ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Those Hands

Updated on April 14, 2011
Source


Buble' begins to play

My body responds in ache

Like Pavlog's dog

First the bell, then the hunger

Skin conditioned to wake

At the thought of your hands

At once silken and powerful

Traversing my landscape


In an attempt at illusion

I close my eyes, exhaling

And there they are

Like ivory keys I play for them

Melodic I become to the maestro

I can only keep my lashes tight

For much too short a time

And then you are gone


I don your softest t-shirt

Pretending it carries your sent

Torso wrapped attempting

To comfort my naked form

Alone squirming in my longing

This fine guage cotton

Shafts my sensitivities

Compared to the touch of

Your fingertips


Frustrated, I am left waiting

For the weekend

Like the rest of the dogs


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks for reading and commenting fellow pub poets! I'll return the favor over the next few days. Cheers!

    • profile image

      Henry Clemmons 

      7 years ago

      I loved on this. Great as always. Luved the images and the wrods that gave then life and passion.

    • profile image

      Natasha 

      7 years ago

      Love this...and I must say, I have an appreciation for your musical taste as well.

    • profile image

      Rick Dale 

      7 years ago

      This poem really sucked me into the experience.

    • profile image

      Kelvin S. M. 

      7 years ago

      ..that was a sad piece.. especially how you end it with those words – sentimental!

    • profile image

      ayala 

      7 years ago

      This is awesome.

    • profile image

      C Rose 

      7 years ago

      enjoyed this piece, a lovely statement of the power of our connection to music. ~ Rose

    • profile image

      dulce 

      7 years ago

      Lucky puppy... How inside your heart can get to.

      This is a masterpiece and sweet tribute to one's pet and others'...

    • profile image

      Heaven 

      7 years ago

      I love the sensual touch specially these lines..

      At the thought of your hands

      At once silken and powerful

      Traversing my landscape

    • profile image

      Uneven Stephen 

      7 years ago

      Hot. I love the lines "I don your softest t-shirt / Pretending it carries your sent"

    • profile image

      Gavin P (@thezenofgavin - Twitter) 

      7 years ago

      Lovely, longing, wanting and then BAM with the frustration and "rest of the dogs". Excellent!

    • profile image

      brian 

      7 years ago

      like the rest of the dogs? come on now..smiles. you capture well a feeling we all might have had...the walking around searching for one that is away or gone...the t shirt is for sure a nice touch...and piano imagery as well...

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Hi Claudia. I'm not one of those vehicles that waits happily in the garage to cruise on weekends. Nope. I could go further with this metaphor but see myself getting into trouble.

      Greetings Pat. I'm awful, even with too, to, two's. My creative mind travels miles faster than my grammatical mind.

    • profile image

      Pat Hatt 

      7 years ago

      Constantly left waiting for the weekend, think most have been there. Oh and yeah I mix up their and there once in a while too..haha

    • profile image

      Claudia Schönfeld 

      7 years ago

      i once had a weekend relationship and you describe the longing and hunger well here...last line is killer!!

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I'm notorious for switching breath and breathe, their and there, it's and its. Ya gotta keep an eye on me.

    • W. B. Isley profile image

      W. B. Isley 

      7 years ago from Monett, MO

      I was in the Air Force for too long, I suppose. I got used to reading things that didn't make sense, and not batting an eye about it. I try not to be so mindless now.

      So far I haven't found any typos in your stuff. I will let you know if I do. I have been known to find typos in 23rd edition books. It's a gift, I guess.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Wow WB, and it didn't bother you that it made no sense? Not that I don't make typos, I'm a terrible speller. If you ever see one you must tell me.

    • W. B. Isley profile image

      W. B. Isley 

      7 years ago from Monett, MO

      Just to show you how much of a hick I can be at times, until I watched the video, I thought you had misspelled bubble at the top. No joke. I forgot there was a singer with the last name of Buble'.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thank you Astra, what a lovely comment.

