OPEN MIC ENCORE I
March, 2005

PARA TI MADRE
A TRIBUTE FOR ALL MOTHERS
EDWIN FLORES
 
Que lastima when they pass on
Mother just one, mother our mom
Woman of courage, lady and more
One of a kind, her we all adore
 
I write for her that gave you birth
I write for you, your life's net worth
For she so raised the child you were
Mirrored image, copy of her
 
Attributes instilled to help you through
The best and worst of times she knew
Would cross your path before today
The road ahead is hard she'd say
 
Keep close to heart those that you love
Closer mother when you think of
All she does and did when she has aged
Precious this book of life you page
 
Embrace the moment while you can
Hold tight, gentle her warm soft hands
Stroke her fine hair and let her know
How much you'll miss and love her so

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MONTRELL

sTACY wEBBER
 
Sometimes you sit and wonder
Why are all the good things are taken away?
You just think and think, But a good answer is hard to find. I was thinking about it the other day.
Why my best friend, my homie, my buddy, my backbone, my heart had to go.
Then I think why couldn't he skip over him and take the next. Not wishing death to anyone.
Go Mono! Go Mono!
Keep running thus my head.
I see that big smile running across his face,
Then all of sudden I see him lying in a casket.
With no smile, no laugher, no joy, just lying there.
Out loud I say, That Not My Friend! That Not My Friend!
Someone pull me close and said " You got to believe and let him go,
 You have to realize his sun has set, and he went to a far better place.
Still I say no, no, no that not him!
My mind jump back to when we were in the club acting a fool
Go Mono! Go Mono!
I feel my heart drop, tears come rolling down, and my face full with sadness.
He is really gone, he is really gone I think
I don't believe he gone so soon
It just can't be true
My heart hurt, its full with pain that will never go away
I keep seeing his face and all the things we went thus.
 The hard, the rough, the bad, and all the good.
That smile never left his face until now.
My mind goes blank and my tears start to dry up.
The words I love you come out my mouth
I can't yet say by, but later.
I'll smile for you and keep you in my heart away
Go Mono!

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UNTITLED
maria m
she gives me a cigarette and my common practice
whispers in my ear a slight, soft "give it back",
and i will. the birds in the backyard have made me recall that i have,
and each time i stand in the wind with smoke for a halo
i will think my life is a tunnel of borrowed time.
 
i know i will see you again in my poems. the words
whisper like diesel, like dust and my
hands are mechanic, hopeless but strong
and scarred. i push and pierce the world with my pain, but it will never crack.
these are my terms, this is my voice. like a classical piece
i stumble, but never see my fall.
i whisper to autumn, to the winter ghost. these are my days,
this is happiness. this is my wondrous silence.
and smoke lingers in my heart. am i made of ash? i whisper
to my silence, my sullen hands.
i will see you again in my poems. the words make waves
and i let them rise above my head, i let them drown.

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AWAKE AND SHARE WITH ME
     ZYDHA HART
 
Sweet Dreamer so still,
Elixir of living
And muse of poet's pen.
So precious our time
In tangled weaving
The patterns of hours.
 
Speak not with your needle,
Nor satin fine fabrics,
But the ragged memory
Of those who would care.
 
Dreams are abundant
'Neath fine art so free,
Smile, Pretty Dreamer
And sip nectar so sweet.
Be happy in sharing
And awaken with me.
 

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TAKE A STEP WITH ME
Anthony Santo
We have both changed from our teenage years
Suddenly adults, facing life with fears.
Is it justified to have these reservations,
Too afraid to act, too much hesitation?
 
The glow of my kiss may have faded
A caress of my hand seems no longer awaited.
There are now times when you can look right through me
As if our memories are a forgotten history.
 
If true love is defined by us
How can there no longer be hope for the lust?
That once fed our nights and starved our days
How can you manage to keep me away?
 
While my appearance has changed
My love and affection has always remained.
I still have a chance to be the partner you once knew
The same lover you couldnít wait to run to.
 
Take a chance with me,
Help me to find what makes you happy.
I do not want to disrespect your space
But I canít help to feel rushed and forced into this place.
 
I should probably hate you
For the humiliation I am now trying to get through.
But something inside,
Forces my emotions to not hide.
 
My love for you still burns strong
Although Iíve cried and cried all the night long.
I can not wait to hear you whisper my name
As we lie together, fearless of shame.
 
