OPEN MIC ENCORE I
OPEN MIC ENCORE II MARCH, 2004
OPEN MIC ENCORE III MARCH, 2004
IF EVER AN END
JAY PAUL IVES
Your a warmth in the winter
your a blue sky in summer
Your a truth that i know
Your a truth that i am
So never say never
i will love you forever
Your the colour of springtime
your a love in my life
Your a leaf in the autumn
your a rain that falls on me
Now i know that i love you
and ill never forget
Your a friend for a lifetime
forever you are mine
So forever i love you
if ever an end.
I thought I had seen you,
But, as always, I was wrong,
I was just seeing things,
I have been for so long.
Ever since you left,
I keep seeing you,
But I'm just seeing things,
I don't know what to do.
Everyday I see you in a different place,
Sometimes in my mind or in my dreams,
But you don't what it takes,
To let go of you, It's not as easy as it seems.
I always imagine you and me,
Together we will be,
But i'm just seeing things,
Forever you and me.
Sooner or later,
I will let you go,
Just not now,
I'm still seeing things though!
invade the privacy i've attempted to uphold.
a wooden door does not hold you back
nor lock, since you hold a key.
so up goes a stone wall,
and a moat filled with the tears
that refuse to fall.
when it seems you might get in
i seal the cracks
with feigned ignorance
when in reality i feel
your every move towards me.
attempting to stand stoic
i shrink back and run
pretending to put miles, leagues
and your prying eyes
that see more than they should.
Walking a tightrope
Iím walking a tightrope
Tiptoeing on the border
Trembling with fear
Tingling with excitement
Thinking of you.
Iím beyond the borderline
Brimming with butterflies
Busily searching for balance
Burying my desire
Building a wall between us.
I thought you cared about me,
But now I can see
Who you really are
Not a caring person by far
I opened up to you
And you know what you do
You turn your back there is nobody else who
Is as close to perfect as you
Well that's what I thought
You're a kind friend, not
I told you I was scared
But I guess this isn't compared
To your life and what you want
That's the one bad thing about you
And I'm telling' ya this isn't new
You always think of yourself first
And it makes me wanna burst
I guess ill just have to deal with it that your not perfect But that's what
makes me love you
There is this part of me, perhaps the little girl still seeking for that
papa, that lover that could easily be mother but definitely not brother
The one to carry her up that steep hill so she doesnít have to
The one to kiss her in all the broken places
To show her how she is reflected in the prism of this world
To whisper in her ear that she is worth so much more than that cracker jack
To give her what she needs like those times when you need a #2 pencil
Ever since I was born
I was daddy's little girl,
With my big blue eyes
I would see the world,
As the years went by
You could really see,
That time does fly
I've grown up too quickly,
I wish I could go back
To be a little kid,
I want to remember
Like I once did,
Here I am now
I still haven't seen the world,
That doesn't matter
I'm still daddy's little girl
Love at first sight
Love at first sight was a myth proven true
The night I met you, your eyes
So deep & blue
Mysterious in every way filled with
Love & fun & an unfound craziness,
Your eyes locked in tight to mine
As we slowly made it through one dance
Thatís forever unforgotten because thatís the night
I fell for
"Significant Selfish Other"
By Sam Lynch
Sitting here all lonely
All dressed up if only
You called for me to come
Your time i only want some
In my life your the light
But you've been so far out of sight
I need you soo bad
Life's made me so sad
What's worse is you don't care
How much more should i bare
This isn't fair
When i was needed i was there
So you can see the things that I do
I try to love you unconditionally
Maybe I just want to witness to you
I think that is selfish of me.
To want you to choose what I have
Though you have that choice everyday
I don't understand
How you can turn away.
Am I truly caring?
To want you to see?
Or is that just conceit
The self-righteousness of me.
