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Teasing

Updated on April 27, 2012
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Louise Docker, Australian Lace Flower
Louise Docker, Australian Lace Flower | Source

For National Poetry Month #27



better not expect too much

for libidinous youth

has etched

its sprightly way

along the path of this body

wrapped it in clear paper

which crinkles pleasantly

upon its unwrapping

pull open my ribbon

green upon pink.


copyright/all rights reserved April 27, 2012 Audrey Howitt. Do not use or copy without the express written permission of the author.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Philldreamer! Thank you!!

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      Jose Velasquez 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Nice and flirty, but in a subtle way.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank! Enjoy your day!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey how did I miss this.. wonderfully penned.. my friend :)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much deepak2u!

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      Govind Deepak Kumar 4 years ago from Andhra Pradesh,INDIA

      this article is beautiful like you !!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hi Rolly! Thank you!

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Audrey... what a beautiful read this morning... love this.

      Hugs from Canada

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much teaches!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thanks Sunshine!!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      This is so simply said... be careful, pull me open and you may be surprised!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      You were sure teasing us with this awesome poem!:)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you shimmering Dawn!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hi Angela! Thank you so much!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Subtly teasing indeed. Lovely. Have a blessed day.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Vinaya!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Theresa! To you as well!

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      So pretty! Thank you!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Beautiful composition.

      Wonderful word pictures!

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Very nice Audrey. A different perspective on gifts. I hope you and your family are having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. :) Theresa

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much KD!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hi SanneL--thank you so much!

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      Very beautiful and very light. I really enjoyed this!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Vincent!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much raciniwa! Enjoy your weekend!

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      Teasingly delicious!

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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      Verse such as this tied in your pretty bow and vibrant colors is truly an awesome pair.Your imagery is simply devine, nicely done.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much klarawieck!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Rahul!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      what an awesome combination...great poem Audrey...

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Fennelseed. So glad that you enjoyed it!

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      klarawieck 5 years ago

      You have a gift for poetry. It's absolutely beautiful. Congratulations!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Sueswan!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thanks Justin!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Creatively done Audrey! Great Work!

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      Oh Wow, this is exquisite, I love the connections of age, beauty, fragility and the sweet surprise of green upon pink!!! Beautiful poetry and image. All my votes and best wishes to you, Audrey and sharing.

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Audrey

      "pull open my ribbon

      green upon pink."

      Love it. :)

      Voted up and away

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      love it, Audrey. I love the crinkling paper

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much tonipet!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Aww--thank you Lesley!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Exotic!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Blossom--trying to get caught up now that the challenge is done--hope this finds you well--

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you--I so appreciate the read and comments~

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you acaetnna!

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      Tonette Fornillos 5 years ago from The City of Generals

      This is cute. Pleasant to think about green upon pink unfolding. Good one Audrey.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you arb! I am glad that you enjoyed it.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Ann!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you GRL!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Ruby!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Faith Reaper!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Lovely poem, voting up and beautiful!

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      ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

      What a sweet thing this is, Audrey. Just a quick, breathy visual, nicely done.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Lovely. Enjoyed it and voted it up and beautiful.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thanks Jamie!!

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Marvellous poem. Vote it up and beautiful, Joyce

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      Totally beautiful.

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      arb 5 years ago from oregon

      Perhaps, in our hurry to the gift, we miss sometimes, the wrapping does not always come to concealed the gift. Sometimes, it comes to measure.

      Beautiful in its simplicity.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Spoken like a poet!

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Lovely and enticing. Voted up.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Lovely package tied with a pretty bow Audrey.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Aha a young Man's desire wrapped and ready to be opened. Loved it. I love your words..

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Very lovely. Faith Reaper

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      This is so beautiful, and quiet like a secret waiting to be told. Jamie