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Long Gone Teddy

I needed a friend because I was scared,
My curiosity compelled my decision,my choice.
To precariously balance on my tricycle,
To peer into the unknown, 
The strange shaped glass covered
Gas meter. 

I was almost able to peer,
Into the strange, yet fascinating 
Object that hung on the brick,
Wall outside, in the backyard,
Of my childhood, 

I don't remember exactly,
How my chin ended up,
Slammed against the glass,
Other than the wheels,
Slipped back, my head,

My chin spilt open,
A gash,pain,blood,fear,
Shame, wondering why,
I didn't plan better to
Avoid such a dumb 

So Mom and I, we walked, 
Up to the corner to the 
Bus stop, to ride the 
Bus to the hospital,so 
I could get my first,

I can't remember the pain,
Or the shot, or the room,
In the hospital, where my 
Chin was sutured,but
I do remember you,

The gift shop had you,
Sitting on a shelf,
Waiting to be placed,
Into the arms of 
A child, who needed

Thus began the friendship,
Of my brown-eyed,
Felt padded, mohair
Stuffed animal that,
I so carefully named, 

Still today, I wonder,
Whenever I see a 
Gas meter, placed outside 
On a wall of a house,
What became of you, my

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  1. Date: 4/4/2013 6:11:00 AM
    I love this one...I know what happened to my teddy (who's name was coco) I dropped him in the river...ha...accidentally

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 3:28:00 PM
    Jennifer, :-) Congratulations with your creative top featured poem of the week. Take care and have yourself an excellent time here on the soup... I know I sure am. * or should I say I will at least try. Always~ & ~ Forever*LINDA"

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 7:48:00 AM
    This is a marvelous write! Congratulations on your win my dear Jennifer! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 12:24:00 PM
    Thank you all for your support. It means so much.

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 12:05:00 PM
    Smiles big here !! Such a sweet story of aquiring a new Teddy friend. Congrats on your win !!

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 11:56:00 AM
    A rather unique story my dear, I'm glad that Teddy brought you comfort, so many years ago, congrats on your super win love xxx

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 9:26:00 AM
    A lovely tale of your Teddy and your childhood accident. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 12:13:00 AM

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 9:40:00 PM
    Jennifer , Congratulations :-) on a cuddly interesting childhood thought and poem. Enjoyed your "Teddy Bear Picnic" winning poem in SandI's contest, ~Always* PD

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 9:21:00 PM
    thank you' SandyIvy