By: Mia Moll
I wanted to write you - this beautiful thing- to make people think- to get
heads to ring- and now here I sit-don't know where to begin-how can I tell
you-how much pain I'm in-I miss you so much-words can't express-the anger I
feel-at your violent death-I want you home-all safe and sound-just you and
me-no one else around-I hope you can forgive me-for holding on so tight-for
not wanting to leave you-alone overnight-but the time has come-to tell you
goodbye-I'll try not to scream-I'll try not to cry-but I'll leave you with
this-my beautiful brother-you were one in a million-you were like no other-I'd
give it all up-just to tell you again-how much I love you-and how much you
The moonís for the long
grass meadow. One brilliant
candle lit by a woman
spotlighting the four poster bed
so that she could find her path
through the maze of grass.
She yearned for his arms and to be
held by the bed.
No comforter is needed to
protect the lovers as they lay
close as one.
An affectionate wind draws
the womanís outline from the
small of her back to her collarbone
as the man follows with his touch.
How he reached to the sky and
seized a handful of stars and
placed them between her curls,
although unneeded to
accentuate her beauty.
Springís smell encompasses
the couple as the moon stays
awake until they fall asleep
tangled in each others embrace.
Their once was a bird who could not moc=ve his wing,
Robins and raven would joyfully sing.
In happiness they would taunt and chant,
Shelly robin can whistle and little birdy cant.
Hehe ha-ha you are worth a cent
his wing may be bent, his beak may be broken but he has love and that's the
THE DOOR TO LOVE
MELODY A. CEA
This door may be shut,
But it will never be closed,
To all who share,
The love that it withholds,
You may open this door,
If you truly believe,
In true love and what it means,
Between the two of thee,
True love lives behind this door,
No hate shall creep within,
It has no place here,
So do not bring it in,
To come inside simply turn the knob,
But remember to look inside,
And deep within your heart,
To make sure you truly love,
And that your not just playing a part,
So if your heart and love is true,
Then turn the knob,
To see what this room beholds for you!
As I Listen To The Wind
I can hear the wind softly blowing against my face
I can see my love standing there waiting for me
All I can hear around me is the soft gentle sound of the wind
His strong sensual voice whispering in my ear
I come to take you away my love
To be with me forever
I come to take you to a place where no one can disturb our love
Let me make love to you my darling I want to hold you close to my heart
To feel the warmth of your skin against mine
As I listen to the wind I can hear him calling for me
They're all around us
Never did I think someone could be like that
I guess I was wrong
Growing up people people change
Some get better
I've seen it with my own eyes
Backstabbing and people spreading rumors
Why can't people just get along
The chances of that are highly slim
But the dream lives on
The sun was shining
I was only four
As I asked my mommy
When he would come
I remember sitting with her
As I asked how many
More days until the baby would be here
A week later
As snow fell to the ground
We waited in the hospital
As my new baby brother was born
I looked at my mom
With a smile reaching across her face
I looked at my new brother
As I asked for his name
My mom looked at me
And said Travis
PIECES OF ESSENCE
Sitting on this bar stool
Drinking in every bit of you
Drawing my conclusions
from your craziness
like a scientist
Eyes with smile crinkles
you laugh at the drop
of my hat
I love silliness like that
I cant get enough
I cant place it
have I known you before
I recognize the wisps of hair
indiscriminately as you cross the floor
Your essence is a pure light
I can vaguely hear
calling me to be whole
I think it was... your soul
"Like Ships That Pass Etc."
by Michael F. Nyiri
We come here every day
And sit and stare
And occasionally I steal a glance at you
And you look back.
Then we turn away
To what we were doing
And feelings pass through our heads
And we don't know what it means.
You are so beautiful
I say quietly
And watch you patiently never knowing
That you watch me too.
We come here every day
And we wonder
Why we falter
In grasping each other's emotions
Then we turn our backs again.
And silently cry.
