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Rigor mortis
by Marty Kay
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Hands at rest


Strong hands,
scarred from work's toll.
Wounded testimony
to life's toil.

Every mark,
a moment
carved in time.
Etched in faded memories.

Rigid now,
ordained by death's decree
a resting place
for well-worn wooden beads.

No more,
the subtle thread
through fingers
seeking solace
in whispered supplication.

Silent,
the sacred chant
that soothed your soul
and strengthened your resolve
to clench in vice-like grip
what destiny determined.

At peace now
joined in prayer
and resting,
resting.

Eternal rest.
A cradle substituted for a grave.

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/8/2008
Think if it is anymore than a prayer, it can be devastating. Loved it**********.
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 5/28/2008
Strong hands - Every mark - Rigid now - No more - Silent - At peace now - Eternal rest.
A poem within a poem...well told...of life. So enjoyed the whole and the subtle, Marty...well said.
Blessings ~~ Micke
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/27/2008
Interesting perspective of such a solemn time, all in God's loving hands now....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 5/27/2008
A whispered prayer seems to run through the background of this poem. Definitely thoroughly enjoyed. Liz



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