21 comments on “One Hand

  1. the setting and the story are well plotted…

    one hand on my suicide and one hand on the rose,
    this ending line is powerful.

    Bless you, for being yourself and for being creative.
    Happy Rally.

  2. This is the first time I’ve seen your blog, it won’t be the last. It was only after I read your poem that I read your ‘about me’ page. From references to your ‘sharecropping days’ and sowing wild oats, I felt the poet was male. It was such a pleasant surprise to learn a female could slip into the subjects’s persona so deeply as to fool me. This is a wonderful write.

    • I try to treat each “character” that comes forth as real as possible within the limited scope of my empathy and imagination. When it’s a character so far from my own life experiences, it’s nice to hear/read that I have done so convincingly.

      Thank you Mike!

  3. First off I would like to say that your profile picture is beautiful. Thank you for taking a trip in my head (My Blog). The words you displayed were just delightful, this is my first time stopping by and it will not be my last.

    “Some concern fills my advancing years
    As I outlive those who knew me well
    The ones who get my sudden laughter and tears
    Without a long explanation to tell”

    Just Lovely

  4. You describe the old days and the life so beautifully, cheers to all your wonderful and reviving memories, condolences on the change you found not better, but keep both hands on the rose, its much pretty.

  5. I enjoyed your storytelling through using lines from Cohen’s one at a time … flowed so beautifully … I could see it vividly in my mind’s eye. Well done …

    • Thank you Becca. The Glosa form is a favorite of mine for that reason. It’s always interesting to be able to read someone’s words and then take them in completely different direction than the original piece would seem to dictate.

  6. Brilliant, powerful words. It is a shame that my generation seems to be all too happy to ignore the truths of the past, for it is said and shown that the past repeats itself if we do not learn.
    The Lonely Recluse.

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