I've got a paper cut in my heart
And itís tearin me apart
Itís been there ever since u went away
And it will never heal
Itíll be there till I get u back
Soon youíll be home
And youíll be mine, my own
But if u donít
My paper cut will start 2 bleed
Iím begging u please
I donít wanna hurt anymore
Iím down on my knees
I thought u said u loved me
Or was it just a dream?
You unleashed something inside of me
Something thatís never been seen
But if u take that away
Iím sorry to say
That Iíll go back to who I was
Iíll just do what everyone else does
Iíll be someone Iím not
Help me heal my paper cut
So maybe I can love again
But until then
My paper cut remains
BY ROBERT RICE
And if by glance your face I see
I hope not chance will dance with glee
But true and vibrant colors flow
From whence the windows of your soul.
My words I dare need not to speak
Yet every action run full deep
In nuance stance or eye a blink
Of hope you'll sense of what I think
And fell the longings of my heart
For shy I am so please do start.
If given choice 'tween love and loss
For just one night, then loves' my cross
But seek it gladly, though I fall
Perchance to scent your orchid's call
So pity this a beggar's plea
In hopes of making wishes me.
BY: CHARLIE WILIIAMS
I'M CRYING WHY YOU LEAVE ME LIKE THIS YOU KNOW I WAS NOT READY FOR LOVE BUT I
LOVE YOU ANYWAY. IT WAS MY FAULT I WAS DUMB TO PLAY YOU. I MAY ACT LIKE I
DON'T CARE BUT I NEED YOU AND I WANT YOU. I'M SORRY I'M CRYING AND I THINK I
AM RUNNING OUT OF TEARS. BUT I DO NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW I'M SCARED PLEASE COME
BACK IN MY LIFE. I WAS TO BUSY WORRIED ABOUT ME AND MY FEELINGS I DID NOT CARE
ABOUT HOW YOU FELT COME BACK TO ME I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL NOW HURT LIKE I AM.
Love smell like a sweet spring flower that blooms in its
Love makes you feel as if you have wings and could fly as far and as high as
you want to
Loves tough is as soft as teddybear
Loves make you do crazy things and wish that you had love in your life
Love is like a burning candle that can never be extinguished
Love is like a warm summer day and helps you throught hard times
Love is everything and anything that you ever need
POEMS FROM VALENTINE'S DAY, 2004
My Love For You
Rhandy Rosales M.D.
More than a myriad of petals
Tied together forming a bouquet,
Or scattered on calm waters
Peacefully floating in a beautiful disarray.
More than the gentle breeze
That caresses the majestic volcano,
The mountains and hills;
More than an empty landscape
Of a life frozen from its fullness.
More than a song
That serenades a searching soul,
Bathes the weary spirit
With memories, tinged of vivid prints.
More than all that is fleeting,
Rather pure in substance, essence and being
Fruits carefully wrapped, foliage intricately woven
By love and nature, with reason and meaning.
As I look at the stars at night
And dream of what is to beÖ
My heart begins to smile
For it is you I see.
Knowing that youíre so close
But yet so far away.
I dream of you at night
And think about you every day.
For every moment without you
Seems like an eternity.
I dream of the day we kiss
And hold you close to me.
So until that day comes
Youíll always be on my mind.
And I will love you till the end
Till the end of time.
L. R. ...PRINCESS
Your still my princess, proud and dear
we're clearly in our second year;
A poor start indeed and not elected,
a sad start of things, not expected.
Hurtful events, they cause much pain,
things standstill, there is no gain,
destiny now seems so out of place
but i can't rid my view of your smiling face.
We were happy in love, carefree and right
it disappeared suddenly one december nite,
But the love that was there, lives on to see
my life in the future as you and me.
With time comes healing and understanding what's there,
when we are together there isn't a care.
Its love and its life that has taken its hold,
release any anger, release all that cold.
Cause your my girl forever, and i am so hot,
there's nothing in our love that i have forgot...
Its there for you when you want it to shine
I still want you forever, still want you as mine!