I accept and realize the dire need
To alter my lifestyle if we are to succeed.
All I ask is for one last chance,
To find again our lost romance.
 
Trust when I say that I will lose the weight,
Nothing is too difficult for your found soul mate.
We are not yet shattered, just a bit shaken
Re-find your faith in us that has never been mistaken.

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FIRST
By Kelli Bailey
 
First snow so beautiful
Only we got plentiful
First year so amazing
Sitting by the fire ablazing
First snowball fight
You won right?

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LOVE WHEN COLD
      EDDYDEYEMI
Love when cold dies
famished, denied of all
which elemented it.
and many with tear floods
and endless sighs would
mourn its passing away,
while some in hope forlorn
would cling and linger
in make-believe.
 
oft 'tis hard to say
why emotions strong fade away,
but when unkindled and unfed
by all it desires,
love becomes a flame;
a flame left untended,
it grows cold, it grows cold
then dies to rise no more

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I've wasted my time
looking for your sweet face
I've spent so many months
and oh so many days
I've given up hope
and I'm just trying to move on
But I just can't let go
even though you are gone
Maybe its not you
maybe its me
But whatever it is
I just wanna be free
Of this love
of this want
For something that's already gone
I just want you in my arms
but that can't be
I just wanna be free of this love
I haven't seen you now
in over a year
But it wont bring me down
and I wont shed one tear
But I will always love you still
even against my own will
I feel like you my missing link
because in the back of my head I still think
Of this love

Olivia

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YOUR ON YOUR WAY
MOPUDDINPIE
DEAR GIRL LYNELLE, YOU'VE MADE A CHOICE
AND TOUCHED MY HEART WITH YOUR HAPPY VOICE,
IT SURE LOOKS LIKE YOUR READY TO MOVE
GET UP AND ABOUT AND FIND YOUR NEW GROOVE.
 
A CHANGE INDEED WILL BE FELT AT TIMES
IT WILL HELP IF YOU REMEMBER THESE RHYMES,
AND OPEN YOU HEART AND SOUL TO ME
AND REMEMBER WE WERE MEANT TO BE.
 
I BELIEVE YOUR READY TO SEE THE LIGHT
MY LOVE TO YOU WILL BE A DELIGHT
SOMETHING DIFFERENT EACH DAY YOU'LL SEE
IT SURE WILL BE FUN, JUST YOU AND ME!
 
AND EACH DAY THAT PASSES I WILL THANK YOU MY DEAR
FOR TAKING YOUR PRESENCE AND PUTTING IT NEAR
NEXT TO MY HEART , INSIDE AND DEEP
ITS FINALLY MINE AND FOR ME TO KEEP!
 
ITS YOU I'VE WANTED FOR ALL THESE YEARS,
NO TIME FOR DESPAIR AND NO TIME FOR TEARS
I'LL SHOW YOU PRINCESS WHAT YOU SEARCHED SO LONG FOR
NO DOUBT WILL EXIST, YOU'LL WONDER NO MORE.

I LOVE YOU LYNELLE.

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THANKS  TO  THE  PARTNER IN  MY  LIFE
BY  LIP  SAI  LIN
 
A  WORKER  WILL  NOT  MAKE  A  FACTORY
A  SWALLOW  WILL  NOT  MAKE  A  SUMMER
I  ALONE  WILL  NOT  MAKE  A  HAPPY  RELATIONSHIP
I  ALONE  WILL  NOT  MAKE  A  HAPPY   FAMILY
I  ALONE  WILL  NOT  MAKE  A  COMPLETE  LIFE
I  ALONE  WILL  NOT  MAKE  THE  MATERIAL / SPIRITUAL  WORLD
I  FEEL  GRATEFUL  TO  YOU  ---- 
A  PARTNER  IN  MY  LIFE
ON  THIS  VALENTINE  DAY

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BROKEN HEART
BY:Madaly Hernandez
 
You were everything I long for
not knowing that I fall for you
I kept wishing to see you more and more.
I expressed my feelings for you,
waiting for you to say something
I assured you my love was true.
I thought I had found the perfect guy,
but I was so blind that
I could not see the real you.
I wanted you to be mine,
to hold and to trust
but all you did is lie.
I ask myself how could this be
that life is cruel?
You broke my heart into pieces
without saying much,
you told me you didn't love me.
All that was left for me were dreams and wishes.
You left me with a broken heart
full of pain and tears of sorrow!

