Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hug Desired Yet Unwelcome

He stands

Holding himself tightly
Uncertain, defensive
Gauging my actions.

Hungry for affection
Unwilling to accept
Grateful, yet regretful of my inaction.

Hug him I could
Umbrella  him for a moment
Grace  I could give.

Hold him as a friend
Unwelcome though my touch
Give compassion.


Got to love it!!


Anonymous said...

Wonderful One Shot! Your poetic style captures the ambivalence surrounding desire for true connection...well written and very poignant!

Eric Alder said...

Sometimes that resistance just makes you want to hug them even more. Nice One Shot!

Brian Miller said...

i am sure he would appreciate the hug...smiles.

Glynn said...

As a friend, yes, but I think there's more suggested here. Well done.

Shashi said...

The dilemma is palpable... I enjoyed your place with words.. when ever I hear the word "As a friend" I know its not love but likeness, why love has to be limited by giving it names...?

thanks for sharing..

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Tess said...

I could feel the hug throughout your words and would encourage everyone to never hold back a hug.

Pete Marshall said...

a wonderful sentiment and loved what both annie & eric had to say..thanks for sharing with osw..cheers pete

The Exception said...

Thank you everyone for your thoughts! It is nice to have this forum and the feedback. Thank you...

Steve said...

Effective, spare language/structure.