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A Writer's Hand

June 9, 2010
By liz975 SILVER, Hollis, New Hampshire
liz975 SILVER, Hollis, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go out and do it. The world needs people who are alive."

Faint marks of pen
still stain the rough surface.

Tiny lines, criss-crossing,
never following the same path.

Pink skin, whitening
over bent knuckles and clutching fingers

The feel of pain, of a wet liquid
that, until released,
flows gracefully within.

Running red now,
curving over the graphite.

A surface, covering the wound,
stemming the flow of blood.

Fingers, stained black,
gently stroke the led tip.

The elongated object, the cause of the pain,
placed in greedy fingers,
begins again.

Transferring dreams to reality.

The author's comments:
I was writing in my notebook one day my eyes kind of drifted to my hand... and I decided to write a poem about what my hand looked like at the time, but it had a mind of its own and turned into this. :)

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