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The Stars of Love (a matrix poem)
Dedicated to all those in Love
John William Lane
T ime and space, we traverse, caught by love's T alon,
H oping to find our true love, before we reach O rion!
E very moment spent, every morsel fo love very T asty,
S tars looming in the distance, our plans very H asty.
T raveling lightning fast, the brain no longer O beys,
A mid love's torrid turbulence, vision now too S ways!
R adical changes in your lives, things seem so E erie,
S adness may surprize, often leaving your eyes T eary.
A gainst all odds you fight, all opponets you R ebut,
R omances written of your love, sure to remain U ncut!
E motional, liken a roller coaster, to say the L east,
I nterference by some, their bread contains no Y east.
N ebula may shine in the night, your stars are I nner,
R easons for this long journey, your love dies N ever!
E ven as the stars grow near, it will defy all L ogic,
A nd love truely does prevail, not a matter of O ptic,
C hallenges and your fears, all these you must V ault,
H azardous it will be, true love earns highest E xalt!
Its the death of summer that only separates us
I missed it when your royal blue eyes matched the green of the terrace
They don't seem to match as well with the leaves of the fall
Everything can be put in words these days, as we dwell on the past;
There's nothing there however, nothing ever was
I am silent but determined, cautious and tenacious
I will bring back summer repeatively, just to remember the sympathy
When you laugh i weep, when you sing i stand motionless
Jealousy is a piece of me as a tree is to its roots
My dearest, i hope you see i pray, for summer to return
For just one more day
Like a gentle breeze at sunset,
Your love sweeps over me
And I get lost in your eyes,
Like i'm staring into the sea.
Then i feel your touch,
As warm as the suns own rays
And I long to be with you,
Forever and always.
CATALOG OF KISSES
First kiss of the morning
As you start out the day
The kiss of goodbye
Saying "Sorry, can’t stay."
The kiss of hello
That says "Sorry, I'm late."
The awkward kiss on the porch
That ends the first date
The kiss to a child
As they're tucked into bed
A kiss filled with warmth
Placed gently on the head
A childhood kiss
Makes one light on their feet
The kiss of new love
That makes the heart skip a beat
A kiss from routine
It has little to say
The kiss goodnight
Puts an end to the day
The kiss on a picture
Of a loved one afar
A kiss to the crowd
From one called, "A star."
A kiss betweens friends
Meaning I’ll always be there
The kiss when departing
Saying "Please, take care."
Like every I love you
And every spoken goodbye.
Make every kiss count
When they're gone, you'll know why.
A GIRL FOR MY SOUL
I THOUGHT OF A PERSON THAT FOR ME WOULD DIE
NO MATTER THE REASON NO MATTER THE SIGHS
WHO'D BE THERE FOR ME WHO'D BE ON HER KNEES
EVEN WHEN I WAS AWAY JUST CATCHING THE BREEZE
WHO'D LOVE ME FOR ME DESPITE ALL OF MY HABITS
NO MATTER THE GIRLS IT IS I WAS ATTRACTIN
NO MATTER MY WRONGS NO MATTER THE PAIN
SHE'D BE SO STRONG AS TO HELP ME AGAIN
A GIRL WHO WOULD CALL ME INSTEAD OF ME CALLING HER
I'D TELL HER I LOVED HER SHE'D SAY I LOVE YOU MORE
A GIRL LIKE NO OTHER SO RARE IN THIS WORLD
A GIRL LIKE NO OTHER A GIRL FOR MY SOUL
I wonder when you will be able to know
About the things I fear to show
And about all the questions that seem to flow
the dreams and guilt-trips that seem to grow
I wonder when you’ll tell me all your fears
About all the good times and all the tears
When will you
spill the thoughts you hold so dear
Will it be weeks, or days, or years
I looked so hard
I missed a beat,
I lost my head
trying to find my feet.
Wanted to stay grounded
so tried to stay aloof,
built a wall to keep it away
but forgot to stage a roof.
It crept in from above
like shadows in the night,
I groped in the dark
but you had stolen the light.
Someday i hope to see it,
i hope to see the glow,
for now my eyes are shut
as i blindly watch you go.
So with eyes shut
I do not look so hard,
once bitten twice shy
will never lower my guard.
