OPEN MIC ENCORE I
January 2, 2004

FIRST KISS
SHAINA WEISS


I'm finally ready,
pushing all fear aside.
So many feelings that i'm having to hide
Not too sure what i'm doing,
but willing to try
its too late to back down now,
too late to be shy.
My breaths getting shaky,
palms start to sweat
I had it all planned
now i start to forget.
my head cant stop spinning
its all something you do
it keeps me from stopping,
it makes me want you.
Heart beats get faster
We're now eye to eye
Being so close sends chills up my spine.
You take my breath away,
you make my legs go weak.
You ask if i'm sure,
but i forget how to speak.
I feel as if i'm dreaming now
running my fingers through your hair,
I wonder what you're thinking,
but i don't even care.
If there's anything to say,
let me say this
There's no better feeling,
than what's felt on your first kiss.

-0-

An Autumn Sky
Shinya Matsui 
When we lay down
the sky was seen round
clouds were on the edge of it
gradually moved along
just like a turntable
 
But I couldn't see
whether the sky was turning around
or my head was reeling
so I asked my girlfriend aside that
 
She answered right away
"Both is"

-0-

~*LOVE*~
BY KEVIN LIZOTTE
I love u.
I want u.
I no i cant have u.
So y do i care.
but all the time.
i will still have to love u!!!


-0-

I'm sick of writing everything about you
my love was crushed
my heart was smushed
you've changed, you knew it
but u didn't take time to see it
jus cause you were far didn't mean shit
i knew we were meant to be
your lips said so
your names thrown out my window
deep breaths, hearts beat
those fucking words you said to me
I LOVE YOU
why the bullshit, why i fell for it
i cry with black darkness
you were my sun
now its cold
don't leave me i say over and over again
i'll die
i'll cry
you were my one, my first true love
i knew we were meant to be
your lips that i kissed said so

sonya sanchez

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THE FEELING'S I FEEL INSIDE, WHEN NOBODY SEEMS TO CARE
I HOPE THAT WHEN ITS OVER, WE'LL BOTH BE STANDING THERE
PLEASE FORGIVE ME, ANNA, FOR LOVING YOU SO MUCH
I NEED TO FEEL YOU CLOSE TO ME, I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL WE TOUCH
MY LOVE FOR YOU IS ENDLESS, IT GETS STRONGER EVERY DAY
I NEED TO HOLD YOU IN MY ARMS, BEFORE I GO AWAY
IF YOU WOULD ONLY UNDERSTAND, THE PAIN I FEEL INSIDE
YOU MIGHT HAVE STOOD RIGHT BY MY SIDE, FOR COMFORT WHEN I CRIED
LOSING YOU IS TOO MUCH FOR ME, AND I KNOW THAT I CAN'T GO ON
I CAN'T HANDLE THE PAIN I FEEL INSIDE, KNOWING YOU'RE GONE
THERE'S NOTHING I WON'T DO FOR YOU, TO HAVE YOU AS A FRIEND
AS LONG AS YOU ARE HAPPY, BABE, I'LL SILL LOVE YOU IN THE END.

CORY STEVENS

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YOU'LL ALWAYS HAVE MY HEART
BY LEAH COLOMA AGUINALDO
 
Maybe, I'm just not the right one for you
Maybe, my dream is yet to come true
I'm not so lucky in love today
But I hope the answer will come someday.
I wish you know how much it hurts
Sometimes, I think my heart will burst
When we see each other and just say hi
And you'd escort your girlfriend and bid me goodbye.
I still love you; I always had
Even right from the start
And maybe until my time runs out,
You'll always have my heart.

-0-

TO BE LOVED 
by Paola Lancellotti

Be true and I will not be yours.....
To be true or not to be true
This is the questionÖ

-0-

Woe is me
Woe is you.
Falling from boughs
Humpty dumpty
Just another egg
We are too sensitive.
Cry with me
Hold my pinky
Independent woman
Redundant blows
To my psyche.
 
Run away
Hold my ice cream cone
Never- never land is never far
Skip to my Lou my darling
 
Veins trembling within my scars
Fear of the sickness returning
Hope is slithering away
In the darkness of my mind.
Chrome spectacles
Lucid dreams
Hold my hands away
Torture my soul amidst the insufferable Maya
Keep my breath in your charm.
Swim in gleaming pools of lust
Hate not the sinner but the sin
Have you seen Jesus?
For they say the ghost exists
Hush now my baby blue
Time has not come yet
Your blossom is but a wish
Creep with me through the ruffled bush
Harbor my thoughts of innocence
In a jar of opulent denial
Violet curses
Forrest green laughter
This world has only one place for me
Deep below the sea
 
Your kiss is my oasis
Whisper champak in my ear
Sunshine waltzing through your smile
Caress streaks of gold
Hold that thought

Gourangi Raisz 

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Without You
Paul Downey
I was never one to hide my feelings,
When I look at you all my love I want to give to you,
Your just to good to be true,
I just can't take me eyes off of you.
 
