Black Poetry : Hands

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  1. YingYang11

    YingYang11 Active Member MEMBER

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    I wrote this poem on my blog.

    These Hands

    full of varicose veins from constant exertion

    are taken for granted



    For if my hands were cut off

    I will shout to the heavens

    not because of the pain and humiliation

    not because I won’t be able to feel the soft hands of my children

    or because of the lack of ability to caress my sensual wife

    or to express my complex creativity



    It will be because I won’t be able to, ,with my own flesh and blood,

    verify anything that I own



    As it will be taken away from me

    Along with my hands.

    (This still applies even if you have robotic hands)

    Also I don't have kids or a wife :)
     
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    These hands

    Full of varicose veins
    From constant exertion
    Such aching pain

    Yet strong

    With the strength of a
    Thousand years
    Of warring
    And fighting
    And tender loving
    I give

    But soft to the touch

    With the strength of
    Compassion
    A reaction
    To the warmth and love
    Of a gentle heart
    On my part
    …And hers

    Such wonderful words

    Her request for a full-body massage
    From head to toe, with scented oils
    Warmed just so
    For maximum pleasure
    Touch and caress
    And enjoy the treasure
    That is her

    With these hands

    Just one way I have to express mySELF
    Raise my soul and adjust my heft
    From right to left
    I…

    The things I do

    With these hands.

    (Wouldn't want to lose them)

    Interesting piece.

    nice to read you.
     
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