OPEN MIC ENCORE II
August, 2003

 

ALONE.
BY Jim Porter
The nights are so cold,
When you have no one to hold.
And the clouds fill the stormy sky.
When there is no one there,
No one to care.
Your eyes fill with water and you cry.
Because when your alone,
And there is no one at home.
You feel so lost and blue,
You feel so down,
When there is no one around,
There is no one to say I love you.
You feel such a fool,
Why was love so cruel.
And why did it have to end.
Silver tears fill your eyes,
like rain in those stormy skies.
And loneliness is your only friend.

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Why Don't You Listen? 
Brandy Frietchen
   Why doesn't a family always get along?
   And why can't love always be shown?
 Have you ever noticed how hard it is to say those two mending words?
   I'm sorry, are words that can't just be said you have to say them from your heart.
 So then, why?, is the question.
   Why won't you say them?
  Do you not realize the pain that you cause or how much you are loved?
   We are all here to help you but you only push us all away and when something is said you don't want to hear.
   Life doesn't have to be so hard you just make it hard for every one else when you do not stop to listen.
  But don't listen for some one to lead you around but listen because maybe one of these days it may help you to live a little easier.

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Words
Linwe
A word is life
Each one so precious
With out it we could cease to exist
Weíd be forgotten
Lost in the endless time of history
 
A word comes with a sword
A double edged sword
Each edge always  used
It destroys us yet saves us
It is loving hate
 
A word is life
So carelessly thrown at one another
It hurts and heals at the same time
A word is life
A word is human

=0=

-
Angels flying
in the sky
with falling tears
they wish to die
twists and turns
such violent shouts
wild crowds
and silent spouts
nothing heard
everything seen
and these are the years
which everyone grieves.

Chrissi

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The End
Steve
Featureless wraiths with names we can only whisper man man their stations
like battle hardened soldiers
The malevolent machine, fueled by discontent, grinds guilty souls
Ah!  But the light is bright!
Shining through a fog of apathy
"Fear not!" cry the foolhardy
Alas, the spirits are strong, seasoned by terror and treachery
The light dims
The end comes
Not with a crash and a clamour
But with a gasp and a whimper

=0=

ALONE
DEB TANKIENTZ

As the clouds are twisting and turning
I am alone
you can hear me crying
but I am alone
As the sun warms the earth
it forgets me
I stay cold I am not of it's worth
it just forgets me

=0=

WHO AM I
ALICIA SMITH
I AM ME
CAN'T YOU SEE
ARE YOU BLIND
WELL YOU MUST BE
IF YOU DON'T KNOW
THAT I'M ONE OF A KIND
YOU BETTER ASK SOMEBODY
 
IF SOMEBODY ASKS THEMSELF
WHO AM I
I WANT YOU TO TELL THEM
TO THINK ABOUT IT
THEY'LL SAY
I'M ME
YOU'LL SEE

=0=

Darkness falls, Insanity takes its lead
Awakening the fear inside from which it will feed.
 
A mindset for destruction, a heart that's filled with hate,
Who will be the judge of her eternal fate?
 
She plans to do the unthiųŻable, a gun held to her head,
The voice inside convinced her that she's better off dead.
 
She pulls the trigger back, sheds one last painful tear,
An end to all those feelings of hopelessness and fear.
 
The echo of a gunshot and a body on the floor
means she will feel the emptiness and pain no more.
 
KATHERYN LOERKE

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A wandering soul? 
Written By Irene E. Gardner

Most of us know he was sent by God to this earth,
but not all of us know the real reason for his birth.
His life span was short,only thirty three years,
And the cruelty of his death brought forth endless tears.
His ministry here on earth , was to teach us God's Word,
But so many of us  refuse to believe what we've heard.
We celebrate his birth with food and drink,
But it is seldom if ever that  we stop to think:
Who are you baby Jesus,in the manger under my tree?,
Are you the one who came here to die for me?.
You really must have loved me to have suffered so much,
Then why do I want to flee when I feel your touch?
Why do I find pleasure in this world of sin?,
Is it because i've closed the door and won't let you in.
If you HAVE closed the door friend, why not open it this day?,
You may not have another chance, and it is so easy to say.
Help me to pray Lord as I ask you how,
To come into my heart Lord and save my soul now.
 
