Tuesday, January 28, 2003

"Lover Unloved"
a poem by Michael Sherrillo

The heart hardens; turning slowly to stone,
worn by the constant pressure of loves loss.
To many times pricked by cupids arrows,
to many wounds left unhealed.
Infection comes slowly,
cancerously consuming my hope and joy.
I weep with pain; silent, without tears,
as the winds of time's passing echo in my hearts empty cavern.
My blood thins with loneliness;
My back sags from to many gray days.
My eyes dim from so much beauty,
seen and unshared.
I am the unloved lover,
I am the lover unloved,
I am alone.

Thursday, January 16, 2003

"First Glance"
A poem, by Michael Sherrillo

Our eyes locked briefly across the crowded room.
In that moment we both felt loves first blooms.
Before a blink could end the glance,
Our fates were no longer left up to chance.
We circled each other while talking to friends
And though laughing and joking our gaze rarely left.
And finally though contrived circumstance,
We were finally close enough to shake hands.
In charming words and flirty grins,
At what we felt was only hinted.
Though matter what you said or did,
I knew I had to see you again.
Something connected before we ever knew,
Something amazing, wonderful, startling, and new.
Of the future I have barley a glance,
But I won't leave seeing you up to chance.
For no matter the twists and bends ahead,
Having you by my side is my only plan.

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

A poem, by Michael Sherrillo

In a room, now dark, sits two unpacked cases.
Two pairs of sandles are kicked off by the door.
Two candles burn by a bottle of a Champaigne,
As two sets of footprints lead to the shore.
And under the stars, in the tropical waves,
Two bodies, and two hearts, are one in the same.

Sunday, January 12, 2003

Vance's So Far All Time Greatest Movie List
In Alphabetical Order

by Vance Tran

+ = Personal favorites

Amelie +
American Beauty +
Braveheart +
Fight Club
Forrest Gump +
Ghost World +
High Fidelity
Monty Python and The Holy Grail +
Office Space +
Pulp Fiction
Requiem For A Dream
Run Lola Run +
Rushmore +
Schindler's List
Swingers +
The Matrix +

Thursday, January 09, 2003

My So Far All Time Greatest Movie List
In No Particular Order

by Michael Sherrillo

I believe that to some degree we are an extension of what we love, and it is that which we love that helps us to discover and define who we are, and what we want to be. Following that line of logic, I guess the purpose of this is to share a little of what I love, draw whatever conclusions you may what it says about me.

100 Girls
12 Monkeys
American Beauty*
Boys Don't Cry*
Dead Poets Society
Ferris Bueler's Day Off
Fight Club
High Fidelity
Life As A House*
Moulin Rouge (2001)
Office Space
Pulp Fiction
Rain Man
Requiem For A Dream
Schindler's List
Starship Troopers
The 6th Sense
The Breakfast Club
The Ring
The Shawshank Redemption*
Top Gun

*My personal favorites, ones that I believe are "Must See Movies"

Sunday, January 05, 2003

The Power of the Soul
a poem, by Michael Sherrillo

Throw your blows; throw your words,
Throw sticks and curses,
Throw rocks, throw lies.
Beat at my flesh with your fist,
Cut me with your voice.
Rip my skin and flail my dignity.
Take all I own, steal all which I hold dear,
Come at me day or night,
Quench the flames of life
That burn in my mortal eyes.
Shackle my body,
Leave it on the highest mountain,
Sink it in the deepest sea.
But I will not be stopped,
Still my soul will fight.
You may be able to cease my heart from beating,
Still my gasps and forever close my eyes.
But the passion my dead heart carried,
The truths which my now covered eyes saw,
And the powers that these hold...
You can never touch,
And no one can ever destroy.

I will live on.