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Featuring: Leonora Galinta
Take My Hands
I Offer Them To You
Hold Them Tight
Never Let Go Of Them!


With all the time on my hands
I gave my hands one job.
  My Hands 
-The Artist-

My hands paint everything in my life
they paint my weakness, my strength 
they paint the fire in my eyes
they hold me when I'm cold
my hands colored my childhood!

Like an architect, 
my hands drew the plans and layouts of my life.
My hands *very articulate, are they? 
They continue to sew and show the way  
Sometimes, my hands paint the truth
Sometimes, my hands paint lies
Painting hurtful images on drywall
My palms, my fingers embedded calluses from every fall
Creating images, healing my heart
Sometimes my hands are the only friend I see. 

With no words to say
I caress the skyline like a mime
My hands ride the wind, 
My hands paint the world, 
each of their own. 

Young and pretty fingerprints 
They feel, they hold, they grip
Don't let go!

Clever and cute
It's time for motherhood
My hands painted your first hold
Traced your first smile
A painting  I treasure forever in my heart
Yes! A Rembrandt they became during birth 
Now you're all grown up...:-(  
Embarrassed to embrace the hold
One day when I'm old,
 you will hold my hands and remember the gold.

My hands paint many designs when it comes to love
sometimes a masterpiece 
sometimes a mistake
sometimes my hands felt images I can't describe
Made up moments of handicap when lost
My hands perfect when in love
They write songs when complete
So many interlock moment with you
Firm, the perfect match, my fingers spoke.

My hands 
-The Artist-
they've been told
held so many times
always meeting, greeting,  
waving hello's and goodbyes... 
((you see my hands, they smile too))

Painful, arthritis 
cuts, bruises
Pinching my way through reality. 
Reaching holding on to dreams.
Snapping fingers, we are a team.

My hands age in every turning page
Shriveled and old
Still you embrace and love the hold
my hands touch and make a difference
my hands learned a lot
my hands prayed 
and knew their duty.
My hands employed by me.
When they are bored,
they tap and tap and draw THAT annoying noise.

My hands know secrets, a fortune teller can never reveal
they hold the past, present, and  future in every line.
I extend my hands,
without flipping the bird
Thank you, Hands!
I am enjoying the sign language show.

In my next life, or so
I will praise my hands
Yes so beautiful, tender, they love to feel...................

My Hands
-The Artist-
I can't believe with all the time I have on my hands.
I forgot to mention I'm left-handed.


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  1. Date: 8/23/2015 5:47:00 AM
    Absolutely beautiful way you wrote about The Hands, Linda! Seems any subject you tackle, you always come up with the best. Kim

  1. Date: 7/1/2015 7:23:00 AM
    Awesome....surely the best I have read in a long while. Thanks for sharing this excellent write.

  1. Date: 3/8/2015 1:46:00 PM
    Took my time reading this delightful poem, Linda. Not long ago I saw an expressive painting of two hands ...they would have truly complimented your poem. Somehow Elvis' song "I can't help falling in love with you" kept playing through my mind while reading this. Hugs ... paul

  1. Date: 1/14/2015 3:32:00 PM
    A beautiful poem that conveys our hands' ability to animate our lives and thereby help define us. Excellent flow.

  1. Date: 9/3/2014 11:30:00 PM
    ironically i used my hands to add this one too. now i have to run. i will try to finish the list tommorow. be well mignight poet.

  1. Date: 6/9/2014 3:18:00 AM
    Our hands work a manifold of things.. :) However it depends on how these things are.. :) this a blast and a great deal of lesson here.. :) from the masterhands of LInda.. :) hugs. :)

  1. Date: 5/26/2014 10:45:00 PM
    PD This is a great poem about your hands. You expressed everything hands can do, feel, convey and create. Thank you for the nice comment on my Nature poem.

  1. Date: 4/5/2014 1:34:00 AM
    Your hands, nerves of navigating passion, knuckles of nuture, nails for warm scratch, palms soft as pleasure's whisper. This is how I feel them, what I Imagine Linda. Your hands are instruments of unpredictable life. A masterpiece, and FAV. J.A.B.

  1. Date: 1/20/2014 1:46:00 PM
    This a super poem! You have encompassed life here on this small space. Sometimes my hands are the only friend I see. The above line especially touched me. I live alone and it just spoke to me. Lovely work! Thank you for your kind welcome some time ago. I had a computer disaster and it took time to get another machine.

  1. Date: 1/20/2014 9:19:00 AM
    brilliantly expressed share of the heart...wonderful poetry

  1. Date: 1/10/2014 12:06:00 PM
    Hi my loving sis & BFF! How are you? Hope you're doin well & so w/ your family! Biggest hugs to u fr me! Missing u. So glad to read this stellar poem of yours once again. Embracing &loving it as always. Your highly artistic hands had touched the lives of so many including me. TYSSSM once again for everything! Thanks a lot for loving my poems in your contest: Kissmark of The Sun & I Will B Faithful To U. More blessings to u & your love ones my dearest sis & Bff! tcare! lovem4evr, Leonora

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  1. Date: 11/15/2013 12:49:00 PM
    Your hands write beautiful poems as well.

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 8:36:00 PM
    Hi, my dearest sis! How was your day been? Hope you're doing well. Thanks a lot again for your loving thoughts & care esp. for my family. You truly touched my heart. By the way, so grateful to read this stellar write again of yours exuding your most superb talent. All you're poems are all amazing & so loved by majority of poets of course esp, me, I'm #1 biggest fan. Ok, Talk to u again later. I'll go & try to judge my contest. Tcare & happy wkend! Big hugs! lovem4evr, Leonora

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    Date: 1/12/2014 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    note...polish moments when in love. .. taking notes my dearest sis.... good morning. you
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 1:59:00 AM
    I love this. It makes me think of my Mom & Dad. They both are left handed but me & my sisters are not.

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 3:46:00 AM
    Another great one from a fellow lefty!

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 8:57:00 AM
    The feeling i have after reading this poem is very hard to express, can only be shown in signes. Salute. Very powerful. You have beutiful hands.

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 8:31:00 PM
    You can't see it, but my right hand is giving your left hand a thumb's up! This poem is incredible! It is one of the best poems that I have read on Poetry Soup. An excellent collaboration between you two!...Thank you for all of the kind comments, Linda. They are much appreciated! :)

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 10:52:00 PM
    My hands can tell this is a great poem but my hands don't know how to respect your left hand.....One of the best poem i have read ever.

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 10:57:00 AM
    * Claps, with my hands. :) this one. The ending line has brilliance. * I forgot to mention I'm left handed...** waiving hellos and goodbyes...nice capture. ps; the monkey sent me :)