Why wear yourself out?
Why deny yourself necessary slumber?
Why demean yourself with other’s words?
Why deaden yourself to the gaping need?
Need to hold and be held.
Need to behold and be loved.
Need to bestow tenderness and be warmed.
Need to believe and be touched.
Touched by the loving embrace.
Touched by the tender gaze.
Touched by the bubbly laughter.
Touched by the open heart.
A heart that yearns, longs.
All day long.
To be always strong.
Each day bring.
All sweet songs.
To each time ring.
Ring ring ring, this bell.
String string string, these beads.
Strum strum strum, these heartstrings of yours.
Cherish, tenderly love.
Only you, the precious other.