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Too Late
Anita Gayle Vance
Why'd you rip my heart out? Why'd you hurt me so?
Why'd you have to yell and shout, then tell me where to go?
Why didn't I just yell, how much that I love you?
Why can't you say you're sorry for what you put me threw?
Why did we get angry? why did I just cry?
Why did you walk out, so later you could die?
Why'd I have to know, after it was way to late?
Why'd you have to go and mess with your own fate?

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Leaving for exurbia
Frank Martin
I caught your breath
In the golden fade of night
I needed you then
But you were a little more serious
Your smile leaves marks
The scars I touch that help me sleep
 My pretentious alibis by monolingual standards
Fell deft by perfection
Your eyes, so exotic
Left pale in comparison to your heart
So enthused I drew you a map
Death encrusted by deceit
So willingly you gave a piece of yourself
That night behind the wall
Swallowing my lies and what little I could fake as love
Your touch, soft and delicate
Women like you always have cold hands
Giving your life piece by piece
To a void like myself
When I leave this dismal city
I will think of leaving you
Crying yourself to sleep every night
In a deathbed
And I will sleep well
By reaching in deep
To touch the scars

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I STILL LOVE YOU THOUGH YOU'RE GONE.
By: Jini
 
One minute you were there,
at once you were gone.
I had shed my last tear,
and now I only mourn.
You always cracked a joke,
in any kinda pace.
You would drink and smoke,
and you would screw up your face.
You were really  kinda nosy,
and even kinda rude.
You could be a little sleazy,
and always kinda crude.
Your laugh was as loud,
as an everlasting horn.
But even with these imperfections,
I still love you though you're gone.

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Stay
Riley  
Why does it have to be this way?
Why canít you let her go?
I know it is too much to ask,
But still I have to know.
 
I canít understand why you hurt yourself,
It isnít your fault at all.
Your better than this, it isnít worth it,
I have to watch you fall.
 
I care for you, not like her,
Not in a selfish way.
I wish you felt the same about me,
I wish I told you today.
 
Iím afraid of what youíll do,
Donít let it come to an end,
Thereís better life ahead,
Iím telling you as your friend
 
I love you so much,
And still you donít know,
I donít want to tell you.
But please donít let go.
 
Iím ending this here,
I donít know what else to say,
Except that, I love you.
And I want you to stay.

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Anthony 
Ashley Fundora
He's in my every thought..every dream...every wound....every hope...every tear...every smile...without him I am incomplete....
For I am the only one who knows how I truly feel....
I am forever changed for knowing this amazing man..
He's touched my soul and changed my life.....
he's bettered my existence in every way....
Those simple words...The very first I remember....
You said ....I like you so much..
All the old familiar places...my heart still embraces........
Remember always when we danced.......
you held my hand and pulled me close.....
you look at me so deeply.....makes me  cry...you watched me sleep.....
you kissed me true........I open my eyes to look at you....
Never forget the beautiful music we made together.....
breathe......close your eyes and sigh........
wipe that tear.....try not to cry...
you make me better......you made me sing.....
I will always remember our song.........
Love.........it was real.......
 

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Memories
For my Loving and Unique cousin Robert Allen Large
Monday, October 26th, 1970 - Thursday, February 10th, 2005
Ashlee Carter
I havenít seen you much in the past year,
But it was just enough knowing you were still here.
Knowing that you could show up at any given time,
Just to say ďHey CuzĒ, was never a crime.
But now that you are gone
It will be hard to move on.
I always felt proud to name you as my cousin
Talking about you to my friends was never a burden.
Everyone who knew you, remembered your long hair
Cutting it was not an option, not even for a dare.
Your personality was unique and exciting
Never a dull moment, always enlightening.
Weíll always have a place for you in our heart.
Just as you always have right from the start.
Never is when we will forget you
Forever is how long we will Love You!

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I woke up early every morning to be there early so
I could sit by your side. As you lay in there in bed,
I await anxiously for your eyes to open and for to gaze
upon them one more time an kiss you on your head.
 
Just to take back those tears I cried an use them to
Refresh my eyes for new joys, the weather was calm,
Shining the last time I was by your side, I return in
Reluctance to find tears In the eyes of your boys.
 
