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How Far Can A Hug Travel

How far can a hug travel?
Can its strength endure the miles?
At the speed of light over five thousand k’s
Can you feel my smiles?

If I sit in perfect stillness
And quietly close my eyes,
Can my heart hear your heart beating,
Feel the warmth that it inspires?

If you spread your wings around me
Do you think that I could fly?
And if we lived a world apart
Could you see through my eyes?

As the world contains such beauty
Would you ever really know,
What it’s like to look into my eyes
If I didn’t tell you so?

If you never stand before me
How would you see my soul?
If our hands could not touch together
Would we feel the energy flow?

Can the source we share unite us?
Can the love we feel survive
If we never meet and gaze into
The soul’s windows in our eyes?

So if I send my blessings
Would my laughter fill your ears?
And if your heart felt sorrow,
Would my eyes cry your tears?

Would the vibrancy of living
Spread back and forth like fire?
Would you feel me wrapping round you
To comfort and inspire?

Can the love you send deliver
All the beauty in your soul
Can I know you, really know you,
From a message or a call?

But the wires of the universe
Carry the strongest waves of all
For we are but one, this energy – love -
Joins our spirits at the soul.

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this is a little poem I wrote in my much younger days…..

but I was inspired by a wonderful act of kindness here on rb recently, it reminded me of these words, and it made me think that while we can send the word “hug” back and forth across the waves to the people we care about, I honestly believe we can send the energy with it!

AND more importantly, the person receiving it can actually feel it!
I am one who works with energy and knows just what power it holds……So when you type those little thoughts and good wishes, MEAN them! And the vibes will travel and will endure….

THANK YOU Sophie – You are an Inspiration and a Friend.


  • Elenne Boothe
    Elenne Bootheover 6 years ago

    Beautiful and powerful, I feel your hug and send you one to.
    have a wonderful day Wendy.

  • thank you so much dear Elenne! The energy is received and returned….(smiles too!)

    – Wendy Slee

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2over 6 years ago

    Most beautiful indeed,,yes i also believe energy can be felt and sent, it is also what i do, Reiki, i believe everything is energy, down to the little thoughts we have, and the thoughts help to trigger happenings in our lives, that is why Positive thinking, equals Positive outcomes, but to ’’believe’’ in this thought process too, creates an even stronger outcome. It helps to focus on the things we want and want to do,,rather than on what we don’t want. So yes,,i agree,,not only is your writing beautiful and inspiring,,,but energy is a most powerful thing…x

  • Dear Laura, thank you for the beautiful words. I originally posted this at the Reiki Cafe where I hosted the writers page for many years……. while I am not attuned specifically to reiki, I still work with total belief in the power of loving energy and the healing powers of reiki . I see why there are always such good vibes when I see your name on my screen! I always smile!

    – Wendy Slee

  • shapiro
    shapiroover 6 years ago

    Wendy your poem is full of imagination and Spiritual vision. You are truly an inspiration and create forms and visions from the external world using your imagination. Your energy and healing rays I can feel Wendy and your poem expresses the essence of who you are and what you have come to understand! Thank you my Dear Friend for sharing this with us all! I am very touched by your sentiments and kindness!Sx

  • Thank you Sophie, you reminded me of these thoughts today and so i went back to find them…. you are one of the special people here whose name on my screen always brings a smile to me and a buzz! (hugs)

    – Wendy Slee

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 6 years ago

    I’m feeling the love. :-)

  • So you should!!!!! lol ;-)

    – Wendy Slee

  • Jaybe
    Jaybeover 6 years ago

    Beautiful writing – such a small word but it holds so much strength and love….Faved! ;-)

  • thank you so much Jaybe, you are right, such a small word but full of rich and wonderful “feeling” when the intent behind it is right….

    – Wendy Slee

  • liesbeth
    liesbethover 6 years ago

    eventhough i don’t know the artist here on RB personally execpt for one… i can feel the energy from several.. reading their words.. looking at their art.. is for me all about feeling. Your poem does the same.. feels good to me but by uploading youdid more; you can also feel the energy it creates by the comments that follow on your beautifull writing.

  • liesbeth
    liesbethover 6 years ago

    Besides… i believe we do know each other at a deeper level..;-)

  • Yes we do, Liesbeth, I think that is the powerful message here, and it is recognizing each other at this level that then becomes so amazing. Thank you for your kind words….. may the energy continue to bless you!

    – Wendy Slee

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2over 6 years ago

    Thank you Wendy,, thats very kind:)) x

  • Michael Oubridge
    Michael Oubridgeover 6 years ago

    This is awesome Wendy, hugs seem to be universally accepted by everyone on RB, this community must be the most friendly in the world, just a shame the powers that be in governments can’t share some of the love….

  • too true Michael, too true!
    Shame that governments cannot legislate to bring back happiness and simple human kindness…..
    hugs to you!

    – Wendy Slee

  • flame7
    flame7over 6 years ago

    Oh wendy.. your work is so timely it sends shivers… A very close girlfriend of mine left Perth today for 3 years to go up north…. It was such a sad morning for me. She stayed overnight we had a nice dinner and shared some laughs… then … gone :( I loved your poem and thought it is so apt not just for how I am feeling today – always. I have a few girlfriends that have left over the years and still maintain contact with friends I have had for 35 years. So yes… hugs do travel i believe….. You are amazing :)…. hugs to you my friend x

  • oh I feel how sad that is……… my best friend just left this week to travel the USA with her husband and kids…….may not be back this year… is indefinite, so I miss her so much already.
    Glad the “hug” reached you……. you will have to find some interesting new things to fill your mind now….. plan some more trips….. and even to Busselton (?) if it doesn’t blow away tonight lol!

    – Wendy Slee

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