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Praying Hands

Charcoal polished fingernails poke the clouds,
Gun metal arms staunch and concrete,
flex under the sun.
Chiseled gray palms clasp tightly,
shelter gummed pavement .
Still,praying hands protect Charleston Harbor.
Structual magnificence.
Steel Beauty.
A small piece of Cooper River Bridge history.


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  1. Date: 8/30/2009 6:06:00 AM
    Hi Robin, I have been there. You have painted a very vivid picture with these words. Thank you for your kind comments on my poem 'The Candle. Elaine George (Lainie)

  1. Date: 4/23/2009 1:48:00 AM
    Robin thanks for your thoughtful commen ts oday.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 4/22/2009 9:50:00 AM
    What a brilliant description of the bridge that protects your harbor. This poem has such vivid imagery that it is truly a masterpiece in "Structural magnificence." Awesome work, Robin! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/22/2009 6:25:00 AM
    I could not get to your link (my computer) but I founds many pics of the bridge by Love the personification here. Awesome write. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/21/2009 11:40:00 PM
    Sounds colourful Robin.Is there a link to see ?Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 4/21/2009 3:35:00 PM
    Makes me want to see it in person. Great job in this wonderful description, great poem! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 4/21/2009 2:00:00 PM
    really felt every word! Robin! nice! Jim

  1. Date: 4/21/2009 1:17:00 PM
    Hi there, Robin. :) This is so well done. it mirrors the subject very well, in tone as well as wording. it sounds like a wonderful statue. Thank for the compliment today. :) Love, Kristin

  1. Date: 4/21/2009 1:06:00 PM
    "Chiseled gray palms clasp tightly" nice line and great use of imagery...Raul

  1. Date: 4/21/2009 11:41:00 AM
    this was well done I enjoyed this history :) Cheers