OPEN MIC ENCORE I


love
bobby hamby
love sits in a house
with no widows
she combs her hair
braids it
even though there is no one to see
she frees folded hearts from colored paper
and stands them up
in mounds of sugar
(while she daydreams about having a garden)
she smiles but doesn't really notice
love imagines "real flowers"
and draws them on the walls
she uses crayons
and adds a few bumblebees
she thinks about the moon
and writes poetry on her hands
in permanent ink
(while she sips hot tea with honey)
she smiles but doesn't really notice
 
love laughs barefoot
in the corners
of a house with no windows
 

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MY PRINCE

Yuribi 
 GOD HOW LONG HAVE I WAITED FOR MY PRINCE TO ARRIVE
 HOW LONG DID I STAND IN THE RAIN FOR HIM TO ARRIVE
 GOD WON'T YOU SEND HIM TO ME IN THE DAYS THAT WILL COME
 WHY WON'T THEY TELL ME THAT SMOKES CRACK
 WHY DID THEY THAT I DIDN'T KNOW THAT
 HIS MY PRINCE AND THAT'S HOW IT IS
 IF I DID NOT BELIEVE THIS WOULD I NOT BE GONE
 WHY DO YOU THINK THAT I SAT AND WAITED FOR 2 HOURS WITHOUT END
 FOR HIM TO APPEAR OUT OF THE RAIN
 HE IS MY PRINCE AND I DO NOT WISH TO LET HIM SLIDE
 MY PRINCE HAS ARRIVED AND TONIGHT WE MIGHT DANCE
 TO THE MUSIC IN MY HEART

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Complete
-Matt McCoy-
My world was dark, full of strife
Until you came into my life
You filled it up with your light
That melts away endless night
 
I ask myself, ďIs it real?Ē
This feeling that you make me feel
The one that makes my heart rise
By looking straight into your eyes
 
I want to be with you, for all time
The feeling that I gets sublime
You are the reason for my day
Yet, Iíve never told you I feel this way
 
Now I believe that is it time
Because this feelingís at itís prime
I tried to make it short and sweet
Just to tell you, you made me complete

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BREATH ON A WINDOW
by Marcia Schechinger

Waking I shiver
sleepless to another winters night
Shadowed by familiar patterns
and words of Keats laying open on my chest
A frigid night to consider old lovers
who once stirred my flesh
I, determined for a lustful love,
have become an enemy to myself
In a thoughtful fore night sleep
I bear my heart on frozen glass
a warm inscription of initials
mine, then a quick halt,
before I trace yours on the bottom
For true love could not linger aloof,
or become adulteress to its emotion
Then expelling a sigh of closure
I summate my real loves in number
and lovingly inscribe + 2

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  L o v e
Bernie Angel Celorio
Its a feeling so wonderful and so complex
That even the most intellectual cant figure the concept

Often meaningless, but In fact, 
When its meant, it tends to have the most powerful impact

Infatuation is so often mistaken when they twist facts
But being real can keep relationships intact
Her very being paints a vivid image, a flawless picture
Amiss her minor imperfections, beauty still persists her
So difficult to resist her, to her, a charm so irrefutable
And attributes so endearing, they are indisputable
Her caring demeanor is influential, in all livelihood she's an inspiration
Connections indicative of this emotion, there's no room left for interpretations
It summons primitive instincts, No rational way to approach the situation
So its in the eye of the beholder, aficionado's intuition
It appears in all places, at times on the sleeve of ones shirt
At times though unfathomable, roses may grow from concrete, diamonds found in dirt
Many emotions, how ever intense, made insignificant when push comes to shove
Because the emotion that I speak of, indescribable, and passionate, is LOVE

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Donít Go
Layne
I was there when you smiled, frowned, laughed, and cried
you were there for me
why aren't you here now
I need you
you went away
left me alone
I felt safe with you
now I am vulnerable
nowhere near home
home is with you
why did you leave
leave me alone
your life is important, I know
but you are important to me
more important than you could comprehend
I might fail with out you
fail myself
but most of all, fail you

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(Could We Be?) Friends and Lovers
By:  Racquel M.
"the beat of your heart could be the beat of my heart"
 