I cant console the incurable love for a loss of a dad,
Itís not easy to take away pain from another like you
I canít imagine those memories they wished theyíd had
All those signs, and yet they didnít have a clue.
 
And now again Iím sitting beside you upon your bed,
Itís dusted with stones and flowers, I still cant believe it,
You told me that weíd talk soon... thatís what you said.
And now I have to pray to tell you, just talk to you and sit.

Chris  

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Time Travel
Nissar Ahmed A. Naik
I am a tiny toddler,
walking along a crowded street,
with my hand in my father's hand,
happy, safe and secure,
gazing at the bright neon lights,
of a great city-
 
Suddenly the lights disappear,
as I fall into a deep pit,
full of darkness and fear.
As I hit the bottom,
I am in my bed,
wet with perspiration.
 
Alas, it was a dream,
I lost my father long ago,
long ago he left me,
in this insecure world.
 
Father, where are you?
I need your love and protection,
and your reassuring grip,
on my feeble hand.
 
I wish it was really possible,
to move along the time axis,
so that an insecure toddler,
could run to the past,
into the arms of his lost father.

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Every slide my shoes make on a polished floor;
Sounds rhythmically like your voice;
Asking "If i'll wait for you?;
Though these dark tears of my eyes sees it untrue;
With my soul, i too believe;
My heart won't tell such a ridiculous lie;
Knowing it is much shadowed with strong feelings for you;
But....If....
The eyes of a groom can wait patiently;
To see his long expected bride;
And as a the hands of a mother wait courageously;
To cuddle a new born baby;
So would i wait peacefully;
To hold and kiss you again as flowers in May;
If you come back.

mfon etina

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 Heís Your Son
Ebony Cousin
Why'd you turn your back?
Is it because he's grown?
But don't you remember... he's the same persons knee you kissed
When he fell and hurt himself
He's the one you'd tuck in at night... EVERY night
So why turn your back now?
Don't you see how much you're hurting him?
Or do you even care?
He tries so hard to get your attention...
But you're too worried about so man
Who barely even loves you
What about your son?
He needs you more
Why'd the hugs... The kisses... And the I love yous stop?
I bet you don't even care that you're hurting him
And that's sad
Because you should
And hopefully one day you will
Because no matter what
He is YOUR son!
 

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What Two Lovers Share
Claudia 
Two lovers share a kiss
One that they will miss
They will also share a feeling
One so dazzling
They will even share a bond
So gentle and so fond
Two lovers keep their friendship
Through easy and through hardships
So what lovers really share
Is love.

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you are my glasses,
my only glasses,
you make see things,
when things are blurry,
you never know dear,
how much i need you,
please don't take my glasses away....
 
(or i will be blind as a dingbat)

Mr. HNM

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THE LIFE
Ruchi Sharma
Life is full of enthusiasm some sorrows, some delights
Some foes and few friends.
The life¶ who knows from where it starts
and where does it ends
Sometimes we find ourselves so happy that we can't even explain
and Another moment this vary life brings us a great pain.
We really don't know where we are a heading 
are we leading this life?
Or this all is predestined and someone else is dictating
What ever this is but I can conclude 
It has given me so much that I can't elude

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Eyes of silk,
Beauty divine.
Is the first,
Love of mine
His eyes are soft,
Yet wild and free.
and if closely you look,
You will see,
The way he moves is like a tiger
Stalking upon his prey
And everyday I dream,
Hoping that he will say
The words of greatness
and wonderful joy
Those very special words
That will take my heart like a child's toy
These great words will take me
And throw me to the the deepest sea
And then maybe he will rescue me
In his arms I'll laugh and sing
To the  tune of his musical voice
I'm listening!

