a firmer hold

the thumb
such fun
without it
I wouldn’t doubt
it would be strange
difficult
would remain
impossible to
tie a lace
do up a button
thumb a ride
or thumb
well done

you couldn’t
leave a thumbprint
at the scene of a crime
for police to find
you

without thumbs
there’d be no
Thumbelina
no Tom Thumb
and how would you play
tiddlywinks
it’d be tough
or eat with chopsticks
oh so rough

the opposable thumb
a human trait
sets us apart
gives a head start
in so many things
and a firmer hold
in all
of all
and everything

© Jan Stead JEMproductions, 2009

a firmer hold

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Artist's Description

I wrote this specifically for the ‘Thumbs’ challenge in the FREEDOM TO SHINE group…and I won!!!!

I couldn’t believe it. It never even occurred to me that I might be in the running! But I just love it that the hosts of this great group, Julie and Roger, a.k.a. solareclips and Roger Sampson go to the trouble of providing a way that written entries as well as photographic are possible.

Thank you both!!!

This is dedicated to two great and innovative hosts, and all the members of FTS, esp. the ones who voted for me! lol!!!

Oh, and I nearly forgot, to all of you, thank you for stopping by and reading my work.

: )

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