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Reaching Across The Water To Warm Your Cold Hands

Updated on December 22, 2011

A call for help

with a desire to please.

Mark early morning hours

with poetic words you tease.

The voice of a lover

who shows his heart.

Searching for just the words

for a relationship to start.


made in heaven

like long lost friends.

Two halves coming

together once apart back again.

The Creator discloses


where and when.

But, only with hope

can the search begin


I thought the man's hands

were warm and strong.

While the woman's

slender fingers long.

But, as you know

its she who has cold feet.

Up all night checking

the fridge for a sweet.

Reaching, stretching

like Pharoah's daughter,

to take you up and out

of the water.

Lady's feminine love

has power

to cross the divide,

to stretch hands

across the water

like a ship comes

in on the tide.

The Famous Three Little Kittens of Repute
The Famous Three Little Kittens of Repute | Source

A Responsa

Not only in ancient days did the sages write responsa that took weeks to months of travel across ocean ships from one continent to the other, or shorter journey's by post or pigeon. Ordinary people had burning questions about life, their career, purpose, arguments to be settled, or searching for a mate, and asking for advice or a blessing.

So, I am calling this poem a "responsa" to the sweet Epigramman who appears to be asking for a hand. Did you not hear the Beatles singing this song in the background? If everyone could stretch out their hands to help another what a wonderful world this would be.

You may want to read his letter in the form of a poem entitled

Warm hands on a cold day

or "You Better Wear Mittens"

October 1, 2001, the calico cat became the official cat of the state of Maryland in the United States.
October 1, 2001, the calico cat became the official cat of the state of Maryland in the United States. | Source

Epi's One Little Kitten

One big kitten,
She lost her mitten,
But, she would not dare cry,
Oh, father, dear,
I do not fear,
My mitten I have lost.

What! Lost your mitten,
That's not like you kitten,
Then we shall have to fly.
Meow, meow,
Yes off to the store to buy.

Such a cuddly kitten,
She was smitten,
And she began to cry,
Oh, father, dear,
See here, see here,
I have no tears, nor rhymes.

What, have you been bitten?
Ontario's for indoor kitten,
Let's go bake some pie.
Purr-rr, purr-rr,
Yes, let's make some apple pie.

Epi and kitten,
Put on their mitten,
And took from the oven pie.
Oh, father, dear,
Let's just sit here,
For you and I are spoiled.

What have you written?
You naughty kitten,
She could not tell a lie.
Meow, meow,
And they began to sigh.

That one big kitten,
She took out the Lytton,
And read the words so dry.
Oh, father, dear,
Do you not hear,
This Brit'on not hog washed?

What! Go get your mitten?
You good sweet kitten!
We'll make some cake by and by.
Meow, meow,
A butter rum cake and get high.

The Last Of A Breed

Three Guys Named Willie, Merle and Ray | Waiting for someone at the garden gate. Big brown eyes, curly hair, can't you tell that's Mary. Here's a special treat.

Copyright Debby Bruck 2011 | <~ Click link to listen to the audio of these poems

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May 23, 2007 - Willie Nelson is 74; Ray Price is 81; and Merle Haggard is a mere 70. The three of them have collaborated on a new double-CD, Last of the Breed. But despite the many years that the trio share between them, the music is pretty fresh.


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    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

      oh my dear, Colin. You are just too too sweet. The honey is dripping from the bees. I hope your beef stew was yummy for supper and the music was great. Now like the Rabbit in Alice's land, it's late. Blessings, Debby

      P.S. I guess you caught "Last of A Breed" addition to this hub for you.

    • epigramman profile image


      7 years ago

      ..ah the lovely Jami ....and yes Miss Debby I am so loving this hub of yours - it's already been posted twice to Facebook - lol - and I love that too!

      ....when I heard you voice reading my words, I cried ...... for happiness ....

      lake erie time ontario 11:33pm

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

      Hi Jami ~ I see you are hub hopping and having such fun. How many hugs do you want tonight? Keep hopping. Love, Debby

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      jami l. pereira 

      7 years ago

      I loved this ! :) The first half being awesome and the second being as a comic relief , brilliant ! Epigramman is a very wonderful person , i think he holds a place in alot of peoples hearts , including mine , he is a dear! :) I voted this Hub up and up all the way across the board , i enjoyed this piece very much !:)

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

      Oh darn. I hit the button THREE times and now I have to edit them for it not to be a repeat-repeat-repeat. I tried the REMOVE to EDIT. But, wondering if that will show the public, "This Comment Has Been Removed" as if it was something not so good? So there. Put that in your hair.

