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Purple Wings To Soar

Updated on August 27, 2016
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Audrey writes poetry to fulfill a need and release confined feelings. She won her first poetry contest at age 7. We all have a poem to write


Purple wings to soar

Open Heaven's door

I'm with you once more

Purple wings to soar.

Purple wings to sing

Eyes of emerald green

Bliss your smile does bring

Purple wings to sing


Purple wings do cry

The heart is asking why?

So young, too strong to die

Purple wings do cry.

Purple wings of pain

Glistening tears like rain

Search for you in vain

Silver wings of pain

Purple wings to fly

I'll see you bye and bye

Lift higher to the sky

Purple wings to fly.

Purple wings still pray

To keep you safe each day

Until I come to stay

Purple wings that pray.


© 2016 Audrey Hunt


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      John Hansen 6 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Lovely words, Audrey.

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      Gina Welds Hulse 6 months ago from Rockledge, Florida

      Beautiful, Audrey. The images caught my attention first because the purple butterfly is the symbol of lupus and lupus awareness. I am so sorry for your loss. Grief is a process, and each person goes through it differently and at different paces. This is simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Hugs!

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      Kristen Howe 6 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Audrey, this was real beautiful. My condolences on your loss, my friend. I feel your pain. Hugs!

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      HttpDavidmichael 6 months ago

      Hi. It s. The. Inspiring. Of. Jesus. We. We're. Not. There. To. Our. Lords. Suffering. And. Easy to a. Natural. Way. Of. Leaving. This. World. To go. Rest. But. Having. Faith in what. Jesus. Is. Asking us. To. Live. And. Rise. With. Him ,now. Todd. Can. Do. What. He. Wanted. To. Do. Is. Be. A. Angle. To. You and. His. Love. One. More. Now. As. Is. What. He. Wanted. More then. This life. But. Be. With you. And. The. Suffering. Was. Fealt. Was. To. Much. As. Strong. As. We. Think. We are. In the. Last day. Of. Life. You. Are. Given. A wish and. Mine. Was. To. Know. That. My. Mother. Came. To. Me. The. Day. After. She. Passed. Through the. The. Heavens. In. A. Lady. That look. Like. Her. Twin I. Was. In. Church. And. This. Lady. Ask. What. Paws. I. Doing. I. Said. I'm. Praying. And. She. Left I found. A. Knot. In. My. Door. And. It. Dropped. On. The. Floor. Then I. New. It. Was. A. Sad. Day. But. She. Is. Always. In. My. Heart. As. Todd. Is. Your. Soul. David. Michael.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Audrey, I felt your pain. I remember you writing about losing your son. I am so sorry. Your poetry is beautiful and the last stanza is the hope we all have about meeting our loved one's again. Thank you for writing and sharing. Hugs..

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      Mel Carriere 6 months ago from San Diego California

      A very poignant tribute. Nothing I can put into words here to begin to pretend I feel what you feel. Beautiful poem.

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      Word 6 months ago from Chicago

      Very clever poem Audrey. Keep up the good work dear heart.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 months ago from Nashville Tn.


      Hello my friend - master of poetry. Thank you for taking the time to read my poem. Enjoy your day.

      Gina - I had no idea that the purple butterfly is the symbol of lupus and lupus awareness. I know you suffer from this and my heart goes out to you. My grief continues on year after year. Poetry is an outlet for me - a way of dealing with my pain. Thank you for commenting and for your

      kind support.

      Happy thoughts go with you.



      Thank you for your lovely thoughts. I know your mother waits for you on the other side. Blessings.

      Hi Kristin

      How sweet of you to give me so much support. I am grateful for your precious message to me. Thank you dear friend. Happiness to you and yours.


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      Maria Jordan 6 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Sending you hugs and much love, dear Audrey - your poetry touches my heart, a true reflection of a mother's love.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hi Ruby

      You were actually one of the first to respond and comment on a poem I wrote about Todd here on HP. I was having a terrible time and your words of comfort helped me so. And here you are, all these years later, still showing compassion and kindness to me.

      Love you my friend.



      I appreciate your tender comments and thank you for being here. Peace and joy to you and yours.