The fortunate whose love shall not wane,
basking under a light so bright.
A light that burns a frail heart.
So this dark I chose.
A dark nothing of misery.
That splendid dark now swallows me,
only to die within.
Unsung by those less mortal.
This is to you, fading moment,
from one who has served you.
Even at my worst,
I have always loved you.
by Danesh Bharucha
You watched me enter
And touch the dust on the mantelpiece.
Your eyes held love and reproach, both,
And I chose to ignore the love.
Stupidly plugging for the root of the reproach,
I stumbled, at the cusp of our conversation,
On a truth that I wish now would go away,
Evaporate, become again a seed in a shell,
That we ≠ with Hurt as our teacher, would hatch,
Open gently, and nurture awhile,
Then whisper in wonder:
This is the substance of our being together,
Our Oneness, our essence, our joy.
Oh, take me back to that moment by the mantel,
When, touching the dust on the Dresden dog,
I looked at you and saw that uncertain something
Beyond the tenderness in your gaze.
Take me back.
I miss you so much...
There are some things that we can't touch...
You make me happy in many ways...
Without you these would be boring days.
Love is red
It tastes like a strawberry slurpie.
It smells like red roses
It reminds me of my ex-boyfriend
Love makes me feel very special
To someone or something else.
Before you go, I think thereís something you should know
If you havenít figured out what it is by now, then listen
Wait a minute; what am I trying to sayÖit would be hard for me to explain it
to you if I havenít grasped the concept yet
A memory was resurfaced, a thought was pronounced, but it slipped my mind, a
tender consciousness will come back, itís too deep; I canít deny that I
I have for a while; I think itís a crush, yeah one of those phases I will
grow out of, but...my body would have responded by now
It canít be an obsession; I respect you too much to be fixated on your ways
As time goes by maybe Iíll determine what Iím feeling, but I presume I
No need to reject feelings, they are actual, they are so strong
Never before have I experienced them, I think it all comes down to one
breathtaking wordÖThereís no other way around it, I donít want to take
the path around it
I know itís love, it possibly always has been
I came looking for friendship, but I walked away with love.
It wasn't expected, but it was helped from above.
We all want to fall in love, but why?
Most things don't last and end with a dreaded good bye.
Love is not blind, but what matters is only what you'll see.
Love makes you feel alive, extremely sublime. A feeling of ecstasy.
It shows not perfection, but flaws aren't as bad as they seem.
It's when you don't want to sleep because reality is better than a dream.
You are filled with love, lusting for what's inside.
It only grows stronger, a love that's denied.
It's knowing you want to be with them all the rest of your days.
Just thinking about them sets your heart ablaze.
You may close your eyes to what you don't want to see,
And close your ears to what you don't want to hear,
But you can't close your heart to what you don't want to feel,
True love just can't disappear.
A warning for all, loving another only ends in pain. Hearing them say they
don't love you back is like a knife through the heart. I only loathe that in
which consumes me, owned by thoughts.. Taunted by emotion, I am truly dictated
by the thing I want the most, falling victim to desire was my mistake, loving
was my demise and caring was my fate. I can't control what I feel, only feel
what I think. Change me, love me and care for me but please refrain from
hurting me. One has already accomplished that, and does every day. I will
never get her out of my head nor my heart. Take mercy upon this poor orc and
show me something I desire, show me what she gave me, and I promise to give it
back. I have failed so many times, with no victories under my belt I can only
fall into depression. I have nothing more to say, but I leave you with this;
When you love another it can end just like this.
You make me laugh and make me cry.
I need you there, thatís no lie
You make me want to do my best
Putting myself to the test
You are to me, my very best friend
My love for you will never end
You make my life so complete
A feeling that is so sweet
You make me feel like Iíve gone crazy
Making life seem so hazy
You need to know how much I care
And I always will, this I swear
You never have been untrue
For that I want to say Thank You
You may one day want to leave
I hope thatís something you wonít achieve
You might leave and not know why
But I never want to hear good-bye
You will always have all my love
My angel sent from up above.
