Tuesday, December 27, 2011

That My Hands Might Open (Poem)

That my hands might open

to re-welcome you
and my mouth to shape

the words hemmed
with forgive

and my eyes to deny
no more

than this day brings
and my heart too

hold no expectations
more than

I am without you
and my ears to hear how

this, this would be
my prayer for thanks given.

© 2011 Maureen E. Doallas

19 comments:

Louise Gallagher said...

Very beautiful Maureen.

Hannah Stephenson said...

Forgiveness is inspiring.

Semaphore said...

My mouth to shape / the words hemmed / with forgive

Love the language of this...

Kathleen said...

Ahhhhh....!

annell said...

I wanted to be in touch, but can't find your email address. annell@taosnet.com

annell said...

I love your open hands!

jen revved said...

Beautiful, Maureen-- palpable wistfulness and so graceful, yet heart-driven. xxj

Heaven said...

This would be a beautiful thing to say and do....meaningful and touching ~

Brian Miller said...

very nice maureen...forgiveness is a hard thing to do right you know...all those feelings getting in the way...but what a sweet gift it is to them and ourselves...

Claudia said...

i love the rhythm of this...very gentle and careful and deep with meaning

KatieC said...

Found you on She Writes...lovely poem!

poemblaze said...

A beautiful and moving poem. Well dne.

poemblaze said...

A beautiful and moving poem. Well done.

Anthony Desmond said...

beautiful piece

S. Etole said...

echoing the above ...

cj Schlottman said...

Forgiveness is hard but healing. I don't think we can move forward without forgiving. You have written down these visceral feelings in a beautiful and very readable way. Thanks.

Namaste..........cj

Patricia said...

oh if my heart could follow what
my mouth has shaped...

the words hemmed
with forgive

your words have gently captured the sorrow, I can feel it.

Brian Carlin said...

A prayer for the strength to forgive, re-welcome, the lines have a soft , natural flow to them, ...well written

Shashi S said...

Dear Maureen

No explanation, that I am without you.. what a way to say it. Its so powerful and lovely.. I liked it so much...
Thanks for sharing...
Wish you have a great new year ahead.... May you have peace, love and prosperity ...

Shashi
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