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Gypsy Lines

by Sandy M. Humphrey

Gypsy Lines

I will examine the length
and the depth of the lines
As you turn palms up
Right then left
For it is important
To compare the contrast
From aging and use

See the long one curving
from between
Thumb and forefinger
To wrist
The depth
Speaks of your
Vitality, your energy
While the length suggests
A long life
With this fork
Perhaps a different journey
Or a new direction

Now this curving faint line inside
Closer to your thumb
Is your inner spirit
Or your spirituality
Starting out strong
Fading some in your
Youth and growing
Stronger as you age

The line stretching across
Your palm is your intellect
As it curves to the outside
Of your palm and
Appears deep
You have the mark of
A high intelligence

Above that the heart line
Begins under the little finger
Stretching inward toward
The palm, where it ends
Indicates the type of person
You might be, if ended under
Your middle finger
I would say party animal
But no it ends under your
Index finger which would
Imply you are family oriented

And the lines between your
Heart line and your little finger
On the side of your palm
Is the number of true loves
You may have in your lifetime
The braided look of your heart line
Indicate you may have had some
Heart aches in your life or have
Trouble trusting.

As I sit here holding
Your hand in mine
Examining all these lines
Following the paths cross your palm
I see the glint of hope in
Your eyes reflecting my own

See the smile across my
Face do you know that I have
Found the perfect party trick
To get you to let me hold
Your hands for a while
perhaps getting you
To open up your soul
To my gypsy lines


Author's Note: Lines Prompt:write a poem using lines to lead the reader visually. Are the lines straight or curved. Narrow or wide...I did not think of geometric shapes when I read this prompt, I instinctly looked at my hands and recalled my favorite party trick reading peoples palms, gently tracing a line with my finger as I wove a tale about what type of person they were and it was often true...or what they wanted to be true. Part gypsy, part flirt ;)

Posted on 03/14/2013
Copyright © 2024 Sandy M. Humphrey

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Clara Mae Gregory on 03/16/13 at 01:04 PM


Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 03/16/13 at 03:59 PM

This is truly amazing, Sandy. I never thought palm reading could be taken to such detail, but you've done a suberb job of it, and as a poem no less. PS: Good to see you post again! :)

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