The Moon's Not Mine
Strolling down an amorphous road of night,
a pale gleam above beckoned my sight.
Hushing the silence of the gloomy sky,
as the clouds that hindered flitted aside.
To the bell swaying on the steeple,
the cats abandoned, venturing in dark.
To the sea shivering in the breeze,
it shone upon them it's glittering light.
In admiration my eyes adored,
a forlorn hope dwells like a song.
Enticing it to my chattel I craved,
to enlighten the gloom of my misty path.
What's the use of it's glamorous light?
If it's taken away from the high.
The sky shall weep for the loss of it's glow
and night be left in an epoch of shadow.
"The moon shan't be mine!" I cried,
for all world it's made to shine.
Though couldn't ambled along my side,
It gleams my dark till the last breath of life.
I wrote your name in the sky,
but the wind blew it away.
I wrote your name in the sand,
but the waves washed it away.
I wrote your name in my heart,
and forever it will stay
BY MANDY FAULKENER
A look so casual
How can it be done?
With a simple smile,
By a man
Who seemed so trifle
How can it be done?
How can it be possible
to be stunned
at the least?
His eyes run
off with your soul
so quickly, so fast.
with a kiss.
How can I be done?
How can I be possible?
As my mind went blank and my eyes are gone I suddenly realized I
could not go on my heart slowed down my thought went whack and now I know his
never coming back
But I still love him and that wont change
But how can I love him after all this pain and how can I love this man I
never see he is all was gone an the run never here when I need him
He may not care and thatís ok there come a day when ill
be gone and then heíll wish he had know me more
I wish this man was here right now but he still gone faraway
trying to run away from me today
I am lying here with tears running down my fragile face, my
heart is crying out in pain for this man I wish I know but that ok I still
love him and that wont change no matter how much pain Iím in right now ill
always love him and thatís the fact forever more
BREATH OF A QUICK DYING SEASON
To no end do i suffer,
Loathing each breath I take,
A rage blooms with fire
seeding its routs in deep
I feel the ash between my
It makes my skin crawl,
At the thought of you, my
with satans syrup dripping,
Gripping to the edge of my
souls hand but ever slipping,
solemnly, i dance with souls of
passed children, who mourns these?
Graves of the unborn,in fields of
flowers dying in the storms,
of fiction, fantasy and thought, and long fought wars so
Am I a joke?
Why do I always put up with this?
They don't even know me or if I'm
there and that sucks because when
they do they make fun of me like
Well am I?
I'd really love to know if I am!
When I Look
When I look into the sky,
All I see is your blue eyes.
But when I look into the light,
All I can think about was that night.
How you kissed me,
And held me tight.
Never want to let go,
Not even a mite.
Because the love I have for you is strong,
And it will be forever so long.
Sitting in the corner
Crying to myself
Trying to forgive you
For loving someone else
Wanting to hold you
Wanting you to be there
Wanting to know
That you really care
Dismay not as i'm forlorn
do not worry about the storm
Everything always works out
so please stop these silly doubts
Killing you would bring such pain
and from the people, utter disdain
You are needed, you are loved
they all speak of your golden touch
So idealistic, so full of life
you will show us all what is right
And all the moments when you progress
We'll be there to cheer and caress
Your dark hair shines in the sun
come on now, what are you?
The moon and my heart
It sinks to the bottomless pit of the unknown
Sable and threatening
For a moment i barely feel its existence
Until it shines revealing
its pure and only essence
The Moon and my lover
Farther by sight, separated by
different gases of which i breathe
Yet sees whatever my eyes bequeaths
a light of which never your own
a lover i will never own
The Moon and Me
Hiding beneath the darkness of deception
Which no one bothers to wait
Until eclipse mesmerizes even my own
Unaware of its brilliance
Yet it is as well
So many have claimed to love you
But only a few remained
So you shine by night
to let them know of your presence
But up so high
Gravity is defied
By David Lee Ward
Never to know the thrill of you more,
How passionate once upon a time!
