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The Hand..Not Just a Mere Extension

Updated on October 31, 2013
fruits of the hand's labor
fruits of the hand's labor
His hands created the mammoths of the deep
His hands created the mammoths of the deep
The beauty of nature by the Hand of God
The beauty of nature by the Hand of God
His hands created the small
His hands created the small
precious creatures created by His hands
precious creatures created by His hands
By His hands he has given us the spirit of all life
By His hands he has given us the spirit of all life
The beautiful sunset, such peace, to be given by God's own hands
The beautiful sunset, such peace, to be given by God's own hands

Our Hands

His hand does show the way.
His hand does show the way.




The human hand, far more than just an extension, of the human arm,

With its use, and without excuse, capable of all goodness, or of harm.

By our hands, we make accomplishments, and help to build a better life

Our hands may toil, to work so hard, earning a living, despite the strife.




Righteous hands, not used in vain, help provide the bread of our lives,

The unclean hand, we must understand, where all filthiness, so thrives.

The callouses and scars, to show, of the owner's hands, a fine character,

Not a stranger to work, and hardships to suffer, an honorable predictor.




The helping hand to be far superior, than the hand out, just in its giving,

The gauge of a person's own integrity, the use of their hands, in living.

The mighty hand, the balled up fist, should be avoided, and us to resist,

The gentle ones, of compassion and praise, of the angels, each kissed.




The wringing of hands, not a solution to solve, nor an answer to resolve,

As human kind, with themselves in mind, to seek the new answers to find.

While the earth to spin, we must comprehend, as about the sun, to revolve.

For ours is to live, others forgive, seeing the good, not walk our path, as blind.




The hands of God, such creative ones, and with His careful and gentle touch,

Has fashioned us in a bright spiritual form, in showing that He loves us so much.

The blood stained hands of our savior, pierced by those iron nails, on the cross,

Has saved our souls, and to leave behind, our emptiness, for we'll never be lost.




Wonderful hands, so uplifting, and kind, with such care, helps our pains, to bare,

Our Mighty Creator, so extends His own hands, as our own, are folded in prayer.





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He created the big and those so small, Our Lord God Created us all.
He created the big and those so small, Our Lord God Created us all.

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    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      oh yeah the helping hand...comforts.. extends.. protects you're right it's not just a mere extension.. oh did I mention comfort? LOL

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      thanks for your reply, Frank. see you in the funny papers.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      .....well I have to hand it to you - you really do have beautiful hands and a mind and a heart in order to write like this.

      This is so beautiful with your lovely artful images and photography.

      You are a special writer. You are a special person.

      Sending you warm wishes from lake erie time 11:31am with a pot of coffee and a Telemann concerto

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks Epi, I appreciate your kindness and it is well received.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      An instrument of comfort and aid, or an instrument of pain and suffering. We each make that choice, to lift up, or slam down. Beautiful work here my friend.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you Bill. Yes, each of us has the choices to make.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Thanks for reminding me whose hand it is that comforts me and guides me in my life.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant my friend. I thoroughly enjoyed it and here's to so many more.

      Eddy.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      thank you so much Eiddwen, I am a fan of yours also.

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Our hands emit and prove what exist in our mind, heart and soul.

      Lovely, thought-inspiring poem! Thank you, whonunuwho :)

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks for stopping by, Martie, and so glad you paid me a visit, whonu

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you for your nice words,Martie, and for stopping by. whonu

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Brilliant, God bless you.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend girishpuri, for stopping by, and may God bless you , as well.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      I agree with Frank. God does so much more when he extends his hands to us! Thanks for sharing, and I'll share as well.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you once again for this beautiful write to glorify our God. I raise my hands in praise to Him each and every day. So great is His faithfulness, so great!

      Voted +++ and sharing

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Beautiful write!

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you Audrey, I am an admirer of your fine work, as well, and am glad you stopped by. whonu

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you Faith Reaper and midget, for your kindness and responses. You inspire the best in me and I will keep on writing. whonu

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