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Whirlwings: 
Gilly

Wheeling and dealing and running and crying,

Lashing and crashing and falling and dying.
Wondíring and wandíring and trying to kill
The pain.
Running, running, running.
Canít get away.
Despair, one delay,
And it falls on your head.
Seeing something, groping, failing.
Whirling, whirling, whirling.
Sighing, then crying, then drying up inside.
Emptier, lonelier, faultier, saltier
And none for the wiser.
Tried but fell
Shorter than the flower that struggles
To grow in the rocky dirt.
 

=0=       


One day I was filled with great doom
and was filled with just that
when I heard a great boom
and I fell down flat
then I started to shiver
because of just that
and I hurt my liver
because I fell down flat!

Joni Jones

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"Dark Silence"
Translated from Farsi into English
By Shila Saidian
 
I have separated from my homeland without any spoken words
The one word that remained in my heart was like the secret that stayed with me
It was the one untold secret that was familiar with my tears
The word loneness was with me in my heart
The human beings were cold
The skies were dark
My only hope was a different tomorrow
I have stood up for humans and Adams
I only wanted the love and kindness
But in the end I lost with grief
So from now and on I leave the meanings of love in godís hands

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Shadows on the wall
 Kristen.Z
It copies me, what i do
It sees me and it sees you
I wave at it and it waves back
it's colour is a shade of black
there's many things that it can do
Just watch it chase right after you
 

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 "Sex"
Based on a true story
Meagan

  Sex is fun
  Sex feels good
  Sex can kill
  Sex can hurt
  Why do us creatures need sex to live
  I never knew sex could do so much harm to the people I love
  Sex is to make babies, not something for fun
  Well sorry everyone, but I'm going to die
  I never thought it could happen to me that I'd ever test positive for   HIV, but I guess that's what happens when sex becomes fun.

=0=

COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN.
BY JENNIFER KALESKE.
 
Insistent chatter;
Vulnerable ears burning,
Ears that hear,
But don't listen,
The words spoken,
Are lost.
 
Pots and pans flying,
Words flung like debris,
Objects broken,
Electric air,
Incessant chatter;
Mind slowly closed.
 
A wall built, The words spoken,
Rebound.

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THE DREAM LOST
           jessica leigh kelly-

Have you ever had a dream, a dream right in your grasp?
A dream for your future, one in your past.
Just beyond reach, not to far ahead.
The dream of all your dreams, that every night went with you to bed.
You wanted it so badly and so close it was.
You fought for it so bravely, afraid you might mess up.
But it was so far, just fingertips away.
This dream that you had dreamed of, wished for everyday.
So much that when you could not reach it, more courageous you became.
You said that you would fight for it until you dying day.
So on you fought for years, courageously and brave.
Fought away the fears, ignored the things the say.
You fought so hard and for so long that when you look today,
You realize that indeed you won, you fought till your dying day.
Giving up is losing, not competing doesn't win.
You must follow your dreams and always hold up your chin.
          

=0=

Never shall I awaken
to a bright sunny day
Never shall I be cherished
by a mother who drifted a stray
I'll never feel the touch of a mother so dear
What did she do it out of?
Was it fear?
I'll never hear a song
or a lullaby
or be rocked to sleep as I cry
Never shall I smell
a rose so sweet
or have her her tickle
my tiny feet
Life is so valuable
you see
Why couldn't she just love me?

"Jessica "  

=0=

perhaps
Ahamefula Paul  
perhaps the difference in our dance
would have been apparent
if we had played a truthful tune.
 
perhaps the little love we shared
would have blossomed
if we had trusted.
 
perhaps....
if we had believed
we would still be here..
dancing! 

=0=

"Hidden Away"
Trish  Redshadow
Hidden away from the world, in a dark forbidden place
Forgotten and unloved am I a disgrace?
Time passes on, Moving fast moving slow
Still hidden away form the people I once loved
Hidden inside nights cloak....
Did they stop caring? Did they loose me?
Or did I looses myself?
There are many doors around me but none that will let me pass
Locked up and alone in this strange and dark place.
I hear the sounds of unfamiliar voices calling me but I can't see them
Who are they? How do they know my name?
Their voices are getting louder, and louder as thought they are getting closer.
I look around but still cant see, darkness has taken over my sight
The voices then fad away, now its silent not a sound in the air
Am I dead?  Was that it? Am I lost forever in the unknown?
I feel a gust of icy cold wind traveling up my spine.
Still no sight but I can feel the color draining from my body.
I cant move, I cant breath, I cant see.
I'm cold, lost, confused...where is the light to guide me out.

