In a moment of madness 

I don’t really know why

We shared a fleeting hug 

As we said goodbye


When the deed was done

We had broken the law

Quickly apologised to each other 

Guilty of what others saw


Always made so welcome  

Every visit we make

Hugs come naturally to us 

A gesture we give and take


Walked away, head held in shame

How did I forget the rule

Such sadness and disgrace I felt

For being just another fool


Sleepless night, racked with guilt 

Brushed my angry tears away 

A simple hug is now a heinous act

For my crime, a price to pay


There is a lesson to be learned 

A hug is a dangerous thing

From this day forward, remember 

The pain a simple hug can bring

◄ The Rule Of Six

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julie callaghan

Sat 12th Sep 2020 12:26

Thanks for the likes Jordyn, Hugh and Stephen.
Thanks for the comments MC and Paul.
My crime was committed on the last night of holiday. So easy to forget the rules after a few glasses of wine and whilst saying farewell until next year. Best to stay home where guilt free hugs are allowed.

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Paul Sayer

Sat 12th Sep 2020 07:45

Yep with a mortality rate of 1.5%ish, we can't be too careful.

I think I need to place my mask back on before I hit enter incase the dreaded virus finds a way to mutate and attach itself to my comment.

I like the poem Julie but the topic SUCKS all the life out of us.

Lockdown will kill far more than COVID that is a given.

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 11th Sep 2020 11:21

Message received and understood. Painful days in so many ways.

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