Wednesday, March 9, 2011

These Hands

         Large hands placed on tiny feverish head. 
Hard-working calloused hands placed above a prostrated graying head.
Hands gently covering a tear stained wrinkled face.
Hands clasp a microphone to sing praises in a booming tenor voice.
Hands making peach cobbler.
Hands canning peaches and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Hands with fingertips lightly touching while in thought.
Hands grasping a black worn bible.
Hands raised in surrender.
These are strong hands.
These hands keep the man from stumbling.
Hands covered in rich earth from planting.
Hands playing Phase 10 and Scrabble.
Excited hands opening Christmas gifts. 
These are my grandpa's hands.

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