I thought I loved u when u looked at me
smiled at me
eyed me
 
But why didn't I say it
or make u feel it?
Why did I turn the other way?
Only to regret it every single sunny day
 
I thought I loved u when I thought of u
dreamed of u
breathed u
 
But why didn't I say it
or make u feel it?
Why did I turn the other way?
Only to regret it every single waking day
 
I thought I loved u when I tried to follow u
to make sense of u
to feel u
 
But why didn't I say it
or make u feel it?
Why did I turn the other way?
I'll always regret it, day after day after day
 
Could we be, friends and lovers?
Nothing, in this world to know, like any other
Don't worry, you I won't smother
I just want to be friends and lovers
 

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ECTOPIC

By Tonya Osborne

 I never got to see your face
 But I love you just the same
 
 Im sorry that you had to go
 But I'm very glad you came
 
 It's hard to live without you
 You're so very far away
 
 But we'll make up for all lost times
 When we meet in Heaven one day

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Tanka Blues and Company
   Shirley Short
 
.  tonight's rendevous-
   sweet-bitter sweet
   nectar and juice:
   bees follow me all over
   i'm a honey pot
 
.  chirping on my deck
   a lone bird picks and chooses
   something for lunch;
   much is required
   of the uncaged
 
.  boom, boom he says- John Lee
   the Hooker* man likes the way
   the way i walk-boom:
   right and then left my hips swing
   he sees my grandma in me
 
.  hot on the burner
   grease is popping everywhere
   my pan trout is "a frying"-
   beween my legs love waits to
   spit its sizzling juice on you                      
  
  
 *John Lee Hooker, blues man, sang a song with the words: Boom, Boom, I like the way you walk.
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"The Near Thing"
© Nilesh N. C. Roy.
We only met for a moment,
Beside a lichened wall,
In fact, to be perfectly truthful,
We didnít meet at all.
 
The road was a ĎBí, and narrow,
The bend was an ĎSí, and smart;
I was passing a grocerís van,
You a pony and cart.
 
I may have touched the grocer,
Itís hard to be sure, of course.
At an aggregate speed of a hundred
We certainly scared the horse.
 
We almost met for a moment,
Instead we just passed by,
In short we missed each other,
Though God alone knows why.
 
I got half a thumb on the hooter,
Did you get a toe to the brake?
I reckon a mile between us
Before we began to shake.
 
Did the landscape go pink at the edges
For you as it did for me?
Did you drop to a thoughtful thirty
For a mile, or two, or three?
 
We only met for a moment
(As I think I must have said),
But another moment either way
And weíd both of us be dead.
 
And the most alarming aspect
Of having so nearly met
Is that by this time tomorrow
Weíll both of us forget.

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TO BE WITH YOU.
KATHLEEN MCANDREW
 
Slowly, slowly, the sun sets
Slowly returning, are the memories i've kept
Safe inside, locked far away,
I'd kept them there, untill today.
The wind comes, a steady breeze,
The images return, making me freeze.
A lonely sadness crashes over me,
Like waves crashing over the sea.
The lions roam,across 6the plains,
My dreams follow, those very same lanes.
My love for you,I can no longer hide.
Th birds soar, way up high,
My soul wants to be, there, in the sky.
It wants to be free, to do what it wants to do.
It wants to be free, to be with you.

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Visions
© Gerald L. Ingersoll
Your vision softly comes to me
in the quiet of the night,
and in my fantasies I see you
standing naked in the light.
 
I touch your warm and gentle body
and caress your velvet skin;
your hair flows silken through my fingers
while my desires for you begin.
 
My emotions surge and crash
to where the unseen rocks lie hidden;
to the barrier, like a cliff-side,
beyond which love remains forbidden.
 
I know I'11 never taste the wonders
you keep securely locked inside;
nor experience the ecstasy
your lovely body could provide.
 
Social laws and obligations,
like coral reefs that stop the sea;
stand between us, not permitting
thoughts of love for you and me.
 
But in my dreams and in my fantasies,
where our love is not a sin;
I hold your body close to mine...
...and love you once again.

