Below is the poem entitled Praying Hands which was written by poet
Roberts. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Why do we hold our hands as we do
When we pray
Is it relative to our thoughts
I hear us say
Is it so that we can see the children’s hands
So they don’t play
Or is it in reverence or a gesture
We do each day.
Palms together has been a ritual for many years
So where did it start and why I might ask?
Is it gesture of pleading, that our prayers are heard
that we are up for the task,that seems absurd
Maybe it’s the look of a favour being asked
Because of this position I might be observed
As in the Yoga position, mentally centrical therefore
I can say that observations are in accord
the palms together does emphasise
the meditative, pleading, respect of most cultures alive.