A Poem by Emma

Inspired by seeing my Dad help my Gran across the road when it had snowed.

Exploring. Introducing. Trusting. 
5 outstretched fingers
clasp onto a strong support.
A small, smooth offering
encased by the working hand.

The grip only tightened
as the single thumb wouldn't suffice.
Trust turned to dependence.
And introductions transformed
to love.

I didn't notice elbows begin
to bend. Only when my dainty arm
no longer stretched above my head
did I loosen my grasp.
Ventured beyond the limits of an arm's length.

Suddenly you grabbed me.
I turned to smile at the familiar touch.
But I saw fear in those kind eyes.
The warmth was gone.
I supported your weight with all
my forearm. 
Chose to stay within the limits.

© 2018 Emma

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I won't pretend to enter your poet's mind, or presume to say what meaning I took for this, so I will resort to first principles and speak about writing in general. Some poems have a type of music about them. This musical soundtrack may be closely associated with the text or it may be a more non-specific perfume. These words are very musical. I think they are carefully chosen though there may be a few happy accidental grace notes, though I think assonance is no accident. No matter to the fine finished product.

Posted 1 Week Ago

this says a lot more than the mere words. kept me off-balance not knowing where it was leading. cute but telling. fine writing with depth of meaning.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


2 Weeks Ago

Thank you very much

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Added on January 2, 2018
Last Updated on January 2, 2018



Ross on wye, Herefordshire, United Kingdom

I'm Emma. I'm currently at college studying maths, English literature and drama. I'm hoping to go into a career in acting but equally keen to explore possibilities for directing and writing. I love wr.. more..

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