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you showed me...... what love is....a fairy tale.... that fades with age.... i WONT forgive you......but i will ALWAYS love you....
sean kerr

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days breaking,
wind hearing the sound,
it shouldn't be heard,
yet it can always be found,
through the depths of this wandering,
and the loathing of that soul,
the wind can be sought after,
and never completely under control,
she sang through the forest,
not knowing a soul was around,
yet in her mind she knew,
that what she was singing was quite profound,
and although she did not show it,
she knew most very well,
that while she sang her melody,
without a care in the world,
a simple boy was watching her,
by means of bushes and trees,
listening to her every note,
and the tempo of every key.

Jana

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Sometimes I feel,
that You're the only one that cares
Sometimes I feel,
like your the only one who helps
me shed my tears
 
Sometimes I feel,
like You're the love of my life
Sometimes I feel,
like I'm only worth your time
 
But now i feel sad
Because your moving away
But now i feel
Like i'm going to cry
 
You're the one I've always loved
You're the one whose always cared
You'rethe one whose always joked
You're the one whose always there
 
I miss you already
Though your not yet gone
I wish there was a way
to turn back the time
 
I miss you and love you
You're mine forever

Jtown Swimmer

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THIS IS WHERE LOVE TAKES ME
By: Je-ar Abangan
Date and Time: 11/09/05 @ 1:31 am
 
I've dreamt for so long just to be with you
Where I could be the only one that your eyes laid on to
Every night I pray that you will feel the same way too
Day after day all I see is nothing but oh so you
Though it's very impossible for this to come true
I still would want you even if you donít want me to
Because this is where love takes me and this is where Iíll be
 
By looking in your eyes just completes my day
No Iím not afraid of what will the people say
Coz I believe in my feelings even if Iím drowning in pain
Iím not expecting anything coz I know that Iíve nothing to gain
Though I know that we canít really be together
I still want you to know that Iíll be here forever
Because this is where love takes me and this is where Iíll go
 
I know that Iím a fool for falling in love with you
I know that you donít care bout the feelings that I have for you
Loving you is like unloving me; I know that this ainít right
Yet you are my only reason why my life is oh so bright
I donít care when or how, but Iím hoping somehow
So many heartaches and so many tears that love has brought to me
But this is where love takes me and this is where Iíll stay.
 

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You Made Me an Insomniac
Caroline Burch
Why does it hurt so much?
To see you go
Because its what I wanted isnít it?
As I watch your taillights fade in to the night
Part of me would give anything for you to stay
I sit by the door until youíve turned the corner
And many corners after that
Our love is gone
No one is to blame
But Iím still standing by the door
Waiting for you
With disappointment and regret
But youíve gone
And youíve found yourself a better life
But Iím still here lying awake at night

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 -Suffering-
SaNcA 
heh, girl, don't know how I should put this but...
I think I still love you
every day I see you
even if we spent hours together
I still miss you
I can't explain in words how much I love you, not even my own mind can explain it
one thing though... you never noticed me
you never took interest
girl I think about you like 24/7
you must be a gift from heaven
but when you look at those guys, hugging them talkin' about them it hurts me
hurts me deep inside
you love the other after the other
I wonder when you're gonna come to me
see what I can be
I promise you girl I'll give you more then I can give
I'll love you more than I'll love my own life
but I guess it will never be anything between you and me...
I'm glad that you love other men, I do
I'm glad for your sake that you are happy with what you do
but me... my soul is shivering in thousands of pieces after every guy...
and one day I just wish this fucking feeling will die
one day this fucking love will end
one day I'll kill myself... it will say one thing on my grave
to the girl I love the feeling for you never ended,
I guess you see now that it just extended
girl I hope you notice me now
just wish I could kiss you one time
but hell no
one thing's for sure I'll be waiting for you in the heavens up above
If I'm not there I'll be downstairs... then I'll never see you but I'll be thinking of you
thinking of you till I die in hell thinking off you if I ever burn in hell
there is no one in the world like you
and I'll never be over you
girl just fuck you!
now I can't take it any more
just wish you never came into my life !
making this sadness all so fucked!
gonna ignore you now!
you will find that it is hard, how I spent two years like that !
every day!
just wish you died... but no I love you can't just let you go....

