rosy glow
from the lantern in front of my house.

~*~
As The Old Man Prays
Pamela S.Davidson 
As a young man working hard everyday,
raising his children on baling hay
to make ends meet with little pay.

Going to church on every Sunday,
praying to God for a better way.
 
It'll be all right, the wife will say,
let it take it's course as it may.
 
The children are grown now
and on their way,
to raise their children with better pay.
 
As an old man now here he lays
knowing it's his last days;
"Lead my children the way" he prays.

~*~


MY HEART BEATS 4 U
aijha
         My heart beats 4 u, a million times in one day
         Thoughts of u crowd my mind
         In every imaginable way
         Like the smooth, cooling taste of ice-cream
         I dream of your kiss, and it makes me scream
         4 me u are the only thing.
         My heart beats 4 u, and I hear the sound
         Calling your name like a basset-hound
         Missing your loving, kissing and hugging
         Caught up in the rapture
         And longing after.
         My heart beats 4 u, thump, thump, thump
         Just tell me how high
         And I will jump
         Cause u keep my head spinning
         I can't fight the feeling
         Cause I truly adore u
         And my heart beats 4 u.

~*~

Message On The Machine
Claire Trust
 
The jealousy was there
Never past your stare
We fought so many times
Over my perceived crimes
 
I tried to prove my love for you
But there was nothing I could do
To make you believe I was just
And did not succumb to worldly lust
 
But somehow we made it through
And even said I do
Today it seems Iíve found
The tables turned around
 
Wide eyed and somewhat green
Hearing the message on the machine
Could not believe my ears
But it didnít bring me tears
 
You see Iíve had my doubts
Of what this love is all about
Iíve seen your private thoughts
Written on the box.
 
Not too surprised to hear
Her message full of fear
Be safe and strong and well
And I will call your cell
 
What does tomorrow bring
Youíre denying everything
I gave you a way out
And didnít even shout
 
So now the time draws near
For you to reappear
There goes the phone again
With no one on the other end
 
Itís time to readjust
And decide if I can trust
Iím not sure if I can
After all, you are a man

~*~

I AM A MAN
marty wagner

I AM MAN
THAT'S WHAT I AM
NOT JUST A MAN
BUT A REAL MAN
ONE THAT THINKS
ONE THAT FEELS
ONE THAT CAN LOVE
BUT AT THE SAME TIME CAN HATE
I AM A MAN THAT CRIES
I AM A MAN THAT SMILES
ONE THAT REGRETS
AND ONE THAT FORGIVES
I FEEL THE WAY THAT ALL YOU WOMEN FEEL
AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES ME WHAT I AM
A MAN...A REAL MAN

~*~

Failure of life
wayne morgan

Spring came and went
and with it the promise of youth.
The vigor and wide eyed naivetť
led me down many a curvy road.
 
Summer came and went
and with it the vitality of early man.
Strength and courage gave conviction
to ideas I had not thought through.
 
Fall is with me now
raising questions and exposing faults.
What once I saw as truth, is being shed
in a light so very different.
 
Winter is next
with uncertainty, fear and loneliness.
To face it alone
is not what I pictured doing.
 
There was a girl, with promise of love
but she left, I am alone.
Not yet bitter, but ever so close
I am not prepared for this.
 
My fault, I guess, for being a fool.
Signs were there, my eyes were shut.
Lessons have been learned, and my heart lost.
I miss her still, and cry cry cry cry.

~*~

Let me be there for you in
that special way
I wanna hold your body
with your arms wrapped around me
When I'm around you my mood changes
I can't explain it
the sight of you gives me joy
such joy I can't contain it
not anymore
I mean...
You're so beautiful
You beautiful face and smile
I wanna love you even more than ever before
I am here
I have proved that I am here for you
because I love you
You mean the world to me
but yet you don't see it
you act like you don't know that even though
I tell you every day
I put all other relationships on hold to enhance our relationship
You act like you don't appreciate it
I commit to you
and you talk me down
you often say one thing and then do another
it hurts me
I come at you honest and true
because that is what I want from you
I guess that is the so called price for love
I offer you my love and I feel I have to earn your
this is getting out of hand
but I can't stop loving you
but I don't know if...
I feel like you are pushing me away
but
I want to be their for you
I want to make your dream a reality
Let me be there for you
love me
and Let me love you

