Nothing will sway you like a song from a siren
Draw you into a disaster like alcohol or drugs
Put gambler’s gain within your greedy grasp
Or keep you from the gates of hell like hugs

© 2012 Michael Yost 1/2o

Thanks to Trifecta for this week’s prompt: sway (third definition as always)!

11 responses to “Hugs

  1. I’m confused as some of you used “sway” as a verb. I’m not sure that was possible. Anyway, despite that this is a really nice poem. Gotta love your hugs! Their power is probably underestimated.


  2. I love the gambler’s grain. That’s a wonderful image.

    Satu – yes, sway can be a verb. Substitute control. 🙂


  3. I really like this, it makes me want to hug people, just in case.


  4. Welcome to Trifecta, booguloo. I’m glad you’ve found us. This was a lovely piece and you’re already spreading hugs around the Trifecta community! Looking forward to more next week. (Hugs and writing!)


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