Nicole Bradley

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The Abyss of Your Kiss
--Dedicated to My girlfriend of many years, T. P.
a.k.a. Hotaru Tomoe--
Jeffrey O'Quinn
 
What is it about your kiss
That makes me wonder how
You are so beautiful
Your kiss is like an abyss
 
Your kiss is like the rose
So tender and beautiful
Yet I wonder why
Why you have such wonderful
Beautiful things about you
Your kiss is like an abyss
 
How your kiss is so soft
It is like the gentle breeze
You have a beautiful kiss
You lose me in your beauty
And I get lost in the abyss
The Abyss of Your Kiss

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.....softly, souls despair
in mute and private agony
snug hearts, disillusioned
lovers lost in their monogamy
 
laid to rest on beds of roses
house conserved with backyard fences
surround themselves with obscured vows...
bands of gold to confirm their conscience
 
purely personal feuding friends
resignations and retreats
to the small, blue solitude
the 4 mortgaged corners shifting in discomfort
 
we were like running horses
with heads toward eternity
sleek, and black and powerful
masculinity. We dug,
 
like rabid horses,
ferocious pits to bury
our big heads
blunt marrow-white hooves tearing at each others livers
 
All those days you sharpened the knife
knowing exactly what death looked like
it looked like our house,
floors strewn with bones and skulls and little dolls' legs
 
it looked like your drawer
and cellophane wrapped army
of cheap cosmetics
god-like to age, fever and plague
 
the people and the stones grew tired
we never did
we rasped black, sweet blood mouthfuls at each other
how tired did we have to become?
 
tired enough to smile
and drown and pull each other down
you, the prim ghost the light would have shone through
I, the man of empty strides 
 
those empty strides
made by broken men
doing their families proud
the cracked skin
 
and leathery hide days are gone
happiness is our loss now
like dying pets who've lost their voices
I cried and clawed against
 
what we had become
but you, in the bloom of your youth,
just smiled
and evolved
                 .....alone

john carroll

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Why? why did he take you, wut did you do besides help this world be a better place and to change this school in every way you could you see for just this past evening we heard the news come through that yes our dear britany washington had been killed. we never saw it coming we never thought it to be true all we know is that we miss you and our hearts belong to you you see u were everything a girl we all wanted to be so perfect so smart so pretty and yet soo sudden in your loving memory we dedicated a wall and with our minds we thought of you a leader till the end. you had s much going for you and yet he took it from you Why? no one knows the reason know one knows the truth all we know is that with that last breath u made a huge difference you meant so much to all of us and with this said you loving beautiful soul will now go and fly you were an angel on earth but did not have your wings and now that your in heaven u can now be free fly brittany washinton fly forever in our hearts and forever in our lives
RIP 86-05

emily maguire 

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Tragedy Part 2
In Memory of Jakob Connealy
By Sam
 
Tragedy is a place
between happiness
and getting over it
Tragedy was the place
that i was stuck at
when you left me
the world that i live in
is different from yours
my world is dark and bleak
you world is full of light
Tragedy was the place
I was stuck at
when you left me
But tragedy is in the past
I have slowly moved on
But i will never
get over you

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My Heart's Cry
shilo hansen 

                      
My days are filled with sorrow, loneliness and memories. My nights sleepless and contorted by longing. I miss your arms around me in the dark, and your tender   words of understanding. When I cried, your gentle touch dried my tears and told me all would be ok. You served as my port in the storm, and when waves of sadness washed over me you were the anchor that kept me from floating away. Now you are gone and nothing will ever be good again. I wonder daily if there was something that I could have done to make you see that the best part of me is you. You brought me joy with just your silly smiles and all the goofy things you did. From the start our thoughts blended so well, we could have been one person. Goals, dreams, and wishes were all a nearly a perfect match. I understand why you had to go, but could never watch the things you go through for the ones you love. I wish you happiness knowing as I do that for yours mine will never come. With every breath I take I remember every memory we ever made. I wish for moments we will never have, and mourn the miles that now separate me from my heart and soul. When next our paths cross, I hope you can look me in the eye and tell me that my sacrifice is not in vain. Somewhere in my heart I know it will be a lie, though a gentle one meant to spare feelings. For I am sure that your heart longs for itís kindred mate as much as mine. Every beat of my cold and withered heart cries your name. My body craves your touch and my eyes hunger for just one more glimpse of you. Thoughts of you will never be far from my mind. My heart cries

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Knot
Sarah Elizabeth Klassen
Flutter of twirl
Touch electric
Melody of giggle
Two can be friends
But the sweet taste
Is there to come out
Two can be quiet in
Talk and story
To know one another
To know what to cross
Burning hand on knot
Fading out
Two can take walk
And not cross candy lane
Until mystery unwraps.