=0=

you call
you promise
why did i ever fall...
fall into your game
i am trapped to the wall
you were so cold
too cold to get close
never once could you hold...
hold me through the night
why must you yell
why must we fight
i gave it all up for you
you think you're always right
the fights get worse
you slap and you curse
as i hit the floor
i hear a whimper
a simple gasp from behind the door
my child, my innocent love
has witnessed this hatred once more
my eyes began to blur
all my patience and understanding
were there no more
the metal in my hand is cold
though the sweat is pouring through my pores
he looked into my soul
i only tightened my hold
one shot rang out
my grip never altered
why...why i began to shout
it's over
this is finally done
now that's that
I FINALLY WON

Melanie Shaver

=0=

Belief
Kevin

How could my brains contain the roots of a goddess tree?
If this so lonely planet shows me overwhelming misery
 
How can I balance on this struggle of life after death?
If life has an end without harmony and regret
 
Why are people as blind as a mole whose eyes are sealed without light?
Or are they really blessed with color and the power to see bright?
 
But if this brightness was sharp as the tip of the mountains peek?
Then where is their cork that stops these stories to leak?
 
This leak is a waterfall that blocks the cave in my mind
This water is like a mirror that makes my eyes unblind
 
This reflects the most logical explanation straight to my brain
It makes me immune to the virus that makes people insane
 
A virus as infectious as a newborns first sinless cry
Makes even the most stubborn spirit afraid to die
 
The spirit becomes hopeless and suppresses this feeling in every way
By creating an illusion in mankind so acceptable that it makes him pray
 
Praying for a so called god, upper mighty and king of this fantasy
Some even call him the father of every living being trapped in this life with me
 
A father created by his own creation, the believing humankind
His childrenís spirits so desperate to put these theories in our mind
 
So is my spirit wise and did it accepted his upcoming dead
Or is it just lucky that this virus is one of the things that he hasnít met yet
 
And if we meet would my mind take the key as a gift and call it a wonder
And will it use it to open these doors to the unreality deep down under
 
So far Iím uninfected as a cold dark September night,
I seek no energy or time to challenge heaven or hell for a fight
 
Though I respect the victims of this sickness called religion or belief
With the same sympathy I give to a patient suffering of a terrible disease
 
Because I see it as a cancer spreading trough our society, trapping people in its net.
But itís also a plaster that makes people unaware to the true meaning of dead
 
So waste your time with fairytales printed in your head, living like a slave
Or stay real and live your life free from the cradle to the grave
 

=0=

the enemy is time
2oo2 Donnie DJ Qualls
your walking in the cold shadow of the moon
you have lost your path and you cant turn back
because you cant bare to loose
the love you have for you
i saw you were running on that lonely trail
trying to get there at long last
but weren't they all laughing wishing you to fail
 
how much more do you have to take
what more could you give yourself that isn't fake
a smile that mocks , a love that lies
is your laughter for the souls that have died
is this all ,is this your fate
 
have you journeyed on such a bitter sea
are you trying to drown your iniquity
so you say fair well to all you hold dear
you can never see them again for your lonely lonely fear
rejection is your only vise and your only enemy is time  

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Validate  my Feelings,
Gordie Buchan
To validate one's feelings to ratify, confirm grounded in self,
Perhaps not always true or right,they arrive when we are small,
now we are big and tall,it's more difficult to discover all,
A journey sure from boy to man  let others see this valid reason,
Just in me view that necessity,Please to go,don't agree
Just stop and care till pain subsides, and life moves forward on,
Please see within my sad and lonely place, distance from time and space,The more my feelings validate be,I travel on not looking back
Raking over old and dirty coals,  peace, contentment I will be free,
Till continual thought just pass away, to close the door on feeling bad,
Remove the feelings  that made me sad.

=0=
X-TASY
 Another MIZ_SHUG Original   
          
             Take me away
             To an unknown place
             As you rub my back
             And touch my face
 
             Take me away
             To where we can't be seen
             To where your my king
             And im your queen
            
             Take me away
             To where we can be alone
             Away from all b.s
             Like people and cell phones
          
             Take me away
             And keep me there
             Where we can just chill
             In the middle of nowhere

=0=
She is my best friend,
and so is he.
something is different,
between us three.
 
I can't help but feel,
the way that I do,
I guess something inside me,
always knew.
 