WORD AFTER WORD, LETTER AFTER LETTER
SAYING HOW LOVE CAN MAKE IT ALL BETTER
SAYING IF YOU'VE GOT LOVE, NOTHING CAN GO WRONG
WELL, NOW I'M SINGING A DIFFERENT SONG
I KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO BE HURT BY LOVE
WHEN SOMEONE IS TAKEN TO THE CLOUDS ABOVE
WHEN THE PERSON I LOVE WAS SUDDENLY TAKEN AWAY
I DIDN'T KNOW HOW I'D MAKE IT THROUGH THE DAY
I FELT AS IF MY WORLD WAS BEING TORN APART
AND EVERYONE COULD HEAR THE SHATTERING OF MY HEART
AS I THINK OF HIM, TEARS COME TO MY EYES
CAUSE I'D GIVE ANYTHING FOR HIM TO STILL BE HERE BY MY SIDE
THIS IS HOW I FEEL EVERY SINGLE DAY
BECAUSE MY ONE TRUE LOVE WAS TAKEN AWAY
I thought i had it all done, but i was wrong. Setting there at home
thinking about what i have done. The only thing i could think of was how i
could of treated hem that way, if only i would go away. I set here on my
bed, looking at some pictures and then i think to myself, "well he give
me another chance?" At night i cry while time goes by ...and he never
calls me. I now know i'm to weal to put up with hem and i feel bleaker
everyday. I wish this fight would stop or i might drop my life away.
Not Just Another
Engulfed with the suns rays,
I wake to the sound of rhythm.
Not rhythmic notes of the maestro's beat
or the sounds of swift tapping of his feet,
But the Beat of rain drops.
Dripping and Falling hard,
hitting not this earths surface
But my heart, cleansing me just the same,
So to know me, is not just to know my name,
But to know that to me, this is not just any other day,
This is indeed, "The Way", My way of living...
Living each moment like my last
not settling for second,
Not allowing a single moment to pass,
Me at the door,
So I'll continually jump high
hoping to swore, and reach new heights,
So I'll always stand to fight,
Because this is not just any other night,
this is our night,
the night we share,
A heated moment of passion,
Never ending conversation,
and "A Star Gazing"
Deep with in "You Eyes",
Cause in your eyes is where my star lies.
A guide for me through this day,
Not just another day
But this day
do these people
that we don't mean
and do dope
for what we did
but we can't give you back
what you said
for what we do
fall into temptation
these temporary sensations
is because of you
and all that you do
so leave us alone
because it shows
that you never cared
“ MY MISSING HALF”
Grace E. Onoja
All my life,
I have only seen your shadow,
I have only come to know you in my dreams.
And knowing you in my dreams,
Already feels like we’ve met.
That is because you’re my missing half.
All my life,
I have longed to discover you,
I have searched high and low for you,
But still, you remain my missing half.
In my dreams,
You seem to be the most beautiful of God’s creations.
Not only is your colour radiantly bright,
Your breath!...oh your breath…umnn!
But then what can I really say,
When you remain my missing half.
When I last saw your shadow,
It was so faint.
And as darkness drew nearer to swallow you up,
You became bright again.
But as I longed to touch you and feel you
There was absolutely no you.
Because you remain my missing half.
I woke up one night,
And there you were in front of me…
At least I thought you were the one.
This “you” seemed to be actually you.
Until this “you” began to show it’s true colours.
This “you” had colours that were darker than darkness.
This “you” was so dark, and felt like hell.
But you, you my missing one are so bright,
And you smell so much like heaven.
You are certainly my sunshine.
And since the dark “you” wasn’t any of these,
I realized in the morning…
That I haven’t found you
My missing half.
Although times were hard
You always muddled through,
Dignified in your suffering,
No one ever knew,
You battled through each day,
And through those restless nights,
A never ending struggle,
A never ending fight,
But after many years of pain,
Your time had finally come,
The fighting now was over,
A battle that you won,
You passed away so peacefully,
At last now you can rest,
You are my inspiration,
You are simply the best.
I met this guy
I thought he was the one
HE Listened to me when I needed an ear
He gave me a shoulder to cry on when i was sad
He said i love you when I needed to hear it
Then one day he was gone
No more ear
No more shoulder to cry on
No more I love you's
He was gone forever
Can I love again?
Isabella My Claire of the Moon
She is so thin and secretive about what she will or won’t eat
When she smokes her long long cigarettes she stares up into space
Just a waste case
My Claire of the moon
She waltzes on the porch at night with the cats and the fancy hats
And not a care to be seen
When she moves she floats across the stage and screen
Oh my Isabella my Claire of the moon
I want to play her like a fine instrument
My hand across her
And plucking at the spaces
I do so love her and the way she loves to be seen
But I could not be her
Just a shadow
I love you.
