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Compassionate Woman by Marsha Newman

Compassion Marsha Newman Poem Poetry Sisters Women

Compassionate Woman by Marsha Newman

My hands stretch out across the centuries And tie the rags That shield the children’s feet From snowy crust. They soothe the brow Of a young wife Struggling with birth, Who looks to me in trust.   My hands stretch out across the centuries And tender solace bring To men whose souls Are torn with blood and war. What can I give more Than my life’s power, my love? Beside such charity there cannot be, There is no more.   These hands… My Father gave but two hands, And yet they are enough; For they have gathered in More exquisite...

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