I think of you day and night from the moment I saw you, I knew it was love at first sight,
I didn't know if you felt the same,
How could I express love in such a way that you would feel the same.
 
My heart is full of desire just to be with you,
The love I feel is so much,
I don't know what to do with out you,
Only God knows what I should do to get you.
 
These feelings are so strong I know I must be right,
To love you alright every day and night,
Without you my world comes crashing down,
Oh won't you please come away with me.

-0-


DAZZLED
Vyoma Kapur
You havenít a clue of the power you possess
The power that teases me, that which obsesses me
Your unfathomable charm, your overwhelming charisma
They have but served to prompt me to serve you
I have given you everything of mine
I have given you me
But it still seems that much less
For you complete me
You, the one and only,
You, the divine you
From which emanates
The fragrance of a thousand scents
From which radiates
The light of the sun
You are the epitome of goodness
And you embody such bliss
You are my driving force, my dream,
My purpose, my vision, my orientation, my esteem
I choose not to dwell upon all the reasons
I choose not to delve in why Iím trapped
But I choose to indulge in you
To immerse and touch those zones of emotions
To explore the very depths of your mind and soul
And return comfortably to your heart where I belongÖ


-0-
I'm Out of Love
Nick Smith 

It was weird how it changed so fast, i realized in my love i was at the last
Did you expect me to stay, while you played games with my mind,
Did you expect me to say, I Love You every time,
I thought i would be there, if you were ready to come back,
I also thought our love was rare, and you'd come running back,
You did it without a care, you two just met and your already there,
i shoulda known better to see, you did the same thing with me,
first day out we were making love, at least that's what I thought it was,
But see i thought i was special, some sort of rarity,
but when i think real deep you did it before, your hurt me and i don't like to say, But I'm all out of love!

-0-

I still remember
I still remember everything
Like the first time you said you loved me
Or the first time you kissed me
I still remember the first time I looked into your eyes
The first time I really knew I loved you
I also remember the firs time you told me it was over
That was the first time I had ever cried over anyone
I thought the pain would never go away
But slowly it is
For once I'm not taking you back
I'm not going to let you're pretty smile and great personality take control of me
It is just the same thing
We break up
And a week later you want me back
Well this time it isn't going to happen
I'm not going to be your re-bound girl anymore
I'm just letting you know...
You messed up
Thinking you could get me back anytime you want
I am more than that
Don't think I will EVER come back to you
Because I'm not
So all I have to say is...
GOODBYE
 
Samantha Critcher 

-0-

watching her watch me
standing in the doorway
she looked like a fool
writhing to her music
in tight blue jeans
tossing thick hair
back from her face
she was so beautiful,
"you see her there?
the one with lips of honey"
with nothing to spend
i couldn't even have
that which is being given to me
pens that don't work
on the backs of my friends business cards
and doors that open outwards
i generally don't like

august mccrae

-0-

When We First Met
Joyce V. Buchanan

When we first met, I knew that I would be safe with you.
When you wrapped your arms around me, I felt a warm and loving sense of safety.
You are my heart, my soul, and my world.
When Iím alone, Iím not afraid because of your love that I have wrapped around me like a warm security blanket.
Yes my darling, you are my heart, my soul and my world.
And I will always feel safe with you.
 
-0-

 What is a friend?
Vanessa Gillen

     A friend
     Someone devoted
     Someone always there
     Someone who really does care
     A friend
     Someone loyal, someone who will light the way
     Someone who will hold out their hand and tell you, you can
     That's a true friend so hold them with not one, but two, true,
     soft, and loving hands

-0-

FOR SHEILA
by JOHN C. MEAGHER
I owe you many apologies.
It's true our blood types clash, most radically
but I trust far more in acts of will
than feelings, swift and changeable, and
what I gave remains yours to keep:
my loyalty.
I crave you still, I love you still. We spoke best with our bodies,
all our fluids compatible as hell
save one.
 
