A Simple Hug

By: Johnny Ray Ryder Jr.

There's something in a simple hug
that always warms the heart.
It welcomes us back home again
and makes it easier to part.

A hug's a way to share the joy
and sad times we go through.
Or just a way for friends to say
they like you 'cause you're you.

Hugs are meant for everyone
for whom we really care.
From Grandma to your neighbor,
or a cuddly teddy bear.

A hug is an amazing thing!
It's just the perfect way
to show the love we're feeling,
but can't find the words to say.

It's funny how a little hug
makes everyone feel good;
in every place and language,
it's always understood.

And hugs don't need new equipment,
special batteries or parts-
Just open your arms
and open up your heart.