Hugs (Age 13)

It’s wondrous what a hug can do.

A hug can cheer you when you’re blue.

A hug can say, “I love you so.”

or, “Gee, I hate to see you go.”

A hug is, “Welcome back again!”

and “Great to see you!” or

“Where’ve you been?”

A hug can soothe a small child’s pain

and bring a rainbow after rain.

There’s no doubt about it,

we scarcely could survive without it.

A hug delights and warms and charms.

It must be why God gave us arms.

Kittens crave them. Puppies love them.

Heads of State are not above them.

A hug can break the language barrier

and make the dullest day seem merrier.