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The Blue Shirt

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 #15 for National Poetry Month


i hung your shirt on its hook,

a swath of blue on white.


my tears are red in the night

filling the shadows,

writing their stories

on graying walls,

lashes, eagerly spreading their tips

in anticipation.


the door swung wide as you left,

leaving only stained shadows

and a field of blue on a white door.



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2015


ps--my show opens Friday--and I am glad. I am running on empty right now.


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      Audrey Howitt 

      16 months ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      20 months ago from California

      Thank you MsDora!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      21 months ago from California

      Hi Jamie! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      21 months ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one Mike!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      23 months ago from California

      Thank you Frank!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      23 months ago from California

      Love Nights in White Satin--thank you Bill!

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      Mary Hyatt 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Beautifully done....You always write beautiful poetry, and I'd sure like to hear your beautiful voice, too!

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Beautiful as always, Audrey and painted in vivid colours. Much peace.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      3 years ago from USA

      Beautifully crafted. I hope all went well with your show.

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      I see the colors. Great lines every time. Wishes for success on your show opening Friday.

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      Suzette Walker 

      3 years ago from Taos, NM

      I'll be thinking of you tomorrow! Break a leg! LOL! I think that is what they say in the theater. I am so enjoying your poetry this month. This is beautiful and painful at the same time. I love the color blue.

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      mckbirdbks 

      3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      More red tears. A soul tormented by love.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      3 years ago from Reno NV

      Very beautiful poetry Audrey. Oh my your show is this Friday! Maybe for fun we will watch "Fiddler on the Roof" Friday night and I can pretend I am in the theatre. :) Jamie

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      Venkatachari M 

      3 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Beautiful lines. Tears 'writing their stories on graying walls'. Wonderful!!!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      'The door swung wide as you left' gave me a chill once again after 30 years. You have a way of touching my inner feelings. Thank you..Bravo!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      I loved this one Audrey.. stained shadows.. yeah love that line too

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Audrey ... you always get a Wow out of me with your poetry.

      I am so thrilled for you about your show on Friday! Try to get rested up before the big day.

      Best wishes

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      "tears are red in the night" every one of your pieces leaves me with at least one remarkable line....that line reminded me of the prologue to a Moody Blues song...Nights in White Satin....cold-hearted orb that rules the night.....

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Hey Audrey! Thank you!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      3 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      May I have just a wisp of your talent my friend? I love every poem you write. Thank you Audrey!

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