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Two hands

by Michèle Nardelli

By Michèle NardelliPublished 3 months ago Updated 3 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - September 2023
Two hands
Photo by Sdf Rahbar on Unsplash

You’re standing there and glowing green,

and I want to show you everything.

To take your hand and lead you round,

To see my house, my stomping ground.

But when I reach to hold your hand

you just don’t seem to understand,

to make contact palm to palm,

is friendship, not impending harm.

And so, before the wonderous things,

I need to show you what this means.

Unfold my fingers and gently touch,

before we start that stronger clutch.

I point to smiles and eyes and heart,

and speak so softly to impart,

that holding hands is just a thing

that people do to bring you in.

Your eyes blink once and twice again

and as my fingers nestle in

I pull you gently, to my side

and then imply a matching stride.

Your hand, it flutters just a little

but it's so warm as it settles.

And in the moment where our eyes meet,

I realise it is complete.

That of all the scintillating things,

the dogs and bugs and birds with wings,

the many wonders end to end,

I’ve shown you how to be a friend.

childrens poetry

About the Creator

Michèle Nardelli

I write...I suppose, because I always have. Once a journalist, then a PR writer, for the first time I am dabbling in the creative. Now at semi-retirement I am still deciding what might be next.

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  • Andrea Corwin 2 months ago

    Wow, that was so nice!! Bravo!

  • Carol Townend2 months ago

    That was very warming, and showed a good token of love and friendship.

  • Alexis Dean Jr.2 months ago

    Wow 👏🏾

  • Darkos3 months ago

    Wonderful ! I love it so full of love ! Congratulation on Your Top story ! :)So Happy for You ! much Love !

  • Afiq Haikal3 months ago

    Can support my account

  • Naveed3 months ago

    Great work! Congratulations on Tops Story

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