POETRY PAUSE

POETRY PAUSE

 

TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS

                                    (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 heartbreak of aging(or not) and the joys inherent in every day, thru poetry, photography and whatever creative entity that would bring a smile to a hurting heart. Writer, lover, wife, Mother, sister, daughter, friend, missionary, humanitarian, exhorter, educator, activist, student, Bible reader, traveler, advocate, pharmacist. Come along, you won't be bored, I promise!

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