once part of the bustle of life,
now sit folded peacefully as the world rushes by.
lined with the stories of life,
have felt the loving touch from a mother, husband and child.
weary from struggle and hardship,
have withstood broken friendships, lost loves and disease.
tell a story for those who wish to listen;
a story of a life fulfilled with friendship, family and inner strength.
But now these hands,
sit folded peacefully as the world rushes by.