Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille #121
Let's Embrace  (posted by Merrill)

"In this time of global pandemic, most of us are not hugging people who are not in our bubble, and most of us are not going out and socializing. You might be embracing a loved one you are with, or you might be missing the embrace of one you’re not able to be with. Some people may be embracing new ideas, routines, or hobbies.

 So, today I’m asking you to use the word “embrace” in a quadrille. The word can be used as a noun, verb, or a modifier."

 I embrace
 the concept
 of unity.  Every
 person needs
 a hug.  Do not
 shrug off the
 of touch.  It
 makes you feel
 warm, and loved.
 In this time of
 I am sad I cannot
 hug someone
 nor can they
 hug me.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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21 Responses to Hug-less

  1. So true. We have lost much in this pandemic, but hopefully gain much more at the end. Nice quadrille.


  2. Unfortunately it’s very much about the way things are now


  3. K.Hartless says:

    I’ve been hugging myself. Feels wonderful and honestly, not at all weird. Hugs to you!


  4. pvcann says:

    Yes, the grief of no contact sharpens the loss of embrace, a real yearning in your words Sara.


  5. Beverly Crawford says:

    I so identify with this, Sara. Being a “people person” I’m finding the lack of socializatiion quite difficult.


  6. Helen Dehner says:

    This virtual hug I send to you will positively have to do!


  7. merrildsmith says:

    It is hard not to socialize or touch. Hopefully, it will end before too long.


  8. I do believe I’m starting to have phantom pains from the lack of touch


  9. sanaarizvi says:

    I so resonate with this one, Sara. Hopefully normalcy will return soon to our world 💝💝


  10. These are trying times, and we are in it together, no matter how distant we must be from each other.


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