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Peace and Light

Updated on December 21, 2012
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Mikalojus Ciurliones Truth, 1905
Mikalojus Ciurliones Truth, 1905 | Source
Shozo Shimamoto Proof of Peace Au 27, 2008
Shozo Shimamoto Proof of Peace Au 27, 2008 | Source
In the Public Domain in the United States The Candelight Master Young Boy Singing (Le Jeune Chanteur) 1650
In the Public Domain in the United States The Candelight Master Young Boy Singing (Le Jeune Chanteur) 1650 | Source



Each taper pulls itself

Into the corners of the gloaming

A pathway laid down

For love to follow






I lay down my gun

As you do yours

The quid pro quo of peace






Voices pull toward soul and light

The internal made explicit

An outward expansion




Copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012

Peace and light to you all this holiday season

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Peace and Light to you also Audrey! Thank you for a beautiful poem and thoughts to match.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey amazing.. I love it!!!!!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Audrey - I would love for this to happen ... truly. I've been a advocate of peace for years. Mankind killing mankind makes no sense. It's sad that we live in a world where peace is only an ideal, instead of a way of life. Beautiful poem! Peace and light to you, too, and a very Merry Christmas!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!!

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Compelling and lovely all at the same time Audrey. Blessings!

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      WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Absolutely beautiful!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you xstatic!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Beyond exquisit~ touches my inner core, radiating through out my entire being!

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      WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I came back and read it again Audrey...you had it right all along.

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      Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

      Peace is a beautiful thing. Your poem, intriguing.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Happy holidays to you as well Richard. Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one Theresa--happy holidays !!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Yes, peace is beautiful, and we should lay down any points of contention. Thanks for sharing this lovely poem.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Beautifully expressed. Happy holidays

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Lovely!

      Peace and light to you as well, AudreyHowitt :)

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      Peaceful words painted by your eloquent poetic touch...thank you Audrey...voted up... Happy Holidays :-))

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Audrey,

      A beautiful message of peace...thank you.

      At Honey BB's challenge, this is the first of 26 hubs I shall read today.

      This one is in honor of Charlotte Bacon (2-22-06) and may she also be at peace.

      Merry Christmas. Hugs, Maria

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Will for both reads!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Peace and light to you, too, this Christmastide. A lovely poem.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      "The internal made explicit"...if only all mankind could let their inner peace and love be made explicit! Merry Christmas Audrey.

      Voted up and awesome.

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      Honey Halley 4 years ago from Illinois

      What an appropriate read bringing comfort to those affected. Thanks for sharing. This is the 21st of 26 hubs I am reading today honoring the 26 lives lost in the Sandy Hook tragedy. I read this hub in memory of Avielle Richman, 10/17/06, female

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      Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      So beautifully expressed, and what we imagine in our hearts and our minds...would that it be so. This is one of the most exquisite poems I have had the pleasure to read this holiday season. Up and sharing. Merry Christmas, Audrey. :-)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Genna! Thank you so much! Happy holidays to you!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Audrey!!!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is so beautiful and the light would be a blessing. I love your poetry. I wish every parent who lost a child could read this.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you again Bill--peace!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Words soothing and filled with peace. A great poem.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Peach and Light to us ALL!

      Beautiful words. Merry Christmas.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Your beautiful words clearly capture the peace and love of Christmas. Have a merry one, Audrey. Thank you

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      A wonderful poem. May you and your family have a peaceful Christmas full of love.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Robin!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Michelle!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Martin! Happy Holidays to you as well--

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      A very amazing and beautiful poem !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Martie!!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Sigh...'the quid pro quo of peace'...if only everyone were as beautifully spoken and reasonable as you are Audrey - the world would be a much better place to live..

      Wishing you every happiness for the holiday season and always..

      Peace and Light to you, my friend..

      voting up and sharing forward..

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for reading this one Valleypoet! Greatly appreciate your kind words!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Maria!! Happy holidays to you and yours!

