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Ageless Hands
by Mary Ellen Quire

Monday, January 09, 2006
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Vague sounds of time as they pass by my mind


Tick with every tock of the pendulum


Reviving memories I left behind


Reliving them under life’s momentum



Shadows that prey upon a withered soul


Voices that lay claim to all moments past


Recollections that wish to take their toll


Charge forward to take their bite hard and fast



My dearest old grandfather, turn it back


And see fit to remove the painful stings


I’ll sit here while you turn white from black


A single breath away from childish things



Ageless hands make minutes a memory


Abrading away with death’s emery


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Reviewed by Mark Breau (Reader) 4/14/2007
Very nice poem!
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 9/20/2006
A very powerful poem ! I was very close to my grandpa . He was a man amoung men. Great write! ......M
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 1/24/2006
"A single breath away from childish things." L o v e it!! 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 1/23/2006
A beautiful and evocative write, Mary.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/21/2006
"Ageless hands make minutes a memory
Abrading away with death’s emery"

A most effective ending Mary Rose, and the whole poem is powerful. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,

Regis

Reviewed by jude forese 1/13/2006
outstanding work ... last two lines make a most effective finale ...
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 1/10/2006
A masterpiece...
I think of my grandma often
and her busy hands..back then....
Hope you have a wonderful 2006
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/9/2006
Impressive as always and so nice to see you posting again Mary,
Felix
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 1/9/2006
While some may find this incredibly sad, I find it as a release to begin the healing process.
We all need to heal after losing one we love, and you've started off with a strong yet gentle breath.

Lisa
Reviewed by J M 1/9/2006
Very moving and powerful message the last two lines of this are priceless.
Reviewed by George Carroll 1/9/2006
Your words are like a velvet glove over the surface of my heart.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 1/9/2006
Fantastice and moving work,Mary. It reads so smoothly and with such quiet emotion. A classic for sure.

Elizabeth
Reviewed by Shoma Mittra 1/9/2006
superb write.-shoma
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