But I know this has to end,
I cant do this anymore.
My own heart i'm left to mend.
Hard it will be,
Many tears I will cry
Cant hold them back
Wont even try..
Now I've already lost you,
We can be friends,
I wont even cry!!
So just go on with your life
I'll be on with mine.
I'll still be loving you,
Each and every day!!
I hope one day the pain
Will fade away!!
Couple of days,
Wont want to die,
Couple of weeks,
Wont want to cry.
Soon we'll see,
It's not that hard..
You'll be in my heart forever!!
i have loved you from the first day i started school
i have waited to tell you how i feel but every time i try to tell you i cant,
so this is the only way you are going to know how i fell and that is i love
You're the poison I can't live without.
The one I can't stop thinking about. Sound
and asleep, I wish my dreams could keep the
sadness locked out. Endless illusions of
a better day, my happiness drowned away.
To feel like I felt. But then again, my
heart would only ignite. You're never going
to be mine. These tears can't design a
life-line. And if they could, I would spend
a lifetime in your arms. Your humour,
your charm, it can do no harm, or so I
thought. I can feel you looking at me. I
wonder what you're thinking, as I fall back
sinking into the past; the times that
wouldn't last. Too bad you're perfect. My
wounds infected. Misdirected by your
neglect. I close my eyes, waiting for it
to take effect.
here is my heart and i gave it all to you when we were together it was beating
know that we are not together it is dead just like me use to smile but know i
frown i use to laugh but know i cry how could you do this to me you told me
you would always love me and always be together i guess the were just lies
just like everything else you ever told me i always let you tread me like shit
cuz i was in love with you i never had anyone love me the way you loved me but
something changed between me and you what was it was it me did i do something
to you for you to change the way you feel for me know im in pain ill always
love you but know all i do is think about you and wonder what your doing and
how are you with to all you girls out there let me tell you something don't
fall in love to fast be friends so you can find stuff about each other don't
rush into a relationship you have your hole life
"What Do I Want From You...?"
An everlasting love-
Sent from the heavens above-
A passionate kiss-
That makes me think like this-
Your arms holding me tight-
All throughout the night-
Our bodies entwined-
Your heart next to mine-
Love that can heal-
So magical, but real-
A child of mine-
Within due time-
Two hearts and souls-
Becoming a whole-
A perfect gift-
Forever, my spirit would lift-
What more could I want from you-
When I have a love this true-
You are my laughter-
My happily ever after-
You are my tears-
My forgotten fears-
You have my heart-
But that isn't the best part-
All I want from you-
Is to know that you feel this way too.
Dedicated to my darling wife, Pamela Phua
Jeremy Lum Siew Mun
My heart leaps up when I behold,
Your eyes upon mine seem to unfold,
Sweet melodies though unsung yet known,
To me, for me and me alone.
I’ve to still my trembling heart,
When our lips sealing not to part,
Mine upon yours and yours upon mine,
Beyond the control of Time.
Then I’ll lead you by my hand,
Through the glade and the sand,
We’ll sail the seven seas,
Together we’ll be free.
Down the aisle, we slowly march,
To the music of the Wedding March,
At the altar, we each make a vow,
Lips upon lips, we each seal our vow.
Then back to the sea we’ll roam,
The world will be our home,
We’ll be in this youthful state,
For we’re beyond Time and Fate.
Upon these lines our love never grows old,
As each reading perpetuates our youthful soul!
I look at you...determined and intent
doing your homework
while leaves gently fall outside.
Are you my baby?
The little bundle we brought home
six years ago has grown into
this boy seated next to me.
Another little boy with an impish grin
dances around the table, telling us
all about kindergarten...
Where did the time go?
Did I blink and miss something?
I daydream of all of our wishes
and how they came true,
in the lives your brother
And I wish again...for your lives to
always be protected and happy
and that you’ll know
how very loved you will always be
by your Daddy and me.
At night i sit alone,
shivering and cold,
thinking about what you said,
saying it over and over in my head,
it hurt and crushed me like you wouldn't believe.
All i can do is cry and weep.
I cant believe you would say those things,
how could a person be so mean.
To look me in the eyes, and walk away never saying goodbye,
kills me inside, and threw away my pride.
And now your gone,
and will be for so long,
there's nothing i can say or do,
except to say when you walk away, that i love you.
I wake with that feeling of crazy in love anticipation...
