General Poetry posted January 25, 2020


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Hugs

by Gail Denham


My arms ached so much to hug our poor Neddy
To me, he looked low, he seemed very needy
His face looked so sad.
It made me feel bad
I rushed him, then gave him a quick huggy teddy

She came straight at me, did our Auntie Hattie
I felt sure, right then, that she was quite batty
She loved to hug folks, she hugged mighty tight
She did it so quick, she gave people a fright
But to resist Auntie's hugs just made me feel catty

 



When I married, my husband's southern-born sisters came at me with wide spread arms. I was raised in a reserved (as far as physical contact) family. Scared me a bit - but I learned to appreciate hugs.
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