Hand Holding Day/dVerse

Hand Holding Day


The greatest fear

For humans is death

Though we were born for it

It will be the final step

In your journey

Makes a strong man cry


How are we to cope

With that knowledge

All that we love

What is tender for us


I reach for your hand

You reach for mine

You hold me tight

A strong young man

You promise

Never to let go


The man resting

On the side of the road

Asks, “But why

Should we continue”

I offer my hand

Symbol of connection


Symbol of safety

Symbol of care

My fingers are aware

Of your rough skin

You have toiled

At hard labor

All of your life


Do not fear

All is as it should be

Like Spring blossoms

End of summer

Their time spent


August 13, 2018