They love each other,
more than one can explain,
something so wonderful,
comes with so much pain.
 
I love him,
and he loves her,
how can something like this,
just be ignored?
 
I guess things,
will never be the same,
I will always feel,
the constant pain.
 
Years will go by,
they will forget about me,
and they will always,
be happy.

Sarah Guthall


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BROKEN
Chrystayana Brooklyn
I was full of life
Before you came like a thief
In the night
My eyes use to sparkle
When I seen a guy look my way
Before you said "I'm gonna do
what I want ok?"
I loved going out with my girls
Having fun and not knowing
What the night could bring
Before you treated me like a slave
With you as my king
I guess NO is a word you don't understand
STOP is just something you could never comprehend
So the word DON'T must be out of the question
I hate the thought if the feeling of your hands
And those damn demands
That you told me, showed me
So I let you have your way and even
Though your no longer around for me to see
I still see your face every day
Every time my child looks at me...
=0=
Why is it whenever i try to do the right thing,
 I always do it wrong?
It just feels like i'm flying with a broken wing,
 Singing the same old song.
I made a mistake, I'm trying to fix my life.
 Now, here I am, watching it slip away.
The one person I had to turn to was my wife,
 And now, I can't even be at home to stay.
My life is falling apart,
 I can't catch any of it.
Feels like i'm holding my heart,
 Only its not beating anymore.
Where did i go wrong?
 Everybody knows including me,
Now I'm alone with nobody to help me out.
 Someday I'll find my soul,
I left it back there somewhere,
 Now its time I turned around,
Went back the way I came.
 Because I know someday,
Things will never be the same.

joshua e slickerman

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We Who Were Once Dead
Aaron Yoder
In the sleeper's graves they rot,
Their lives taken without a thought,
Their beauty taken by the stench of decay,
The flesh moving from the bones' way,
Beneath the stone lie the dead.
 
Vengeance on the spirit's mind,
Their killer their hands long to find.
The taker of life they seek to kill,
Their flesh refuses to lie still,
So from the stone rise the dead.
 
A horde of death incarnated,
The hunger of revenge is never sated,
Flesh is what they have want for,
Their numbers rising to more than a score,
So beyond the stone walk the dead.
 
Their teeth find the source of torment,
Their hunger stopped by his blood spent,
They lumber once again back to the soil,
Where they were meant to stay and spoil,
And to the stone return the dead.
 
We who were once dead have found
Peace and solace from the King brought down.
God sacrificed him so that our eyes might see,
The streets of gold and the Almighty,
So from the tomb rose the Lamb.

=0=             

 
A Novel Life
sreekanthkopuri 
I espy a bright face
with seraphic charm
glossy pink lips
and tenderness of juvenescence.
I feel a divine message
without a sound
there the soul slumbering
unruffled on this
flamboyant flower bed.
The body embellished
only for the soilís sake.
And the embalmed spices for stinkís sake.
Ready to move beneath
six feet of earth,
The gateway to the eternal soul
for a fresh start of novel life
into the eternal
abode.
The sentiments,
the worldly opulence,
the Earthly fame it doesnít take
it leaves behind only
the shrieks of
the devastated Loved ones.
The soul makes but futile
Attempts to console
its kith and kin
Alas! that soft milky face
shall only be
food for worms.
Grave is but a fine and
private place but none
I think embrace it
Willingly.

=0=

"TODAY"
by Tiana Nobile
 
tongues twined
with lies untold
scary mysteries of youth
the reckless and bold
the answers we burn for
the desires too shrewd
death to the sinners
the thoughtless and crude
let's lose this unfair game of woe
the earth seems to be moving slower than slow
the stars in the sky seem not to shine as bright
i pull out my ladder
and climb to the moon
i know in my heart
that i'll meet my destination soon
maybe i can
or i know i will
turn on the burner of all the stars' mighty glow
let's go away for awhile
to this crazy and distant land
let's watch the sky fall and glide among the sand
i want to live on a star
get away from this disaster of life
the wolves are crying from the wounds held at heart
their souls are breaking slowly apart
the mountains are drifting
farther and farther away from here
the flowers' scent seems not too clear
my lips are chapped
my eyes are dry
from the tears i can't keep in anymore
these tears for the dead
the suffering
the hungry
for my selfish face
and annoying persona
let's go live on a star
and not worry anymore
let's throw our cares away
and not live for tomorrow
but live for today.

 

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