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Micropoetry

The insanity is dead
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Micropoetry

From childhood I have not taken my sorrow I could not awaken my heart To joy at the same tone All I loved I loved alone

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In Honor Depression and Mental Illness Awareness

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Poetry Slam – Women and Rape

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Be Alive In Everything – Heather Mirassou

Be alive in everything. Now go paint the rain. Continue reading

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Tattoo

Leave the mundane and familiar Let your mind, body, and soul Invigorate you Leave a watermark or tattoo

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Micropoetry – Heather Mirassou

Take me to the ocean Bring the leaping sun Daybreak is full of diamonds Dancing swelling tides Make me want to write  

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Micropoetry – Heather Mirassou

October is a beggar Knocking on doors Snatching golden leaves In Autumn

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Journal Entry – Heather Mirassou

Laughter echoing in the country You pluck the Autumn

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Whiskey Town – Heather Mirassou

Disillusioned Smoking cigarettes drunk at 3: a.m. Spinning into nothingness With whiskey drunks Hookers walk the strange yellow streets Women who fear intimacy Or falling in love depraved Depressed mannequins are consumed Guilt and shame asunder They dance in their … Continue reading

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Journal Entry – Heather Mirassou

Love is ripening tender-taken breasts.

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Circus – Heather Mirassou

In a circus A hurricane designed By a drunken god Extravagant hearts Blow up again In a rampage

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Through the Looking Glass – Heather Mirassou

My past is but a dream. My present an insatiable appetite for life. My future pre-determined and out of sight. Oh but to be young again, to begin again, to find me again. Who would I aspire to be? Through … Continue reading

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Today February 2, 2016

Just today I put on my hearing aids and was hypnotized by the sight and sounds of the earth. I heard black birds mating calls, I heard a dribbling creek, I heard my mom call my name, I could hear … Continue reading

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Open Up You Rain -Heather Mirassou

Open up you rain The summer is sweet thickened mud My knees are bowed Beneath the broken wind Heaven rises Kicking the giant fallen sun Open up you rain The summer is sweet thickened mud

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Eventide – Heather Mirassou

As the Earth hangs unstrung The sun begins to weep The wandering outline of the sky Is slackened into a fountain Fading into eventide

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Nocturnal – Heather Mirassou

The forest is dark by night it’s been swallowed all things mysterious all sounds hallowed. Nature’s nocturnal all life’s gathered here although all movements are ghostly there is nothing to fear out here. Dark mythical arms hide the moon dawn … Continue reading

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Boundaries – Heather Mirassou

My dying spirit Spirals out of control Working my bloody Body to the bone You ask too much too bare I resent you for lying in despair Balance does not exist Only terror on the edge A vicious wrath begins … Continue reading

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Guys and Dolls – Heather Mirassou

When marionettes are dancing and prancing, voracious appetites are searching. Tumbling, fumbling and mumbling. Blackouts imminent, guilty pleasures abide, pick-up artists catch befallen angels and pick up the pieces as morning arrives.

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Desire – Heather Mirassou

Wonder amorously Blood brimming Wilderness vessel Every droplet wet Chaste with soul Hips become fierce Thighs become fiery Thrusting,pumping and springing Chasms burst Your glorious spring cascades

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Melodies – Heather Mirassou

Embroidered ivory mountains flowing tipped waterfalls and melodious violet fields. A thousand madrigals and fragrant Myrtle groves. The rivers and streams sing sweet rapture symphonies. As the celestial hidden skies hover, Venus, charms a quivering goddess sighs.

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Descent – Heather Mirassou

How dare mutest thee heaven’s sanctity. Now them hast deep spirits quickening breath. A vision childless breaking virtues angel’s slumber in death.

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What Is A Soul To Do? – Heather Mirassou

What is a soul to do when it’s conflicted and confused? What is a soul to do When it’s hidden and suffering thru? What is a soul to do when it rebels against the truth? What is a soul to … Continue reading

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Under The Moonlight – Heather Mirassou

The aqueous moonlight floats from heaven Sober hues and a tender wind crisscross the sky A hazel mist melts the faint dew below the sleeping willow tree The murmuring water lilies awaken the egantine While my white eyes are lulled … Continue reading

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Delight – Heather Mirassou

I see naked droplets of subtle honey bee. Love released beyond our summer lending trees. Beyond a breeze glow-worm light shines bright. Love wheel delight for the stars are giddy tonight.

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Young Bliss – Heather Mirassou

Young bliss a fragrant kiss. Lips slumber eyes agaze. Arms aflame damp passion. Enmeshed in desire bloomed within.

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A Girl – Heather Mirassou

Her lips like ruby pearl as soft as a silk sheet. Her mouth like blush candy as sweet as a cherry treat. Her breasts like buttermilk as delicious as whipped cream. Her hair a lucent gold like heaven’s falling leaves. Her … Continue reading

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I Am Wakeful – Heather Mirassou

In the wee hours I am wakeful When clouds are nesting And the wind is thrusting Carnival wildflowers glow Twinkling in painted fields A moon overflowed And the rain begins to rouse I rise in a dream Where my spirits … Continue reading

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Quote by James Dickey

“A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain                                                             … Continue reading

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Summer – Heather Mirassou

August thickened under the bleached sun Ravens swimming in tilting trees While lust ripens in fruit rain

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In A Dream – Heather Mirassou

In a dream I felt the cool white His sweet madness Among anchor water lilies The willows were trembling A nest of twilight kisses Where the stars are shivering Scented sweet and wild From violet forests Our arms intertwine With … Continue reading

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Grandfather – Heather Mirassou

