OPEN MIC ENCORE I 
FEBRUARY, 2007

looking at your picture on the wall
you are the prettiest of all
never frightening never mean
never had a trick up your sleeve
always kind always gentle
your name is carly
and you are my valentine
carly
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Enduring Love
Q'zeromen 2/23/07
If not for the shoes beneath the bed,
or the restless wind outside the window, I would not hear, the thoughts of my heart.
I would not see the destiny of our life, humbled by knowing what you truly mean to me.
I cannot imagine being alone,
when I have known you as friend, as a love:
a tree that holds steady in a storm,
and whose leaf,
has cupped my tears.
Your devotion has taught me,
that life repays the givers,
with those that lavish their affections, to the roots.
I have lived because Iíve seen,
felt the urges,
of a force known as love.
It has washed away my fears of slavery,
in the freedom of love.
I can die among the flowers,
as a blossom,
because the answer to my happiness,
has been you.
If within this cabin,
the windows are forever closed,
and the black of night abandons the moon,
Aye, your light has saved me.

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ESPRIT
Butch Howard
Ageless spirit of longing
surging through collective
consciousness draws him
nearer to the dream.
Seventh Avenue rain falling,
amidst the vapors of cab
exhaust, assaults the thought
he tried to hold on to Ėstolen.
Wanting to weep but failing
missing sleep, silent wailing,
striving for the one touch
he knows will take him home.
He stands alone, waiting
traffic pounding noises
against tympanic nerves
raw from excess clamor.
Then, he sees her; she, unaware.
His gaze caresses her being
with the full tonnage borne
within his soul. He is home.
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ďSOMEONEĒ
Karen N. Samonteza
Night by night
Day by day 
I think of someone,
I thought I would never find
Someone that makes me realize how important am I,
I know that we are destined forever even if without a sign, 
I love him with all my heart, and 
I Hope that he will forever be mine...

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Smile.......
R. Hart
Tho my heart beats slow but true,
all my love does grow for you.
Weathering alone a winters night,
imagining your smile shall i take flight.
A rose i gave to you in hope,
disaster returned via note.
Brought back to earth once again,
by memories dealing savage pain.
I fight the demons from my past,
your smile again held me fast.
Must it always be this way,
leaving me stuck in disarray.
Constantly told "just let her go",
but harder it is to do than to say so.
With a smile like yours i know its true, i will never stop loving you.

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MY LOVE FOR YOU WILL LINGER ON
Anna Shan
I'm here looking back in time
Remembering when we first met
You gave me a special feeling
That I could never forget
I remember the good times
It lasted only for a few days
But it seemed to be an eternity
And now it's all slipping away
From the day you left me behind
Leaving me with a broken heart
I kept on thinking in my mind
It was love that was ripping us apart
It was then that I understood
You have already disappeared
But listen to me if you would
It was the one thing that I feared
I will go see you for the last time
One last time and I will be gone
Knowing that you'll never be mine
My love for you will linger on

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Thank you
 Keívon White

Thank you for letting me in

Thank you for treating me like a friend

Thank u for making such a beautiful daughter I promise to keep her safe and try to never go against anything you taught her Thank you for all your advice Thank you for letting me in her life Iím just thankful, because I donít think I can find one better And most of all thank you for letting me love her You made a perfect team I will dress her in my love because she is my queen To be with her yeah Iíll go through but the ending result will be those great two words ďI doĒ

You being blessed to have a daughter like her So Iím thankful for, because no you is no her When Iím sad just the thought of her turns my skies blue And I knew she was the one, because of that baby phat shoe And also to mention She gets her beauty from you!

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Because Of You 
Hearing you speak makes my heart skip a beat
Feeling your arms around me 
feeling your love surround me
I live laugh and love 
And I do it all because of you!
 
