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Blink and I am Gone

Updated on April 25, 2014
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Mark Winterbourne, Sundogs are made commonly of plate-shaped hexagonal ice crystals in high and cold cirrus clouds or, during very cold weather, by ice crystals called diamond dust drifting in the air at low levels. These crystals act as prisms, bend
Mark Winterbourne, Sundogs are made commonly of plate-shaped hexagonal ice crystals in high and cold cirrus clouds or, during very cold weather, by ice crystals called diamond dust drifting in the air at low levels. These crystals act as prisms, bend | Source






i hold my feet to the ground

in hopes that when i turn to the sun

i will still feel its warmth

in the cracks and crevices

life has left behind.



sometimes,

when the light is just right

and when i feel the sun

pour through me

i wonder if

in fact

i am nothing

but a hologram

my energy

knotted

together

clipped

by the wind

and the prisim

of light

falling just so.



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      Audrey Howitt 16 months ago from California

      Thank you Examiner!

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      The Examiner-1 17 months ago

      I am sure that the poem was written first but reading that poem reminded me of a country song. I forget the exact title but a line in it is "Don't blink or life goes by...", or something like that. It is about how life flashes past so fast. I loved it :).

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you Jackie! Not a movie star--just an old coot!

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Great one I missed; just wanted to say how much I like your profile pic. You look like a movie star!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you teaches---I liked this write and glad that you have enjoyed it!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you ubanichijioke!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you torrilynn--glad you liked this one!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading it Ed! Much appreciated!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi vespawoolf! Thank you so much!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Lisa!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Jo! I so appreciate your comments!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Rasma--Thank you so much!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you annart!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you AliciaC!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Nellieanna--Thank you--I am not always sure that the job of poetry is to be beautiful--I do think that poetry is a bigger and broader vehicle for the stuff of life--anyway--just plodding along like everyone else I think

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you manatita!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hey Ruby! Hope all is well!! And thank you!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      This is such a deep poem. I love every word of it. I could just feel myself standing in the sun and reflecting upon it's warmth and life.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you The Examiner!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Flourish!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Bill! Lost can be a good thing!! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Frank! Thank you so much!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Jamie--you are wonderful --Thank you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Homeplace. I appreciate your honesty--It makes your comment more meaningful

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      William Leverne Smith 3 years ago from Hollister, MO

      I'll be the first to admit that poetry is not my thing... but, I must admit, this one got to me. Thank you for sharing!! ;-)

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 3 years ago from Lagos

      A wonderful way to recognize the positiveness of nature's gift. You captured it in such a classic manner. Keep writing.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Linda! Thank you Theresa!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      You are awesome!! :)

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      torrilynn 3 years ago

      This was very beautiful. Thank you for writing such a poem. I felt your energy as I read it. Best of Wishes. Voted up and Beautiful!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Anna!!

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Thank you for this , I adore that title , It is the truest statement ever !....Ed

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Just lovely. Enjoyed. Interesting about the hologram. Seen lots of movies where everything truly seems real but it actually isn't.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      What beautiful thoughts you echo here! I don't find this at all disturbing. I understand how one stands with one's feet on the ground, anchoring oneself to the earth. Sometimes I wonder if I'm really here in this wonderful world; it's almost as if the sun can pick us up, absorb us and convey us elsewhere but always somewhere amazing.

      Well written and so beautiful! Ann

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      I wanted to add a comment to address those who find this piece disturbing--there is a theory in quantum mechanics concerning holograms. The theory is that the universe is but a hologram--in thinking about this, I started to imagine a universe created by an energy source, that the energy used to make this hologram is of that source--

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Beautifully done

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      Your poems are so meaningful and evocative. I especially love the stanzas "the cracks and crevices

      life has left behind." Thank you for adding beauty to my afternoon. : )

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      Lisa VanVorst 3 years ago from New Jersey

      Beautifully written, flows nicely. I enjoyed reading it.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      I feel not only the beauty, but I feel a sublime presence. As always a V+!

      You are such an awesome poet.

      Blessings,

      Kim

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Audrey, I have to agree with all the other great comments, this is interesting, beautiful and thought provoking.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a lovely poem that is also disturbing, as others have said. Thinking about whether or not we are real is an interesting idea!

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      'Tis beautiful as others have noted, but it is also profoundly disturbing. Good poetry!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Really beautiful, Audrey.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      wow Audrey simply amazing :)

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Very beautiful. Not gone, you've held it a little longer.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Audrey your peoms get better and better this month. I am honored to be a part of Poetry Month with you. Jamie

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I can get lost in your poetry, Audrey, and I enjoy lost. :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is very beautiful and very unique. Love it.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      How wonderful you put together the words saying that we may be nothing more than 3D forms of light. It was beautiful Audrey. I voted it up, shared and pinned it.

      Kevin

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      Theresa Ast 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      A lovely disquisition on the eternal question of just exactly what and who we might be. Great picture as well. Theresa

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      This is very beautiful Audrey and soothingly ethereal.