Honeysuckle Air: Touching the Touch

Written as someone was healing emotionally after childhood abuse. She was gunshy, afraid to trust again, afraid of being hurt again. At a future time, she finally was able to deal with simple touch like being patted on the back or having her arm patted. (Being a lover of Biblical poetry, she utilizes some of that cadence in her thinking and writing.)

The Touch – the divinely human touch.

I’m finally starting to take the risk.


Touch the ecstasy – ooze the warmth.

Brush past and I will not shrink away.  I can take it.


You, people of the world, touch me and I will touch you, and have no fear.

Yea, I will have touch-joy.


My throat gulps – the chills come and my only worry is perhaps it’s more care than I can take .  .  . I care and can now be cared for in more than words.


For though I sneak into the valley of the shadow of risk I will fear no touch.

For thou art with me.

Thy melting contacts, they comfort, yea they enwrap me with the warmth that I pour out on those I serve and

I’ll give back to you — a Touch.

Copyright by Hildra Tague. Obtain permission for use online or in print.


About grantutor

Career educator in both public and private schools. Has tutored all ages. Writes about education, parenting, & seniors. Sings harmony with folk/rock group and a choir. Caregiver for spouse who dealt with Stage IV cancer. Happy person committed to nature and conservation of a green world.
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