A Smile and a Hug
Just a smile and a hug, is all that I ask.
No angry words, don't take me to task.
Please remember that I'm not fully here
And even small things can drive me to tears.
Just a smile and a hug, is all that I ask,
While I try hard, my confusion to mask.
I know something's wrong, but what can I do?
How can I help when I don't even know you?
I have to keep asking you again and again.
Are you my spouse, my child, or a friend?
What's going on? I don't understand.
But I need you to take hold of my hand.
I may not grasp what you're trying to say,
But the smile that you give can help with my day.
I may be a pest, but when I give you a tug.
All I want is a smile and a hug.
© 1998, Jerry Ham