By:Kayla Purkey

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 Renewed Hope
by Derrick L. Thomas
She takes me back to those days
Of crossover dribbles and fade-aways
She gives me that feeling from my head to my toes Like when every shot I attempt, in it goes.
She takes me back to playground games
Full-court five on five, win or exit with shame To the feeling in a game when you have to win by two And I threw up the game winning shot and it went through
She reminds me of the joy of not giving up Driving hard through the lane and taking it to the cup And in a time when I almost found it diffult to cope She came through and gave me a renewed hope.
A hope the I would find real love
A true love
Love like when I first shot a basketball And found it hard to put it down A love for summer, winter, spring, and fall A love that will not let me go to bed with a frown
Whether she leaves or she stays
I will always remember those days
Where we will end up, I don't know
But of this feeling, I will not let go.

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 "Is My Love For You Blind"
Rosea 

As I lay in this bed.
With thoughts of you running through my head.
Thinking of the way your lips feel against mine 
but then on the other hand I think to myself.
Is my love for you blind?
Who knows where we'll end up in the end.
By ourselves or with a great friend.
Friend and partner at the same time but who knows.
Is my love for you blind?
I guess we'll never know until the end.
So for now I have a great partner and a great friend.

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The Dream
gabby
    
  Like alice in wonderland
The dream takes you by the hand
Inside emotions that you might not feel
If by some notion the dream was not real
The dream, the dream, the dream
Watching the colours as they run
Figures you mould like the sun
Lovers can dream, devils can dream
You may be nowhere until you have seen
The dream, the dream, the dream whoa
Oh what have I done? 
Close my eyes and I dream of some world
It could be magic, it could be tragic
Hee, dream
The dream, the dream, the dream whoa  
 
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INNOCENCE AND GRACE...
By Christine Carey
When I was young
Life was so much easier
Everything just seemed to fall into place 
Everyone even told me I had a pretty face, 
But now all I feel is disgrace 
I'm drowning in the wicked tide deep down inside 
In the dark of the night I cry "I'm losin' this fight!"
Like a lost child
I pray,
"Somebody, please help me make this right!"
And to my surprise...
You appear...
I see the Light
With your grace
my innocence you replace
And once again I find my place
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THAT CRUEL KISS
Terry Collett
That cruel kiss
Will somehow miss
Your cheek and head
And meet the deep red
Flame of your arm,
Where the charm
Of his good days
Too often plays
With his dark side.
You will meekly hide
Yourself away
Until the bright day
Comes without a bruise
And you can cruise
The life of streets once more;
Until the claw
Of his black and blue,
Seeks out for you
And drags you into his deep
Dark world of spit and blow;
And you must show
The world your vacant place,
Not black eyes or reddened face,
But sit behind that dark-blue door
As you have and will once more.
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IS THIS LOVE FORBIDDEN?
MAY MADUENO
  WE KNOW WE BOTH NEED EACH OTHER,
  BUT WHY CANT WE BE TOGETHER?
  
  I KNOW I AM HAPPY WHEN YOUR AROUND,
  BUT CANT COME NEAR YOU AND  MAKE ANY SOUND.
  EVERYNIGHT I KEEP ON ASKING MYSELF,
  SHOULD THIS LOVE ONLY FOR ONESELF?
  WE KNOW WE LOVE EACH OTHER,
  BUT CAN WE BE TOGETHER?
  IF THIS LOVES FORBIDDEN,
  WHY DID YOU LET IT HAPPEN?
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Why?
Paul Clinton Boggs
                    Why do i love you when u'r a scandelouse HOE?
                   How come everytime i call u, u alwayz hafto go?
                    Why do u lie and cheat and step on my heart?
                       Why do u hafto tear my world apart?
                   Why do u talk about guys while u'r all over me?
                     Then if i talk about girls u act real mean
                   Why do u put me down and make me feel depressed?
                Then go to a guys house and get completely undressed?
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BETTER THAN BLAINE
Bryon D. Howell  
It kills me when it seems you come and go.
You're better at these tricks than David Blaine.
There are no strings above you or below - but all my joy is somehow changed to pain.
It seems you pull these stunts before my eyes.
Perhaps you slide on out just when I blink?
Still, when you leave a part of me just dies.
You've no idea the depths to which I sink.
If you can't stay around too long, then leave.
I'd rather live without your magic act.
I've got a trick myself you won't believe - I'll snap my finger, my bags will be packed.
Your selfish ways are just too much to bear - it's now my turn to vanish into air.
-0-
in another world
trapped for life
till my prince took my life
i gave him my heart
but he tore it apart
but i still stand here today
face to face
with the one who could never take his place
SARA
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You are my greatest affection /addiction
by Rocky

