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Thursday, August 4, 2011


Today I feel so happy
I'll give a hug to you.
Then you can hug me back, my friend
and feel so happy too.

I'll hug my mom,
I'll hug my dad,
I'll hug my brother, too.

I want to hug
the whole wide world
that's just what I will do.

I hug the cat,
I hug my dog,
and he gives me
a sloppy kiss.

I'm hugging
everywhere I go
and no one
will I miss.

I like the feel of hugging
I hope that you do too.
And here is another hug
I'm sending just for you.

     Did you know that there is a National Hug Day?  I just discovered this.  It is on January 21.  Plus there is a hug your cat day and a hug your dog day.  What would be the strangest thing you could hug?  I'm sure porcupines are missing out on hugs, I wonder how mom porcupines show their love?  Anyway, here is the challenge for today:  Can you write your own poem about one specific hug?  Be sure to include how the hug makes you feel.  The world definitely needs more hugs.


  1. Joy, I'd like permission to include your Hug Day poem in a post on NanasCorner.com to share with others. I hope I hear from you soon, thanks!

    1. Dear Nana,
      I don't know you and you don't use your name on your blog which has lots of ads. You certainly may link to my poem, but I'm opposed to helping you make money with the ads on your blog with my poems. I try very hard to keep my blog a safe place for kids and that means no ads. Sorry I couldn't be more encouraging, but NO, I won't give you permission to post my poem on your blog. I think you've done a good job with your own poem for National Hug Day.