Heather Marie Mortimer

Rookie - 84 Points (May 3,1981 / Olympia, WA)

Intermission - Poem by Heather Marie Mortimer

Lay low, my heart, for just awhile
And rest in sorrow's healing grip
For bitter pain brings bitter smile
To reanimate my frozen lip

And I will cry my tears of brilliant jewel
And hold each one dear, in my dear breast
To stoke the flames of winters' fuel
In which my cold heart may find some rest

What a poet would not do for art!
When Hell and Heaven shine just as bright
For broken or burning, it is still a heart
Which reflects the beauty behind my sight

It is not love, nor lust, nor loathe, I feel
It is that burning pain, which a wound can heal

Topic(s) of this poem: broken heart, healing, love, lust, pain


Comments about Intermission by Heather Marie Mortimer

  • Jazib Kamalvi (10/1/2019 8:29:00 PM)

    Write comment. Impressive piece, Heather. Read my poem, Love and Iust. Thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu Dike (2/17/2017 10:40:00 PM)

    Piece of great elegance with rendition of words to utmost justice. Lovely poem well articulated and elegantly brought forth in beautiful rhyme scheme with conviction. Thanks for sharing Heather. (Report)Reply

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  • Christina Simmons (2/17/2017 11:29:00 AM)

    Understanding one's pain is just so complex like poetry. You have describe it in fine art form. Well done my friend. Congrat for being chosen! (Report)Reply

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  • (2/17/2017 11:09:00 AM)

    Congrats for the well deserved recognition as the poet of the day! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (2/17/2017 10:48:00 AM)

    Burning pain which a wound can heal. Brilliant and stunning expression. Heartiest Congrats on the member poem of the Day. (Report)Reply

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  • Clarence Prince (2/17/2017 8:30:00 AM)

    For broken or burning, it is still a heart...
    True! And as long as it's ticking there is hope!
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  • (2/17/2017 6:26:00 AM)

    ...it is still a heart which reflects the beauty behind my sight. And when the heart is broken, sometimes, it feels like an eternity to heal. Well written and very emotional. Congratulations on your well deserved Poem Of The Day. (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/17/2017 6:14:00 AM)

    Burning pain..... a tearjerker... congrats on being chosen... (Report)Reply

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  • Indira Renganathan (2/17/2017 4:09:00 AM)

    A very emotional poem...It is that burning pain which a wound can heal...words of depth from the heart..
    congratulations on poet of the day
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  • (2/17/2017 4:08:00 AM)

    a very sorrowful poem of a heart that was once broken? but time is the greatest healer to get over them. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/17/2017 3:05:00 AM)

    I feel! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (2/17/2017 1:56:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem Heather.Cogratulations on being member of the day
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • Vipins Puthooran (1/7/2012 9:11:00 AM)

    It's such a great poem! ! ! Beautiful penning! ! 10 (Report)Reply

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  • Vipins Puthooran (1/7/2012 9:00:00 AM)

    It's such a great poem! ! ! Beautiful penning! ! 10 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 1, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, March 29, 2019


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