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Hug Your Children Tight Tonight

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Hug Your Children Tight Tonight

Hug your children Tight tonight Let them know you care For could be come A day too soon When they no longer Might be there They can slip away In the blink of an eye Like smoke into the air I speak as one who often cries At night for one not there So hug your children Tight tonight Caress their face and hair Don’t lose yours… As I did mine …Let them know you care…

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  1. Date: 12/15/2012 7:53:00 AM

    An unbelievably sad event. I thought of how I tell my kids I love them as they walk out the door to go to school. The thought of what those parents are going through is almost too much to bear. You did well with this poem, David.