Kisses are Whispers
On the forehead of my little baby girl
Silently thanking God for her beauty
And the joy she brings to our lives.
On the skinned knee of my over-active toddler
Gently letting her know it will be all right
And wishing all the hurt away.
Blown across the schoolyard to my teenage daughter
To remind her how much I still love her
Even if it's not cool to say so in front of her friends.
On the back of my daughter-in-law's hand
To earnestly acknowledge that I appreciate
All she does for her husband and their children.
On my darling wife's soft and sensual lips
To reaffirm my vow to love her always
As we take life's journey together.
On the top of my mother's head
Quietly telling her I still hold dear
All the good things she's done for me.
Upon the cheek of my dearly departed
To say good-bye with teardrops
And the promise to remember.