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Lines broken and crossed,
Weathered skin, 
Sun baked,
Fissured knuckles,
Short nails,
Old breaks
Crooked finger
Worn tips, 
Big surface veins,
Blood blister,
Hard calluses,
Softened calluses,
Fresh scratches,
Small slivers,
but ...
My hands.

Thank you, Lord.

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  1. Date: 5/23/2012 6:49:00 AM
    Nicely written Robert from your hands it comes beautiful. - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 4:34:00 PM
    Robert, stopping by real quick to read your poem... always looking forward for the inspiration you give,,, pd

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 4:32:00 PM
    Robert, stopping by real quick to read your poem... always looking forward for the inspiration you give,,, pd

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 1:27:00 PM
    Wow! Nice verse and very descriptive. Love the ending! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 9:16:00 PM
    lol @this ..I love it...Patrick

  1. Date: 5/6/2012 1:15:00 PM
    A real gem Robert, we take the little things for granted and here you thank the Lord for your hands even though they have weathered many storms.. They enable you to bring forth beauty like this.. I missed reading you :) hope you are doing okay, love & hugs Wilma

  1. Date: 5/5/2012 7:15:00 PM
    speechless as i read the prediction of what is to become of me if i keep on living.

  1. Date: 5/3/2012 2:50:00 PM
    Surprise! I thought it was an animal from the Pleistocene period. Sounds like you must play the violin. Enjoyed. LOve, daver

  1. Date: 4/29/2012 5:21:00 PM
    Robert, a very deep image ... the hands are always the toughest one at work.. surpassing everything.. .. Thank you for sharing your wonderful poem, always~ PD

  1. Date: 4/29/2012 2:07:00 PM
    They must have been through the work mill..Enjoyed reading ...Thanks for stopping by...Sara

  1. Date: 4/29/2012 9:43:00 AM
    Wonderful hands that have a story to tell of a life well lived. Amazing poetry Robert!

  1. Date: 4/28/2012 8:15:00 PM
    Your hands are golden and weathered and slated with wisdom...These poet's hands are divine! Enjoyed something very original, Robert! :) Gwendolen

  1. Date: 4/28/2012 7:45:00 PM
    Smile ˜ Yessss, The Book of Luke, Chapter 7 * My love to You, John!:) ˜