A Hug Without Arms

Horses & paintings 006 (2)


Do they think because

we have no arms

we do not hug?

Do they think because

we have smaller brains

we do not love?


We hug

neck to neck,

chest to chest,

coat to coat,

in a warm embrace

of pure love,

a love as pure

as theirs,

perhaps more so.


They think

we do not love

because it makes it easier

for them to drug us

for so-called sports,

for their so-called fun,

and race us past injury,

and, yes, they even kill us

for their gustatory pleasure.


All we want to do

is love our families

and run free.

But we are willing

to serve them

if they treat us right.


Now I ask you:

who here is superior?

8 responses

  1. it just makes my heart flutter – such affection in words and picture – wonderful!


    June 26, 2013 at 10:33 AM

  2. Despite them not having traditional arms, they probably love each other more than some humans love each other. We need to learn from nature and animals.


    June 26, 2013 at 3:54 PM

  3. A benign thought in a beautifully written poem. I hope your message reaches far and wide.


    June 27, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    • Another comment from Arjun!! 🙂 Molti grazie per tutti le paroli!!


      June 27, 2013 at 10:33 AM

  4. Genie

    Love it, love it, love it! Both the poem and the photo!


    June 28, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    • Thank you, Genie!! Have been loving some of your posts from days ago but they were not open for comments. I love the horses hugging, too.


      June 28, 2013 at 1:26 PM

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