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THY SHALL PROSPER
 abs Yasin
 
PART 1
What shed of tears must I shed for thee?
What mountain must I climb?
Or ocean to cross the other line
So confined by your heart
I'd wish to go back to the hands of time
Where I could be yours and you could be mine
Tough there is neither replay nor rewind
But to unwind my mind
If thy shall forever reside in my heart
Nay stormy hurricane can do no pain
This shed can be yours only
The mountain and the ocean are yours truly
Oh how i Thresher thee
If thy shall ever prosper
This heart of mine shall rest at peace
Thus forever be remark
This tale of hers and mine
 
PART 2
A twilight garden nourishes a melting heart
Renovates thy broken peaces by part
Joining what has been broken in two
Peaces of meÖ peaces of you
In every pace of distance has flown away
Has been within thy soul to stay
Another day passes us by
In time has grown by our side
A passion ye led to our doom
A passion ye shine brighter than full moon
Blooms in misty sight
Though clearly of ye heart than mind
Danger has it as always
Though bravely thyself it face
Risky as this burns into the eternal flame
Willing ye lead in a narrow place
Fires heats of passions of two
This love of mineÖthis love of you

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Things happen even if we don't know why
Things happen even if it makes us cry
You held your daughter in your arms
God tried to take her without causing any harm
A beautiful little girl has past
A love for Lillyana Marie forever will last
 
She wasn't even given a chance
To have felt your touch or to see you take your first glance
at the little life you made
and know her life never began because with jesus she had to be laid
 
to always be loved and held in remembrance
was the promise made to her the very instance
she was pronounced to be past
knowing a broken heart from her mother will last
 
in the morning we think
of her room being filled with pink
from the bed to the walls
from the teddy bears laying in the halls
 
the spirit within will always remain
to protect the one who's love was contained
The feeling of love to a baby girl
The feelings of loss that in heart will twirl
 
Lillyana Marie a little girl
That's life was taken from the arms of her mother
But, with her mother the love and memories will remain
B, you can get through this Lillyana needs you to be strong
Contribute to her life
Not celebrate her death
Within you she was alive
Outside of you she never survived

Tanya Hildreth

 
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Morning
George Ghio
lips and tongue on breast
lovers enjoy warm embrace
morning, run rats race

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   Cotton Candy
 whisperkwaneLamb
You feel like a cotton glove?
A roaming of which my hands love.
Soft and smooth your skin
 
Outside and in
Sweet...
You smell of honey
 
Being harvest out of play
You become
A different flower
 
Each and every day
I slowly confess to you
My love...
 
As I walk gracefully
Upon your maze.
If a cotton thorn be found
 
I lovingly gaze
Which it is mentally...removed
A pure cotton body
 
To me you are
Not a flaw in sight.
I go on with my harvest
Through the night.
 
Dew upon the cotton
Sparkles of which are who?
Spun into candy...
 
I lovingly devour you.

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Something from a Memory...
Natasha Teo 
Hidden away,
Safe;
Untouched,
Its innocence is key,
 
A secret kept,
Between
Two hearts;
Unique and heavenly,
 
For ever given,
Yet never kept,
Something
Shared beneath a tree,
 
Its touch is ever
Soft,
So gentle;
Known only to you and me,
 
Our eyes they meet,
Our lips
They touch,
This feeling forever be,
 
The worries of this
War-washed
World,
Forgotten be our unity,
 
A priceless gift,
Of timeless age,
You now
Pass on to me,
 
The sweetness stained
Upon the
Souls,
Of you and I; thy and thee,
 
But now the moment has ended,
The magic,
Is spent;
Calmness is on the ground,
 
Though never forgotten,
And not
To be lost,
A sweet innocent kissÖ

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How to heal a broken heart
-Kez-
I gave my heart away to you
What a stupid thing to do!
What to do when the love is gone,
Run away? Whatís done is done
 
So Iíll take some pins up off my shelf,
A needle and thread, to stitch myself
And put my heart together again
You will always lose, and I will always win

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  A foreign affair
Andra Dan
Two lonely souls from overseas
Are breathing life like a disease
With every gulp of fresh air
There is more pain and more despair.
In every glimpse towards the past
Their heart is filled with warmth so fast!
In everything around, they see
how great their love once used to be.
 
