The Mirror Cracked

The Mirror Cracked

A Poem by Audrey Howitt

Temerity, hide not your face

Behind the shredded skirts of my compassion.

You thief in the night,

You steal the bravado

You no longer can generate out of disregard.

Heedlessly, you direct the actions of others

Like marionettes on silken threads

Silvered like piano wire.

And soullessly, you abandon them

When you are called upon

To feel


Hide not your face in me.

© 2011 Audrey Howitt

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This is a truly moving piece. Lovely word patterns and powerful emotions make for something absolutely fantastic. Great stuff.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Wonderful write. And as Frank has said those 2 first lines, brilliant. :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

I agree very strong opening lines...excellent ending. very well crafted..

Posted 9 Years Ago

"Temerity, hide not your face
Behind the shredded skirts of my compassion."

Strong opening lines to a thoroughly excellent poem.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on September 8, 2011
Last Updated on September 8, 2011


Audrey Howitt
Audrey Howitt

Alameda, CA

I am so happy to be writing! I was an attorney in my previous incarnation. These days, I teach voice mostly, write some and do a little psychotherapy. It seems like a good combination for me. I h.. more..


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