you are my heroin that gets me threw the day you are my empty bottle that takes the pain away you are my razor blade that keeps the pain at bay

you are my greatest addiction

you are my bullet with these suicidal thoughts you are my coke buzz when its seems all is lost you are my beer and the drunkness i've caught

you are my greatest addiction

you are my rope that hangs my heavy heart you are my balemia but its only just a start you are my pills that keep me from falling apart

you are my greatest addiction

you are the hands that keep me at ease

you are the eyes that always please

you are the lips that warms me, gees.

you are my greatest affection

you are the face that brightens my night you are the fingers that makes me feel right you are the legs that wrap around me tight

you are my greatest affection

you are my brain with the things we debate you are my thoughts that i know longer hate you are my personality with my best traits

you are my greatest affection

you are my greatest addiction

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Only You !!! 
   By Dina Kh.
Every day and night I think of you
I ask myself, why on earth I desire you
Is there a reason? or is it only you !!
 
At times I sit, I have no clue
I feel I'm lost, I want a clue
My heart is whispering, "There is a clue"
 
Do I suffer? Yes I do
Do I care? I know I do
Do I sacrifice? For you I do
 
If you ache, I ache too
When u cry, I do too
I'm in my soul and in yours too
 
Is it fake? Or is it true?
Can I love you? A love that's true
If I tell you, you know it's true
 
When you're sad I feel so blue
The smile on you, makes the sky turn blue 
How much I love you? as the ocean blue
 
Shall I go? My heart I sue
Will I die? When my love you sue
Some folks talk, but I can't sue
 
The path in which I walk, not one but two 
How to decide? How to follow? How to choose from two?
It's hard to determine, but only one I love, only one not two
 
And you ought to know it's you
You ought to see it's You
My love, My life, My half
No one but ONLY YOU...!!!!!!
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LOVE
Elizabeth

One word.
A feeling that's deep.
A promise.
One you keep.
LOVE
Love GOD
Love family
Love life
Love self
No pain in love
No love in pain
No tears
No fears
No childish games
No cries
No lies
No hidden shame
One Love
One Word
One promise
One life to live
So love it.
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it's almost here the special day of this year. plenty of love, tons of kisses hope some day , to be your mrs. he sent his love a valentine ,his love did not reply. valentine, valintinered, white,and blue.i'll make a nice one and send it to you.....................

jazmin camejo 
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dream
Kelly 

I dream of the day you'll come back to stay, stay without a doubt, say what you feel, not cause its right,l ove me cause its true, love me the way love you .... for Rob

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**NEVER ENDING LOVE**
Eileen J. Hudson

I watched out the window as the rain trickled down, Mom crying at the table, dad shouting out the door like never before, Seeing you leaving me behind and knowing I'd never see you around, Not even one single trace, why leave? It was hard to breath!

Suit cases in hand and an angry look on your face, Marching down the street with no jacket and nothing but bare feet, Big brother, what got into you? You were so perfect up until then.

How could you leave when all I do need is you so much in my life?

All you've left behind is sadness and strife, And all the pain burning up inside would never disappear, I know some day I'll chase after you searching here and there.

I know if I really believe and look really far as much as I must, I'll find you and just help you erase your mistakes, I'll run up to you all in sweat and pull back the brakes, I'll give you a smile and tell you everything will be okay, And then we'll hold hand in hand and walk back home all the way, And forever live in love and be good just the way we should, And you won't fall away from me like you almost did....

