Clinging firmly
tight-fisted grip
on meager things
valueless things
won’t let go

Missing out
on the costly blessings
God would bestow

Do you not realize
you are empty
of needful treasures
of love and grace
because you cherish
nothing that lasts


For the Poetics prompt at dVerse Poets Pub today Mish is calling for poems about hands. I decided to write one without actually using the word “hands.”

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


20 Responses

  1. This hits home for me as I have, what I consider, a problem with coveting things that do not last. You are right in that they leave you empty in the end.

    • I can relate. There was a time in my life when material things were much more important to me than they are now, though I do still like nice things, but find that God, people, and relationships are more fulfilling. Peace, Linda

  2. I like how you managed to address the prompt without using the word…clever indeed. And so true, some never realize what was really important until it’s too late.

    • It’s been a theme in my life this week — in our Sunday sermon and in BSF, plus some real life examples and opportunities to value people over things. Peace, Linda

  3. How we learn (and some never do) which things are dear, and which are valueless things after time ~ I like the unique take on “empty hands” ~ Thanks for joining us Linda ~

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