Extending warmest welcomes,
Hands of friendship embrace.
Clasping diplomatic gatherings,
The world watches tactile signs.
Nervous steps need helping hands,
Experience offers its wise guidance.
Stranger’s nervousness melts instantly,
Cordiality and amity ease uncertainties.
Oppressive heavy hands point and taunt,
Gloved fisticuffs relish threatening peace.
Tender hands soothe and assuage distress,
Sharing burdens and alleviating worries.
Love holds hands closely to its heartbeat,
Intentions touchingly linked in togetherness.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 03/12/2014
Poetry Jam Prompt: Hands…