Hands of Mine

I look down and I see these
hands of mine that
don’t look like they belong
to me….weathered and worn,
signs of veins that want
to speak of their pain
from lifting too many
heavy bags and subjected
to the strains of ex –
haustion while wanting
to breathe into a life of
air filled sighs that
will veil my eyes and
let me enjoy their
strength from the years,
tears, and shape-shifting
lines that make me
proud in the end of
my life, lived full,
untethered, undeterred, and
fervent in all aspects,
flailing with no regrets to
post aloud, while I
sit, cheshire grin and all…
feeling proud.

Photo Credit: @lattefarsan Flickr via Compfight cc

About Margret Avery

Margret Avery expresses her talents through being a singer / songwriter / actor / writer and poet. She has also worked as a freelance makeup artist with her work gracing the pages of many editorial and commercial publications. The passion to express through song led to her writing and continues to grow with equal tenacity. Margret has contributed as a writer to Suite101, Women’s Voices for Change and now proudly for Feminine Collective. Margret’s writing is included in Feminine Collective: Raw and Unfiltered Vol 1 and that makes her smile on a daily basis. Her music can be heard on Spotify, Pandora, CDbaby, Soundcloud, Reverbnation and NumberoneMusic.

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