The hug was a surprise to me, Your words took me off guard. But I could not embrace you back Your touch made me afraid for you. I thought friends would condemn this hug. What if their mean comments hurt you? Such long years are between us both; You are full of springtime and youth, I have spent my seasons by now And I fear none remain to share. A gap has grown between us both. Did you think I reject your act? Or that I am without a heart? Or did you start doubting my care? Did you go then feeling a fool? None of those thoughts are true! For me it was above all hugs. I have had such regrets since then- Each day I must wonder, "What if..." I wish I had hugged you back.
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