There are many forms of death to part those who still love.
You have chosen safety, a small and necessary death,
And you have chosen well, my Beatrice.
I will not touch you, to protect you.
We all may topple as Shakespeare's Angelo,
as abruptly and as self-horrifyingly -
this much I know -
You are carefully confected gunpowder. I am rude fire.
Fireworks and explosions.
That I concede.
But should you learn to burn as steadily as I,
I will match you, flame for flame,
And heart for heart.
And I am not disheartened, even now.
I know that Sheila/Beatrice can morph again.
She is that powerful; her love for me that strong.
-0-
YOU
Jen

we may be different

and have little in common
we may just be friends
but my feelings aren't stoppin
 
you thought it once
but now its not the same
i'm drowning in my thoughts
to me its like a game
 
you played me once
we played it twice
wonder what woulda happened
if we went farther that night
 
i wish you would forget
forget all your thoughts
we cuddled on the sofa
your hands are so soft
 
i asked you out
thought you'd give it a chance
you decided not to
we just did a dance
 
ive given it some thought
this might jeopardize everything
but i hope you will
baby will you go back out with me?

 

-0-


Wish I could tell you...
Aashish Jindal
I wake up in the morning with the sun shining bright,
But I havenít slept a wink not all thru the night.
Iíve had a picture of you right before my eyes,
And I didnít want to shut them, `coz youíd be out of sight.
 
Iíve spoken a thousand words telling you how I feel,
With my heart on a platter before you I now kneel.
But your Mona Lisa smile doesnít tell me how you feel,
So break the silence darling, my pain your voice will heal.
 
`Coz one way or the other only you I will love,
And I ask the good Godfather in the heavens above,
That if HE will not give me the honor of your love,
Do me a favor, and make me a dove;
So I will perch on your window when dusk turns to nigh,
And be there Ďtil the sunrise puts the sparkle in your eye.
 
By now you must be thinking what a crazy fool am I,
Romancing with your picture is as far as I can pry.
Whenever Iím with you, not a word I can say,
Your look, your smile, your fragrance, they make me lose my way.
 
So I ask the winds to carry my message to you,
ďO Darling pure and innocent, youíre like the morning dew,
 My heart and my soul, I have given to you,
 And I will give a lifetime, for a moment with you.Ē
 
Now donít you keep me waiting `coz I have a tender heart,
And keeping it on hold, now that ainít very smart.
You might also be thinking there are plenty fish in the sea,
But in all of the water, there ainít one like me.

-0-


ALWAYS BE LOVING YOU
Tosha Pangburn

You make me laugh
You make me cry,
but I still love you
and I know why.
You are the best man
that's ever come into my life,
when you weren't here with me
it cut like a knife.
I know your not perfect
no one is, that's true,
but what there is inside
is what makes me love you.
You may not be the coolist guy in school
and you may not get the highest grade,
but there's one thing that I do know
my love for you never has or will fade.
I know we may argue
I know we may disagree,
but here beside you throughout time
is where I'll always be.
So if you ever need anything
just call my name if you're blue,
and I'll come running to your side
and ALWAYS be loving you!
I love you Jon!

-0-

 
Ashes
Justin Wend
         The fire blazes in the eyes of the wilderness.  The ashes smolder but the smoke is still present.  The ashes are, and never will be lifeless.  In the mind of the conqueror, everyone is inferior, but not these ashes.  They will bend, but they will not break.  They hold a type of energy so bursting with power, nevertheless they act motionless.  Who will save and behold this energy, a one true fire ready to be released  into the reach of a superiority.

-0-

FLOWERS BY
        JAMES WILLIAM JOHN ROGERS
 
         Flower of my heart
Flower of my eye
Flower of my mind
Yet you still dinie
 
         These people stop
These people clock
The times I'm by your side
 
         These hugs we share
So cold; No care
That mucks me up inside
 
         I love you knots
I hate you lots
These things that you decide

-0-

Deflowered
By: Marshawn Woods
 
A connection.
A bond was created when we first mated in October or November...
Can't quite remember the actual month when she created me.
She took my virginity.
"joker" she carved in my shoulder....
Seen my blood trickle all over the name that she carved that is me.
In the beginning.
My first in many ways.
Never made her my girl in any way.
In my own personal history however, a major part she played.
In my heart and my memory she will stay.
Forever a connection.