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THE SUMMER OF THE WINTER RAIN
                          Widmarc Clark
 
                   Many years ago I fell in love
                   A love that brought me pain
                   My heart was broken a thousand times
                   The summer of the winter rain
 
                   She was so pretty her hair of silk
                   Her young love was all in vain
                   Her love was a love no man could claim
                   The summer of the winter rain
 
                   Hot it was under the july sun
                   As we lay in a field of sugar cane
                   I only had my self to blame
                   The summer of the winter rain
 
                   Just a small southern town
                   Down on the louisiana bayou
                   Yvonne Roberts love was all in vain
                   The summer of the winter rain
               
                   I sailed the sea's for twenty five years
                   As an old man I returned to the field of sugar cane
                   Memories of Y. R. still remain
                   The summer of the winter rain

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black
melinda bond
 black like the night sky black like the corpse that died black like the hate inside black like the raven who cried black is all you see black is all you need wish i could make all of your pain leave and take it in to me

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REALLY A FRIEND
by Alvin Enriquez 
 
For all people I met in my journeys
To all friends I had through the years
But when I met you it seems different
When Iím with you problems had been forget
 
Donít know why but you seem so special
Maybe bícoz of the friendship you planted unintentional
I feel so close to you when near
Your encouragement and laugh I love to hear
 
I feel glad when you are with me
Our laughs, talks, when youíre there for me
I feel so sad when you donít greet
It seems my day will not be complete
 
Coz your presence fills my loneliness away
Youíre really a friend who brightens my day
Even for you its not what it means
But its really a friendship what it brings
 
Our same interest gives me only a reason
How will I approach you just on my own
I donít know what will youíre reaction be
All I know is youíre really a friend to me
 
When you had problems I will be there
You can share it coz I really care
Even though weíre not close as what we are
Even youíre near but sometimes you seem so far
 
Still youíre really a friend no matter what
I will be here you can count on that
Iím here to help, you can trust me
Iím really a friend will always be

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 Love
Josette

 Love is like a candy bar,
 It doesn't last very long.
 But... sometimes love is like number's,
 It goes on forever.
 You don't know where love is going to take you.
 Love may not do anything to you. But it could change your life    forever.

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Do you ever feel?
Do you ever feel like you are alone?
That everything you once believed in you doubt
That one day you will wake up from the fog
Do you ever feel?
The room is full yet
There is no one there
Do you ever feel?
That there is emptiness
No one to talk to too tell your fears
Do you ever feel?
The circle on your finger that once made you secure
Burns and you no loner want the loneliness
Do you ever feel alone?

chris

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Sleeping Bang
By Nikki
 
Hesitate at the door,
Not knowing what the night had in store,
Just wanting to know more about this girl,
Tap tap, walk in there she is sittin on the floor,
Fine, sexy ass beautiful girl,
Who could ask for more?
She offers a drink,
I decline throw her wink,
So nervous can't even think,
Damn cell phone rings,
Snap to reality this is not a dream,
She touches my hand and makes me cream,
Got my acting like a damn fen,
As it is fairy tale and sheís the queen,
Then she pulls away to smoke some weed,
Should have known she was blown,
I might have thought better if i was stoned,
Would have grabbed a bottle of no doze,
In a few minutes you will know,
We move to floor,
Her eyes are closed,
This is the moment I had anticipated for,
Doing things out of character, talking to much, and for what, to feel up on that potato butt,
I thought it would be legit when she guided my hands to her tits,
My mind was blinded thinking of just one lick,
Fell asleep before I could get the clit,
Damn this is some crazy shit,
Slowly creepin up trying not to show Iím pissed,
My bitch ass just got dissed,
Just hold her and pretend I forget,
Try to give a passionate kiss,
Nighty night sweetheart sleep in bliss,
Iím the only one to blame for the bruised ego,
And the pain,
Sometimes I wish I was insane,
Have an excuse for getting caught up in the game,
This night goes in the hall of shame,
Forever remembrance of the sleeping bang!

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Letting Go
Kimberly Vance

How can I reach you?
How can I feel?
How can I love?
How can I deal
with this pain that engulfs my heart
and devours my soul,
that leaves me alone
with a mind out of control?
I jump for joy,
and at times I touch the sky.
I laugh,I live,
I love,I cry.
I can reach for your heart.
I can reach for your hand.
But you won't let me touch,
then how can you understand
what goes through my mind
each time our paths cross?
And I look into your eyes remembering a passion, now lost.

