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Seasons Change

Updated on December 5, 2012
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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watchful eye

beholds

flux

shift

movement

scurry


seasonal changes

sweeping in

past drains and gutters

finding excuse


the holidays are coming

the nihilism of consumer spending

all the more reason

to encase ourselves

further into debt

only the seasons change


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2011

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hi Jamie! You crack me up! I am glad that you liked this one!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      What a quotable peice of writing. I found myself wanting to share what my favorite lines were but rewriting the whole poem again in the comments seems a little redundant. Thank you Audrey. Jamie

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you RTalloni! I so appreciate your kind words!

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      You've made only such a big word here. A good reminder wrapped meaningfully in thought provoking lines.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Linda!!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you!! I need to go back and look at this one Linda!

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      As we are about to enter Fall of 2014, I thought I'd stop by and say hello. Not that I only visit you when the seasons change ;)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      I agree Cyndi--ugh! Thank you so much!!!

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 4 years ago from Western NC

      Awesome testament to how we need to remember it's a time of giving, but it's a time to spend with family and surround ourselves with love. The notion of debt is overwhelming...ugh...

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Linda!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you for your thoughts and once again for your lovely poem.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you rajan!!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      So true. But said so beautifully. Voted up.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hey Thank you Tammy!!!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow! You started off as a pro!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much LaThing!

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Very nicely done! I am impressed...... Flows beautifully! I have never tried writing poem this way. Voting up and beautiful

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Lisa!!!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      I love your poetry! You have such a way with expressing a point with subtleness. Even though it's not Christmas, I believe this can be applied to any holiday that we tend to overspend. Nicely done! Thumbs up Audrey! :)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Vinaya! So much appreciated!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I'm glad that I'm reading some of your older works.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Debby and jesusmyjoy! I so appreciate the read and comments--smiles!

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      Betty Bolden 5 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      nice

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Dear Audrey ~ I'm not sure what to think of this one. It doesn't leave me feeling so good about those seasonal changes, unless I keep the change in my pocket and just give hugs and smiles. Even though this is not Haiku, it has the season theme. Love, Debby

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Sunshine!!! I so appreciate the read and comment!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Sunshine!!! I so appreciate the read and comment!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Breathtaking:)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you ashna--thank you for the read and the comment--much appreciated--

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      ashna sambhar 5 years ago

      u cant judge a tree,or a person by only 1 season;da essence of who dey r n da pleasure ,joy ,n luv dat cum frm dat lyf can only b measured at d end,ven all da seasons r up..n ya nice pic!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you jeyaramd!

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      jeyaramd 5 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      Consumer debt is at its peak during the holidays. It seems we want more than we really need. I wish more people adapted the less is more attitude. People were created to be loved and things were created to be used. The reason why their is so much choas in this world is because things are being loved and people are being used. Great hub.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you for the read and comments @anglnwu and @jesusmyjoy!!

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      Betty Bolden 5 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      so awesome

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Agreed, we can spend too much if we're not careful. The image of the drains and gutters filling up with consumer waste is so true. Thanks and rated it up.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Not a humbug at all, but such a good thing this hibernation--and thank you for the read!

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      saddlerider1 5 years ago

      You hit the nail right on it's head, commercialism rings so true this time of year. The snow blows and flies as the people scurry in and out of stores buying trinkets and bobbles to give out to family and friends. Tis a time I hibernate like a bear in my cave with a few good bottles of red, my quill and my Muse by my side.Humbug:-))

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you for the read--also one of my pet peeves!

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      billips 5 years ago from Central Texas

      Nice succinct thought that covers one of my pet peeves - spending beyond out means - regards, B.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Hyphenbird for the read and the comments! Greatly appreciated!

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

      I hope many people read this and receive inspiration from it. As a minimalist and one who does not participate in the materialism of the season, I thank you. The message is beautifully worded.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you PDX and Justmesuzanne---

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      justmesuzanne 5 years ago from Texas

      Celebrate an no-purchase Christmas this year!:) Voted up and useful!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      really really good. This line is amazing: "To the nihilism of consumer spending"

      up and all

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      yep.. you nailed it LOL I kinda like your writing style :) Frank

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      Annie 5 years ago from NewYork

      profound thank for sharing..

      one love Annie

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Will!

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Very enjoyable reading, Audrey.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you!

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Severe, to the point, interesting. Good work.

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      SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

      Christmas has become an institution for commercialism. It is a head game that social relationship have impose on us. Yet will we deny ourselves the pleasure of watching the happy faces of children opening their presents? Leave the debt problem for one of our new year's resolution :)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      The watchful eye is mine I think--I often feel like an observer

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      I'd like to know.. who is the watchful eye? Very good poem! I love that word.. nihilsm..

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Ah yes! I make more of them and buy less now--Thank you for the read, the comments and the follow!

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      HattieMattieMae 5 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      ha ha yes, the debt of christmas! No longer in bondage to this, as I once was. Glad to be free of this! :)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you jami!

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      jami l. pereira 5 years ago

      Unfortunately so true , lol good write ! i voted up and awesome , thanks for sharing! i shared again with my followers ! :) have a blessed evening:)