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Teddy Bear

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Sue
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0 posted 08-10-99 04:58 AM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Sue

Pity a little bear, outworn,
Pity a broken bear.
His fur is thin, his ears are torn,
His stuffing's not all there.
He's oft been stitched, and has a lot
Of patches on his head.
The only eye that he's still got
Hangs from a single thread.
Pity the poor discarded toy
Whose beauty didn't last,
Where is that little girl or boy
Who loved him in the past?
Existence for a toy's not fair,
It almost breaks my heart;
How much love can a Teddy bear
Before he falls apart?
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Lost Dreamer
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1 posted 08-10-99 06:42 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

This Teddy bear must have had lots of love to be worn, and patched, and stuff lacking, but you do pose a good question. I always loved stuffed animals, and still do. I always treat them as though they have feelings. Usally they have a story behind them too. My favorites are the ones I rescue from the sides of roads, or walking paths, they seem to be the ones that need a gentle hand to bring them back to life. I enjoyed your poem, great job.
Sue
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2 posted 08-10-99 09:19 AM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

Thanks, Dreamer. Why is it that so many people love stuffed animals? Is it a legacy from childhood, or do we really not know the difference between animate and inanimate?
hoot_owl_rn
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That is a wonderful question and a great ending to a very good poem

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 08-10-99 10:40 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

You did a good job. Enjoyed the poem.
JP
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Very well done Sue, good imagery and excellent conveyance of feeling.

I wondered at your animante, inanimate response, and thought I would answer your call, so I asked my date, Suzy Doll; but she did not answer for she is only rubber afterall...

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Dum spiro, spero
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elvira
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i never had a teddy bear...perhaps every child should have one?
Alwye
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I never had a teddy bear either..do bunnies count?? Anyways, excellent piece, I truly enjoyed it. It makes you think..

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*Krista Knutson*

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Beautiful work Sue..You just reminded me of my rattled teddy and brought me some childhood memories..Thanks.
I was browsing thro' the archives & thought this deserved to come back to the top.. Its amazing how many good pieces we miss as talent gushes thro' passions..!!I am starting to wonder if I'd ever be able to keep up with the plethora of excellent poems here..

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"No one was ever ruined from without;
The final ruin comes from within.".....Amelia E. Barr


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