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These old hands

 These old hands-
 The hands 
 that once played
 the golden
 threads 
 of
 country music-
 are now
 scored by
 years of
 performing- 
 The wrinkles
 on my face
 are the
 writings
 of a broken man-
 Deep lines-
 carved on my
 skin by age-
 an emptiness
 rests in the
 far-reaching
 solitude of my soul-
 All that I wrote 
 is etched on
 my heart-
 like an
 over flowing river-
 In my eyes-tears
 drafted their
 revelations-
 and imprinted 
 their most 
 profound thoughts-
 Rosarys of lonlinss-
 I did not
 pray for this- 
 Desperate thread-
 my heart did
 not twist it- 
 Two 
 tears 
 Two
 sad
 eyes
 in 
 shadow-
 But through them
 I finely
 saw a rose
 in these old hands-California Blue

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 10/18/2016 11:07:00 PM
GORDON, Welcome to Poetry Soup. It will be a delight to read and become familiar with your poems in the future. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile others passed when I first joined the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here STARTING with me- SKAT :) Drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs **YNR - SKAT
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Date: 10/14/2016 7:17:00 AM
Oh, just beautiful. Thanks
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Date: 10/10/2016 10:22:00 PM
Johnny Cash and Grandma's Hand's by Bill Withers came to mind reading this. Effective poetry.
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Date: 10/9/2016 12:37:00 PM
Welcome to Poerty Soup. Good entry with a nice poem. Hope u will enjoy PS very much. Keep on writing..........//:) with love...........//Manmath......
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Date: 10/8/2016 4:46:00 PM
WOW, Gordon, I love this poem,, Welcome to Poetry soup, I hope you enjoy the community. Here, you will find friendly poets who enjoy supporting one another. I myself, enjoy reading and commenting those who want to be read. The only time I give constructive criticism is when a poet desires it. However, if for some reason the poem is not my field I will guide you to someone who is more qualified than I. Stop by and read one of my poems if you like. My poems are not perfect, but I have a feeling you might like one. I encourage you to check out the contest page and read to receive comments. Tell me a little about your poetic skills if you like. It will be my pleasure to follow and read every poem you post from here on :) We are Lucky To Have you. Your New Poet Friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Date: 10/8/2016 3:03:00 PM
i Enjoyed reading your poem today. Each verse captivates the truth of it's meaing. Keep writing these wonderful poems.
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