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how to hug

i may be the last person to tell you this 
i may be the first too 
when i stopped to exchange time with you 
i saw sincerity there 
you did not hear about the troubles, the trials and misguided thoughts 
what you got 
was my entire moment of time 
i know the news as of late is bad 
i know there are others not as willing to hear 
i know you stopped to listen to 
an exchange between two 
the courtesy of the beginning of my loving you 
there will be no complaint in my words here 
no attempt at a wisdom meant to harm 
you quite simply get 
the best i leave you with 
know this my fellow exchange 
i have come this far, thus far. . . and walked away 
to keep my arms open for you 
for the day 
you finally learn how to hug

Copyright © Gerry Mattia

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  1. Date: 5/2/2009 9:44:00 AM
    Yup ! same thing here to Gerry.... layered depth in this write as well .... like it very much

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 9:59:00 AM
    Wow, Gerry! You certained nailed the feelings of giving but not receiving. Very thought provoking! Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 8:56:00 AM
    A lesson never learned too soon. Open arms can be the biggest of blessings.