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This same hand first grasps your finger tight,

© Angela Wright. May not be used without written permission.


then holds your hand to cross the street all right.


This same hand dirties walls and doors,

then scribbles the birthday card you still adore.


This same hand scales rocks and trees,

then asks for the car and household keys.


This same hand waves a grow-up good-bye,

then spreads out wide to give the world a try.


~ author unknown

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Taken on November 21, 2005