    • Astra Nomik profile image

      Cathy Nerujen 

      7 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      This is poetic and sensual, and quite vivid. I love your poetry. You know how to reel in the reader. Awesome.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Yes WB, lets just say he has gifts.

    • W. B. Isley profile image

      W. B. Isley 

      7 years ago from Monett, MO

      This guy must be a good one for you to go through this on a regular basis. I did something similar for years, only I was the one who had to travel to the fingertips every weekend. I know where you are coming from.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Yes the heart also longs Tony.... but that's not really where this poem came from ;)

    • Tony DeLorger profile image

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Weel done again RB. Nice emotion driven piece, the longing heartfelt.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Hey AEvans I haven't seen you in a coon's age. Hope you are well.

    • AEvans profile image

      Julianna 

      7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Poetry in motion. This poem paints a beautiful graphic picture of love lost. I truly enjoyed it.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks nighthag, thank god tomorrow's friday!

    • nighthag profile image

      K.A.E Grove 

      7 years ago from Australia

      sensual, passionate and down right beautiful. loved it

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Oh attemptedhuour, I didn't think to put up a video! I'll do that now. I'll put up a couple that make me ache :)

    • attemptedhumour profile image

      attemptedhumour 

      7 years ago from Australia

      Well passion a'plenty here Randy. It's a shame that 'just haven't met you yet' only lasted five minutes, or the real Buble could have come a callin'. Never mind sometimes the real thing can be a let down, and sometimes not of course. There's always the bold and the beautiful to fall back on though. Or Fabio.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Alrighty then, barn it is :) Very nice to meet you by the way.

    • Teylina profile image

      Teylina 

      7 years ago

      I guess a little of both. I first wrote "doghouse" but that connotation is all wrong! I could just see you frantically pacing and waiting, so guess rolling in the hay fits except you'd be alone! Anyway, I didn't do you justice. I loved it! After all, randy behavior can have us all waiting--somewhere!

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks Teylina, I'm glad you like it. Does brought to the barn mean "brought home" or is it a reference to rolling in the hay?

    • Teylina profile image

      Teylina 

      7 years ago

      Sensuous beauty brought to the barn! I love it!

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Morning Nikki. I'm glad you liked it. And yea he's worth the wait, not that I have a choice. lol.

    • Nikkij504gurl profile image

      Nikki Wicked 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

      I love the Pavlov's dogs reference as well, that is quite witty of you. that first stanza is stunning. I love the words you use, and the over all feel of this poem, its sexy, its tantalizing, it leaves you vulnerable, and open. A weekend lover worth the wait.

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Perfect theme song for me MA, thanks.

      Yes Doug this is the one. Glad you approve.

      Hi PenMePretty, glad to cause you goosebumps :)

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thank you BB. You have been a faithful follower and I appreciate it. I never would have called myself a "hands" girl before. But now I seem to be quite taken with them.

      Morning Muse. Thank you for the inspiration.

    • profile image

      PenMePretty 

      7 years ago

      makes me shiver. Means it's great.

    • profile image

      Doug Turner Jr. 

      7 years ago

      Traversing my landscape -- nice. Anything with a Pavlov reference gets my stamp of approval.

      Was this the one you had a question about?

    • Mentalist acer profile image

      Mentalist acer 

      7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      ...."Anticipation"Carly Simon:-))

      http://youtu.be/4NwP3wes4M8

    • Your Muse profile image

      Your Muse 

      7 years ago

      You're playing my tune

    • bbnix profile image

      bbnix 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      You are the most sensitive of writers. It's always a delightful pleasure to see the hubpage note of Randy's newest sweet poem.

      And especially poignant for me is your phrase "At the thought of your hands At once silken and powerful" for this man's hands are my life - I build, destroy, create, control, finesse, touch, sculpt, write, illustrate, and yes, a lightest of caress...

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)