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#236437 - 07/06/08 09:36 PM Hands
dannym Offline
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Registered: 03/24/07
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.

Hands

Hands
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

Hands
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

Hands
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

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

Marge Simpson

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#236535 - 07/07/08 01:47 PM Re: Hands [Re: dannym]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
Danny,

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,
Larry

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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)

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#236681 - 07/07/08 11:01 PM Re: Hands [Re: roadrunner]
blueshift Offline
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Registered: 01/21/08
Posts: 1242
Loc: infinity
Cool! Like three photographs.

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#238064 - 07/14/08 09:28 AM Re: Hands [Re: dannym]
Sans Logos Offline
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Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 5791
Loc: in my own world in pittsburgh,...
i love the way you put words together

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