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Grandmother's Hand

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Grandmother's Hand

I saw a picture just once a long time ago
I don't know the artist's name or from where he came
But the image I'll never forget, that much I know
I hope its beauty to you I can explain
A small child's hand reached up so round and small
Bashfully grasping from seemingly no where at all
Towards what appeared to be his grandmother's hand
Weather worn and wrinkled hanging down 
Tattered clothing and swollen knuckles, calloused palms
Yet still reaching
Reaching to guide and help yet another young life
Who still needed her strength
Their fingertips touching, left me wondering
Would she live long enough for him to grab hold?

©Donna Jones
2-25-2013



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  1. Date: 5/3/2013 12:12:00 AM

    I can clearly see that the picture affected you deeply. There is just something so special about seeing one so young and one so old, grasping each other's hands. Wonderful work!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 5/3/2013 5:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Timothy....yes I've always thought it was awesome...thanks for reading my poems....always appreciated and I love to see your smile.....
  1. Date: 3/29/2013 2:43:00 AM

    I Like the imagery in you poem, will read more.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/29/2013 7:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Chris ....have a great weekend..Donna
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 9:24:00 PM

    Congratulations, with your winning poem Donna , I'm also stopping by to say hi, and wish you an early Happy Easter, just in case I don't have time to stop by in the next few days. take care and have yourself a good one~ Always & Forever *LINDA"

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/29/2013 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Linda ...I just feel like crying for you...I appreciate the thanks but all this just doesn't matter somehow thinking of you.
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 7:24:00 PM

    A thought provoking poem, well done, Donna, Congrats on the win!! Jag

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/24/2013 9:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Jag sir....Donna
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 6:25:00 PM

    Donna this is priceless. Congrats on your win. Rick

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/24/2013 7:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Rick...love the beautiful horse...
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 1:20:00 PM

    great write and win Donna...congrats

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/24/2013 2:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Joseph :-)
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 8:17:00 AM

    Lovely poem about those held hands, Donna, I appreciate your memory. Congratulations on your win.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/24/2013 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you much Sheri...
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 1:25:00 AM

    My hearty congratulations on your win in my contest my dear friend Donna! I extremely love and enjoyed your adorable picture in your amazing poem. Thank you so much for your full support. Have a blessed Palm Sunday/Weekend! love and hugs, Leonora

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/24/2013 7:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well look at you aren't you beautiful...this is the first time I have seen you . Thanks for the Congrats..although I never expected to see my name there at all..I just threw that together very quickly, but thanks....you too have a great Sunday ..Donna
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 4:04:00 PM

    I remember grandma hand making blankets for our kids! Great memories to share! JP

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/3/2013 4:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Glad you stopped by Jim....yeah grandmas are wonderful.I actually still make quilts..I have made about fifty for family and friends...an art passed down to me from my grandma....:-)
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 1:35:00 PM

    Isn't it odd how those tiny fragments become part of a way to understand the world? A touching piece. J

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/1/2013 3:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Absolutely....thanks Jack....
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 7:23:00 AM

    You painted a most beautiful picture here. Thank you for sharing your work with us.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/27/2013 7:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much...
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 3:30:00 AM

    Wonderful, touching poem!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/27/2013 7:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I appreciate your kind words Vesna
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 1:21:00 AM

    Hi Donna never seen the picture but wel described by you, I hope they reach each other as grandparents have so much to offer, all the best Owen

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/27/2013 7:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well as I said below it was 35 years ago when I saw it in someones home and thought it was beautiful.thanks for stopping
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 9:36:00 PM

    A beautiful and heart felt poem.... Donna, you wrote about the picture, in the most sincerest manner... always~ Linda

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/27/2013 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Always good to hear from you Linda..hope you are well...thanks for reading my poem. Glad you liked it
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 7:53:00 PM

    This is beautiful! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my poem.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/26/2013 9:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Richard ...:-)
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 6:51:00 PM

    very nice write Donna...nice imagery

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/26/2013 9:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Appreciate it Joseph
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 5:25:00 PM

    what an excellent description this is of a picture that really spoke to you . Very nicely done, Donna.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/26/2013 9:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Much appreciated Andrea ...blessings
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 4:19:00 PM

    Perfect thoughts---I think I saw that picture but it's not important---because aren't words like these worth a thousand pictures??

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/26/2013 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi craig..Becca Lucas said she has seen it also, I wish I could find a copy of it to have in my home... it was 35 years ago I saw it but it still amazes me..thanks for stopping....Donna
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 8:49:00 AM

    What a nice thing to read about whom is one of the most important persons in our lives, Grandmother. Didn't she pray for us all, didn't she pray for our President and people in high power, and for the sick and lonely? Mi Grandma did I know she still watches over me this every day. It is Grandma's Prayer, whatever would we be had we never had it? I think the hands surely met. You did very good. Ronnie

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/26/2013 12:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree..I believe my grandmother's prayers on my mother's side were very special indeed. Powerful even. And although with our creator now, I still feel her presence... you are kind to stop by.
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 7:28:00 AM

    WOW. This is simply beautiful. The last line is perfect!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/26/2013 12:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks heather...glad you enjoyed. Thank you so much for stopping by
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 3:31:00 AM

    The picture was the artest poetry. And his skills he used as words.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/26/2013 12:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I just wish I was capable of doing it justice...thanks for stopping to read my poem...:-)
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 9:44:00 PM

    A very descriptive write that is a pleasure to read.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/26/2013 12:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Robert...
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 7:41:00 PM

    your poem is heartfelt~ SKAT

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/25/2013 8:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks SKAT :-)
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 6:24:00 PM

    This poem is full of rich texture and an aching tangible nature. Stirring, good work.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/25/2013 9:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Much appreciated kind words Jeremy...thanks
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 4:23:00 PM

    Great one for the contest..I hope that the grandmother lived long enough to see the rewards of nuturing the child and that the child used the nuturing by the grandmother to the best possible use..Reads like a winner to me..Sara

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/25/2013 5:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was a lovely picture...thank you for stopping and reading Sara, I appreciate it.
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 1:48:00 PM

    - An old photos can tell ...... of time that was .... love ....life.... Donna, I love it- oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/25/2013 2:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hank you Anne Lise
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 1:04:00 PM

    This is quite the ever loving write my friend, so very peaceful! I really enjoyed reading this tremendous poem this afternoon! What a lovely piece, Great Work!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/25/2013 2:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Glad you liked it Russel :-)
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 1:03:00 PM

    Breathtaking poem Donna. Maybe someday you will find the artist you painted that picture you once saw. Love, Gail

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 2/25/2013 2:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Maybe..I really loved it...thanks for stopping