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Author Name: Freeapoetswork897 5 Comments
Date Added: October 22, 2008 10:10:26 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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I’ve shaken the hands of many people

I’ve stood in the shadows I’ve watched and I dreamed

I shook the hand of a white man, a black man, and a mixed man.

I shook the hands of a woman in the struggle who made me see a different view

My hands interlocked with a beaten women who had no way out so I screamed for her.

My hands have swallowed blood into my veins; they caressed the body of a goddess

Hi-five an imposter- -

They made my finger prints, which no one else can have

Gave memories

They ran until they got tired of running.

Made an impact

Creating my creativity- -

I have shaken hands with the devil and then with an angel

These hands gave more then they took

They healed more then they damaged.

After waiting until dark turns to light they are afraid to shake each other because one will remember the past and the other the future. As the past can be just as bad as the future and the future just as good as the past but in between the war somehow there’s peace.

As I waved hello, and stayed for a while, waved goodbye and ended my stay because I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.


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Comment By: Freejess on April 8, 2009 10:48:49 PM Report
I am glad to have stumbled across this wonderful piece. I agree with the others here, this piece is thought provoking. Thanks for sharing.
Comment By: FreeSteve on November 14, 2008 12:23:16 PM Report

These hands gave more then they took

They healed more then they damaged.


Excellent Poem !  I wish I had written those lines ! 

Comment By: FreeBrooklin on November 14, 2008 10:03:26 AM Report
Great!! Loved this piece! Got my mind in

high gear here after reading this ;0). Thought proviking for sure!


Comment By: FreeFLETCHER on October 30, 2008 03:20:16 PM Report
I like it!
Good write!

Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on October 24, 2008 05:48:58 AM Report
Creative Mary. Joe


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