His brows like bended bows with curly-q’s His mustache like motorcycle handlebars His eyes like green gin olives His hair grey and wavy like ocean whitecaps His hands immaculate and powerful like a surgeon’s fingers His figure debonair and statuesque … Continue reading

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Repent – Heather Mirassou

So sexy before the shadows Like silk against the light Passion unbreakable Gummed above the grave Be watchful There are ghosts under the mist Shining awake Saying goodbye A phone ringing somewhere For how long Forget to go home Wondering … Continue reading

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Kid’s Play – Heather Mirassou

“King of the Hill” you begin to play You bump, bump, bump and sway You see a perfect high landing spot On an upside-down horse trough You hop, jump and fly slowly through mid-air Your small hooves landing easily on … Continue reading

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Take Me Home – Heather Mirassou

Take me home mama To a place I once belonged Hold my hand steady And sing to me a song My face filled with tears All my family is gone Take me home mama To a place I once belonged … Continue reading

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Silence – Heather Mirassou

What is this quiet soul to do? My voice and fingers are stuck like glue The boredom overwhelming my senses very alive For hours and hours I dare strive The silence is drowning me inside I stammer and suffer begging … Continue reading

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Artist’s Canvas – Heather Mirassou

The artist strokes his canvas His hues and tints of beauty The orator of his creation The perfect task of impression Like a beam of sunlight Rainbows illuminate Glory and splendor appear His vision is revelation

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Twilight Bliss – Heather Mirassou

She whispers to heaven No rainbows dampened Young souls tossing Pearl birds Planet full of color A purple myriad Rejoicing iridescence Whisper tears Rustic turquoise Revived sunlight Fountain of harvest Seas hypnotize Goodbye twilight bliss

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Lavender Moonlight – Heather Mirassou

Like peach blossoms As lovely as daffodils In the purest hope of spring My heart-strings follow each strum of a harp Your voice a hypnotic melody I leap like a cricket at the whisper of your name The evening floats … Continue reading

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Winter – Heather Mirassou

In the softest night Free winter rises Maiden blossoms sincere Weary blossoms adhere Winter grass is near Naked tenderness is here With tired kisses in the air Goodnight springtime with care

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Angel Hair Pasta – Heather Mirassou

Angel Hair Pasta Virgin Oil encased Oregano, Basil & Thyme Fragrance ascend Blonde strands flyaway Garlic Shards dancing Swim in the wind Pulsing Beef Stake Red River Flowing Seeds flooding Tightly wadded Expertly wound Atop her head Wasp-hive Angel Hair … Continue reading

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If I Were There – Heather Mirassou

Peaches and pears your delight Divine roses a gift from your wife Your favorite soups and stews Lamb and veal cooked to and fro In silence in your hammock Hoping the sun melts the cancer away If I were there … Continue reading

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April Alive – Heather Mirassou

Budding bright rivulets Islands of green groves Ardent foliage Idle leaves Common spirit wild Distant naked hues Spot a summit air April desires Contentment alive

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Nature Dawns – Heather Mirassou

Nature Dawns Flower fresh love Perfumed trees Rose colored affection Sustenance to our eyes Mother heaven in the skies God’s great hand rises

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Rain Dance – Heather Mirassou

The sound of crackling glass Fill my eardrums and awaken me A steamy haze beckons me Barefoot and naked I tap-dance on bubbles Sweet nectar fills my mouth with delight The humid rain calms and soothes my sizzling skin The … Continue reading

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Questionable Love – Heather Mirassou

From seedlings Raw passion arrives teardrops germinate A questionable love Free reign love’s geyser Either uproot and scatter Or stay and bloom

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Childhood Blackness – Heather Mirassou

Childhood blackness Trusting in silence Trying to recall Memories of water Chasing Dreams

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Mad Love – Heather Mirassou

This was a free write in response to Arthur Rimbaud’s Ophelia. His poem is lovely and mine does not quite do it justice. Continue reading

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Moonshine Wind Song – Heather Mirassou

Barefoot and dirt-clod I tip-toe across the yard Avoiding mounds of stickers Sharp rocks and weeds The sky is full Satin filled milk fluff Moonshine Full on me Our tangerine trees Rustle with low-lying Bullfrogs Ribbit, ribbit A symphony of … Continue reading

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Who Am I? – Heather Mirassou

It’s been quite Some time Since someone Noticed Do see me? I am Here My beautiful Warm Genuine smile Smiling at The world Beside me Don’t you See my Chiseled calves And voluptuous Thighs A mile high I may be … Continue reading

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My Darling Lover – Heather Mirassou

My Darling Your fingertips Slightest touch My skin rippling Goose bumps Like prickly pears Sizzling fire Desperate ache Primitive desire My Neck Bountiful harvest Taste of Sweet Nectar Lays in wait Begging you Blowing breath Your tongue Tingling heat My … Continue reading

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Symphony of Broken Things – Heather Mirassou

Is it a dream or distant memory? An Italian Concerto begins The alto singer bellows A passionate tale Proud and stout He commands attention A classic narcissistic symphony Balancing a tight-rope A thunderous crescendo begins Drums rattle and roll Strumming … Continue reading

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Garden Affair – Heather Mirassou

I wrote this poem for my husband recently, I would love some feedback from poetry enthusiasts! Continue reading

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Vicarious Poet – Heather Mirassou

Your voice A golden spoon Laden with honey Dripping languidly Your tone A wounded sparrow Searching for safety In a bed of soft feathers Your words Paint vivid images With indelible ink With shades of blue Your feelings Naked, pure … Continue reading

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Cockeral Waltz

Good morning rooster How do you do? It’s the crack of dawn You cock-a-doodle-do You sit on your perch pride fully and woo Standing mighty and bold you call your brood for food Sleek and graceful you do the cockerel … Continue reading

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