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

      Yippie-Ahy-ay.... I added a special treat above. I've been clicking through all of your new poems. How do you whip those goodies out so fast? I can't keep up with your prolificness. Can we add that to the dictionary? Debs

    • epigramman profile image


      7 years ago

      ...yoweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Debby's back in town ......Debby's back in hub town - ......Debby's back in epi-land - yee -haw - yeah I have been missing you as of late - and yes 7am for me was after night shift - lol - and yes Miss Bruck of Debby I will post this once again to my Facebook page with a direct link back here - 'cos I'M CRAZEE for this hub of yours and of course your fond and respectful tribute .... lake erie time 12:50am listening to Willie, Ray, and Merle (yeah you know who!)

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

      Dear Epi ~ It has taken me time to respond with these full weekends. I hope this was a pleasant surprise to you. As you know we all belong to the "mutual appreciation society" here on Hubpages, where we admire each other's work, applaud and support the literature to the highest heights.

      Wasn't it a bit early to be reading hubs at 7AM? You must have only gotten a few winks sleep. I must do my best to get more sleep, myself. As for money, didn't you read my Dollar a Day Hubpages? I tell you, my husband and I often joke that if we move to Bangladesh we would be wildly RICH there, living high off the hog [don't forget they aren't kosher.]

      This hub wrote itself from reading your 'inspirational' poetry. I still have not found your FaceBook page, so if you drop me a note I shall eventually find it. Maybe invite me as a friend there?

      Please be patient if I don't get to read all your work immediately. Tell me your secret to keeping up with so many followers. Blessings, Debby

      P.S. I told my husband not to be too jealous since you ask all the ladies to walk down the aisle. Hmmm.... maybe the Wegman's aisle is what you mean?

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      7 years ago

      wELL i AM SURE BLESSED TO HAVE cOLIN IN MY LIFE, i GET TO READ BEAUTIFUL WORDS. Not to mention find new styles of expression.

    • epigramman profile image


      7 years ago

      .....well I said to myself this Sunday morning while waiting for the drama to unfold of the daybreak over the lake at 7:09am - "Gee I haven't heard from the most excellent Debby of brilliant Bruck for a little while - I'd better head on over and see if she's home."

      I was scanning down your many choices of hubs and because you have such a wide selection of moods, theme and subjects I was trying to settle on just one for a start ..... naturally this title caught my eye and led to a creative instinct if you will and the impulse immediately to check it out - well what a lovely, wonderful and life affirming surprise this was and all told, all written, and even all spoke in this world class and heartfelt presentation by you - it's thrilling to hear one's words as spoken by someone else in tribute especially when it's someone whom you admire and respect as a fellow colleague, writer and thinker - and the fact that you have a very sexy and commanding voice didn't hurt either - lol - now I am waiting for the music video - and perhaps a walk down the aisle - lol lol - are you loaded Debby lol lol - you've got the beautiful and talented part down pat - lol lol - do you have money?

      lol lol

      ..but seriously Debby this what makes the Hub community such a special and intimate world wide forum to share our thoughts and similar interests - you have taken someone else's words and turned them into a presentation of art - and have added another dimension and layer by bringing these words literally to life. Needless to say I am very touched and moved by all of this life and it has everything to do with the wonderful and caring person that 'you' are ...... please allow me of course to post our special moment together here at FACEBOOK with a direct link back here - and in closing you are a pretty terrific writer yourself Miss D of B - I guess it's that old saying - it takes one to know one.

      Dean Martin once had a song - Memories are made of this - well this is certainly one of those ........

      lake erie time ontario canada 7:33am and yes the daybreak has come up over the lake .......and another new day begins ......

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

      (SMILE) me too. I love the Beatles. Just seemed to fit perfectly here. Still waiting for Epi to find this hub.

    • zzron profile image


      7 years ago from Houston, TX.

      This was really cool Debby. You are so very creative and imaginative. I really enjoyed the Uncle Albert video.

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

      Hello Derdriu ~ I'm missing you and saw something about a recent sunflower hub. When I get a chance to hop over, shall read it. Many thanks for lovely comments. This was so much fun to write. Blessings, Debby

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      7 years ago

      Debby: What a poetic combination of insight in the first poem and of humor in the second! Additionally, the Beatles' song is inspirational fun to hear.

      Thank you for sharing, etc.,


    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Frank, I better check the link. Blessings, Debby

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      7 years ago from Shelton

      what nice shares.. I clicked audio and didn't get anything :( but mute.. Ill try again later but nonetheless great share :)


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