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A Different Reality

Updated on December 5, 2012
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Dali, Vanitas Vanitatum
Dali, Vanitas Vanitatum | Source
Salvatore Di Giovanna, The Paradise
Salvatore Di Giovanna, The Paradise | Source


i find that i am easily distracted

from the realities of my vision

and drawn by colors and shapes

and by their relationships

across the divide of my attention


they shimmer and gleam

tints of car windows

chrome glinting


it is a far cry

from my to-do list

a portal into some other reality

untouched by the aspirate

of drawn out duty

and i welcome it



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt, June 10, 2012. Do not copy or use without the express written permission of the author.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you James!

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      James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

      Love the painting. Your poem is very cool too. Thank you for sharing your creative gifts with us. :-)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much snowdrops!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

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      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Oh i love your poem totally awesome

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      We all need a different reality to escape the monotony of life, loved this poem and the picture.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much girishpuri!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for the read and comments IntegrityYes!

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      An awesome piece of poetry, accept the life a it comes to you, voted up.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!! So much appreciated!!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      okay just here with my ladder hammer and nails trying to keep your score up ...:) Frank until you get back from holiday...

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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      Rock on,Audrey. That is fantastic. I voted up.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you WD!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Vicky!

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      WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

      Tints of car windows! I got a new pair of polarized sunglasses. The car windows (Florida tint jobs) are kaleidoscopic now. I really like the illustration, and I know good art.

      I can really relate to this. I have been day dreaming a lot lately while riding the bus.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you sashenkainderby!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you raciniwa!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Good job! sometimes I welcome the distractions too! many votes!

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      sashenikainderby 5 years ago

      to raciniwa, me too. This is the inspiration that keeps us going and poems are being created to give food to our brains.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      well, i don't mind being distracted by this beautiful poem...

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much sashenikainderby!!

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      sashenikainderby 5 years ago

      So true! There is only one thing that matters - now but one does not have it because one is afraif of living one's life.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I had a very wise person once tell me that if really saw what was in front of me, there was no room left for the things that plagued me--

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      sashenikainderby 5 years ago

      It is very easy to read, yet it has deep meaning. Sometimes I do not notice anything around me, I get overwhelmed by my problems or by things that already should not have any power over me and then I order myself to stop and look around one more time. And this is the moment that I remember years afterwards.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Sure Isadora! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you billybuc!

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      IsadorasThought 5 years ago

      Can I join you? That reality you speak of sounds familiar.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      There are days when distractions drive me nuts! There are others when I welcome them with open arms. Great work my friend!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thanks Tammy--don't you love that photo??

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you thelyric!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      What did you write? I was distracted by the beautiful photo. :) Great poem!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Audrey, I really enjoyed this poem. Sometimes that escape is needed.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Sueswan!

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Audrey,

      A pleasurable distraction.

      Voted up and away.

      Take care :)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Theresa--I was in an odd mood driving over the Bay Bridge to a rehearsal in SF--

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Seems quite different from most of your poems (of course, I havenot read nearly all your oems), but I like it. :)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hey Jamie--you too!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      Audrey, I find myself lost in this world you describe, so much so I am sharing. Hope you have a great day. Jamie

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Vinaya! Good to see you!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank--

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Linda!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Audrey,

      I can so much relate your words because sometimes I feel I live in distorted reality.

      Regards

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      HI Sandra! Thank you so much!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Ruby!!!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      and other words you love a challenge.. good to see you writing again thanks for sharing voted up..:) Frank

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Mhatter!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hey Will Starr! Thank you!

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Beautiful, distractions from day to day routine is a welcome change. Voted up.

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Beautiful poetry Audrey. Distraction for me is when I'm at my best.

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      Sandra Busby 5 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      Another one of my favorites of yours. Thanks for being a poet and expressing what the rest of us either don't know or can't share in less than 700 words.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      All work and little play makes a dull existence. You get my vote..Loved it..

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Joyce!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Debbie!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this great piece. it has become my reality.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much mwilliams66!

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      What would we do without the great escape?

      This is a fine one, Audrey!

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Wonderful poem. Voted up and interesting.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Audrey..i love your poetry..voted up and awesome..blesssings...Debbie

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      mwilliams66 5 years ago from Left Coast, USA

      Yes, I agree with Gypsy Rose Lee.

      This is inspiration personified

      Wonderful!

      Voting up

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. This is a wonderful poem Audrey. Sometimes those kinds of distractions are just what we need to be inspired.

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