ivor or ivor.e hogg
Touchy Subject For M'Lady Tara - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg
As scientists now try to prove
by surveys and experiment.
That being touched by one you love
is itself benificient
abound but every one relies on touch
To put the patient at his ease.
What kind of touch won’t matter much
Reiki or reflexology
and all the methods of massage
Are challenging orthodoxy
and are succeeding by and large.
The orthodox, impersonal
and modern treatment of disease.
Is in itself inimical.
promoting feelings of unease.
Your patient need to feel you care
that he’s a person not a case
He need to know that he can share.
The worries which he has to face.
He needs someone who understands
as modern doctors seldom do
That just the laying on of hands
can be a potent medicine too.
Despite the money they have spent
they will conclude eventually.
It all comes down to your intent
the reason you are touching me.
Deprived of touch sick people die
.They just give up and fade away.
Or they decide its time to try
a different maybe better way.
You cannot argue with success.
although most doctors disagree.
Some few are willing to confess
that touching aids recovery.
That tender loving care does more
or at the very least as much.
It’s not a case of either or
but medicine and the loving touch.
We know though we cannot explain
close contact is imperative.
A loving touch can relieve pain
as well as any sedative.
We all have power to harm or heal.
which we can utilise at will.
A power which is very real
when it’s applied with loving skill.
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