he pounds nails

he pounds nails

A Poem by Joyce S. Greene
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a poem about the softness of a working man's heart

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he pounds nails

and pours concrete all day

then comes home

to touch me with calloused hands

and the softness of his smile


© 2013 Joyce S. Greene



Author's Note

Joyce S. Greene
Publication Credit: Ribbons 2011

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you should make this longer...i see the vision and it moves me

Posted 3 Years Ago


Nothing like a hardworking man coming home to a beloved wife and making him smile to relieve his tiresome and pain...Bravo

Posted 3 Years Ago


A loving and caring husband
Well capture with these short simple words

Posted 3 Years Ago


Believe It Or Not Believe It Or Not
This is my first attempt at slam poetry, and I'm excited to film a performance of this piece over the coming day.
SHort yet beautiful. Good one joyce

Posted 4 Years Ago


so sweet and tender just lovely.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Gotta love those callused hands.. **winks**

very nice write.. shallimarRose

Posted 4 Years Ago


A good portrayal the of two dimensions of masculinity, penned with poetic charm!

Posted 4 Years Ago


This piece speaks volumes of the rugged men who work to provide, but remember to love deeply. Excellent piece.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Beautifully done! My husband is a working man, too. I know all about those calloused hands and soft smiles. Angi~

Posted 4 Years Ago


There's so much truth in this. I am turned on by working hands. If his hands are well manicured or prettier than my own I feel repulsed. Strange maybe. But it's the labor of love that supports a needy family.

Posted 4 Years Ago



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