Without this knowledge I remain as before,
Lifeless, just marking time.
Counting the minutes that make up the hours,
In the sand of the hour glass of time,
Knowing as before this existence I abhor,
As I did once upon a time!
My Love for you is endless,
It stands the test of time,
Proven over and again to be selfless,
In you my life is entwined,
Your my sunrise as I wait for the light,
In darkness I shall reside,
Reside as I did until you say you are mine,
As you did once upon a time!
FOR MY SISTER
You've always been the one i admired,
the one i most adored....
the one that in any given situation... i'd give my life for.
I always wanted to be just like you,
like they say walk in your shoes....
and now more than ever, its the one thing i wish i can do.
You don't deserve what's been done to you,
if i could i'd take it all away.
Why he chose you is the question i ask myself everyday.
I need for you to know that i love you more than words can say,
and for you to believe that you will be better in future days.
A Mother's Last Words To Her Son
Written For Mom in memory of George Wessly Hunt Jr August 20,1997
By:Matthew Aldelbert Hunt
Gone like a ghost on this August day.
You were so tragically taken away.
Without your mother being able to say:
"No more will I ever see your face"
"For you are gone from me without a trace"
"No more will you ever be able to feel my love"
"Or the power of my loving, embracing arms"
"How sad I felt as we were ripped apart"
"And how deeply did it hurt my heart"
"For you are gone my son"
"And until my life on earth is done"
"Fly for me, fly like a lonesome dove"
"High, High in the sky"
"So I will never ever have to say goodbye"
"And until we meet again in heaven my son"
"I leave you with this"
"I Will always love and miss you GJ"
Open your eyes and see what's true-
listen closely as I sing my lullaby to you.
Don't' fall for the illusioned- accept what's real.
Embrace the fire you've begin to feel.
Forget about society's "good grace"...in secret I'll take you to a
where you can peel away and reveal your true face.
I can show you who you are- the honest desires of your heart.
you want to be free...for it's when we touch you feel so right.
Float beneath the surface with me-
come discover how love is supposed to be.
Walk with me if what you feel is real.
I will reveal something more. Something you've never felt before.
I can show you what lies behind each door.
Listen closely to what I say-
don't ever take this for a game to be played.
Don't be so blind to all that is so real.
Open your eyes and see what's true-
look and see...
I'm right in front of you.
ď How I FeelĒ
Iím livin your love, your love, your voice lives in my ear. Iím missing
your kisses when you are not near.
Sometimes I want to hug you, yet you live so far away, but the way you say,
ďI Love YouĒ, makes me feel youíre here today.
You give me so much emotions, I feel Iím living a lie. But I know your
love is true, thatís why I choose to wonder why?
Why would I take your love for granted, and live in misery. I have all trust
in you, thatís why I made you apart of me.
Cause youíre a whisper upon my skin, youíre the air I always breathe,
without you in my life, there is no love I can conceive.
To She who is for Me
Reflection is Perfection
The Sun is Fond of You
It's Light sends only Beauty
When it Responds to You
Iím looking deep down in me,
To fine something good in myself.
But all I see is pain in inside of me.
How do I find love if I canít see?
Iím blinded by the darkness around me.
Why canít I see anything worth seeing?
Itís like Iím lying here bleeding.
I donít think Iím in my right mind,
I should kill my self but letís face it,
Iím not that kind.
I guess you could say my like has ended,
But to me itís far from it.
My life has been corrupted,
Iím going my way.
If you see me say hay,
But if you donít hear from me,
Iím gone and away,
Far from this world,
To the end of day.
OPEN MIC ENCORE II MARCH, 2004
OPEN MIC ENCORE III MARCH, 2004
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