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Pebbles In the Way

Updated on April 16, 2015
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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My #16 for National Poetry Month


i kick aside the biggest,

hoping that each step will plant firmly.

but sand is tricky.

its colors, pieces of eyes,

agates

left over from the collision of stars

that we failed to name

in thought's infancy.

we pattern them on the dust of dreams,

leftovers

forged by star's death.


a supernova

folds itself down

finds a compactness

that brings me to my feet again.


I want the dust to settle

but my feet don't know the way home

without the chaos.



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2015

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      Audrey Howitt 9 months ago from California

      Thank you MsDora!

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      Audrey Howitt 9 months ago from California

      Thank you Deb!

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      Audrey Howitt 9 months ago from California

      Hi Cornelia--Thank you! Hope you are doing well!

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      Audrey Howitt 9 months ago from California

      Thank you Patricia!

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      Audrey Howitt 12 months ago from California

      It is fun to make small poems really--they are my favorite kind Suzettenaples--thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 13 months ago from California

      Those are the best kind Mike! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 13 months ago from California

      Thank you Ruby!!

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      Audrey Howitt 19 months ago from California

      Thank you Rachel! And you are a wonderful cook!!

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      Audrey Howitt 19 months ago from California

      Thank you Frank!!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I loved the insight in this. It reminds me of the rocky beaches of Maine.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Pebbles jolt us back to reality when we begin to enjoy the sand. You're life's lessons are so compact at the same time so powerful.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Flourish!!

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      Korneliya Yonkova 2 years ago from Cork, Ireland

      Beautiful poem, Audrey, so full of hope :)

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Humbled by the universe's power, we are....

      Created herein the majesty of that power....what a gift you have....Voted up++++ shared and pinned to Awesome HubPages....

      Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      You do have a wonderful imagination.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey love the poem.. period...:)

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      Suzette Walker 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      You can make a beautiful poem about the smallest, minute object. A pebble and the whole universe comes into your mind. Amazing!

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      mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      such a large message in a small package

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful! Pebbles are fun to kick aside. You do it so well....

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Voted +++. What a beautiful way to capture lost goals and ideas.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hang in there Jamie and just write your way through it--it is all we can do really, and I think, most of the time, it is enough

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      Audrey the last line really resonates with me. This will stay in my memory. Thank you. I think I was in a mood earlier but I feel kickstarted, thank you so much for your positive support. Jamie

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you John!

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Love the imagery here. A wonderful weaving of words Audrey. V+