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Featuring: Leonora Galinta
Take My Hands
I Offer Them To You
Hold Them Tight
Never Let Go Of Them!


With all the time on my hands
I gave my hands one job.
  My Hands 
-The Artist-

My hands paint everything in my life
they paint my weakness, my strength 
they paint the fire in my eyes
they hold me when I'm cold
my hands colored my childhood!

Like an architect, 
my hands drew the plans and layouts of my life.
My hands *very articulate, are they? 
They continue to sew and show the way  
Sometimes, my hands paint the truth
Sometimes, my hands paint lies
Painting hurtful images on dry wall
My palms, my fingers embedded calluses from every fall
Creating images, healing my heart
Sometimes my hands are the only friend I see. 

With no words to say
I caress the sky line like a mime
My hands ride the wind, 
My hands paint a world, 
each of their own. 

Young and pretty finger prints 
They feel, they hold, they grip
Don't let go!

Clever and cute
It's time for motherhood
My hands painted your first hold
Traced your first smile
A painting  I treasure forever in my heart
Yes! A Rembrandt they became during birth 
Now your all grown up...  :-(  
Embarrassed to embrace the hold
One day when I'm old you will hold my hands and remember the gold.

My hands paint many designs when it comes to love
sometimes a masterpiece 
sometimes a mistake
sometimes my hands felt images I can't describe
Made up moments of handicap when lost
My hands perfect when in love
They write songs when complete
So many interlock moment with you
Firm, the perfect match, my fingers spoke.

My hands 
-The Artist-
they've been told
held so many times
always meeting, greeting,  
waving hello's and goodbyes... ((you see my hands, they smile too))

Painful, arthritis 
cuts, bruises
Pinching my way through reality. 
Reaching holding on to dreams.
Snapping fingers, we are a team.

My hands age in every turning page
Shriveled and old
Still you embrace and love the hold
my hands touch and make a difference
my hands learned a lot
my hands prayed 
and knew their duty.
My hands employed by me.
When they are bored,
they tap and tap and draw THAT' annoying noise.

My hands know secrets, a fortune teller can never reveal
they hold the past, present, and  future in every line.
I extend my hands,
without flipping the bird
Thank you Hands!
I am enjoying the sign language show.

In my next life, or so
I will praise my hands
Yes so beautiful, tender, they love to feel...................

My Hands
-The Artist-
I can't believe with all the time I have on my hands.
I forgot to mention I'm left-handed.


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  1. Date: 4/5/2014 1:34:00 AM

    Your hands, nerves of navigating passion, knuckles of nuture, nails for warm scratch, palms soft as pleasure's whisper. This is how I feel them, what I Imagine Linda. Your hands are instruments of unpredictable life. A masterpiece, and FAV. J.A.B.

  1. Date: 1/20/2014 1:46:00 PM

    This a super poem! You have encompassed life here on this small space. Sometimes my hands are the only friend I see. The above line especially touched me. I live alone and it just spoke to me. Lovely work! Thank you for your kind welcome some time ago. I had a computer disaster and it took time to get another machine.

  1. Date: 1/20/2014 9:19:00 AM

    brilliantly expressed share of the heart...wonderful poetry

  1. Date: 1/10/2014 12:06:00 PM

    Hi my loving sis & BFF! How are you? Hope you're doin well & so w/ your family! Biggest hugs to u fr me! Missing u. So glad to read this stellar poem of yours once again. Embracing &loving it as always. Your highly artistic hands had touched the lives of so many including me. TYSSSM once again for everything! Thanks a lot for loving my poems in your contest: Kissmark of The Sun & I Will B Faithful To U. More blessings to u & your love ones my dearest sis & Bff! tcare! lovem4evr, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 8:44:00 PM

    Hi Linda, This is an awesome write my Friend. "Hands", they go through so much in a lifetime but do we ever truly look at them. Do we ever see them as more than just an appendage of our bodies. I must admit, your work I have just read has made me look at my own hands in a different light. Hands do so much in a lifetime, they touch so many people in a lifetime. Each touch is important. From now on in I shall look at my own hands in a different way. A beautiful write. Your Friend always.... MIKE.

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  1. Date: 11/15/2013 12:49:00 PM

    Your hands write beautiful poems as well.

