A Story in Hands

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Knuckles Gnarled and Knotted

Hands Chopped, Sliced, Skewered

Fingers Blistered, Broken, Bent and Twisted

His Nails Nearly Nonexistent

Laced only with Embedded, Entrenched Earth

Skin Leathered and Dessicated

Line with the Pain and the Prison of His Life

Holed Up in the Holler

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23 thoughts on “A Story in Hands

    1. Whoops! I had both yours and Kellie’s window open and I posted this on the wrong one! Sorry. šŸ˜¦

      What I meant to say here is you have done a wonderful job of describing how hard a life this man must have had through his hands.

  1. Suzanne

    very powerful. Hands do tell the stories of a lifetime. You have inspired me to try and do another FWF. Haven’t done one for ages.

  2. Beautiful Work! I have always had a fascination with hands and study them on people that I meet for the first time and even subsequently. They do tell their story. I always knew in my heart that I would find my right partner when I found the right hands. I was continually looking for these very specific hands. I finally found the hands and the man attached to them 12 years ago. šŸ™‚

    1. Thank you very much! Poetry is still a bit new to me; it is a wonderful way to hone my skill with word choice. I know what you mean about hands. My fiance’s hands are a beautiful expression of who he is- a tender heart with a gentle soul. When he is not near, I often conjure up the image of them!

  3. Sreejit Poole

    “Line with the Pain and the Prison of His Life,” love that line. It’s such a true feeling to sometimes look at our hands and think of the prison that we live in, by our own creation, or by circumstance, such a powerful image.

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