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#236437 - 07/07/08 01:36 AM Hands
dannym Offline

Registered: 03/25/07
Posts: 543
Loc: Boulder, Colorado
Last year I met a survivor on this site. He became the most treasured person in my life. When I met him face to face earlier this year - I loved the look and feel of his hands - workers hands... strong hands... gentle hands. This poem is for him.


Reaching out
Holding this baby's head
To a swollen breast
Warm and soft and supporting
Scaffolding for a new life
Of promise and happiness

Reaching out
Covering this boy's mouth
Pudgy and smooth
Stifling a cry
Of pain? Of pleasure?
Neither are permitted
Scaffolding for a new life
Of Fear and hate

Reaching out
Covering this man's hands
Corded with muscle, scarred and rough
Touching my face
Touching my soul
Providing scafolding for a new life
Of love and acceptance

"You should listen to your heart, and not the voices in your head."

Marge Simpson

#236535 - 07/07/08 05:47 PM Re: Hands [Re: dannym]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

Just goes to show how poetry can serve all ends. What a gift to your treasured friend. I'm sure he appreciates it.

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

#236681 - 07/08/08 03:01 AM Re: Hands [Re: roadrunner]
blueshift Offline

Registered: 01/21/08
Posts: 1242
Loc: infinity
Cool! Like three photographs.

My Story
My Art

#238064 - 07/14/08 01:28 PM Re: Hands [Re: dannym]
Sans Logos Offline

Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 5796
Loc: in my own world in pittsburgh,...
i love the way you put words together

Ron Schulz, MSPC, NCC


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