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Holding Hands Hand slipped into hand a clasp, not a grasp only the moment held tightly Our fingers entwine first yours then mine the edge of a nail etching our design into the unique whorls of our lives Palm soothing palm easing the ache of the memory of a child a parent a lover Thumb stroking thumb A tingle of touch that heralds a closeness yet to come Our time told by the swing of a pendulum arm has just begun

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Blog entries by Michelle

Julie (27/05/2018)

Vermin (16/09/2017)

Loss (16/09/2017)

Here (21/04/2016)

Shapeless days and nameless nights (01/02/2016)

Shelved (28/01/2016)

I miss him still (15/08/2015)

We'd drink (13/08/2015)

Made up (17/07/2015)

He's a Poet (15/07/2015)

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Laura Taylor

Mon 8th Feb 2016 11:26

Hi Michelle

Thanks for your note on Bathtime.

It's a deeply unpleasant memory from childhood that has plagued me for years. I thought to try and exorcise it through poetry. Stu's take is close to the real thing.




Fri 15th Jan 2016 22:12

Hi Michelle, thanks for reading & commenting on 'shut up...'. I always appreciate your comments, and agree with your observation about religion not being able to accommodate passion (particularly if that passion is expressed by a woman), at least in my experience, which I admit isn't extensive :)

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 16th Nov 2015 16:57

Michelle, I would stop making comments completely if I considered them to be 'reviews'. Where would I get the crust? I like the idea of talking together, informally, and often helpfully. Anyone can take my own work apart totally, which has happened frequently, to my delight and improvement. I always consider the points or options suggested and do make relevant changes.

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Sat 14th Nov 2015 14:09

Very evocative and warm Michelle. Captures the moment and metaphor for companiosnship / comfort so well.


Sun 1st Nov 2015 10:05

Hi Michelle, thanks for commenting on dismantled. The violin string but is my favourite too. I'm not to sure what this one means, sometimes they become clearer to me with time, thanks again x


Sun 18th Oct 2015 10:31

Hi Michelle, thanks so much for your beautiful comments, I'm so glad that you enjoy my stuff, it really does mean a lot xx

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Jeff Dawson

Sat 1st Aug 2015 06:58

Hi Michelle, welcome to WOL, just been reading a few of your poems, good stuff, you will have to treat us to a rendition at WOL!

Anyway, keep up the good work, thanks for reading 'It doesn't sit right' have to have a good rant now and again! :-)

Alex Swarbrick

Mon 20th Jul 2015 14:48

Thank you. Kind of you.My day a bit hectic, making lots of fresh starts and tying up ends.

Will read some of your poetry soon :)

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Stu Buck

Tue 7th Jul 2015 12:52

holding hands is excellent. a really descriptive snapshot of an intimate moment that belies a far greater meaning. pure poetry!

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Tommy Carroll

Wed 20th May 2015 19:23

Work in progress, snap


Sun 17th May 2015 13:18

Hi Michelle, thanks for commenting on Who Would? We obviously think alike, you pretty much nailed what I was trying to get at :) x


Fri 1st May 2015 11:11

Hi Michelle, thanks for reading & commenting on my stuff, I appreciate it, and welcome :) x

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Tue 28th Apr 2015 20:20

Warm welcome Michelle.Enjoy! x

Mike Ligorio

Tue 28th Apr 2015 14:00

Thank you for your comment Michelle. Writing seams to be the best outlet for me. Unfortunately my muse always comes from heartbreak or disappointment. I really enjoyed your poem 'Holding Hands' ...I can relate to that also.

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