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Fingers and thumbs

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Honeybunch
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How like life to twist the truth
into knots of little use
and glue and staple them in place
as an extra safety measure.

Come the fingers deft and sly
but up to now not yet tried
for years it takes to plot and plan
an attack on all the knots inside.

The fingers have been twiddling thumbs
in the safety of old comfort zones
and ‘tis the twiddle, twiddle, thumbs
that tire of such attention.

And so they leave the stretch and reach
of fingers lost in plot and plan
and stand apart entrenched within
the truth made known and visible.

Fingers, fingers, numbered eight
cut adrift from truth and light
stumble in the gap between
what is and what should be.

I feel for fingers numbered eight
lost so within the in-between
but they will mutate and grow
according to the place they’re at.

But who would grow in no-man’s land
that neither was and nor will be?

Helen / 19 December 2009

© Copyright 2009 Helen - All Rights Reserved
Magnus
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1 posted 12-19-2009 10:06 AM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

Excellent question....enjoyed the read.
Honeybunch
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2 posted 12-19-2009 12:07 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Thanks, Magnus.  Some people don't know that they're growing in the wrong place but it's not for me to tell them. I do, of course, in my way but all to no avail.  

Helen
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3 posted 12-19-2009 01:19 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

No one uses this kind of language better than you, dear Helen. Always thought provoking and psychologically profound.

Love and hugs.
Margherita
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4 posted 12-19-2009 02:10 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Dear Margherita - I find myself very often wondering whose language it is and have come to the conclusion that it's mine from another place and time.  I'd like to find that time and place, you know.  

Lots of love
Helen
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Enjoyed the read dear Helen.

Merry Christmas to all, Love.

Lindsay  
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6 posted 01-02-2010 09:12 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Helen,

Such wonderful use of words - I like this poem and am glad that my thumbs and fingers seem to dance well together.  Not always, but for the moment anyway.

A
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