I believe the power of touch
Comes not just from a gentle caress
Or shielding and protective hug.
But from the gentle word spoken for a hurting heart,
A kind smile shared tenderly with a troubled soul,
A soft and deep sigh of contentment shared with love,
A pause in life to listen to another’s troubles or pains,
A quiet commitment of action to someone’s need,
A direct look into another’s eye with a nod,
A whispered breath exhaling the power of an emotion just shared.
I believe in these powers.