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Woman's Work

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Woman's Work

Having had mere minutes to skim your sighs,                 
anesthetize the tip of teeming thought ...        
with platitudes for quandaries which fly bye,  
we care for you, our frail flowers wrought.

The breeze, the muse, the bringer, the envoy          
lends at days end, the tender bits of heart
as on the keys or sewing seams of joy  
our fingers never rest from the day's start.

Hands in the garden smudged with chlorophyll
or wrapped about a naughty childlike pet
oft rest behind a trusty Parker’s quill
all healing touches given without regret.

Small and strong and full of life, they pour.
A woman’s hands give much to be adored.



*Women inspire me especially my mother.

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  1. Date: 5/15/2011 7:26:00 AM

    Hearty congratulations on your win! A touching poem...............

  1. Date: 4/14/2011 10:46:00 AM

    How beautiful and moving, Debbie :) love the thoughts you put in here & yup Andrea sure is a meter angel-- yay! & Super congrats to you for your awesome first place win-- way to go :) hugs

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 4:17:00 PM

    hitting the charts as tops, debs... well scribed down to the last line.. super congrats for the highest award..:) hugggs, nette

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 7:28:00 AM

    Beautiful poem - many congratulations, Debbie : )

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 6:43:00 AM

    Congratulations on the first place win in the contest, Debbie

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 4:51:00 AM

    Congratulations for your 1st Place win Debbie in the contest "Sonnet Me" sponsored by Sara Kendrick. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 3:02:00 AM

    Congrats Debbie on your 1st place win in the contest Sonnet me .Love, Gautami

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 9:08:00 PM

    forgot, to my fav you go along with your wonderful poem. Harry

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 9:07:00 PM

    wow Debbie even Shakespeare himself would have been proud of this rendering, a brilliant sonnet, to honour 'Woman's Work' you are indeed a gem. congrats, Harry

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 8:41:00 PM

    Congrats Debbie on your first place win in the Sonnet Me contest luv.. enjoy...

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 7:41:00 PM

    Congratulations on your first place win,,again your mind, heart and soul pours out onto the page with a beautifully written sonnet in major performance,,,wonderfully written and expressed and indeed I agree with every detail within,,Blessings..Cecil

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 5:43:00 PM

    One of the most powerful forces of all time, they are. Sensational sonnet, Deb. Many congrats on your FIRST PLACE WIN. Lainie

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 5:37:00 PM

    Ahhhh....finally someone sees a true winning poem...I have missed this one until now....but it is (another) NUMBER ONE poem!!!....hands of a woman, poems of a poet...you have both!

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 4:44:00 PM

    Enjoyed this one..Very true of life..Thanks for entering it in my contest..Soup mail..Sara

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 3:53:00 PM

    Congratulations Debbie. This is a lovely well written sonnet. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 7:13:00 AM

    In my book...this should have been # 1 !! Great poem for the contest! Hands down!!

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 11:15:00 PM

    Ahhh, so true, so true. Congrats on your win wit this fine sonnet.

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 10:49:00 PM

    Congrats Debbie on your success in my contest with this awesome write... appreciate your support of my contests.. with luv ..Linda-Marie.

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 10:47:00 AM

    Please get as many people as possible to read Hush Missing Child <3

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 12:20:00 PM

    Deb. I just have to add that I love the flow and beauty quilled here from your heart. Love you!

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 12:17:00 PM

    Deb. Excellent recognition of the selfless love that women give. A woman's hands are adored by God and those who are wise enough to realize the good they do. Love to you. Lovingly, Dane ann

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 7:49:00 AM

    Thank Linda for the inspiration!

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 7:32:00 AM

    Wonderful write! Dan C

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 4:31:00 PM

    I especially like the last two lines...Those hands have to handle so much each day that they can get neglected with dryness, soreness, and pain...Keep the creative pen flowing..Sara

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 9:42:00 AM

    I see the weekend brought a lot of inspiration to all PoetrySoup Poets. I enjoyed reading you poetry today Deb. Wishing you the best if this is for Linda-Marie's contest. Love, Carol