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These Hands

September 15, 2009
By blablahblog SILVER, Gold River, California
blablahblog SILVER, Gold River, California
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i never quite know
what to do
with my hands
perhaps i could sing
perhaps i could dance
anything to distract them
from how nervous i am

my mouth's at a loss
it rambles nonsense
if only my hands
could be
worthy expense

i could point at
bulletpoints in the air
or wave my arms
round, ready to
if they
won't care

even liars and cheats
make their words secure
with gestures and
and then
they are heard

so if i
somehow make
these fingers matter
the words
might penetrate
my silence will

The author's comments:
At first I wrote this with the idea that the narrator was standing in front of an audience, but it can really refer to sign language or piano playing, painting or other types of art by someone who can't really express themselves in words. It can even refer to all types of uses with hands.

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on Jan. 7 2010 at 3:57 pm
Hay_Wire PLATINUM, Independence, Missouri
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AMAZING!! really. (and im not the type to use all caps ;))