Hold these hands, will you please
They are worn from holding
Often holding tightly to far too much
And need themselves to be held
Rough and calloused, nothing pretty
Every finger wears a badge
Scars that contain forgotten stories
Freshly cut by earth and stone
Hold these hands, could you?
Feel them for yourself
Often times, tough skin is built
To protect gentleness and compassion
That lives beneath
Do hands reflect the heart?
Hand & Heart – A mirror image?
A different shape with the same plot:
To hold on to everything
A heavy heart is a tired hand
Thank God there are often two
Oh what these hands would let go of
To be held and to be known
To joyfully release their stories
The heart is far more stubborn
Unable or unwilling to let go
Imagine what treasure you might find
Underneath a tough-skinned heart
Perhaps unseen at sight’s first glance
This heart, and these hands, are beautiful
Denver, Colorado ¦¦ June 23, 2018
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