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

  • Upendra Majhi (4/29/2017 4:47:00 AM)


    tug of peace sir, tug of love, excellent.please keep it up. (Report) Reply

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  • Upendra Majhi (4/27/2017 4:06:00 AM)


    He is a peace lover.anchor of peace.His words well orchestred drops like rain drops on all souls including warring souls thus pre-empting dispeace. (Report) Reply

  • (4/24/2017 7:45:00 AM)


    He wanted people to live life with lots of love and fun instead of difficulty (Report) Reply

  • Madhabi Banerjee (11/25/2016 12:08:00 PM)


    very good. read and think. (Report) Reply

  • Amanda Epps (10/23/2016 5:43:00 AM)


    My kids this this one (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • john tiong chunghoo (5/1/2006 9:25:00 AM)


    so lovely this poem. tug of hug.

    tug of hug
    squeezing
    the thigh so hard
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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