My Dad’s Eulogy

my dad’s hands

best symbolize

his essence


if you’d ever

shaken my dad’s hand

you’d know

what I mean


his big hands,

thick, strong fingers

tough, worn skin

working hands


he wore them with a gritty

honesty, grace and dignity


Dad’s Hands


5 thoughts on “My Dad’s Eulogy

  1. Your Dad sounded like strong man!! :o) I’ve always thought hands say a lot about a person. There have been times when I’ve been able to tell what someone does for a living just by the look of their hands. My Dad was most of his working life a carpenter, rough, strong hands, but after years of retirement, he had beautiful soft hands!

  2. I think we often overlook how much character there is in someone’s hands….

    I think you can tell a great deal about someone by their hands, by the way they shake hands…

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