(Otis Redding Revisited)

TO TOUCH the heart of one that’s dear

Eradicating irrational fear

Of monsters gruff with mouths that lear

At maidens who might shed a tear.

Just try a little tenderness.

TO GIVE and then expect no gain

Forgiving all and not complain

Withholding naught in spite of pain

And never ever placing blame

Just try a little tenderness.

TO LIVE your life with joy anew

 Exuberance in all you do

Eschewing all that is untrue

As happiness, you oft accrue

Just try a little tenderness.

TO LOVE with all you have and more

With kisses sweet as ne’er before

Embraces tight to make you soar

Pledged by the one you would adore

Just try a little tenderness.

(because love never lasts without a little tenderness)

copyright @dbw

Happy boomer gal ( read smart, feisty, quirky, adventuresome, funny, sassy woman of a certain generation) willing to share my journey and advice with anyone who would not repeat my mistakes. Happy to fully disclose the joys and pitfalls of love at any age, the desire to age well, and the joys inherent in every day. Utilizing poetry, photography, and whatever creative entity that would bring a smile to a hurting heart. Author, wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, humanitarian, exhorter, educator, activist, student, Christ-follower, adventure seeker, pharmacist. Hoping to give all and use all I am for the good of others. Come along. The journey may be difficult, but, it will always be an interesting adventure!

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