Little chance to reconcile...
Still much love, but more denial.
 
My darling if you only knew
How many things for you I'd do.
How much I miss our quiet talks
How much I loved our midnight walks.
 
In my last words I promises you,
Never to forget my "moo"
I'm sorry for all the times I've made you cry
With you in my heart I'll die.

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i lie on my bed dreaming of you,
but it wont be for the simple pleasure of seeing your face.
my insides kill to know the truth,
or maybe im safer if i dont know.
 
i lie of my bed thinking of you,
only to have my thoughts disturbed to the truth of you've hurt me.
all those lies ive been told,
and i thought they were reality.

amms

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                      Hearts that love
          We think about, sing about it, dream about it,
       lose sleep worrying about it, when we don't have it, we
    search for it, when we discover it, we don't know what to do with it.
  When we have it, we fear losing it. it's a constant source of pleasure
 and pain. But we can't predict from 1minute to the next which it's going
to be today. it takes on many shapes and many disguises. we love our parents, our brothers, and sisters, our boyfriends, our cats, and dogs. our comfortable shoes and our basketball. love - it's a short word easy to spell but difficult to define, impossible to live without

theresa taylor 

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The birds whistle
The winds tease
The trees bristle
But no-body sees
 
The seas rage
The fires burn
No matter what you wage
Time still turns
 
Whether heat or frost
Whether dark or light
The people have lost
Their will to fight
 
The roosters call
The ravenís crow
The people will fall
But will anyone know?

Jordan 

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Are you there. . .
Leann Norton
I hear you whisper in the wind,
breathless, I say, could it be him.
I look about, but you are no where to be found.
It empties my soul and leaves me with a frown.
What could you be telling me, why do I fear.
Is it your soul, are you still lingering here.
I look at your picture and wonder why he took you away.
Could it be the people who were mean to you. and
Will they ever pay.
I hear you during the day and dream of you at night
Help me understand , so I can make it right.
It's been two years and the pain never goes away.
Everything I do reminds me of that day.
I will be happy when I can join you,
but for now I need to mourn you.                  
May you rest in peace. . .      

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BEAUTY IS HER NAME
Nick B
Her and love are the same
Beauty is her name
I hope to find her someday
Beauty is her name
Without her I'll never be complete
Beauty is her name
The missing rib, she is to me
Beauty is her name
For I'm her Adam and she's my Eve
Beauty is her name
Predestined to be together, we are
Beauty is her name
For from the start she had my heart
Beauty is her name
With a mustard seed of faith I pray
Beauty is her name
That God will lead me to her someday
Beauty is her name
Who is she I speak of and seek?
Beauty is her name
She loves God with all her heart
Beauty is her name
She's considerate, loving, encouraging and smart
Beauty is her name
Will i ever find her? I don't know
Beauty is her name
My faith in God tells me so
Beauty is her name
My suitable helper, She is the one
Beauty is her name
For her I'll wait till kingdom come
Beauty is her name
She holds the key to my heart
Beauty is her name
She is the woman of proverbs thirty one
Beauty is her name
Noble character is hers, she has overcome
Beauty is her name
She's worth more the world to me
Beauty is her name
She has this attraction i could never explain
Beauty is her name
Simple words could never suffice
Beauty is her name
She is simply the love of me life.

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FOR ASHTON
Melissa Foran
             Sweet brown old eyes, are what I see
             When I place my eyes on thee.
             Curly hair, precious smile
             Forever curious, Where-What-Why ?
 
             A caring nature-mischieve too
             An air of mystery surrounding you.
             Laughter ,new games play make-believe
             A young heart forever...
             So remember take heed ,
             Of all life shall give
             And take in return
             Your journey's begun -there's so much you learn!
 
