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Hands

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Hands

If we didn't have hands we'd all be mute
Trying to express what we say
Sometimes words are just not enough
We surely need some other way

If we didn't have hands we'd all be mute
Couldn't show our utter disgust
About this and that about ying and yang
About which politician not to trust

If we didn't have hands we'd all be mute
Frustration would rear its head
Valium would surely be the drug of choice
So we use the bad finger instead

If we didn't have hands we'd all be mute
No words are clearer than this
Talk to the hand 'cause the face ain't listening
A sign you surely can't miss

If we didn't have hands we'd all be mute
Need to just take a very deep breath
There's nothing that's really that important
Sometimes lose it myself, must confess

© Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 11/16/2012 8:11:00 PM
    So that's why I talk so much... My hands keep moving... LOL... Actually that's probably right. After all my poems get longer and more windy the more my fingers move on the computer key board... LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/17/2012 4:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your poems may be long and windy but they're unique and interesting to read with your own very recognizable style. Keep 'em coming, girl... I will get to your latest today. (con't)
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/17/2012 4:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My 45 year old son was taken to emergency yesterday with all the symptoms of a heart attack. Turns out, they discovered he's diabetic and due for a total lifestyle change. Everyday has a new adventure eh! Love and best wishes to you and your Dad... Jack
  1. Date: 11/15/2012 1:22:00 AM
    Like the song"you need hands", guess what we do in all of our walks of life. Nudge nudge. Haha still got that haiku in my mind . Well done Jack I loved this poem ......Seren

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/15/2012 5:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are sweet my dear Seren! Have a super duper Thursday, love Jack xox
  1. Date: 11/13/2012 12:52:00 PM
    your imagination soars with this charming read, jack... you made me really wonder; superb images here!... i like!..:) huggs

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/13/2012 1:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sweet words my dear Nette! Hugs and much love, Jack xox
  1. Date: 11/13/2012 12:29:00 PM
    Hi Jack, Have been trying to find the "hand" key on this dumb keyboard. Great write Jack, Rollo

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/13/2012 1:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for dropping by, my friend! Cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 11/13/2012 10:54:00 AM
    Salute! five fingers, that is...great discourse on nonverbal communication Jack. Such is lacking in the cyber world unless one learns to use emoticons :-)??

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/13/2012 11:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    If our hands are wet, is that to be construed as sensual ??? :-)
  1. Date: 11/13/2012 8:40:00 AM
    I have to hand it to you, you handled this write just right. Did you use your right or left hand???

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/13/2012 9:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Both... I'm ambidextrified!!! Think I just created a new word! LOL