he pounds nails

he pounds nails

A Poem by Joyce S. Greene

a poem about the softness of a working man's heart


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 7 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 8 Years Ago

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

Posted 8 Years Ago

SHort yet beautiful. Good one joyce

Posted 8 Years Ago

so sweet and tender just lovely.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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

very nice write.. shallimarRose

Posted 8 Years Ago

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

Posted 8 Years Ago

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

Posted 8 Years Ago

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

Posted 8 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 8 Years Ago

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Added on July 28, 2013
Last Updated on July 28, 2013
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