Both Hands


The care that is due

Bears the repeating

For heartbreak new

Love defeating

Will hollow out the man


The hope remains true

Hands of a sweet thing

See the heart through

Love ne’er fleeting

Lift it and help it stand


If you can see to

Its care and feeding

Promised to you

No more needing

Much love returned is planned


I give it to you

Bloody and beating

This love so blue

Still retreating

Please hold it with both hands


15 Responses to “Both Hands”
  1. beth says:

    Take gentle care with it

  2. jonicaggiano says:

    Oh love is such a precious balance. It must be appreciated and cared for in such a tender way. This is a poem that states the truth and yet it’s words are truths often neglected. This piece reminds me of the days of my youth when a boy broke mine. I don’t know if men are the same but I will never forget my first love. Sometimes hearts are too tender for this world. Sending you so much love Brad. I hope someone hasn’t broken your heart or they will have to put up their dukes. Hugs Brad. Love ❤️ Jonikins

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thanks Jonikins! But those dukes away, I was just lamenting the heartbreaks of days gone by. THanks for all the love! 💖

      • jonicaggiano says:

        Ok, well I might be little but I can pack a bunch when it is someone I care about. Hehe I have never been in a fight, so I am happy to hear it. Great poetry Brad. You are welcome for the love, you bless my life Brad. Love and hugs Jonikins 🤗💕❤️🦋😘

  3. kristianw84 says:

    How could anyone not carefully handle the love you give? How could anyone not return it tenfold? Beautiful as always! ❤❤

  4. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Very nicely worded and filled with clear images. The heart is a fragile thing and at the same time a most inexorable one. All the best my friend,

  5. yassy says:

    Beautiful gentle hands , they write , they embrace, they soothe 🤗

  6. Jim Borden says:

    yes, great care must be taken with something so fragile…

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