~~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 am almost grown
I don't need to know that you still care
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 am depressed
assures me I am loved.
And reassures me that I am 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 of my own to hold,
I still need Mom's and Dad'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 by 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...


Author Unknown