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The Hands That Touch Us

Updated on August 14, 2013

Hands

First, there were clumsy hands. Unsure hands fast hands hands that could not know urgent hands Hands that fumbled.

Then there were impatient hands. strange hands hands that did not know sloppy hands insisting hands bargaining hands hands that expected

Then there were hands that hurt. hard hands hands that would not know painful hands slamming hands humiliating hands angry blaming hands cold hands

Then hands that came softly. slow hands kind hands hands that always knew hands that caught tears dripping hands electric hands your hands Our Hands

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for the visit! And your generous words!

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Very interesting about the types of hands. Thank you so much for such a clever poem about hands.

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      Jose Velasquez 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I've learn this the hard way. I'm in the process of updating over half my hubs and I've noticed a lot of the titles I chose, don't quite fit what I wrote.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      I think that meaning is constructed by the reader...and sometimes it can be confusing....I confess that the meaning may have been clearer to the object of these two poems. I am new to publishing my poems....so forgive any muddled meanings. I must thank you again for all the sharing that you do....at any rate it gets my work out there!

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      Jose Velasquez 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      That's a whole lot of hands. I'm not sure how the hands theme translates to the wall tumbling down. I wouldn't have made the connection without you telling me, but I do see the message that is in this poem. We meet various people in our lives and eventually we find that person is just right.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Marcy, and that is a great compliment! It is nice to meet you. Thanks for the visit and I will return the favor soon!

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

      I like the way you used the hands imagery to portray the types of relationships or painful encounters we can have. You managed to say a lot with just a few words.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for the sharing!!!!

      Also, thank you for your always much too kind comments. I am glad you liked the poem.

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Very nicely done. I like the repetition and I agree with xstatic, it gives it a feel of motion, of movement. Great piece. I think I will SHARE it. :)

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for reading and commenting on it! I am grateful for the encouragement!

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      Sunny River 4 years ago from A Place Without A Name which resides somewhere between Fantasy and Belief, just north of Reality

      What a beautiful piece. Such wonderful words. Thank you for sharing this! :)

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Yes it is! I am glad for your visit and your lovely comment!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Their are many hands in life, each with their own energy and feelings that go along with using them. It's nice that the poem ended on a good note.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you! It is truly revelation to me when someone finds something of meaning in poem that I wrote! I am honored by your comment!

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      I admire your work - this is a lovely piece - I am reminded of hands that delivered us and hands that are relevant throughout - in various forms.

      So well written - than you

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you again xstatic. I am grateful that you stopped by!

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      This is really interesting and the repitition gives it a rushed feeling that works very well here.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      I am so very honored by your compliment! Thanks for stopping by and reading this. It has special meaning for me, so the fact that you enjoyed it is wonderful!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      I love how you write and put your words together in paragraph form like a little short story and yes that's a lot of hands, lol, including the two very beautiful and creative hands which wrote this fine piece .

      Sending you sincere warm wishes from Colin and his cats, Tiffy and Gabriel, from lake erie time ontario canada 5:02pm on a sunny day in early March but winter is still hanging on

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      JayDeck 4 years ago from New Jersey

      I enjoyed reading, you're welcome.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you for reading and the compliment!

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      JayDeck 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Very interesting form. I like the repetition and the link between the stanzas. Keep up the good work!

      -J