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Ageless Hands
by Mary Ellen Quire
Monday, January 09, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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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,


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,
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.

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.

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

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