Poem About Hands


Poem About Hands

Another blister flairs,

And I throw down the trowel,

Utter several swear words,

Some of them have vowels.

My hands, my poor hands,

Usually soft and supple,

Have suffered for their labour,

In mud, in soil and rubble.

Mud ingrained in my lifeline,

Suggests I’ll live forever,

I scrub with toughened nailbrush,

At hands as tough as leather.

Later hubby cuddles up,

And I reach to touch his cheek,

He shudders at my very touch,

Like sandpaper on peach.

My garden is so pretty now,

My man found new found loves,

Cause he won’t let me near him now,

Unless I wear some gloves!

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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

lol! that's the first time I have read a poem about hands! what a great idea!

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Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK Author

Faith Reaper, my hands have now recovered from their toils, thanks so much for reading.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

I love this poem about hands! I thought it was going to be a sweet love poem about hands, well, it is ... but in a different light! LOL Loved this, so clever.

Even though my husband and I have been married forever it seems, we still hold hands.


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Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK Author

Denise, many thanks for reading - I would love to write children's poetry, I love the way they think - I bet your granddaughter's poem was fun to read.

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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina

How cute-this poem caught my eye because of a poem about hands that my granddaughter (then four), wrote. I loved your take on a most important of body parts! UP/F

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Lady_E 3 years ago from London, UK

Very unique and interesting poem. So, you've got green fingers then, going by the last verse.

Lovely to read. Thanks.

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Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK Author

Rajan, many thanks!

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Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK Author

Barbara, many thanks for your comment - my hands are as rough as toast, all thanks to my labours but I am moisturising :o)

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Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK Author

Paula, thanks for reading....Wow that is spooky...and my daughter's name is also Jane!

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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Jools....I LOVE this poem.. I have a "thing" about hands....no idea why. I always notice women's hands, especially their nails......are they slender, chubby, wrinkled, spotted with age, delicate or heavy duty hands?

I like to guess what a man does for a living, by studying his hands......and I also love to HOLD HANDS!!

Some people have a foot fetish......I have a hand hankering.....or something like that. I look down at my hands and see my mother's hands to a TEE!......identical....kind of spooky!

Hey!! What's that noise and all the commotion?? I smell BIRTHDAY CAKE AND ICE CREAM?? WHERE'S THE PARTY??? Someone special has a birthday today!! Believe THIS or not girlfriend, you share this birth date with.....NONE OTHER THAN MY FIRST GRANDCHILD...."JANE HOGG!!!" Too many similarities for me!!....She's 22 also....just like you! Have a great day, Jools!

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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

An awesome poem, jools.

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b. Malin 3 years ago

Hi Jools,

Been a while since I've been able to stop by. I Loved this Poem on our Hands, which mine at the moment are looking rough...Working in the garden, the house etc. Good Humor, my Friend.

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Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK Author

Many thanks for reading, glad you enjoyed it :o)

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Darrylmdavis 3 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

Neat poem...enjoyed it :-)

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elijahgod 3 years ago from Nigeria

Nice Poem about hand !

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Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK Author

Hee Hee....I didn't say what the gloves were made of...latex? Rubber? leather?......Happy Mothers' Day to you (my mothers day in the UK was in March) x

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

LOL...dirty dirty girl! If i were him - i'da LOVED it..(but - that's just me...haha)

voting/sharing my friend..

happy mother's day?

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Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK Author

Mary - yes, keep yer gloves on! Even yanking dandelions out gave me blisters. I think I'm too rough with them :o)

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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

What an adorable reminder to wear my garden gloves. This was terrific Jools.

Vote up, useful, funny, awesome, and interesting.

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Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK Author

Bill, thanks for your comment! I do like to write poetry occasionally but I tend to stick to the funnier stuff - 'poetry' might be pushing it - I call it humorous verse :o)

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Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK Author

Martie, many thanks for your comment - I am garden free for the next few days, best excuse in the world - blisters!

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Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK Author

Eddy, DDE, Vicky,Martin,GRL,Duffsmom, Vellur, Blossom, Maria and Minnetonka...phew! Thanks to all of you for reading and your kind comments - I was in a silly mood yesterday but truly, my hands are as rough as toast! Not good for 'romantic interludes' :o)

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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

It is so important to take good care of one's hands. Work is okay, even without gloves, but proper cleaning and nourishing with soap and creams afterwards is absolutely essential.

Voted up and thought-provoking :)

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A great poem.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Delightful and made me smile.

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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Fun stuff here. Thank you for the smile.

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duffsmom 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

Fun and funny.

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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Oh my!! Hard work take a toll on our hands. Moisturize and moisturize is the key!! Great poem and enjoyed reading!!

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Ha! I must remember to wear my gardening gloves next time I start playing around outside.

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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Adorable, handy advice. Voted UP and FAB. Love, Maria

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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

Hee Hee~I love this fun poem. Sorry your hubby has issues with your hands but at least your garden is lovely. LOL Hit many buttons and voted up. This hub gave me a big smile :-)

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

LOL...nice change of pace for you, Julie! I love that you did some poetry and showed your sense of humor. Very nice job my friend.


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Vickiw 3 years ago

I know the feeling! Busy hands, capable hands . . The consolation . . They give us and others so much pleasure from their toil. It is good to every now and again, if you think of it, to apply hand cream, put some gloves on, and enjoy the temporary smoothness! Mothers day almost here - hint to your family that there are special soaps and hand creams made for people like us!

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Our hands ae hard working and should be well taken care of to avoid dry skin or neglect. Such a lovely poem about our hands.

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