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Twilight Hands

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Twilight Hands

She hummed the dawning of the day
while spry hands bounced babies
Wielded a spatula with expeditious 
movements flipping pancakes onto a plate
Folded napkins at place settings

She was in full swing at noonday
as brisk hands folded lunchmeat and bread 
into sandwiches     Smoothed the creases 
from pages of homework     Kept the iron 
moving in a pendulum motion over 
the mounds of spanking clean laundry

She talked with her hands 
gesturing wildly with excitement 
Administered slaps to unruly kids with her hands
She took all gossip with a grain of salt 
Tossed a pinch over her shoulder 
with a cupped hand    just in case

With reverent hands and nimble fingers 
she daily turned the pages of the good book
unerringly finding the appropriate Bible verse 
Now a smattering of age spots dusts her smiling 
frail countenance aglow through paper-thin skin
And mother folds her twilight hands

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  1. Date: 10/10/2014 9:18:00 AM
    the humanity just keeps flowing from your pen,,that driven by your wondrous mind...

  1. Date: 8/4/2014 7:50:00 AM
    I remember being fascinated with my grandmother's hands in this way.. Love how you have so eloquently described loving elderly hands... Hugs.. Arlene

  1. Date: 7/6/2014 9:12:00 AM
    Coming back to my first faved poem of yours. It is second of your "best poems" list. Thanks so much for reviewing my several newer posts and I look forward to more by you!

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 5:54:00 PM
    Monterey, I noticed just now among your several poems, a short one that painted a picture. You should check out my recent contest.

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 1:45:00 AM
    A mother's love is unconditional :)

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 9:23:00 AM
    Hi Monterey, I like this awesome write. Congrats, on having your poem featured on the soups home page. Have yourself a nice day. LUV* ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 8:37:00 AM
    Monterey, Congratulations on your featured poem of the week. enjoy life with smiles :-) love <3 LINDA

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 11:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on having your poem featured on the soup. Have a great day Monterey. Hugs Rick

  1. Date: 7/12/2013 4:39:00 PM
    I see I missed this one, another excellent piece form your talented pen. Have a good night Monterey.

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 4:06:00 PM
    rating

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 4:05:00 PM
    I agree with Andrea fantastic poem adding to favs Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:01:00 PM
    this is incredibly beautiful. Not only am I faving it, I am faving YOU as my newest favorite poet. You are so talented!!

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 11:34:00 AM
    A truly beautiful Poem Monterey (I love your name) Congratulations on your well deserved win in Linda’s contest

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/8/2013 8:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. I have never met anyone with the same name as me. I kind of like it.
  1. Date: 6/6/2013 11:00:00 AM
    Loved this. Congratulations. Rick

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/8/2013 8:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 3:15:00 PM
    Nice tribute to the one who really makes a house a home... Congrats on a fine win.... Jake

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/8/2013 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks. What would a home be without Mom?
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 10:42:00 AM
    congrats on your winning write Monterey

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/5/2013 1:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 2:02:00 AM
    - A winning poem! .... Beautiful! - Deserved really a good place on the winning list! - Congratulations! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/5/2013 1:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much
  1. Date: 6/4/2013 10:30:00 PM
    Monterey, :-) Congratulations with your beautiful poem. many different ways one can express the beauty of life. Thank you for everything. Goodnight * Linda

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/5/2013 1:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed it and hope it brought a smile.
  1. Date: 5/25/2013 1:50:00 PM
    Beautiful poem.so nice to find your poetry today. SuZ

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 8:30:00 AM
    all of us should too never ever bother about gossips.....nice one...

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