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You Can Hug Anyone You Want To

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You Can Hug Anyone You Want To

(This poem was inspired by my friend's grandma who said, and I quote, "You can hug anyone you want to." I dedicate it to all the sweetie poets who give "hugs.")


You can hug anyone you want to.
It's something everyone can do.

(There are many reactions from one act.
Proceed with caution so you don't get smacked.)

You can hug any way you like.
Keep it loose, or grab 'em tight.

Hug with a manly guttural noise,
or hug like a lady with grace and poise.

Sometimes just one hand will do.
Hug the way that best suits you.

Hug to ward off tears and sorrow.
Hug like you're going to die tomorrow.

Hug sister Suzy. Hug uncle Al.
Hug anyone to make a new pal.

Hug 'em big. Hug 'em small.
Hug 'em one. Hug 'em all.

Hug 'em in a group or two by two,
so the pleasure's not all about you.

Hug with a spin. Even make it an art.
Just make sure you hug with your heart.

It's as simple as a shoulder shrug.
Everybody could use a hug.

You can hug anyone you want to.
Watch your back, cuz I might hug you.

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  1. Date: 1/19/2014 3:18:00 AM
    I couldn't help reading it twice, Juliet.The poem is so live that I can't help hugging you, // HUGS AND SMILES //

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 1/19/2014 1:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. Hugs and smiles right back at you, dear. : )
  1. Date: 12/30/2013 12:59:00 AM
    I enjoyed the whimsical theme. Congrats on your win :)

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/30/2013 10:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Karen. Hugs, Juliet.
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 8:57:00 AM
    A very well deserved win Juliet, Why is this poem below mine on the winners page. It definitely should be above mine....Hugs..Hugs...Hugs...Roger

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/30/2013 10:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Roger. I really enjoyed yours. Brought a smile to my face. Poetic hugs, Juliet.
  1. Date: 12/29/2013 4:17:00 AM
    Enjoyed your poem and congratulations on the fine win,JULIET

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/30/2013 10:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, sir. Hugs, Juliet.
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 9:13:00 PM
    Juliet, :) , CONGRATULATIONS, thank you for supporting my SMILE contest. :) Wishing you a Warm And Heartfelt New Year. Take care.... LINDA

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/30/2013 10:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much, Linda. You as we'll. Hugs, Juliet.
    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/30/2013 10:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    *As well.
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 6:53:00 AM
    Enjoyed the poem and congrats on the win,Juleit

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/28/2013 6:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Dr. You're my second favorite doctor. (Sorry, but Dr. Seuss is my favorite.) Hugs, Juliet.
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 6:36:00 AM
    Juliet, this is among the happiest poems I have ever read! I Loved it and it became a fave (of course!)! "Thank you" x 3! Hugs and smiles and more smiles and more hugs! :) G.

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/28/2013 6:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Giorgio! : ) Many hugs (and maybe a kiss) to you. ; )
    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V.
    Date: 12/28/2013 6:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Congrats on your win!
  1. Date: 12/27/2013 5:42:00 PM
    I am sending you a winning hug...congrats

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/27/2013 10:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the hug, Joseph. : )
    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/27/2013 10:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks f
  1. Date: 12/27/2013 9:55:00 AM
    So much fun Juliet! Congrats on your win

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/27/2013 10:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Craig. Hugs, Juliet.
  1. Date: 12/27/2013 8:12:00 AM
    A hug for you. Just because your win deserves it. I'm just joking. I will give you a hug any time. Again this is a wonderful poem....Hugs....Roger

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/27/2013 10:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Roger. : ) Hugs, Juliet.
  1. Date: 12/27/2013 1:48:00 AM
    Juliet, .. CONGRATULATIONS -thank you for supporting my contest. Wishing you the best when it comes to Health and Happiness, this coming New Year! xox...Linda

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/27/2013 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, sweetie, and thanks for throwing in some kisses with the hug. ; )
  1. Date: 12/19/2013 4:58:00 PM
    You are so talented Juliet, I love how you wrote in almost a Dr. Seuss style and with a wonderful rhyme......HUGS.....Roger

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/27/2013 10:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much, Roger. Dr. Seuss is my favorite doctor. : )
  1. Date: 12/17/2013 12:50:00 PM
    - Thanks for all the beautiful poems you have shared with me this year,Juliet !!! <3 <3 <3 - I wish you a beautiful and peaceful Christmas! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Ligon Avatar Juliet Ligon
    Date: 12/27/2013 10:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the hugs and kisses. I hope your Christmas was lovely, and happy new year.