THE "JUST BECAUSE" HUG     

Bears will hug you cause they're mean, 
    so watch out for their claws!
But I don't hug you cause I'm nice.
    I hug you just because.

There is no rule that says I must.
    There are no 'hugging laws,'
no hidden motives to discuss. 
    I hug you just because.

I do not hug you to reward
    your virtues or your flaws.
Can you guess the reason why
    I hug you?  Just because.

When life's too busy, rushing by,
    sometimes I like to pause 
and wrap my arms around you.  Why?
    I hug you just because.
                    
Just because I have two arms.
    Be glad it's not two paws!
Just because it feels so good,
    I hug you.  Just because.    

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