Hands you’ve served me well
The tasks I’ve set before you
You’ve accomplished ten fold
There has only been a bit of violence
But I schooled you to act in love
These hands are maternal
They have tended the sick
They have celebrated joy
They fold in prayer
For others before self
I consider you worthy
Of sweet peace and rest
These are my hands. I took the picture in color for a Blogging University 201 Poetry assignment. I’ve noticed each decade brings a new look to my hands, my whole body really, even my feet. I’ve learned to embrace the changes and adapt to a new level of activity.
I saw an image of my mother-in-law’s brain several years ago. The doctor pointed out the dark gray areas. He told me this is the death that dementia brings. I can’t complain about any decrease of mobility in my hands, because I still have a functioning brain. Always look at the positives and be thankful each day for those.
This is an invitation to SeasonedSistah2 to join in the fun of a 5 day challenge of black and white photography. This beautiful lady describes herself as on a journey to overcome fear and to explore new things. I think you could say she has a new attitude. I say she is talented and not afraid to show it in her photography and her prose. Sistah I hope you’ll accept the invitation. The guidelines couldn’t be easier.
1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in black and white.
2. Each day invite another blogging friend to join in the fun.