John Giles II

~*~

The Alphabet of Hearts
by: The Prince of Romance

A-stonhing as a man and women
should be. This letter and
heart represents you and me.
B-eautiful as me and lovely as
you. This letter and heart
represents the difference
between us two.
C-herish the days we met and
cherish the future outcome.
This letter and heart
represents our own magic
kingdom.
D-elightful as hearing your
voice and seeing your face.
This letter and heart
represents that know one is
taking your place.
E-nchated as cupid's magical
potion. This letter and
heart represents my deep
dark devotion.
F-antasy as when you are in my
dreams at night. This letter
and heart represents my
candle to your light.
G-od's blest me for putting
our two hearts together.
This letter and heart
represents two doves and one
feather.
H-opes and dreams they all
came true. This letter and
heart represents i'll do
anything to please you.
I-nnocent as an angel and it's
wings. This letter and heart
represents what the future
may bring.
J-ewels are what i see in your
eyes so don't blink. This
letter and heart represents
that our love boat won't
sink.
K-eeping you from anybody else
to steal. This letter and
heart represent i'm your
asprin when your sick to
heal.
L-oyal more than a king to
his castle and knights. This
letter and heart represents
our turn will come one night
M-any times i wish i could of
held you close to me. This
letter and heart represents
that this will happen you
will see.
N-ever will my feelings for
you evaporate or die. This
letter and heart represents
i'm your love-time supply.
O-pened you heart for me to
explore. This letter and
heart represents i'm yours
to adore.
P-assion flowing my body like
water to a fall. This letter
and heart represents we'll
float though it all.
Q-ueen is the strongest piece
on a chess board to play.
This letter and heart
represents i'm yours to obey
R-oyal is what we'll be even
if we are far. This letter
and heart represents their's
no need to wish upon a star.
S-mell one of the five sense i
enjoy and need. This letter
and heart represents my love
for you to feed.
T-empting as eating sweets
before dinner. This letter
and heart represents i'm a
pro and not a beginner.
U-niversal as the stars in
the far away galaxy. This
letter and heart represents
a constallion of hearts to
see.
V-alentince is what today is
about. This letter and heart
represents our souls to come
out.
W-aiting all these years and
finally found the one. This
letter and heart represents
i'm your earth and your my
sun.
X-marks the spot on a treasure
map for gold. This letter
and heart represents our
friendship to uphold.
Y-ours that's what i am now
and forever. This letter and
heart represents i won't
leave NEVER EVER.
Z-(well there is nothing i
thought of for z). So this
letter and heart represents
the end of the hearts for
for you to see.

BluPrince

~*~

BREAD CRUMBS
nancy
My mother told me not to mix reminiscent sweetness
With the goodness of today.
 
I think her advice was right because
How can we live fully today if part of us remains in a hopeful
Past?
 
 And.
 
Though Yesterdays should be appreciated
And are needed to proceed to the next best thing
 
If you wistfully glance over your shoulder too often you may miss
something truer than history.

~*~

Dreamy
Kayleigh Wellman
Every time you walked passed me,
My heart skipped a beat.
Why did you have to betray me?
And be so hurtful.
 
If we had another day,
Iíd turn back the clock,
And dream away,
Back to the day you slipped away.
 
If only you new how much I hurt,
Youíd understand why I didnít return.
So now you know what not to do,
Donít enter my dreams at night!!!!!

~*~

 
 Happy Poem
ashley jennings 
Could I interest you in a happy poem?
Where I speak of joy
and love and never
being alone?
 
Would you be interested
in tales of sweet flowers
and warm April showers,
that allows me to make love
to my soulmate.
 
Would you like to hear
about the wonderful man
that is my everything?
 
Would you like to hear
about the wonderful
sun always shinning,
in the place where it's
never to hot nor to cold.
 
Well come back to me when I've
found it,
saw it,
felt it,
experienced it,
spoke it,
and when the
uniqueness
is mine to behold.

~*~

Stronger
Chelsey Hoffman
When will I be stronger,
On the inside?
How much longer will I feel pain,
On the inside?
When will life be different for me,
On the inside?
I grow. I grow. I grow.
Determination
The race is not always to the swift...
It is to those who keep on running.

~*~

SEPARATE WAYS
Jennifer Bradley

Would it help to forget
That you and I ever met?
Would it help to release
Your state of regret?
'Cause it's fine with me
To stop hide and seek,
To go separate ways
If it sets you free.

~*~

Gimme'
Ryan Andrew Loera 
lending you my ear
to the ground
and oh so far away
from
the existence
of fear
like I said before
you won't gimme sex
won't gimme a cheer
longingly
I waited
wait
waiting
for another
with a place
big enough
for our human race
so what if I lie
gimme some now
because I am not
a creator
or a fondler
perhaps I am
meant to see
to hear
the ever-watchful
beaver
scream out his pains
that's it isn't it
yep
yes you are profound
I will dissipate

~*~

Force the World
casarra

I didn't want to go
but you dragged me.
I didn't want to stay
but you locked me in.
I didn't want to hate
but you put that in my heart.
I didn't want your love
but you forced me to accept.
I didn't want you
but you made me take you.
I didn't want anything
but you gave me the world.

~*~
SHOW SOMETHING
PJ Goring
 
Why that blank expression?
Did you hear me talking?
Just then,
When I wept.
Saying those words
To your face.
Reply,
Or speak to me,
I need to know,
that you listen to me.
 
Punch
Me
Then.
With your fist,
At my mouth,
Make me hurt,
Show something. 

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