Do hugs count? Written by anusrini20 I knew a masked man once, he was a dear friend. Every day, He rehearsed his smile And wore his patience Pretended he was fine. Until- Tears and anger Wiped away his mask He asked for help I gave him a hug. Advertisements Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related 24 thoughts on “Do hugs count?” How sweet of you to hug and share his tensions. A mask cannot be retained for long. It will crack up and reflect the innermost turmoil. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks for reading Kalpana 🙂 LikeLike Reply Aiyo so sad LikeLike Reply *hug emoji* LikeLike Reply 👻👻 LikeLike Reply A hug is a good first step. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I should hope so! LikeLike Reply A very beautiful response to the prompt. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you Ruby! LikeLike Reply Hugs can heal just about anything. Loved how tears and anger wiped away the mask. Awesome. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you Kathy! 🙂 LikeLike Reply Wow! I really like this! Beautiful 🙂 LikeLike Reply Thank you! 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Isn’t someone getting better and better. I just love these. But how about a full fledged plot filled short story one of these days? Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you!!! 😀 I don’t feel confident enough to write a short story..it seems intimidating! LikeLike Reply Well yes, it cannot be child’s play and first few stories cannot all good. but then again you can’t take the 10th step without the 1st, right? Oh come on. I am sure you can think of something. LikeLike Hahaha. OK ma’am. 😀 LikeLike Hugs can truly help. That’s so beautifully written Anu. LikeLike Reply Thank you! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Another case of being perfect timing. So glad someone was there for him! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply The asking is the hardest part! LikeLike Reply You are right Ellen! LikeLike Reply You did the best in the situation and in the poem too 🙂 LikeLike Reply Thank you! And welcome to my blog. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.