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Below is the poem entitled SOMEWHERE ALONG HER HANDS which was written by poet nette onclaud. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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' '''''''' ' '' Somewhere a hand is reading out loud a Dickinson, a leather-worn journal recording daily life’s soirees, memorizing rain and shielding little girl’s eyes from the blasting words of the sun. Somehow someone reaches from darkness to drive the shadows that meet the body of her child: trembling with excitement or fear, sliding tender fingers on the back; parts the arms like wind that rushes in all seasons to reveal the lush, delicious landscape of summer ; then rubs the elbow down the forearm to greet the cheeks with a kiss and watches while the hands move back without help or guidance from the daughter sleeping. ~ Somewhere a mother, grandmother, godmother, stepmother, or mother nature weeps over love’s broken child; uses her hair to bandage the wound on the youth’s head …unfolds her hands from prayer to widen the window of angel psalms pressing her lips into alleys of the sapling’s mouth: a tear transforms her from receiving to giving. ..and she feels without seeing the last light of the night; lit for the heart of those who witness its extinguishing * Somewhere death’s chariot prepares for a long journey, away from the living: pack the roses from tomb to womb, remove the thorns for gracious sake, like knives that pierce the heart of loved ones who cannot move on, pulling the orchards over her head; a name whispered in every fireplace she flamed * * And somehow tonight, I hear her stir, still clinging to the waning voice of the hours; she bequeaths stars I will inherit until she, at last succumbs to wispy bliss. And I, a sighing child must tell her: “ Wake up, you've been in bed so long, Mother, you should not be sleeping…” ~ © ........ .... ........ *with love to my Mom who had passed on* Gautami Phookan's Poet lll Contest by nette onclaud

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  1. Date: 10/1/2014 4:58:00 PM
    A #1 for me nette dear Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/1/2014 10:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win with this beautiful tribute to your mom Nette

  1. Date: 10/1/2014 9:35:00 AM
    A great tribute paid to your mom with touching emotions, nette. congrats

  1. Date: 10/1/2014 8:53:00 AM
    A very touching sad poem. Congratulations Nette on your win.

  1. Date: 10/1/2014 8:40:00 AM
    a wonderful tribute to your mum Nette. Many congrats on your win:-) Hugs Jan xxxx

  1. Date: 10/1/2014 7:31:00 AM
    Beautiful words and expressions! Congrats nette on a your fine win in my contest with this touching tribute to you mom. Love you dear.. huggs

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 11:43:00 AM
    You have a wonderful way with words, Nette. This is a lovely tribute to your mother. Congrats on your win! Love, kim

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 6:35:00 AM
    A belated congratulations to you for your win in P.D's "Mothers day" contest Nette. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 9:57:00 PM
    NETTE, Congratulations with your beautiful and heart touching mother'' poem. thank you for supporting my contest*. Have yourself a good night. It was an honor having your poem in my contest, luv~PD

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 9:06:00 PM
    congrats Nette luv on an impressive write and win for Mother contest.. a superior piecre of elegant poetry .. sensational sweets..

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 8:52:00 PM
    Amazingly written Nette, Your pen never drys up. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 7:38:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, nette. Beautiful tribute. Nice going, my friend. luv and hugs, Ralphie

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 7:23:00 PM
    Grace and beauty penned dear Nette, congrats. on your win, love,vie

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 5:56:00 PM
    Congrats on your win with this lovely poem, Nette! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 5:09:00 PM
    goodness nette, there is so much contained within this poem, I can't quote my fave lines as there are too many! congrats on a great win :-)

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 5:00:00 PM
    Congratulations on a fantastic write! Jon

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 1:22:00 PM
    congrats Nette luv on another brilliant win.. never surprised to see u at the top of winners lists .. words of grandeur and grace always .. sweets..

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 11:56:00 AM
    Congratulations to you on your placement in Debbie Guzzi's "Your Own Favorite Poem" contest Nette. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 11:23:00 AM
    I saw my own comment below, and still have figured out all of the layers upon re-reading this poem of yours, nette. But, I did find the ending to feel even stronger this time around. Congratulations on your win in Debbie's contest!

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 10:04:00 AM
    I commented on this stirring piece before and I still love it. Rereading doens't grow old. Congratulations Nette