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We Make A Pocket

Updated on April 20, 2012
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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For National Poetry Month #20



hand nestles within mine

we make a pocket

we make a life

we have logged

years

of raising children

of making music

of work

of disappointment

of bad jokes

and countless cups of coffee

together

i smooth over dry skin

and recall when his hand was stronger

strong for me

we make a pocket

we make a life


copyright/all rights reserved April 20, 2012 Audrey Howitt. Do not use or copy without the express written permission of the author.

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      SonnyGrace 5 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

      This very wonderful poem at the same time recalls and relishes the pains and gains of companionship. Good work indeed.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Enchantingly beautiful. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Sonya L Morley 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      How beautiful and moving, I love the lines -

      "and recall when his hand was stronger

      strong for me"

      There is a lifetime in this poem. Voting up.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      This I love. Reminds me of my wonderful husband. Ann

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Very Sweet and romantic. Good read.

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      This would be lovely recited at a wedding or a 50th anniversary celebration. A pocket where everyone is kept close and safe. I love the allusion.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Lovely poem Audrey, it's so heart felt. Voted up and beautiful.

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      Audrey, excellent. Is this how most of couples live?

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love this Audrey. How completely unique, making a pocket through the years..Bravo...

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you SonnyGrace!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper--

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      There are many years here Sonya--Thank you!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Wouldn't know what to do without my better half as they say.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Great poem, life's journey with a loved one beautifully pictured in your poem. Voted up.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant Audrey;take care and enjoy your weekend.

      Eddy.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Aww Ann--you are lucky then!!

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      A meaningful and beautiful poem. Up and beautiful.

      Sharing with my friends here.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Love your poem.. I love how is his strong for her.. that's how it should be

      Blessings

      Debbie

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      A very moving poem Audrey about the journey of lasting love with it's ups and downs.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Lovely expression of meaningful sentiments. Hope you've had a good weekend.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      What a beautiful way to describe life together. Surely anyone in love has experienced your 'pocket' even as the years age us in our love. Voted up and beautiful.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Magical...oh, what a love...surpassing boundaries...

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Oh Mary Thank you so much-I am glad that you enjoyed it!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Hyphenbird! I told my husband about this poem last night while we were holding hands

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I read and regarded this as beautiful sonnet... how talent you are my friend to outline the life a couple lives... the realistic life of loved people in such short verse... epic poetry... and something to long for...

      Its not always fairy tails and prices and happy endings.. this is reality.. where love strives and win over pain

      You my friend make me feel honored to read your work!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      i like that. we make a pocket. nice

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

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

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Katrine--I would hope so--

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hi Ruby--still plugging away--thank you so much --I so appreciate your time and energy spent here

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Ah Gypsy then you are one of the lucky ones---Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Vellur!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Eddy!!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      We make a pocket. Sounds so safe and secure. This one is wonderful, Audrey. I love the picture choice, too. Very romantic and sweet rendition of a life together. Many votes! Sharing!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      Audrey, I love when I come across a poem that uses the words I have searched for to describe the love I have for my wife. This seldom happens but when it does it fill me with joy. Thank you for your words. Jamie

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much radhikastree!

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      This is sweet. Up and buttons!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Deborah!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Minnetonka!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Blossom!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much tillsontitan!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Lovely! great write. Have a blessed day :)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you raciniwa!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Rahul!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Justin!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Victoria!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading them Jamie!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Well tank you mollymeadows! Off to visit you now!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Shimmering Dawn! Love this name by the way!

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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      I to remember a life I shared with a woman I loved deeply, it was a bitter parting and 4 children left scattered amongst two separated parents. Twas a sinking feeling, but time has healed the wounds. I felt your words, they were beautiful, yet sad.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Vincent--I am sorry for your loss Vincent--

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      I definitely voted up. COO! HEH-HEH!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for the read IntegrityYes!!

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      You are very welcome, Audrey. I voted up again. WHOO!

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      maggs224 4 years ago from Sunny Spain

      What a wonderful poem, I know it isn't but I felt it was the poem of my life. I was really touched by it thank you for sharing this with us.

      Voting up and hitting buttons as I go maggs :-D

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Maggs!!

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