Speak to me in touches ........a poem

Whats the matter isn't it possible
that I should love to touch
A hug for listening so patiently
is that too much

As I drink this coffee the warmth
spreads though my hands
And in some other world
and in some other lands

The yearning of touch might simply
be returned
We are but a child reaching his arms up
from a need without being burned

And one child within learns an
importand lesson
Shouldn't we all learn to touch
thats my impression

And this new day with a hug for all
long long deserved
Speak to me in touches
and touch without reserve


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

I like this, Ed. Some have an aversion to touch, yet to many people it is just a natural emotional/psychological need. It is much like a child craving hugs and touches from a parent as a signal of affection.

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Beth37 3 years ago

Loved that. They did a study many years ago on babies in a hospital and the ones who had their needs met, but weren't touched, did terribly and the ones who were held and cuddled thrived. Touch is very important.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Hi Ed,

We all need that human touch, well, because we are all human no doubt about it. I know a lot will say that they no not need it, but I believe we all need to feel that human touch, that human connection.

As for me, I am a big hugger. So, if I ever see you around, you can bet you will get a big hug from me, but that is just me. Again, I know a lot do not like to be hugged.

Voted up + and sharing

Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Who's got the problem Ed? Want me to handle it?

A hug is never too much to ask and what a concept... yes, I agree. Touching is not a bad thing and actions speak louder than words don't they? Sometimes a hug at just the right time, says all you need to hear.

I love the ending too!

Well, here's a hug for yesterday, today and tomorrow!

Hugs, hugs, hugs!


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rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

A simply wonderful poem emphasizing the importance of human contact. Just lovely! Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. A touch of a hand or even a hug can mean so much. Enjoyed. Hugs to you.

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

You guys are always so cool , I love sharing with you Hugs !

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