One Sided Hugs

One quick word in anger

A mistake or

A right of being woman even

(What real damage could it make?)

So when she was ready

To give of herself

To make up

What she didn’t know

Was the hurt

She had poured onto his shoulders

And that was why

He always kept his hands

Down at his sides

Dear One,

Be careful

That the words

You choose to say

Are true

And even when they are

Why do you say them?

Remember Dear One,

Please always do be kind

(Why

Speak your mind

Unless it is

To love?)

one sided hug

 

Image taken from a painting by our daughter Chandani:)

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. RoSy
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 14:40:44

    I believe the same.

    Reply

  2. dorasnow
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 03:11:38

    I am so often guilty of this.

    Reply

    • jeglatter
      Nov 06, 2013 @ 10:20:03

      It hit me like a ton of bricks the day I wrote the poem. Me too.:) All my excuses when there could be none if only I would remember to be kind. Thanks so much for sharing!
      -Jennifer

      Reply

  3. nelle
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 19:12:16

    Knowing when to speak, and awareness of tone is such a thing to master. I’m still learning.

    Reply

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