      Thank you for reading my poem. I appreciate your comments. Happy thoughts to you,


      Dearest marcoujor

      Thank you for the warm hugs and love. Tears well up in my eyes as I feel the sincerity of your words. Your degree of empathy and compassion is truly inspiring.

      I love you dear friend.


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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      Audrey, I'm so sorry for the sadness and loss you are experiencing. My heart is with you, dear lady.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 months ago from Nashville Tn.


      Thank you kindly for your comforting words dear friend. It's people like you that help me to get through each day. I appreciate your support so very much.



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      vespawoolf 6 months ago from Peru, South America

      I'm so sorry for your loss. This poem is a beautiful tribute to your son.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 months ago from Nashville Tn.


      You are so kind my hub page friend. Thank you for reading my little poem along with your compassionate words. I'm truly blessed to know you.


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      Chitrangada Sharan 6 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Wonderful poem and a heart touching tribute that only a mother can give.

      I am so sorry for your loss and nothing can compensate it.

      May God give you enough strength to cope with it.

      Thanks for sharing this beautiful hub!

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      Dianna Mendez 6 months ago

      Purple is a royal color and one that we shall see evident in heaven when we see our loved ones again. May you know the peace beyond understanding and find comfort in the truth of God's words.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 months ago from Nashville Tn.


      Thank you my dear friend for such lovely comments. I pray each day for the strength to do my best. I miss him so.


      When creating this poem I saw the color purple. Even tho I initially planned to include other colors I was driven to purple every time. Thank you for teaching me more about the royal color purple. Now it all makes perfect sense.

      Thank you dear Dianna.

      Blessings and love to you,


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      Eric Dierker 6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Audrey this is beautiful. I truly believe that labors of love and beauty reach more than mere mortals eyes. Perhaps heaven sent, or perhaps sent to heaven.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hi Eric

      I love your comments. I hadn't thought about this. It's a lovely message and brings comfort to my aching heart. Exactly what I need to hear. Thank you so very much.

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      ahorseback 6 months ago

      Audrey , You will smile together once again , I promise , although we need you here for that infectious smile of yours ! Amazing new avatar photo ! We love you too .

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      Shauna L Bowling 6 months ago from Central Florida

      Audrey, this is beautiful! I had no idea you write poetry. But then we all have many facets to who we are, don't we? I get the feeling this poem is very personal for you. A release.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 months ago from Nashville Tn.


      You're sweet to mention my new avatar photo. This was taken 6 months ago by a young couple enjoying my piano music at a restaurant. Thought it was way past time to update my pic. Thank you dear Ed for your kind words. Really makes me feel good inside. And especially thanks for the love. Nothing beats knowing we are loved. Nothing!


      Hello dear Sha. Since your return to hub pages our family is complete once again. Boy, were you missed! I've written several poems for HP. Most just sit at the bottom of my traffic list. So I hesitate to write more. But as you have so amazingly noticed my poetry allows me to release pent-up emotions. If I don't release these emotions through poetry I feel I'll just explode. You read me well dear friend. Thank you.

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      Shauna L Bowling 6 months ago from Central Florida

      Audrey, poetry did the same for me in my teens, twenties, and thirties. I didn't share them with anyone because they were basically very private. However, in 2013 I compiled about 80 of them and published them in my one and only poetry book.

      Now I don't write poetry very often. I guess my self-imposed therapy did its job.

      As far as my return, I've never left. I comment daily, although I've only written one article and one short story so far this year. I'll have to work on that.

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      Norma Lawrence 6 months ago from California

      Loved your poem. It was great. Thanks

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      Audrey Hunt 6 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Thank you norlawrence. Very nice to see you here. Thanks.

