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Hands

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Hands

I look at my hands they've become old
battered by the ravages of time
They are still amazing to behold

They connect me with all that is mine
These hands have felt both pleasure and pain
Battered by the ravages of time

My fingers have wiped away the rain
I have held loved ones close to my heart
These hands have felt both pleasure and pain

On life's stage my hands have played a part
I happily reach them out to you
I have held loved ones close to my heart

I have joined my hands in prayer for you
Thankfully they follow my command
I happily reach them out to you

I have felt the Oceans and the sand
I marvel at the way that they feel
Thankfully they follow my command

In a way they make my world more real
I look at my hands they've become old
I marvel at the way that they feel
They are still amazing to behold

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  1. Date: 9/9/2013 4:21:00 AM
    I see even way back here my partiality for this form shines through. :) Check my comment below! :) Lovely...I'm sure you have beautiful hands...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/9/2013 7:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I enjoyed rereading your comment again. :0)
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/9/2013 7:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks,I enjoyed reading this one again myself.
  1. Date: 5/17/2013 8:07:00 AM
    Very sweet poem on hands enjoyed a lot. The last line is marvelous one. Manky thanks for giving congratulation. Loved always my friend...........,bl

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/17/2013 8:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure
  1. Date: 5/16/2013 6:02:00 PM
    see comment below

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/16/2013 6:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ok
  1. Date: 5/16/2013 3:23:00 PM
    what about the feet.lol they get walked on all the time.nicely written.hope all is well since you walked off your job.take care.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/16/2013 4:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes enjoying so time off and relaxing in the sun
  1. Date: 5/16/2013 11:29:00 AM
    Richard...I say it again...your poetic ability shines the most brightly in this form, in my opinion. I love how you do this and the topic was most fitting. Hands can say much when the tongue remains silent. :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/16/2013 4:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I like that, us French people love to talk with our hands *lol*
  1. Date: 5/16/2013 10:51:00 AM
    Hands are an easy thing to take for granted (heck, I do it all the time... even as I'm typing this message out). It's very humbling to take a breath now and then to just appreciate what you have. My brother's best friend lost his hand a couple years back, in his dads shop. You really don't know what you got until it's gone!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/16/2013 6:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes... unfortunately it was (his right). He has adapted over time, but it for sure wasn't easy...
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/16/2013 4:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Owww. That would be terrible! I hope it wasn't his dominant hand.
  1. Date: 5/16/2013 9:12:00 AM
    This was beautiful. It's so true how many things define us, and our hands is a symbol of the age and grace we have become. Extremely well written! Loved it!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/16/2013 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Caleah. So glad you enjoyed my poem.
  1. Date: 5/16/2013 7:52:00 AM
    Hands, strengthened by memories and how one holds on to them. Well said here.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/16/2013 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Drake