Hug O’ War

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.

–Shel Silverstein

Listen to the MUSTN’Ts

Listen to the MUSTN’Ts, child,
Listen to the DON’Ts
Listen to the SHOULDN’Ts
The IMPOSSIBLEs and WON’Ts
Listen to the NEVER HAVEs
Then listen close to me …
Anything can happen child,
ANYTHING can be.

–Shel Silverstein