poem “Her Hands” by Michael Traveler, author/poet.
her hands had known and touched
and felt the best and the worst
that life had to offer.
they’d held a newborn they’d kneaded bread
they’d mended sweaters they’d caressed her man.
felt a rose petal petted a cat soothed a boo boo prayed to God.
her hands had seen their share of toil
and despair triumph and joy sorrow and love.
her hands had served God .