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midnight calls

Updated on April 18, 2015
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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My # 18 for National poetry Month


i struggle to find myself at midnight.

like a fish,

jumping from one lily pad to another,

i wander about without gills

to translate my call.


the world sleeps.

unheard,

unanswered

i gaze into the dark

finishing the ablutions required,

seeking identity deeply packed

within the pores of my cheek.


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2015


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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Poignant and so full of heartfelt emotion. Well done my friend. whonu

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      I feel you have found a moment of divine inspiration at midnight! Do you feel a certain momentum. Well done Audrey. Jamie

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Isn't weird how the night brings on such deep and often scary emotions. Our minds seem so active when they can't see much.

      Amazing poetry; this is one of my favourites so far. You're doing a wonderful job producing all this poetry this month.

      Ann

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Midnight sleeplessness is my muse's favorite time for reflection. Another gem!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hey Jamie--thanks--just a lot of late nights--

      Thank you Annart!

      Thank you Ruby!

      Whonu--you are a gem!

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      Jay C OBrien 2 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      For another perspective: I worked for a police agency on night shift for 15 years. I am glad to be retired and back to days.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      what a pleasure to read.. wonderful poem Audrey :)

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      I think I understand the struggle. Resolution may come at or near daybreak. Nicely done!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Still going great, Audrey. Nice blend of poetry. Salaam!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      I am absolutely a night person. I come alive at night. Gaze into the night while the world sleeps. Thank goodness for HP.

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

      The midnight hour is upon us. Left with our thoughts - we write.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Jay!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      The night holds many things, and I for one, need my rest. Sounds like you do, too.

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      Audrey Howitt 18 months ago from California

      Indeed--we do write--Thank you Mike

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      Audrey Howitt 18 months ago from California

      Thank you manatta!

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      Audrey Howitt 18 months ago from California

      Thank you MsDora! I appreciate the kind words!

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      Audrey Howitt 18 months ago from California

      My husband is also a night person--it is all about finding the energy that moves us--Thank you Flourish!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Frank!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you aviannovice --Deb--

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