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Moggy's Mutterings - 20. Cravings

Humans crave.
Cravings for food and drink.
Mostly they crave a connection.
Children seek a parent’s touch.
They play tag or doctor, a chance to touch.
If a gentle hand is not found, a punch will do.
As adults, the craving remains.
Connections of the minds? Making love? Beatings?
All serve to make the human connection.
A baby, deprived of touch, fails to thrive.
An adult shunned, withers and dies.

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A dark truth is in this poem. Connection, yes, but the craving can turn craven too. Powerful stuff 

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I think you speak of something fundamentally important here: the need for human touch. Words are nice, sentiments are nice, but giving and receiving touch, whether a hug, a handshake, a caress, or other solidifies connection. It's necessary for development and well-being. It's sad to think that even a punch can be welcoming, but to some, it is. The message here is powerful.

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You always speak the truth, moggy, whether the subject is light, or dark. I don't know a thing about poetry, but this one really struck a chord. Personally I believe the craving can become so ravenous, that over time one can't tell the difference between the punches, and the hugs. 

 

Very well done. 

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Your point in this poem is well taken. The untouched life is a dry, withered, stunted thing. This is a critical point to make in our digital and virtual age.

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1 hour ago, AC Benus said:

A dark truth is in this poem. Connection, yes, but the craving can turn craven too. Powerful stuff 

thank you. when we expose the dark to light, the dark grows smaller

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1 hour ago, MacGreg said:

I think you speak of something fundamentally important here: the need for human touch. Words are nice, sentiments are nice, but giving and receiving touch, whether a hug, a handshake, a caress, or other solidifies connection. It's necessary for development and well-being. It's sad to think that even a punch can be welcoming, but to some, it is. The message here is powerful.

thanks. other than medical procedures i've had, i've had one human touch, (a hug. it was strange feeling) in the past 4 years. so in many ways words take on new mean for me

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21 minutes ago, R J Drew said:

You always speak the truth, moggy, whether the subject is light, or dark. I don't know a thing about poetry, but this one really struck a chord. Personally I believe the craving can become so ravenous, that over time one can't tell the difference between the punches, and the hugs. 

 

Very well done. 

 

thank you RJ. i was labeled a 'failure to thrive' baby. i learned about the "punches" early.

PS: i'm not sure i know that much about poetry, either, the dang words just fall out of my head. :)

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3 minutes ago, mogwhy said:

 

thank you RJ. i was labeled a 'failure to thrive' baby. i learned about the "punches" early.

PS: i'm not sure i know that much about poetry, either, the dang words just fall out of my head. :)

Well when the words fall out of your head, they always land in the right place. :P

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11 minutes ago, Parker Owens said:

Your point in this poem is well taken. The untouched life is a dry, withered, stunted thing. This is a critical point to make in our digital and virtual age.

thanks parker. i'll settle for the interactive virtual world as opposed to nothing. it is amazing to see the people in the nursing home, respond when you go out of your way to lay a gentle hand on their arm when you talk to them. 

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The most basic need of any mammal. Connection, which sometimes will be taken in any form.

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1 hour ago, BlindAmbition said:

The most basic need of any mammal. Connection, which sometimes will be taken in any form.

so very true jp, thanks. it amazes me, how much it can hurt when that connection is withheld. 

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You have said something important...yes we all from infant to adult crave connection bond n sometimes it may take darker form!!!

Simple yet said truthfully!!

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On 7/10/2017 at 8:34 AM, Aviana said:

You have said something important...yes we all from infant to adult crave connection bond n sometimes it may take darker form!!!

Simple yet said truthfully!!

Thanks! when you have a connection and then they break it, it hurts.

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