To touch the heart of someone dear
though, it might sometimes cause a tear
to fall or rest upon their cheek,
should be something all should seek.
For often hearts, not touched at all
start hardening and shrinking small,
and the time it takes to grow
a loving heart is very slow.
For hearts expand as those who care
extend their love and let us share
a moment, space or special phrase
that eases pain on dreary days;
or simply starts our lips to smile
and brightens time for just a while.
The ways and kinds and means of sharing
it seems to me, are based on caring.
And though we're often worlds apart,
you still can touch my very heart,
make me smile or shed a tear.
I will always remember year to year,
just how your touching helped me grow.
I just thought I would tell you so.