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The Bipolar Bear

In Central Park, a polar bear
Would swim and swim and swim;
At least twelve hours every day
Was not enough for him.

His name was Gus and at the zoo,
A therapist was sought
To see if this obsession
Could perhaps become untaught.

An animal behaviorist
To Central Park was lured
And he concluded, in the end,
That Gus was merely bored.

They gave him toys and hid his food
To occupy his mind
And slowly, he began to leave
His figure eights behind.

Still, tourists and New Yorkers both
All loved to visit Gus,
'Cause after all, he seemed to be
Neurotic, just like us.

But sad to say, Gus passed away;
His age was twenty-seven.
Perhaps he's doing backstrokes
Up where polar bears have heaven.

Copyright © ilene bauer

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  1. Date: 9/28/2013 10:49:00 PM
    lol...How sweet ....I like your style!

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 2:57:00 PM
    Very witty title and phrasing throughout to match. Perhaps they should come up with an animal ocd patch. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 11:55:00 PM
    this is absolutely adorable!!! Love it.

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 9:57:00 PM
    I was looking through the new poems and found your Bipolar Bear poem. I have a poem by the very same title what are the odds? I love your wit Ilene. What an enjoyable poem. I wish I could keep up the momentum like you do. Wishing you the very best for the up coming Holiday.

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 4:30:00 PM
    This is so cute, Ilene! You are a rhyming whiz! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 2:22:00 PM
    HEE HEE...Adorable write, my dear. Is this based on a true incident? Poor GUS....Loved this write...Hugs

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 1:52:00 PM