A GENTLE OFFERING......................



I offer you my hand in friendship

Given freely~no strings attached

Please do not  refuse this small gesture

For it is all I have to give


You see, I'm on a different journey now

Left sadness, sorrow and loss behind

My path ahead is straight and narrow

My time is now ~ not yesterday ~ not tomorrow



I offer you my hand in friendship


For it is all I have to give
Jo   2011


I wrote the above sometime ago. Have had it in a journal saved for a future time.  Purchased the beautiful hand in a little shop in Ojai. It spoke to me and I think it speaks volumes with my writing.  Hopefully you enjoy it.


Gentle hugs,


Jo

Comments

  1. Awe Jo, what a wonderful bit of inspiration! Absolutely love it! So very true and the place I find myself at these days! Love the hand! And yes, I would agree that it definitely does go well with your writing! Love & Hugs~M

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  2. I loved it. I will certainly take your hand in friendship.
    Mary

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  3. Lovely poem Jo and I can see why you wanted the little hand, how precious it is!
    Thank you for your sweet and gentle words, they brought peace to my soul today...

    Tina xo

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  4. Jo that is beautiful writing, you have a way with words and your outstretched Hand is lovely and lines up with the beautiful verse.

    Had to smile at the comment you left on my Mannequin Twins Post... yep, my old Hippie outlook of communal living actually comes in handy during these challenging economic times... many hands makes the work lighter and good company & fellowship are priceless gifts that can be enjoyed daily with a full house. I am glad the Mannequin Twins don't eat though... but if they did we'd just throw more water in the beans. *smiles*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  5. Very beautiful Jo
    Thank you
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  6. Beautiful writing Jo.. You have a way with words.
    Thank you for visiting Bebe in Italy.. It seems as if I am the only one that has not visited.. I shall dream on..
    Blessings,
    Penny

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  7. Beautiful words and photos, Jo!

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  8. Absolutely love it Jo! Nothing speaks giving & recieving better than an open hand. I love your blog its so beautiful..thank you for visiting my blog & becoming a friend. Very lovely words!

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  9. True friendship is the best gift all. Lovely thoughts and images to go along with them! Best wishes, Tammy

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  10. WONDERFUL POETRY MY FRIEND, and thank you for your visit and kind comments. WRiting is truly a journey of the soul and you are doing exactly that, as I do the same. Let us SOAR as we build our wings from the ground up. Have a marvelous time in Montana! Anita

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  11. What a lovely blog! I have spent some time this morning looking at the beautiful flowers! I saw your button on Mitzi's blog and clicked! We have something in common, I started blogging out of inspiration from my Grandmother also. I will be returning often to see what new goodies you have posted here!

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  12. Magnificent and beautiful...gorgeous powerful words Jo..and photos..hugs...thanka for sharing your magical heart!
    Kiki

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  13. Jo how precious love the hand.

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  14. Wow, Jo! It does not get better. Beautiful words. I believe wholeheartedly that one must live in the present.

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  15. What a beautiful treasure you found to go with your beautiful prose... xoxo Julie Marie

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  16. It is just beautiful Jo:) I'll take your hand in friendship and offer you mine:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  17. Oh Jo, your poem is magnificent. Such a gentle invitation with no hidden agendas. The hand in presentation of the prose just adds to its purity. I would love to offer mine in return.

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  18. Jo, What a lovely poem to go with the lovely photos. The hand is so symbolic, isn't it? I'm guessing it will inspire more poetry, which I hope you will share.

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  19. Beautiful, Jo. You certainly do have a way with words. The hand fits so well with your poem...love it!

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  20. Oh Ms. Jo,
    It's beautiful...What a sweet offer. Thank you. So glad you stopped by my blog for a visit, it's very nice meeting you. I do hope you pop in again soon. Now I'm off to look around your pretty blog. Wishing you a wonderful new week.

    Hugs and Smiles,
    ♥Ana

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  21. How beautiful! Thank you for sharing such a lovely sentiment and truth that we should all observe!

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  22. I shall always call you my friend....And a most talented one at that. What an awesome thing to write. I can feel the love:) And the hand will fit well both in the motor home and your stable one. I know you can't blog as much on the road, but please keep us informed of your special journeys.

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