A womans hands........

Feminine fingers paled in comparison reach up
to tuck her hair behind her left ear
As she displays her emotions wide open without
hesitation ...without fear
Or watching as she reaches to smooth the wrinkle
her skirt along her thigh
And then briskly brushes away a tear ....so
I won't see ......or ever wonder why
And then the visions of soft and lotioned hands
painted nails and scented wrists.....
What visions ....so becoming of the ladies
or their hearts ...... even thier trysts
And the gypsies dancing couldn't conjure even
a vision of pure magic
Of that in a woman hands ......such beauty......
so final...... so tragic
Just a mans imaginations ....or something wild
yet to be determined or explained
But I would watch a womans hands if I were you
for they more than you are trained
Even if Adams prise was open eye's then a womans hands
rule his universe
If you've ever been slapped by her angered hands
you understand his curse
The natural course of mankind yet
to be determined ....as far as I can see
Will be steered largely by a womans hands
until eternity sets us free





Comments 32 comments

Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Oh this is very interesting..a womans hands do carry much truth about her..are they waving in the air like a mad women,,then stay clear, or one that welcomes you home with a gentle touch across your cheek? Are the hands busy or are they full of choclolate under the finger nails...I'm just saying...lol Signs are everywhere...Thanks for a great read...


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Sunnie Day ,Hah Hands waving in the air, that's the unspoken , unwritten poetry. Thank you..:-}


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

A woman's hands accept a ring of commitment, caress a man and wonderingly touch the child that just came out of her womb. They straighten a husband's tie, make brown bag lunches, smooth hair, fold in prayer for loved ones; they are the first up and the last to sleep. They snap one to attention and slap others into obedience and communicate betrayal through force. A woman's hands are full of grace and love.

Thank you for this beautiful reflection.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Hyph,,you just spoke of a Godly woman..There is someone out there that is going to be truly blessed one day by your loving heart..

Sunnie

Sorry ahorseback..just had to add to Hyph's comment..hope you do not mind..;)


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird ,You said it all , and more. All true in my eye's. :-} A tribute more likely than reflection! Thank you for being......


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Sunnie Day ,Absolutely not ,do I mind! You are right about that. Shes an angel!...:-}


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Awe Shucks. You guys are making me blush!


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

I love my mother's hands. I think that's where we learn the gentle touch that means so much, and is remembered when all else is forgotten.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird ,Sunnie is right , so don't awe shucks us young lady!...:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

For a shy ole country boy like me , they are all mesmerizing , but you are right . When I wrote this I thought of my mothers hands too twisted and curled in arthyritic damage.......:-}


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

The hands express tenderness and sometimes fear as when we may hold on tightly to another hand seeking reassurance and protection. Thanks for this poem, never thought of paying attention to what the hands can mean in another's life and our own.

Rated beatiful and up!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hello Violet Sun, Just a tribute to the feminine features that play at the visions of man. Thank you for understanding.:-}


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lorlie6 5 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Only a true poet conjures such immensely beautiful images, ahb. How I've missed your powerful words. This is one of the most stunning pieces of writing I've had the pleasure, no, honor, to read.

Thank you for all your thoughts.

-^o^-


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Lorlie! Where has my favorite valley girl been?!!!...:-} And what do you do ?,flatter me ! Thank you my dear , I didn't go anywhere near where I could go with this poem.....Its nice to see you again. Are you not writing?


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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

It’s the magic and mystique in your words that captivates me. Your words pull at the heart and charms the mind, whereas mine are the bare bones, basic, just like my wizened, mother earth hands, unadorned. I can only aspire to write as beautifully and as skilfully as you do, ahorseback.

This poem is a visual delight.

Warm wishes to you,

Fennelseed


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Fennelseed , I beg to differ, You words are as beautiful at least! I feel the rawness in your yearning. And the visions in your awesome delivery , no ! I wont hear of it !.I will settle only for equal !....:-}


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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

Your compromise is far too kind, but oh, okay I accept :-))))


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

ahorseback, oh my! From the moment my eyes beheld the first words of this poem, I was entranced and captivated by the gentleness, perception, and awesomeness which I've seen only a few times before in a few rare men's ability to love deeply. I've thought on each such occasion about the fact that though women are usually given the monopoly on ability to love, when a man truly does love, it is just so magnificent. I don't apply the word "awesome" except when something actually brings forth AWE in my response. This poem truly does.

I think about the expressiveness of hands, too. My mother's long artistic fingers never boasted fingernail polish, but they were both aristocratic and capable, both strong and gentle - and never, never idle.   Men's hands are also expressive and endearing, by the way.

Definitely voting up, awesome and beautiful.


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sonia05 5 years ago from india

wow! how beautifully you have described a womans hand tucking her hair,wiping her tears,caressing hearts,slapping for obediance,teaching,weaving etc etc. It depicts her steely resolve and a warm heart!

excellent hub! Thank you for sharing!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Nellieanna , You are way too kind , I'm just stating the obvious ! The magic ! but thank you so much...:-]


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Sonia05, Thank you so much , Just the simple truth. is all!:-} Thank you.


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lorlie6 5 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Hello again! I wanted to 'contact' you via email, but since you don't want that sort of thing-I completely understand-I'll just let you know here that life's been fairly weird recently so I've been reading rather than composing. I do have a couple of hubs started but am sort of stuck-not sure if it's the dreaded writer's block or not.

The drama around here is bound to pass, so I'll be getting back to work as soon as that happens!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Lorlie , Im sorry I just adjusted my Email settings , you should make it through, now ! I had to block some of my incomingto clean up the old pc a little , please fee free!...;-}


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lorlie6 5 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Will do, then-give me a while, however-I'm babysitting at the moment with a teething grandbaby!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

And you state is so beautifully!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thank You Nellieanna , Glad you are well! ...:-}


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Beautiful ahorseback !!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Eiddwen , I only speak the truth ! Women are so beautiful in such a , sometimes , ugly world!......Be well dear!....:-}


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is another beautiful thought provoking work of art. Not many poets would write about the different emotions attributed to a women's hands. Thank you. You never disappoint me.

Smiles


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Always , One of the most delicate and beautiful things about a woman.....her hands. Maybe I'm just more observant in my attraction, but the hands say so much!....:-}


shiningirisheyes 4 years ago

You are so in tune with the subtle and telling emotions around you, especially the hands of a woman. Very perceptive as a woman's hands can be a crystal ball if you just know how to look into them.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Shiningirisheyes ,I may be in tune my dear but never seemed to be able to articulate that ! he he ! Crystal ball or crystal mall ? lol

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