This the hello, the very first greeting,
This the goodbye after the meeting.
This the connection for reaching and holding
For messages passed and dreams unfolding.
This is the safety, the clasp for a child
This the protection when life's running wild.
This the expression of reaching and giving
Reflecting the work of our everyday living.
Here on the palms, our life map revealing
The joy and the pain, emotions and feeling.
These are the hands clasped gently in prayer
Connecting, then thankful for all that is there!