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A KISS ON THE CHEEK


I saw a friend one day that I haven't seen in a while.
I greeted him with a hug and one big smile.

He kissed me on the cheek, in a very gentle way,
Somehow this friendly kiss really made my day.

I thought about his gentle kiss and appreciated the love.
There was nothing sexual about it, just a nice gift from above.

I saw my best girlfriend and I told her how much I care
And that I appreciate her true friendship and how she's always there.

A kiss I did not give her, a hug would say it clearly,
That you matter to me my friend and that I love you dearly.

On the telephone with my brother we spoke about our dad.
He told me that one day, my daddy was real sad.

My brother had kissed his small child while my daddy had watched it all,
Then with a tear in his eye, my daddy said to him
"I wished I had more often kissed you all."

My brother told him that it wasn't too late, that he could start today.
Now my daddy greets each of us with a kiss and we know what
he's trying to say.

I grabbed my mom one day while she was busy in her usual way,
I kissed her on the cheek and said "Momma thank you for everything, "
and she said "Oh, it's okay".

She seemed to pull me back towards her as I pulled away.
Thank you for that show of love is what she seemed to say.

Sitting with my daddy, who has 82 years of life,
I noticed that he seemed to be a little bit in strife.

The words he shared with me indicated that he was in a spiritual bind,
So I got up, kissed him on the cheek and embraced him from behind.

I said Daddy you are good and he agreed that he was blessed.
He has a wonderful family given to him by God, with conviction he had confessed.

As I looked into his eyes, I noticed that they began to be filled,
With tears of love and joy from a moment of gentleness that could never be killed.

They are some people that I think about, I wish I would have kissed more,
Like my grandma in heaven that I can not embrace anymore.

So show your love I say to you and with conviction I do say,
For gentle moments do not come unless they are given away.

Copyright © 1999 Geri Phillips --- Texas