The Hug - Poetry

Arms around each other

Heads touching

Feeling each other's warmth.

A greeting or comfort or

An encouragement.


Rubbing or patting the other person's back.

Often accompanied by

I love you

Or, maybe, Good to see you.

Even, I am so sorry.


So easily understood

No matter the language spoken

Causing a smile to break spontaneously.

Knowing acceptance and belonging.

Drawing strength to continue steadfast.

Crossing all barries.

Even children understand this.

Children know how to do this.


The hug,

So simple.

So complex.



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bettybarnesb 4 years ago from Bartlett, TN

This poem is so very sweet. Thanks for sharing.

be blessed


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

Such a beautiful message of the power of a simple hug-Hit many buttons on this heart-warming poem.


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lcbenefield 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Betty and Minnetonka, Thank you both for reading. I am so glad you both appreciated this. Don't let an opportunity go by to hug those you love.


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silverlingsexprsd 3 years ago

Very warm and again creatively expressed in such an artful way. Thank you for sharing it1


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lcbenefield 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Silver, Thanks for reading and the kind words.

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