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Why do I fall so fast in love?Why did I think you were the one?Why don't I give up on love already?My heart has been pulled in so many directions..I dont know why you all choose to treat me like nothing.I am something I am alot more then you all treat me like I am..You know I really thought you loved me..but now i see if you loved me you wouldnt be treating me the way you are..I want to cry.but no tears are coming out..Is it possible I have no more left to shed?I only wish you could see into my heart just yesterday full of love and happyness..today cold and empty..Why would you treat me like this?All I ever did was give you my heart and love you.I wish you were the same person you were when we first met..maybe youv'e always been the same person..maybe you just wore a mask infront of me..either way..I see the real you now..finally a tear rolls down my cheek..maybe this would not be so hard If i had someone's should to cry on...maybe not

Blondangel

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SOPHIE: A BEST FRIEND!
By Tara-Kay Randall
 
Sophie, a best friend
That's what she is
When i am sad, she cheers me up
When i am falling, she helps me up.
It takes alot to be a true friend
but Sophie has done alot for me.
Sophie: My best Friend

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the way i feel inside
jessica smith 

 what is life without,i'll tell you what it is, life with out you is grate, i can finally breath i still cant sleep cause it haunts me how u use to treat me and the way u curse at me and the way you use me,you use my body my mind and my soul and i just realize that any female who gets with you is gonna feel the same way i felt you dont deserve to live you don't deserve to see my son he don't need you we don't need you, you a waste of our time energy and space you bring us down but that gonna end, it me and my son to the very end,it so long that fake thugs can pretend,you can pretend that you dont care that i am not there but you would realize one day, it wasn't i who was wrong, it was you, you ruin us you took our love for granted,so now you can move on i don't care it isn't fair that the love we once share you torn it apart along with my heart, you should be a shame of yourself that you took for granted what we once felt,it's hurting me inside to resite what's in my mind but it was you S.P.H who to my took my heart away.                                                                                    

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If I die and you never know
  John Ward
               
             If I die and you never know...
            The feelings for you that I can let go. If
            I die and you couldn't tell... That we were in love
            under its spell. And if I die and I'm not there...
            I'll love you just as much as in the air.

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Dear Mama
All my life I have lived as if I didn't care.I've also lived in a way that you were never there.
It was so easy to tuck the few memories away,never realizing I would have to face them all one day.
Now that the years have past and sped me by,I realized I never let your memory live in me long enough to cry.
for some reason I didn't want to believe you didn't love me as you should,but now I understand you did all you could.
Death stepped in and took you oh so far away,and I was so young I lived on as if everything was ok.
Mama now that I am older I hope that somehow you know,that I no longer keep your memory where my mind can't go.
I must say it now for now it is true,Mama I love you and  have secretely  missed you
I wish you could have shared so any things with me,but I know now yoou would have if fate hadn't taken you from  me.
Mama you should have been here when I had our girl and boy, I know they would have brought you lots of pride and joy
On your grave I had engraved a single rose for you,to let the ones that look upon know that someone loved you to
I look down on your grave and all these feeling come alive,
and then and only then I bowed my head and cried.

Written by Sandra Gail Jackson 56 years after my Mother died

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 The Path
poem for my adoptive mother                              
 elizabeth Bondatti

 You have been my mother... I love you I do                                  
But the shadows linger on colorless paths to unknown places               
A kiss with whispering sound..my heart is still bound                     
In another place and time                                                
birds will not sing,nor skies will only bring clouds of gray               
Until I find my way...                                                    
ripples on lakes will never be...                                         
Until I find "Me".                                                        
when I embrace those shadows                                              
Touch feel and color the path..                                          
 I will walk and then I will run                                           
My heart will be free to see                                              
For all that a mother could bestow....                                   
to you my 'undaunting" love I owe!                                      

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-MY LOVE-
megan deleon

you took my love in your hands
like a butterfly,
but tore off the wings,
dropped me to the ground
and watched without any regrets
as my ridiculed body...
flopped on the ground.

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Somewhere
Becky Bauer
No matter where I go,
Emotions follow,
Piercing the sight of fear,
Flying on the wings,
Hoping for a new beginning,
Praying, Watching,
What should I say?
Where should I go next?
The only thing worth living for is life itself,
And Maybe even love.

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