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      DREAM ON 6 months ago

      Audrey, Your poem is an inspiration of beauty and awareness. I am sorry for the loss of your son. May all the good times that both of you shared together create a world of love that covers miles and miles as far as the eyes can see. Like beautiful sprinkles of rain that awake our senses and feel so wonderful. Even though they disappear as we try to touch them. We know they are there. They touch us in all directions at once in ways we can't imagine. Thank you for sharing. May your pain and sadness be transformed into endless works of beauty. I deeply appreciate your array of talents. In vegtable gardens that bring the most wonderful and juicy tomatoes as the season ends they must also wither away. So next year a new crop may replace the old. The cycle of life. As our grandparents and their parents before them. We never know when it is our time. All we can do is share the incredible life that we live and hope it will make other people as happy as we feel. Then there are times we need to experience all feelings. In part so we can bond with each other and as much as we are different we are all the same. May your heart be comforted by another kind heart. Pleasant dreams.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Dream On

      Oh, my beautiful friend, what an extraordinary message you have left for me. You write poetic beauty with each and every phrase. I truly feel your warm, caring heart reaching out to me, bringing me the comfort I search for. Thank you and bless you.



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      Nithya Venkat 6 months ago from Dubai

      Sorry for your great loss, it is difficult to come to terms with what fate has dealt us, and I wonder why but never get an answer. Great poem.

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      rdsparrowriter 3 months ago

      Sorry to hear about your loss but the way you are looking at it is quite inspiring :)


      Have a blessed day :)

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      Audrey Hunt 6 weeks ago from Nashville Tn.


      Thank you dear friend for your response to my hub. Yes, it's very difficult to live without my son. One day I will understand.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 weeks ago from Nashville Tn.


      Thank you for your kind words. Keeping busy and being grateful for each day of life helps me to deal with my loss.

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      Nadine May 4 weeks ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Lovely poem Audrey, your chosen words clearly expresses the grief about losing a loved one and the color Purple is a spiritual color, so you were in a your higher mental state when you wrote this.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 weeks ago from Nashville Tn.

      Expression through poetry feels natural and a conduit for releasing emotion. Thank you for your comments Nadine, especially the part about the color purple.

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      DREAM ON 2 weeks ago

      I like to read your poem at different times and don't post. I didn't want to become annoying in any way. I often think of loss as the deepest, darkest place a person can go. Then something happens to me. It's like peace has found it's way to me. I can't be angry or mad any more. I have to let go. Not to let go the memories and love of that person but the other feelings that come with a loss I couldn't control. Then I search for better feelings that bring more joy. I feel better and look for more of the same. Then I am writing and posting and talking to the people in my life who I consider my friends and I care about. Not because of where they live, what they have, who they know. I care because we have writing and feelings about life in common. We take a step when we are feeling all kinds of thoughts and emotions and take courage to share it with other special people who take their time to read and listen. To me time is the most precious gifts of all. Most people think opposite cars, money, great big house and fame. I will always find the time that we share a thought. When that thought connects to my old or new thoughts that means a lot. You have helped me in my head. My music that I make while I'm humming gives me such pleasure. You made that possible. Your hubs explained clearly more about life and music than I ever knew. Thank you from deep down in my happiest place. Have a wonderful day. A great week. Why not go as far as to say a fantastic life. Because isn't that what we all really want for others starting with ourselves. The more I write the more I see. Not with my eyes but from my heart. A feeling like music that plays non stop. I told you how I had some bad music experiences listening to others and believing they know best. It took me up to now to see they were wrong and why they did what they did makes no sense to me. I trusted all my teachers in my life to be experts on everything. My parents could do no wrong. I realize they all including my parents have flaws. Simple for everyone to see but me. Being so trusting I only wanted to see good even if what they told me was bad. Our minds work in mysterious ways. I don't always understand it but I love it more and more every day. Thanks for reading my small comment. I could say a lot more but I know how busy everyone is today. I just had to tell you before I forget. Then new thoughts come into focus and another day unfolds. I bottled up some of my sweetest blessings and lots of fun and non stop laughter and thought I would sail it away to whereever you in the world today.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 weeks ago from Nashville Tn.

      Dream On. Thank you for your lovely, touching comments. To know that my writing has affected someone else in a more positive way brings me great joy. You love to sing. And your true voice is part of who you are. Once you free your voice you also become free. The understanding and compassion you show for my loss is a beautiful thing. I feel sparks of happiness returning to me since reading your comments. You are to be treasured my friend. Thank you.

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