Shel Silverstein

(September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999 / Chicago/ Illinois)

Hug O'War - Poem by Shel Silverstein

I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.

Comments about Hug O'War by Shel Silverstein

  • Gold Star - 38,730 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/12/2014 9:52:00 AM)

    In the depth of the poem lies the perfect humanity and love of human beings. The poet proclaims for hug of war which is a great message that is peace. (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,726 Points john tiong chunghoo (5/1/2006 9:25:00 AM)

    so lovely this poem. tug of hug.

    tug of hug
    the thigh so hard (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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