If I am your child . . . Please touch me.
Persist; find ways to meet my needs.
Your goodnight hug helps sweeten my
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,
don't need to know that you still care.
I need your loving arms; I need a
If I am your friend . . . Please touch me.
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
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
But only your arms hold back my fears.
I need your tender
me I am loved just because I am me.
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.
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
And warm my tired body with your nearness.
although my skin is
worn and wrinkled,
It loves to be stroked . . . Don't be afraid.