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One Last Hug

A wise man once had told me
as I sat sadly on his knee
Son, don’t be afraid to hug someone
When you get the opportunity

He said life’s too short for shaking hands
and keeping distance there
Just hug someone because you can
To show them that you care.

“You know”, he whispered  as he leaned  to me
with his eyes so full of love
“my daddy  told me when I was small
that they came from God above”.

So he gave me a great big hug and said
how does it make you feel?
I said with giggling laughter
“like a silly circus seal “

Well  God he knew, that we would need
Something  to touch our heart
When times got tough and we were sad
and needed a new start

So he created hugs to cheer us up
and make us feel brand new
Because no matter who we are
we need to feel loved too

So my son you can shake a hand
and play the average role
Or you can hug a man with open arms
and you’ll have touched his soul

That wise man who so long ago
held me upon his knee
Was the greatest hugger that ever lived
he was my dear ol’ dad you see.

But now he’s gone and I’m feeling sad
Cause I miss him oh so much
The way he kissed and hugged you tight
He had a special touch

So if I had, a single wish
to make this sadness flee
I’d wish a moment with that wise old man
A  “one last hug” for me.

Hug Someone Today!

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  1. Date: 10/13/2013 1:28:00 AM
    Bernard... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. goodnight. <3 =LINDA=

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 9:20:00 AM
    beautiful write ....best wishes

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 8:45:00 PM
    Happy Birthday to you :-) Happy Birthday to you :-) Happy Birthday, my dear poet friend, Bernard Colasurdo happy birthday to you :-)..... I'm sending you birthday hugs. Hope you enjoyed your birthday. I will celebrate my granddaughters and fathers birthday this comeing Saturday. Hugs are very nice by the way, we all need hugs ~~ always~ LINDA

    Colasurdo Avatar Bernard Colasurdo
    Date: 5/9/2013 9:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You Linda so much for the birthday song : ) put a smile on my face ...Yes Big Hugs to you!!!
  1. Date: 4/4/2013 7:46:00 PM
    Hugs are good, they hold something powerful within. Many times I wish we could go back to that one hug. Dear friend, i hold this poem with the most tenderness thank you. I woke up 3 years ago, and I vowed to always hug my dad. He is by far the wisest man I know, mistakes and all. God bless you and your poetry.. Somehow I find your poems a bit helpful. thank you... always~ Linda

    Colasurdo Avatar Bernard Colasurdo
    Date: 4/10/2013 9:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My heart is touched, that is all I can say... Big Hugs, Linda
  1. Date: 4/1/2013 7:40:00 AM
    Hi Bernard You should repost this one, everyone should read it. Sometimes because people are busy they only read the most recent poems. Now that more people are getting to know you this would be excellent for them to read. It is a very special poem. Hugs Rick

    Colasurdo Avatar Bernard Colasurdo
    Date: 4/1/2013 4:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Rick, Thank You so much. This poem came straight from my heart after my dad died. Love and miss him so much. He was a beautiful human being. Not sure what happens when you repost? never did this before. Thanks for the advice and confidence in my poem. Blessings
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 5:22:00 PM
    absolutely beautiful...another couplet...David

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 6:11:00 AM
    He was a very learned man.I love this poem very much!Welcome to poetrysoup.