             Sleepy eyes now
             That I see when my eyes are placed on thee
             Dreams are near
             A fable is told
             Blankets pulled up to keep out the cold
 
             One last peep from those sweet brown old eyes
             Too tired for words,
             Goodnights
             Or Goodbye's
 
             I stay and stroke your cheek for awhile
             And smile...
              ..As you dream
               ..Of another place in time

_*_
My life i dedicate to you In your hands,my heart lyes
You keep it beating and going
Forever i will always be in your eyes,i will always cherish you
My love for you is so strong,forever is true between us
Nobody will ever understand but us
We will make it,time will tell them
I will always be faithful and honest,loving,caring,open to you
I will be everything to you baby,i love you
My one and only boo and your one and only goober
I will never leave you or hurt you like everyone lese
I am here to love you not to hate or harm you.

Joelissa

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Once Again
by: Nikki Rogers
Here I am but where are you
I am here like I said I always would be
 
But you have left and yet
I wait to see that face I cant erase
 
Its you I miss
The love, the laugh, the kiss
 
No matter how long I wait
Or how long I try to forget
You will always be there
In my thoughts in my prays
In my dreams and everywhere
 
So I decided to wait
Forever until the end
Just to see you once again

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I'LL BE WAITING FOR YOU
Tomisin

Please come home mother,
I cannot take it any longer.     
I am frightened and afraid,
I canít remember the last time I ate.
 
Itís been six days and six nights,
It has been a long time since I smiled.
It is only you that can make it all better,
No one else but my long lost mother.
 
I am so tired and alone,
I canít wait for you to come home.
We will do so many things together,
I would never let you go forever.
 
You are the best mother in the world,
I just wish you werenít gone.
No matter how long it takes you,
I know your love will always sustain me.

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A Stranger's word
Thomas carolan 
I didn't think or ponder then
how lonely she could be,
But she made me think and ponder now
how lonely I would be.
 
For this mirror stood before me,
an image to my mind,
of this lovely teenage woman
my sweetheart for all time.
 
It took years to build this mirror,
with love and pain and trust
but it now reflects a feeling
for a stranger's word a most.
 
Now that stranger's word is spoken,
in it wisdom from above
and that mirror is not broken
we have not lost our love.
 
For we can think and ponder now
how happy we can be
but I'll always think and ponder too,
Lord why I couldn't see.

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"Life Without Her"
Mr. Edison

you were my pride
you sat by my side
now i feel, as if i had died
i had always had you in sight
now im going to run and hide
but i still want to stay and fight
why can't you reside
here by my side
but now i want to run and hide
you are my source of delight
and when i am with you everything is alright
but now i want to run and hide
since the flame will never ignite
all night i've sat here and cried
sat here and cried as if you had died
i will never be alright
some part of me surely has died
thats why i cry
because without you i have died
please come back to me tonight
i love you and want you by my side
one day i will make you my bride
but now i want to run and hide
i will never be alright
some part of me surely has died
thats why i cry
because without you i have died

_*_

Cry
Katie
When you die, Do you cry
Cry out in pain, Vainly try
Express relief, Tell me why
When you die, Do you cry
 
When I die, Will I cry
Will I think unsaid good-byes
Will I simply wonder why
That when I die, I would cry
 
When you die, Will you cry
Cry for help or be to shy
Will you confess that you lied
When you die, Will you cry
 
When you die, You will cry
Cry out in vain for fear of I
Itís what you owe me, Donít deny
That when you die, You will cry
 
When I die, I wonít cry
I wonít have to wonder why
When it is my time to die
And I will smile, Do to Pride
They will be no tears, In my eyes
When I die, I will not cry
 
~Smile, Life's Good~

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MY BEST FRIEND
Roberto Noguera 
It is hard for me to love you,
When there is not love between us.
Is something more than love,
The way I feel about us.
 
A hug is stronger,
Than all the kisses in the world.
When I hold your hand, I donít want to let go.
When I am not with you, I just think about you.
But there is always a goodbye,
When you go to the man you love.
And there is always a goodnight,
When I called you at night.
 
I know you more than you do.
Every time you cried, I cried with you.
In all the troubles you have been,
I have been with you.
I am your confidant. I am your friend.
But in the end
We are just friends.

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