-0-

Of all the people in my life
from beginning to the end
you've been a special blessing
my dear and faithful friend.
you've filled my life with laughter
shared sorrows, joys and tears.
you've stood by me & held my hand
walked with me through the years
when i needed someone to listen
i knew you would always be there
when i weathered the storms of life
you were always the one who cared
so in the circle we call life
from beginning to the end
i was blessed to have you beside me
my dear and & faithful friend

Melissa Medina

-0-


FORGET ABOUT THE TIME WE FIRST MET
FORGET ABOUT THE DAY WE FIRST GOT WET..
FORGET ABOUT THE TIME I FIRST GAVE YOU A KISS
FORGET ABOUT THE TIME I TOLD YOU OH GOD YOUR A BLISS...
 
FORGET ABOUT THE TIME YOU LET ME GO WILD
FORGET ABOUT THE TIME YOU WENT TO A PAY PHONE AND DIALED..
FORGET ABOUT THE DAY I TOLD YOU I WAS READY
FORGET ABOUT THE TIME I TOLD YOU, I NEED YOU, MY TEDDY...
 
FORGET ABOUT THE DAY, YOU LOOKED IN TO MY EYES
FORGET ABOUT THE DAY, YOU TOLD ME I WAS ALL ABOUT LIES..
FORGET ABOUT THE DAY I WANTED TO ROCK YOUR WORLD..
FORGET ABOUT THE DAY I TOLD YOU I WAS YOUR GIRL..
 
FORGET ABOUT THE TIME I NEEDED SOMEONE TO LOVE..
FORGET ABOUT THE TIME I TOLD YOU I AM THE HAND AND YOUR MY GLOVE..
FORGET ABOUT THE TIME I TOLD YOU I NEEDED YOU MORE THEN ANY ONE ELSE..
 
FORGET ABOUT THE TIME YOU TOLD ME I AM mAD GOOD... FORGET ABOUT THE TIME YOU TOLD THAT YOU WOULD.. FORGET ABOUT THE TIME ALL I NEED WAS YOU.. FORGET ABOUT THE TIME I TOLD YOU I CAN'T STAND THE WAY YOU LOVE ME...
FORGET ABOUT THE TIME I TOLD YOU, ALL I DO IS DREAM ABOUT YOU..
FORGET ABOUT THE TIME I NEED YOU TO HOLD ME.

Amrit - Nirav

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The Door
SoulKiss
He strolls,
thru her thoughts.
back and fort.
 
Sometimes,
he moves.
into her reflections,
breath of fresh air.
 
Sometimes,
he leaves.
far away,
burning light.
buzzing thoughts,
countless cries.
 
Sometimes,
he sees, herself thinking.
why did he not enter?
timid and unsure,
thru the one door?
 
The door of the heart.
-0-
To be loved
Brian Tellefsen

I dream of the day when I can be loved by a woman like a child loves there mother.
To be loved the way a child cries for his mother when she leaves him for a few hours.
I dream of the day to be looked at by a woman the way a child looks at there mother.
To be looked at the way a child looks at his mother when she returns after being away for a few hours.
I dream of the day when I can be held by a woman they way a child holds his mother.
To be held by a woman like a child holds onto his mother after knowing she has returned into his life once again.
The love of a child to his mother is probably the strongest love of all.
One tear shed from the childís eyes is enough love to give to the hearts of all the lonely people in the world.
One smile from the childís face has enough love to keep all the couples in the world from ever getting a divorce.
One hug from a child has enough love in it, to even make God shed a tear.
We were all children once and that kind of love is still within our hearts.
So open your heart to love.

-0-
SMOULDERING PASSION
Justine Tennant
 
You moisten your lips as you draw me close
Your insatiable hunger, I feed on
We share a mutual dependency, you and I
 
I am your comfort, your solace
I am your first waking thought
And the last thing you need
 
You long for me and I
Take your breath away
That first sweet, deadly embrace
And I knew you were mine
 
That satisfying surrender
 
You found me, waiting for you
But you cast me aside at your whim
Once used, I mean nothing to you
 
I know I am easily dispensable
For you will go to some street corner
Or other and pay for another
 
Packet of cigarettes
 

-0-

REASON UNDONE
Susan Melody Markley
 
Have I dropped into myself
Thus the fool become
Letting my heart rule this time
Reason by passion undone?
 
We smooth out all the corners
Expand this beautiful frame.
Recognize our need for oneness
For passion without shame.
 
Nourishing our hearts and souls
We drink of one another.
And thus we find this blessed state
Not needing any other.

-0-

The Seasons of Love
 Laurie     
               Calling your name in the fall I miss you
               Wearing a sweater in winter I feel you
               Smelling the flowers of spring I sense you
               Feeling the summer sun rain I touch you
               Watching the seasons of love change
               I kiss you, caress you, just be there......   

