Touching the heart of someone dear
though it might sometimes cause a tear
to fall or rest upon a cheek
should be something all should seek

often hearts, not touch at all
start hardening and shrinking small
then the time it takes to grow
a dying heart is very slow

hearts expand with those who care
extend their love and let us share
a moment, space or special phrase
ceases pain and grey despair

so simply form our lips to smile
to brighten days for just awhile
the ways, the kinds, the means of sharing
seems to me are all based on caring

though we're often worlds apart
you can still touch my very heart
making me smile or shedding a tear
I'll remember you year to year

just how much you touch me so
i just thought I'll let you know...