Monday, September 9, 2019

Betty O'Hearn's "Touching Digits" after Chris Parsons

by Betty O’Hearn
after Different and Yet the Same
by Northview Middle School 6th Grade Students
                                                                  with teacher Chris Parsons

If only more of them touched.
If only more of you cared.
If only there was not so much hate.

We need to listen to their pain.
We need to reach out.
We need to show more tenderness.

It doesn’t matter if they are strange.
It doesn’t matter if they are soiled.
It doesn’t matter if they are unusual.

If only we touched each other more.
We need to touch a stranger’s digits.
Just reach out, and spread your love!

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