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Monday, November 1, 2010

Withered Hands!!!(One Shot Wednesday)




Withered and Rough!
What was once soft and young!
A legacy of her life's triumps and sighs!

Each line a memory of her journeys!
Each scar a proof of her strength!
A masterpiece of her life's joys and pains!

No painted nails and diamond rings to decorate!
Just sun burned skin and broken nails with no paint!
Yet no glittering stone could ever compare!
To the beauty that life has bestowed on it!

Her beautiful hands are now crossed to rest!
And I held on ever strongly so I can feel.
The warmth,the strength that guided me so.
Just one last time before I let her go!

39 comments:

Wanda's Wings said...

That makes me cry!

June_Butterfly said...

Wanda!!Hey,don't cry!But,thanks!Always a joy to see you!

The Unknowngnome said...

And an imprint of memory has passed to your hands.

Very warm words.

:-)

Brian Miller said...

smiles. o much to be said in ones hands...i think likr the eyes the hands provide and intimate portrait to the soul....

Dulce said...

This is alovely tribute to taht beloved person and to all of us who (sooner or later) get to tha age when hands tell our stories and pains and joyful moments as well
Great and moving poem.
It's nice touching those hands...
D.

Glynn said...

I'm thinking of my grandmother's hands, much like you describe. And I'm looking at my own, becoming like that.

Well done.

Desert Rose said...

tears are flowing..had my grandmother in my mind reading your lines..extremely beautiful!

Eric Alder said...

A beautiful One Shot tribute to those hands that held so much meaning in your life. Very nice!

Claudia said...

this was so beautiful and powerful june...loved it..the withered hands..speaking of a life of work and giving..they need no decoration..loved it!

Shashi said...

Beautiful tribute to the one you love and drive your strength from. I loved the image...so powerful...

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
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June_Butterfly said...

Thanks ,Unknowngnome!Indeed it did!And I will always treasure it!

Thanks for the visit!

June_Butterfly said...

I agree,Brian!The eyes are the windows of the soul.I believe the hands are the true portraits of one's life!

June_Butterfly said...

You are right,Dulce!Sooner or later our hands will become the storytellers of our lives journeys!

Thank you so much for the compliment and for reading my work!

A great day to you!

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June_Butterfly said...

I hope mine stay imprinted in the mind of those I leave behind as much as my grandma's was imprinted in mine.

Truly appreciate the compliment,Glynn.Thank you so much for dropping by!

June_Butterfly said...

It's a great feeling to know people are moved by the words I have written!I bet your granmother was a great woman!

Appreciate the compliment!Thanks for the visit,Desert Rose!

June_Butterfly said...

Thanks,Eric!They were one of the true hands that moulded me to ebcoming who I am now.I guess my turn will come to help mould the lives of others,too!

It's truly a pleasure to see you here!Good Day!

June_Butterfly said...

Indeed right,Claudia!Truly beautiful hands need no decoration to enhance its beauty!It's a masterpiece in its own!

Thanks for the lovely words!Always a pleasure to receive compliments from fellow word lovers!

June_Butterfly said...

Pictures are the source of my words!I see an image and then it makes my words get together.I'm truly happy you liked the pic I chose for this one!

Wishing you a great day,Shashi!

Hope said...

beautiful photo! lovely poem!
thank you

June_Butterfly said...

Thanks,Hope!I loved yours,too!!

Asobime said...

June, this is powerful poetry. You complain of your 'simplicity' but this is exactly what translates into the power of these words.

You need not worry at all!

Beautiful poem without boundaries.

Lady Nyo

Pete Marshall said...

the image is strong that leads to a powerful poem...thanks for sharing with OSW..cheers pete

June_Butterfly said...

Thanks,Jane!!Your words surely boosted up my self confidence.I am open to learning,but to be honest,I guess this is my style.But I want to grow,and I want to learn more.

Thanks for appeciating my work!Means a lot to me!

June_Butterfly said...

Thanks,Pete!Truly a pleasure to see you here!I'm so glad you liked my work!

It's important for me that I have a connection with the images I use.It's like fatal attraction when I see THE PIC!!I can't let it go,haha.

Pleasure is all mine.One shot truly gave me lots.

Steve said...

Meaningful (in that non-Hallmarky way) and sweet. Well written.

June_Butterfly said...

I struggle with my words everytime I write,it is truly a joy to know my work is appeciated.

My gratitude,Steve!!Thanks!!

Gabriela Abalo said...

touching and tender.

great one shot :)

June_Butterfly said...

Thanks,Gabriela.Totally enjoyed yours!!

A pleasure to see you!

Just Be Real said...

Certainly the picture makes the post just as powerful Blessings to you.

June_Butterfly said...

Thanks ,JBR!!I'm so glad you could drop by!!

Wishing you a great day!

bb_chan said...

June, this poem has legit reminded me of my grandmother just every word in the poem explained it and of course it's a touchy poem but awesome job

June_Butterfly said...

BB!!!Just came to check my blog and what a pleasant surprise to see you,sweetie.Not much on msn now.But do visit me here,ok.Miss You!!

Thanks for reading my work.(hugs)

Melissa Campbell said...

I never thought of our hands being a masterpiece...but they do tell a story, like your poem. Beautiful tribute.

June_Butterfly said...

Thank you so much ,Melissa.I guess one's hand do reflect one's life in a way.

I'm glad you liked my work.

Brian Miller said...

smiles. by now you probably realised i am not the brian over at the poetry potluck...i dont hang out there. jingle tends to troll anyone that comes to one shot...or to my site...just did not want you to be misled by her...

keep up the great work...youare developing nicely and glad that one shot can be an encouragement

June_Butterfly said...

Yeah,was surprised when I checked and realised it wasn't you.Thanks for the info.And real sorry for the mistake.

It was a lucky day,the day I joined one shot!Thanks,Brian!

H. Nizam said...

Hi June,
I am always amazed on how you put words and words together. Congrats!

June_Butterfly said...

Thanks,Harry!But I still have much to learn!Your kind words are always an inspiration!