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Disappointment's Face

Updated on April 15, 2014
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Eric Wustenhagen. The ravages of time gnaws and tints. Seen on a walk through Praia do Carvoeiro, Portugal.
Eric Wustenhagen. The ravages of time gnaws and tints. Seen on a walk through Praia do Carvoeiro, Portugal. | Source





disappointment

lies half hidden,

a ball

wrapped in on itself.


it leaks out

of half smiles sometimes,

as i catch myself worrying once again

about

cracks in the plaster of my life,

fissures revealing

the darkness underneath.



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014




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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Powerful and wonderful. Thank you Audrey, you are still going strong. Jamie

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      Laura Tykarski 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      This piece really hit home for me. I haven't been around for awhile and am so happy to see you are still here.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Audrey, this is amazing " Cracks in the plaster of my life " Full grin!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Jamie!!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      There is so much that can leak out in facial expressions ... they call them "tells" or "microexpressions" and it's fascinating to see what people don't intend to show you. I liked this.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      So much said in such few words....and the photo is perfect. ^+

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Beautifully expressed, cracks will soon disappear. Dark clouds are meant to pass. Disappointments will vanish. Great poem.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      I like the soft darkness in this poem Audrey :)

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      picturesque aud

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Great word choices that bring great images to the reader. Love that photo too. Something so beautiful about the cracks of time.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Great and powerful Audrey.

      Voting up for sure.

      Eddy.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Eddy! Hope you are well!

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Beautiful poem.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up. Wonderfully expressive. Happy Easter to you and your family.

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      Theresa Ast 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Wonderfully moody and pensive. I like tis very much and the painting is just amazing. :) Theresa

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Very interesting poem and I love the photo that accompany's this. The photo really fits the mood of your poem. I so enjoy your poetry, Audrey.

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

      Wow..I loved this!! A true artist, with so few words you paint such an incredible picture.

      Brilliantly done.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Jo! Thanks!! I am a minimalist --that is true! Thank you so much for your visit and kind words!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you LauraD!

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Awesome poem!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Theresa!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hi Ruby! Bless you!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hi Vellur! I am so glad that you enjoyed this one--thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Suzette!!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hi Jackie! bless you!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Flourish!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you manatita!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you sujaya!

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      Jemjoseph 2 years ago

      Disappointment can really be hard to hide sometimes, your image selection really does reflect your poetry very well, and helps me think about how much we eventually fail at keeping up the illusion that all is perfectly beautiful and bright in our lives; a very thought provoking poem.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Jo! Happy Tuesday to you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hi Rasma! Thank you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you for your thoughtful comments Jemjoseph! Much appreciated!

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