A Study in Hands

May 21, 2012
By thecrazybookgirl BRONZE, Destrehan, Louisiana
thecrazybookgirl BRONZE, Destrehan, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Hope is the thing with feathers" -Emily Dickinson


Hands are made for touching.
Feathers on the face, they are soft.
They do not hurt.

Some are used for fighting
To hold guns, knives
Blisters forming, scrapes bleeding.

Instruments of pain, love
Hands are hard, soft.
They catch and throw away.

Hands are friends, foes.
The nurturing mother
The backstabbing brother.

Hands are weapons
But of what?
That is the decision.


The author's comments:
I was just looking at my hands and thought, Hey, why don't I write a poem about them? So, I wrote one.

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