...and every day since has become, this incredible occasion...
I can't explain it.....don't really care tooooooooo
I have the butterflies.......until I hear you.........
...I just can't get enough ........
Once on a river there was a boat
On it i sailed and wrote
About my true love
For his is my dove
And this is my lovely note
BY LIP SAI LIN
REVEALING SOME OF YOUR SIMILARITIES
IMBEDDED SOME OF YOUR DIFFERENCES
ENTERTAINING YOU AT ONE MOMENT
ANNOYING YOU AT THE OTHER
AND IT SEEMS NO CHOICE
BUT ONLY ACCEPTATION
AT FIRST GLANCE
FOR " ANOTHER YOU "
It's been 10 long years
By Vickie B
It’s been 10 long years since you left us here cold
I don’t know what to do without you hear!
It still makes me cry that I wont see you again,
I remember running into the room to come and get you but no one was in there
I looked out of the door and there was an ambulance
Granddad please tell me now why did you leave me?
I cant take the pain anymore we all need you here with us!
I sometimes hear Nan cry at night crying for you!
It’s been 10 long years since you left us here cold!
I know you want us all to be strong
But its hard without you hear!
I know someday hopefully soon I will be with you again!
I will never forget you granddad you was the best!
I hope u haven’t forgotten me!
I know you’re here with me in spirit but I need u here now!
It’s been 10 long years since you left us here cold!
I'm going to be strong for Mom and Nan I wont let you down!
Granddad I will love you forever and always! I miss you!
A PERFECT LOVE
Kendra K. Lewis
since i've met you
there's been a smile in my heart
that i've waited my whole life for
when i look at you i know it's true
that love is the lock and we've got the key
my pulse quickens, my heartbeat races
because i'm glad i'm done with all the head cases
i've found the perfect one for me
because even though we're far apart
just remember that everytime you think of me
i'm right there in your heart-
my love for you will never dim
as my desire for you will always be lightened-
dreaming of you makes my nights worthwhile
and thinking of you makes me smile
while having you is the best thing ever,
loving you is something i plan to do forever
Father Dear Father!!!
There was a man who was so strong
He had the strength which no one had.
When I use to cry
he was there to wipe my tears
When I use to smile
he was there to share.
By profession, he was a policeman
So hard working and a true Gentleman.
As a father, he gave us everything
love, affection and understanding
By chance his marriage anniversary
coincided with my birth date .
Any delay in celebration I used to hate
there used to be a huge party
Everybody used to be hail and hearty
My thoughts my feelings
how easily he used to understand.
Then came a day when he was no more
My father, dear father, he was no more
He was not there to wipe my tears
He was not there to celebrate my birthday
He left a vacuum which no one can fill
But still I can feel the touch of his hand,
the smile on his face.
The way he used to kiss me on my forehead
and wished me a happy b’day
Today when everybody is crying in his memory
and my b’day celebrations has changed into a gloomy day
His memory is the only solace
I can feel him by my side
loving, caring and wishing me a happy birthday.
Love is like the weather
One day, its all sunny
Not a sad face in the crowd
Not a tear on any cheek
A storm hits
Yellow bolts come from the sky
And all of a sudden, cheeks are wet
Hearts thumping and soul pleading for it to end
Hands shaking from emotion
You just want it to be sunny again
You want the sky to be clear from clouds
You just want the smiles to reappear
Love is like the rides at a fair
There are the smooth relaxing rides
Suitable for the youngins
And then there's the wooden roller coaster
Bodies being thrown from side to side
People screaming in fear.
And the spinny star ones
Where your in a whirlwind
Dizziness sets in
But yet, there's still the smile on your face from the rush
Love is like so many things
But yet, its so unexplainable
You can't describe it
Its like a bird chirp, but you can't identify the singer
What you do know, is that its the best emotion to feel
It hurts at times but when made up, its everything you'd ever need
With love, you can do anything you want
With it, you can be anything you want and nothing can stop you
Its just love, but its just everything to me
I remember that brilliant smile that you use
to give me.
I remember those warm hugs you use to enclose me in.
I remember those brightly colored eggs we use
And I remember the day i said good bye to it
I remember the day I lost you to the
I remember i was suppose to help you but you
still didn't get well.
