Tuesday, December 29, 2015

"His Hands"--By Vernon Norris--United States

"His Hands"

His hands were the ones 
That said "Do as you’re told
And look both ways                                      
Before you cross the road!
His hands were the ones
That showed up in a flash
And pulled you from a burning
Car that had crashed!

And remember 
When you almost drowned
And those hands kept you
From going down.
Or the stranger’s hands
That pointed the way
Out of the forest 
Where you were lost that day.

Those were the hands
That pulled you up to Heaven
When you passed away
At nine past seven.

Vernon Norris, age 56, was born and raised in Houston, Texas.  He works full time in the auto industry. Vernon has published work published in Conceit Magazine and the Ultimate Writer, specializing in silly, scary and inspirational poetry. He hopes to soon to release his first book. "I hope my writing will inspire you or make your day".


  1. Hi Vernon:
    A faith we all feel in scary situations, Especially at the hour of our death. Well penned.

  2. Thank you, Celine, for the following--

    Dear Vernon,

    A well-written poem and very prayerful and poignant. It reminded me of the famous poem "Footprints in the Sand", where every time in life when you thought you were alone, God was there right behind you.

    Take care

    Celine Rose Mariotti

  3. I enjoyed this poem very much. Thank you Vernon for sharing. Judy Moskowitz.