I Slipped My Hand In His

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I Slipped My Hand In His

By A.Gagliardi


I slipped my hand in his

as he led me to my feet.

He helped me walk; he helped me talk.

He gave his food for me to eat.


I slipped my hand in his.

He showed me how to live.

With honesty, integrity;

With love and joy to give.


I slipped my hand in his,

My toes upon his feet

And there, with laughter, song, and    stance,

He taught me how to dance.


I slipped my hand in his

On that lovely summer day.

We strolled on down that flowered aisle

As he gave his girl away.


I slipped my hand in his.

His every labored breath,

With heart a’galloping in his chest;

He led acceptance of his fate.


I slipped my hand in his

And sat down by his side.

Just as he showed me how to live-

He showed me how to die.

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Comments 6 comments

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snehal welde 7 years ago

Brilliant. you have a way with words.great job keep it up

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John Cain 7 years ago from Dayton, Texas

A very beautiful poem. I am pleased to be your newest follower.

Criston White 6 years ago

Hi there. My blog is titled "My Hand in His" and I would like to post your poem on it sometime. I'm letting you know, so that once it is up on my blog, you can e-mail me or let me know if you'd rather I take it off. Also, I will be giving you the credit, and will link to this page so that there is no doubt about who the credit belongs to. Please visit my blog and contact me through there if you'd rather I not post this. Thank you.

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agaglia 6 years ago Author

To Criston White, John Cain and snehal welde, thank you for your comments.This one was for my dad, who passed away in 1998. Thanks for following me and for your interest in my poetry.

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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

This is truly beautiful, you are so creative with words. I am definitely a fan of yours now. Thank you for sharing Agaglia.

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agaglia 6 years ago Author

acaetnna, I thank you once again. And I am your fan also.

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