Love Poem: THE CUDDLE HORMONE
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Written by: Tony Hargreaves

THE CUDDLE HORMONE

the infant mind takes it in
mother's heartbeat
da dum     da dum     da dum
life rhythm set

warmth flows
flesh on flesh
lactic odour of breast

senses seed the cuddle hormone
the love creator
cosy secure all is well
oxytocin primed

feeling secure
ready to give love   
receive love
the balanced child

but think of those 
deprived of the hormone
who later in life
 
seek surrogate love
solace from substances