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 8:36:00 PM

    Hi, my dearest sis! How was your day been? Hope you're doing well. Thanks a lot again for your loving thoughts & care esp. for my family. You truly touched my heart. By the way, so grateful to read this stellar write again of yours exuding your most superb talent. All you're poems are all amazing & so loved by majority of poets of course esp, me, I'm #1 biggest fan. Ok, Talk to u again later. I'll go & try to judge my contest. Tcare & happy wkend! Big hugs! lovem4evr, Leonora

    A  Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 1/12/2014 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    note...polish moments when in love. .. taking notes my dearest sis.... good morning. you
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 1:59:00 AM

    I love this. It makes me think of my Mom & Dad. They both are left handed but me & my sisters are not.

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 3:46:00 AM

    Another great one from a fellow lefty!

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 8:57:00 AM

    The feeling i have after reading this poem is very hard to express, can only be shown in signes. Salute. Very powerful. You have beutiful hands.

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 8:31:00 PM

    You can't see it, but my right hand is giving your left hand a thumb's up! This poem is incredible! It is one of the best poems that I have read on Poetry Soup. An excellent collaboration between you two!...Thank you for all of the kind comments, Linda. They are much appreciated! :)

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 10:52:00 PM

    My hands can tell this is a great poem but my hands don't know how to respect your left hand.....One of the best poem i have read ever.

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 10:57:00 AM

    * Claps, with my hands. :) this one. The ending line has brilliance. * I forgot to mention I'm left handed...** waiving hellos and goodbyes...nice capture. ps; the monkey sent me :)

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 2:29:00 PM

    This has gotta be one of the best peoms I've read on poetry so far thanks for sharing PD

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 8:40:00 AM

    Very nice.

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 5:20:00 AM

    Simply Brilliant! A Masterpiece! Lainie

  1. Date: 9/3/2013 4:39:00 PM

    Indeed our hands are the tools along with the pen to express our words, I like this piece of work

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 11:02:00 AM

    I don't have words to thank you for your latest post PD.... I'm SO touched...Thank you. I do struggle with depression and am on meds... Some days are good...other days I can hardly crawl out of bed...On those days...the smallest things are magnified...I'm better today. Thanks for the love.... Sending you BEAR hungs...xoxoxo

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 4:28:00 PM

    Nicely done! I might have guessed you were a Lefty! Now write something for us about that big brown eye in the Avatar. Whatever do you see from that small window? Thanks to you and Skat for reading Soup's posting of my work this week. I really like that one. RAY

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 4:55:00 PM

    I have got to hand it to you (no pun intended) this is an excellent write. Left handed...the devils hand! Just kidding. Great job. Great write. Great hands. :) Kilmer

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 10:33:00 AM

    I started reading this last night, then realized I was too tired to take it all in., so I saved it for today. You write self-revelation very well, but then I suppose that's at least part of what poetry is about. Favorite line : Pinching my way through reality. Thanks for sharing... Jack

  1. Date: 8/21/2013 3:39:00 PM

    "My palms, my fingers embedded calluses from every fall Creating images, healing my heart Sometimes my hands are the only friend I see. With no words to say I caress the sky line like a mime My hands ride the wind, My hands paint a world, each of their own. " That particualry from this poem really stood out to me, I love that feeling when you read something and just feel an instant connection to it, this is really good!! "embedded calluses from every fall" I love that line!

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 2:14:00 PM

    This is a very deep poem. You create a clear picture of my hand indeed. Love, Good night,

    Anyikwa Avatar Chukwuemeka Anyikwa Date: 8/20/2013 2:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your many comments on my poems.
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  1. Date: 8/19/2013 2:49:00 PM

    As always, like a diamond parading its reflective beauty, you have once again managed to sparkle with brilliance. Allan

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 6:49:00 AM

    Hi, my dearest sis! I'm coming back again to read one of your precious obra maestra...the product of your brilliant mind and very creative & artistic hands. Congratulations once again for this stupendous write being the 1st top 100 and of course all the masterpieces of yours. My great honor to read them. Reaching out again to you saying.. thanks a lot for everything. You're always my #1 poet,fave, idol & sis. Biggest hugs! love lots4evr, Leonora

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 3:34:00 AM

    This is too cool plus 5. I missed the feelings I got from your poems. (not that I'm feeling myself) Hmmmm! Opps! where was I? Why the change in name. I like PD. It is innocent with a little twist of naughtiness (say it with a French accent)

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 9:25:00 AM

    great win. congrats linda.

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 2:17:00 AM

    Wow Linda, so much thought has come forth through your hands in creating this masterpiece. Hold tight to that pen poet and keep these coming!