Hamish M Anstruther
Look at me.
Recognise that I am here.
For your recognition helps me to live.
Smile at me.
Dispel all my deepest fear.
Dispelling makes me less apprehensive.
Talk to me.
Communicate so I hear.
Communication is not expensive.
Listen to me.
Understand by drawing near.
For understanding makes me sensitive.
Sing to me.
Raise me to another tier.
The raising will make me more responsive.
Wipe away my saddest tear.
The wiping will make me feel less plaintive.
Pray for me.
Supplicate to the all-seer.
Supplication is my chance to forgive.
Accept that I am your peer.
For your acceptance confirms that I live.