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      mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Merry Christmas. This is a very artistic piece full of visions and images.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 4 years ago from Western NC

      Peace and love to you and I hope your daughter is feeling better, too. HUGS!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      this is an amazing poem!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Blossom! Happy holidays to you! Thank you so much for reading this one--

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you tillsonititan!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you HoneyBB! Happy holidays to you!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Thank you Audrey for this wonderful poem. I hope your holidays went well. Our kids had a wonderful Christmas this year. Jamie

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Audrey,

      "I lay down my gun

      As you do yours

      The quid pro quo of peace"

      Beautiful! I pray for this day.

      Voted up and away.

      Wishing you all the best for 2013. :)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading Ruby!!! Happy Holidays!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Mary! Thank you so much for reading this--Happy Holidays to you!

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      toknowinfo 4 years ago

      A beautiful poem of peace that says so much. Wishing you a happy holiday season. Thank you for sharing your talent of beautiful poetry.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading it toknowinfo!!!

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      Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

      Stunning work Audrey. Another beautiful piece of writing. Voting up and rating beautiful and awesome :)

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      amazing as always Audrey

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      arb 4 years ago from oregon

      Happy holidays Audrey, my late response is indicative of a busy holiday schedule. As always, beautifully expressed.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey happy New Years!!!!

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Gorgeous! I especially love "voices pull toward soul and light". You have a special way with words, Audrey. : )

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Amy! Thank you! And Happy New Year to you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Happy New Year Gypsy Rose Lee!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Tom!

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      Scarface1300 4 years ago

      Words to live by. Loved this... Happy New Year..................... Chris

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Leslie!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you mcbirdbks! Nappy New year to you!

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Lovely, just lovely, Audrey. The affirmative declaration of what is good and uplifting goes a long way to strengthen it in our violence-torn land. We must not fall into the same groove as what we most oppose with our anger and outcry, but must exemplify Peace and Light amidst violence and darkness, as you've expressed, - if the prize is really to be what's good.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Cyndi! Thank you!! Finally feeling like I am moving again after the holidays!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you unknown spy!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Beautiful poem, Audrey. If only it were that easy, eh?

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Jamie! I am glad that you had a great holiday. We did too!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      HI Sueswan! Happy New Year to you! And thank you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Olde Cashmere!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you unknown spy!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hello arb! Thank you so much for stopping by and reading this one

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Hi Audrey! Such a lovely message. I truly pray it hits home. Peace and light to you as well.

      Voted up.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!! Happy New Year to you as well!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Vespawoolf!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Scarface!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for reading this one Nellianna! Happy new year to you!

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      What a beautiful poem to begin the New Year. Thank you, Audrey, for sharing this...Rated up/B

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      This beautiful poem can be interpreted on so many levels. It applies not just to modern society, but also to our relationships with others. You use of words is so evocative!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      I know! Thanks Terrye!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      :D My pleasure, Audrey!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much rajan!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Denise!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you vespawoolf!

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      One day Audrey... maybe not in our time but one day There will be peace on earth. beautifully expressed.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you for taking the time to read this piece Rosemary--Happy New Year to you!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Outstanding and important message we all must practice. During the holidays and every day in between.

      Excellent and I am sharing.

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      acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

      Totally beautiful.

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      acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

      Amazingly written and completely beautiful too.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this shiningirisheyes!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you acaetnna!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you again acaetnna!

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Some pieces of poetry can truly be summed up in one word... BEAUTIFUL is appropriate...

      Yes!!!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Laurinzo!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Voted up. Peace and light to you beautiful lady.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Wayne!

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      Joanna Chandler 4 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Audrey goodmorning you're gifted with a talent for excerpts very lovely.

      Have a bless Friday and may GOD abide with you.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      And with you LadyFiddler! Thank you!!

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      So beautifully written and yes, for any time of the year!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hey Jackie! Thank you!

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Lofty and sublime!!

      I now have to watch you closely. (smile)

      Loving thoughts.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you manatita!

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