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Hands

You seem so far from me now,

Sweet Dan,

And Grief is such a heavy gift.

Reach out your hand,

As when I first touched it,

When you were new to the world,

Five tiny fingers curled around one of mine.

Or when I held it as we descended the stairs with your brother and sister,

into a new life, a new home,

And a new family.

Or stretching it out, holding a fish

As a dolphin leaped to take it,

Filling the air with the sound of your laughter.

So many times, through so much joy

and so much pain, our hands were entwined.

You seem so far from me dear Dan,

And I am reaching out,

To wherever your spirit now abides,

Praying you will take your hand

And wrap it once again in mine.

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Love you too. ❤️

    March 8, 2020
  2. Mary Hills #

    Such a beautiful face…………………and hands….💟

    On Sat, Mar 7, 2020 at 6:41 PM An Unexpected Life wrote:

    > janetlandis posted: ” You seem so far from me now, Sweet Dan, And Grief is > such a heavy gift. Reach out your hand, As when I first touched it, When > you were new to the world, Five tiny fingers curled around one of mine. Or > when I held it as we descended the stai” >

    March 8, 2020
  3. Kay #

    As always, your writing grips me & I am flooded with many emotions.
    Much love to you.

    March 8, 2020
  4. SUSAN #

    Beautiful picture and images that flow as I read your lovely poem of remembrance…..
    the candle burns brightly…

    March 9, 2020

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