Saturday, December 05, 2009

I'll try to remember

Touch Me . . .

If I am your child... Please touch me.
Persist; find ways to meet my needs.
Your goodnight hug helps sweeten my dreams.
Your daytime touching tells me how you really feel.

If I am your teenager... Please touch me.
Don't think because I'm almost grown,
I don't need to know that you still care.
I need your loving arms; I need a tender voice.

If I am your friend... Please touch me.
Nothing lets me know you care like a warm embrace.
A healing touch when I'm depressed assures me I am loved,
And reassures me that I'm not alone.
Yours may be the only comforting touch I get.

If I am your life's partner... Please touch me.
You may think that your passion is enough,
But only your arms hold back my fears.
I need your tender reassuring touch, To remind me
I am loved just because I am me.

If I am your grown-up child... Please touch me.
Though I may have a family my own to hold,
I still need Mommy's and Daddy's arms when I hurt.
As a parent the view is different; I appreciate you more.

If I am your aging parent... Please touch me.
Hold my hand, sit close to me, give me strength;
And warm my tired body with your nearness.
Although my skin is worn and wrinkled, it loves to be stroked

Don't be afraid.

Please Touch Me!

~Author Unknown~


Arkansas Patti said...

Very true Patty. We can do with out a lot but not "touch". There is great healing power in a hug.

Gramma Ann said...

I loved that, and since I am a hugger, everyone who knows me gives me hugs.

Patti said...

Thank you Patty for sharing so many wonderful thoughts on your blog.

Renie Burghardt said...

That is so sweet and so true. We all like to be touched and hugged.

Have a nice evening and a great Sunday.


Beth Niquette said...

Touch IS so important. We sometimes forget that. This was beautiful--and after the events of last weekend this poem is especially poignant.

Have a perfectly marvelous week!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love this poem, Patty! I may have to copy it down.
We all need a hug now and then.