Come Touch His Cheek


Come Touch His Cheek ©
Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.

This child of mine you stare at so,
Please come closer so you will know
Just who my child is and what I see
when those sweet eyes stare back at me
I see no limits to my child’s life
Although I know
It will be filled with strife,
I’m hoping that doors will open each day
I’m praying that kindness
will come his way
You look frightened?
You tremble with fear?
Come, come closer
touch him my dear
Touch his cheek so soft
so sweet
Be one of those people
he needs to meet
Someone who will look
and hopefully see
The skill, the talent
The ability
Please come closer
You don’t have to speak
Come a little closer
Just touch his cheek
And when you do
you will see
He is no different
than you or me

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As a long time advocate for parents of children with disabilities, I wanted to share and sensitive readers about appreciation of diversity and superficial judgment that these parents would love you to know about when seeing their children.