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Bruno Sits

This is something I wrote after the death of my daughter (1995).  Bruno was her pride and joy and he sat in a rocking chair in her room for many years after.  I've revised it somewhat.  Unfortunately, my husband has also died since, so now we're down to two.  Now Colette's little girl, Grace loves Barbies

Bruno Sits Bruno sits in a rocking chair as though she’s coming hither. He's just a battered old Christmas bear but I remember that winter. Our girls didn’t know we searched at night as Santa’s helpers filled with delight. Jeannie, loved bears. Barbies delighted Colette. We bumped into Ken driving Barbie’s corvette. Suddenly looking at us with two beady eyes, was the biggest toy bear we'd seen in our lives. On Christmas day, Jeannie gasped at that bear Colette loved her vet We were all there. Now Bruno sits and sit so do I. I know Jeannie’s not coming. Bruno can’t say goodbye. Bruno will wait and we'll not forget Not I. Not papa. Not our darling Colette. We’ll see her again wherever it be. Now Jeannie’s adieu. We’re lonely as three. ©June 5, 2001 K.McL.Collins

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  1. Date: 1/7/2013 9:02:00 AM
    a very sad piece Kathryn, some things we just never get over, thank you for your comment on Winnie..

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 5:20:00 PM
    Kathryn, congratulation with your featured poem of the week. God Bless, you and your family during the holidays,, always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 12:29:00 PM
    Beautiful, the image of that bear and the memories it stirs. Great stuff, Kathy. Congrats on the selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 10:37:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your heart and words. As I read your works chronologically from early to present, I savor the depth of your expression. How your turn your sorrow into beautiful verse is amazing.

  1. Date: 6/8/2012 10:36:00 AM
    I am so sorry for your losses. The bear will always be Jeannie's, a constant reminder in the years to come. God bless.

  1. Date: 1/30/2012 9:20:00 PM
    continued from below- There is a lot to this site! I love the resources links over there <----- It took me ages just to get through the home page. Take your time, settle in, is my suggestion. Caution though, it is very addictive! LOL! And you may become like the rest of us, torn between writing and reading! Hugs to you, Cyndi

  1. Date: 1/30/2012 9:16:00 PM
    Oh, Kathy (do you prefere Kathy? ) I have so much I wish I could say, and the words simply refuse to come. I am so sorry to hear that you lost a child. Your courage and faith really shine through in this work, and I hope you have printed this out and put it away for Colette. When Colette is older, she will want to have this! One heirloom may be gone, but the one you crafted will be cherished. Your comments are lovely, thank you so much. Have you learned about blogs yet? How to get to them?

  1. Date: 1/30/2012 12:26:00 PM
    Enjoyed your poetry Kathryn, teddy bears have a soul of their own, they never die. Love, vie

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 5:40:00 PM
    forgot to say, go to the blogs and take my animal test!!

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 5:38:00 PM
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  1. Date: 1/26/2012 8:10:00 AM
    Thanks Rockman, Bruno's gone by the wayside after all these years, popped his stuffing and didn't survive the last move. Now he knows where his Jeannie is. Thanks so much for reading my poetry and commenting. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 11:46:00 PM
    I had to read this through two times to get the full picture. But when I did, I see it as a happily sad tribute to loved ones past that can never be forgotten. Love doesn't let you forget. It drains the sadness through tears then refuels the heart with the joy of the memories. Thanks for the emotion of your words. Rockman :-)

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    Date: 1/26/2012 8:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi -- Looks like I commented on my own poem when really I meant to reply to you (check out the above). It's going to take time to find my way. love, Kathy
  1. Date: 1/24/2012 7:05:00 AM
    Thank you for your kind comments on my writings Kathy. It was a pleasure to read your poetry today time to sit and write more. Please Love, Carol

    collins Avatar kathryn collins
    Date: 1/24/2012 8:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Carol -- I'm glad Bruno touched you. I'll be back and look forward to reading your writing some more. Love, Kathy