I remember not ever wanting to leave you,
afraid that when i came back, you would be
I remember January 2,2001 was the hardest day
i have ever faced
I remember it as the day that the grandest
grandmother was taken to her new realm of
I remember looking into the stars, to where you forever lay
TAKE ME BACK
At 1st I thought I was dreaming..
but, no! It’s true
I thought I saw your face beaming
but it was a strange hue…
Thought I did something wrong
but couldn't figure it out
It's cold now, I wanted you to
hold me, my Love, my sweet
let me feel the warmth of your
You seem so distant, so far away
Come back to me: my ONE, my ONLY
Can you hear me?
In a tunnel all I can hear is the words echo back at me.
I'm scared get me out of here...
I miss the light, the warmth, the heat, the smile...
How could my joy cause me pain?
...I'll stand by you...
I made up my mind that once
Tell me something, talk to me love
I'm listening, trying to
Maybe I can't hear
I gave my all, my life, my all, my love
& I’ll give it all up again...
When the storm dies down, that river crossed, and the night is finally
We'll go back to the place we first began
Kelly L. Hearn
We each went our separate ways and said goodbye to our love.
A marriage diverted, derailed, left by the wayside.
Dreams of being together forever forgotten, discarded.
Alas, our friendship remains.
A friendship that has weathered many a storm in our romance
And now our friendship.
Love and loyalty to one another will prevail.
Friends forever we both desire.
I truly believe you came into my life for a purpose.
That purpose was to love me for the time you did.
And when I was strong enough to make it on my own,
You left our love behind-
Embarking upon our friendship.
Which will forevermore sustain whatever is thrown at it.
Which will forevermore bind us together
As we strive for happiness.
You have been and are my soul mate.
A soul mate that moved into my life when I needed you.
A soul mate you will remain as my friend.
Of all the roses,
That I keep
There is one I dare not speak,
No one must know of my secret rose
That is safe in my heart
But no one knows
The secret of my brier rose
Your powerful steaming bosom both frightens and disturbs me
Your passionate embrace has struck me and left me as defenseless as a dove
Your lips want the freedom so that I may steal a taste, it's repercussions
leave me drunk with drowsiness
The sensuous desire i feel for you is my birthright, you were made for me to
enjoy your soul
Your cologne attributes to my head failing to understand the obvious and it
reveals the revelation that you and I belong to other worlds
And if you are so wrong for me to love, I refuse to live in a world of righteousness
Dazed, I am dazed
By this world, I am not amazed
Not caring of the hour, or the day
Overtaken by silence, I have
Not a word to say
You glance at me, I stare
You look alive, I'm barely here
Feeling insecure and afraid
My social debt, I know I have paid
(Though it seems I have not...)
I listen to you, repeat things
Repeating gossip, that was said
Through your mumbling, you stare at me
Wondering, what's going through my head
In my mind, I see a picture
Of the life, I once had
So innocent and pure
The old me, would say I'm bad
I act upon approval
From the people, of which I hang
Longing for acceptance
Wishing for a change
I seem to think too much
A momentary phase
Yet, still I continue, to ponder more
In what is known, as just a phase
the breeze blew my tears dry,
i had no strength in me to cry,
lost in thoughts far far away,
i refused time's demand to stay.
filled in were a hundred blooms'
lovely roses awaiting my groom,
i knew he would never come,
i knew it was quite a long time i've been dumb.
my heart tore now thinking he is never mine
i simply live hoping for one heavenly sign.
a moment with him is all i need,
one moment with him is all i plead.
those lovely eyes, that caring smile
i cant forget them, it's sure been a long while.
his anxious eyes makes me melt in joy
he has sure grown nomore is he a boy.
is it good news or bad only time will tell
i cant forget the man who cast in me the magic spell...
Until the End
I do what I can
I can what I do
I grab whatever feathers that fall
Trying to make the most of it
That’s are purpose
Power isn’t the passion
You and me living as one
On this green, blue ball of blasphemy
Making the most of our last days
Switchback back and forth
Let our backs be the force
Well, here I am again...
Thinking of you,
Wondering why I miss you,
Why I just can't forget you.
Can't help wondering what you're thinking,
If you happen to think of me,
If you ever wondering what I'm thinking,
Though, that will probably never be.
I doubt that you ever miss me,
Why would you? I let you go.
But, now all you do is CONFUSE me,
I guess it's just something I'll never know.
I feel almost like I have been lied to,
Because what I miss in you isn't you,
Just the version you let me see,
That version doesn't seem to be.
I miss that smile on your face, the one that I put there.
I miss the way you looked at me and when you played with my hair.
I miss when we would just be together, and just take each other in.
We ended before we had a real chance to begin.
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