Because I know I have a never ending love for you, older brother.

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To My Mother
Ram krishna
where so ever i go
what so ever  i do
my heart will be with me
where you live .........my mother
you raised up me in the realm of peace
i did many mistakes but you forgave
you always saw me younger
that's why even in my teenage you know my hungers
you lived with me you shared many things with me 
you always tried to spread smile om my face
...............oh my mother
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My heart
Is tearing apart
If only a way to restart
And go back to the memories we shared
I can't bare
to let you go
Im hella sad
That what we had
was lost.
stephanie
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If only you knew
Nienie

What I feel in my heart

The pain that you cause me

When you look at me and don't say Hi

I still can't forget about the times we would kick it I miss them so You were different then Now you a stranger That I wish I still knew I know that we could have been If only then While we were cool You could have made your move But I guess I was wrong about u and me We missed our chance to share romance I was a fool That fell in Love with You.

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"Thanks to You" 
Heather R

I was cold before
a lifeless mannequin
but you're teaching me
how to live again
you take my hand
and make things better
open up my heart
and fix me forever
I welcome in the light
that pours into my heart
I look up into the bright horizen
it's time for a fresh start
suddenly, I learn to trust
learn to relax, and laugh
I treasure the present
and learn from the past
now the time is mine
to live again
now the time is mine
thanks to you, my friend 
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A DREAM OF MY WISH
Brent Johnson
In my thoughts
And in my dreams
I hope for sure
she never leaves
The thoughts don't taunt
The will is set
The dreams don't haunt
She's not mine yet
Each day passes
And I walk her around
Between some classes
It's her i found
My strength is weak
Her eyes pure beauty
But its what she seeks
That i yearn to know
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True Feelings 
Juan Alvarez Vokals

How blessed and fortunate Iíve been for these past three years For I have met a girl who has changed me, and saved me from all my fears.

You are the bright star in the heavens which I watch at night and admire.
As I Wish and pray for one day this star to be blessed for changing me from a frail liar.

You have seen me when I frown you have seen me when I smile What you should know is that every time I see you, is like watching the brightest lily of the Nile Your eyes so beautiful and sweet like the never ending sea Have made me realize that it was worth the plea

As a friend I hope you can gain some trust in me
And know that ill be there when you are in need
I realize I was a jerk in the past

But these expressions I truly mean
For these words remain engraved in my heart.
This poem is not to think higher of me or to like me more
But I write this poem to really thank you for changing me in every prospective way.

Thanks to you, I can be a better brother, friend, and church leader.

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I WOULD DO IT ALL AGAIN GO THROUGH THE TEARS AND THE PAIN.
I WOULD GIVE YOU MY COAT WHEN IT STARTS TO RAIN 
AND ASK YOU TO GIVE ME YOUR HEART SO I COULD HEAL THE PAIN.
BUT NOW YOU ARE WAY GONE AND I HAVE BEEN ON MY OWN FOR FAR TO LONG 
SO WHO KNOWS MAYBE ONE DAY ILL WRITE A SONG WHERE ME AND YOU FOREVER GO ON
but for now i need to forget you god knows how i should of hugged you so tight 
and never let you out of sight
i love your height i love your eyes because behind them 
there is a lovely surprise your like my sunrise you brighten, 
but you also bring the tears in my eye
callum higson
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Friendship they say has heights not known by love.
And love ,whats my defination of love?
Love for me is when all the thrills and excitement are over 
and u still have reason to be with that person.
When ur roads have become so enthwined that you cant possibly live without the other.
NNAMDI NWOBU
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I'm lost but now i'm found. As i drown in the ground. Then i rise with pride giving the right to hold on tight. For you i might love tonight. Your my life so please stand still. And let me love you till the moon is full.

Todd 

OPEN MIC ENCORE II

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