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The Touch of a Stranger

I could feel a connection, right here from the start From the heart of a stranger, around every bend What was stranger than that, was they would soon be my friends A blending of souls, though from vast worlds apart I could hear every song, I could feel every wrong, all the cries, all the whispers all the heart-filled expression, every soul searching question They reached out to touch me, and I was enthralled So many with voices, I would want to recall I have visited places, I wouldn't have known They lend me an ear and a kindly embrace The faces are tiny, some never appear But the journey has been one that has helped me to grow Here from the archives that clutter my mind They listen so patiently, time after time To words I have stuttered, words that have rhymed To all my joys and all my sorrows All of my wishes and hopes for tomorrow They reach out to touch me, and I am enthralled So many voices, I want to recall You offer a page for all of my stories I listen to yours, the joys and the worries And when hearts are heavy, you offer your hand With a bevy of troubles that may weigh me down I will scatter my tears, right here on the page Finding the comfort that comes to my aid You share all your words, I show you my heart You show how you care....and did from the start As I scatter my poems and you share your own A bond has united, until we have grown I can click a small mouse, and once again know Friend touching friend, is behind every poem You have reached out to touch me, and I am enthralled So many friendships, I will want to recall

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 6/16/2014 2:15:00 AM
I can hear you... literally Congrats on THIS awesome write. Elly
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Date: 6/15/2014 7:02:00 PM
Dear Carrie, I agree with Faye. There is a special quality to this poem that would make it easy to set to music. And you capture all the best aspects of being on Poetry Soup. Excellent write, my friend. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 6/13/2014 6:04:00 PM
This really sweet and beautiful, Carrie. The best one I have read. Thanks for your recent visit to "At Gettysburg."
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Date: 6/12/2014 2:42:00 PM
What a heartfelt and touching poem, Carrie. I have only been here at the soup for a couple week and already feel a kinship with many poets. It truly is a blessing to have this kind of support kindness. Very nice poem.... Robert.
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Date: 6/12/2014 10:48:00 AM
Oh, I love this. Yes! Just a mouse away :)
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Date: 6/11/2014 7:05:00 PM
Carrie, this is nice. Maybe I am another one of millions to reach out to touch you, to put it in your own words. Mohan
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Date: 6/11/2014 6:59:00 PM
Absolutely outstanding Carrie...It flows so well and doesn't miss a beat...The content is many awesome lines...hugs Tim
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Date: 6/11/2014 6:06:00 PM
This sums up soup totally am favouriting this it is stunning. Good luck in the contest - this is a winner!
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