-0-

LOVE PAINS....for S.H.
Jerry-Mac Johnston
I thought I loved you
 
My pulse seemed to
quicken when you were
around
 
I paled when you came
into the room
 
I felt a knot in the
pit of my stomach
as you passed by
 
I even cried when you
left
 
Now you've been gone
awhile
 
I think it was
just gas

-0-

FROM THE HEAVENS
Frank Rutledge
 
Still beyond a scattered horizon
a gathering of crows cawing out a message
I listen though a half open window
believing I can understand the dialect.
Like a jewel presented to a beloved
I notice her signature in the black winged ruckus,
signed "to you with love".
I whisper a secret psalm
fling it to the currents of wild wind.
Birds peck at it like seed
sticking to their glistening wings
ready to return home
escorting my love reply back to her hidden place.

-0-

Look into your heart and tell me what u see.
Am I still on your mind; are you thinking of me?
Do u wake in the night and let out a sigh?
Do u whisper my name and wonder why;?
I can't be there with u tonight?
With u in my arms, holding u tight?
 
Do you believe in the miracle of Love
Do you believe in you
Do you believe in Love
Do you believe it could happen to you
 
Take me in your arms, don't ever leave
With you in my arms, I'll make you believe!
I believe in Love, always and forever.
I believe in us, you and I together.
I can't believe Love is pain,
You have everything to lose and nothing to gain.
Tell me you believe and look into my eyes...
Do you believe... I'm not like the other guys?
 
Hold on tight, for I've given you my heart;
Heart and soul from the very start.
For your Love,... I'll wait forever
With all my heart, I believe we'll be together forever.
Tell me you believe Love is bliss,
That you can believe in the magic of our first kiss.
Answer me one question, now, before I leave...
Tell me babie, ...Do You Believe???

Tom Lythe

-0-

So many woman in the past 10 years of my  life,
 but was never dumb enough to keep one for my wife.
 Single as a young man, and all is going to plan.
 Won't settle for a mute, ignorant trick, or another uneducated bitch, this is something I deserve in which, I will stay who I am and ignore the subtle comments of being a player until I am 80, but these woman with so many comments just all become the same.
 They will come around my way, not to pin me down in my tracks,
 but in a matter of fact,
 remember who I do attract, and that is other woman from all over the world I know,
but I remember a Ho is a Ho.

 

 Peckerpie

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In Your Absence
By: Maria Bouzas
When we are apart a sense of loneliness trickles through my veins,
I feel so different as if a part of me is had be ripped away,
The strong anticipation of being in your arms once more is an overwhelming sensation,
Taking over my body and mind I sit entranced in warm compassionate thoughts of you,
Waiting for the key to my heart, in which you hold to be turned,
So my heart will be open once more and wrapped around every element of youíre soul,
Waiting to experience the touch of your lips on my bare skin,
 The feel of your warm breath and the soft caresses you position on my body,
Longing for the whispers of your sweet thoughts and erotic desires I linger in thought,
Waiting for the moment we will fall into each otherís arms again, I am left with cherished memories of the days and nights we spend together,
I am left with my dreams of life with you,
Until we are together again.

-0-
 

 LOVE      
Cynthia Lee Smith

Love can be true or love can hurt
I dove into love and it was the worst
No one can tell me he's worth the fall
With every little hit I saw it all.
He said he loved me
He said I was the only one
As he hit me again and again I would fall to my knee,
Wishing he had a gun.
No life at all would be better than the one I led.
No one could see just how he hurt me
And no one could hear all that he said
When he raised his hand no one would see.
Now that its over and he is gone
I know no love could ever find me.
I sit here in silence thinking, what have I done?
But I live a life with no regrets, for I have now been set free.

-0-
                               
My Son
Janie
inferno blazing
teeth gnashing, grinding down
seventeen

-0-
  Am I to be ashamed because I fell in love with you.
If I keep these feelings inside what is this leading to.
It is only that you don't feel the same way too.
Yet I shout it to the world like some insane fool.
I trust in the wonder that fills my heart.
I believe it is meant even though we are apart.
I count each star every night in the sky.
I make silly wishes only I know why.
Do fairy tales really come true.
Is there a miracle waiting for me and you.
Will you ever see how beautiful this can be.
Or will the only one in love.
Always be me.

JoyceAnna-MarieMassad

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please stop
deb    

why me
why now
why this
please stop
why not
why me
why you
please stop
just stop
just leave
just go
please stop
just wait
just freeze
just listen
please stop
i said NO

-0-

 

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