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Tattered Old Mr Teddy Bear

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Tattered Old Mr Teddy Bear

In my bed, my childhood teddy layers next to me.
Absent mindedly I trace his now tattered seams,
And his matted brown fur from years of tears and hugs.

Even though I'm old and gray, privately we talk.
No, I'm not feeble-minded as some might think.
I talk to Teddy of my thoughts I had that day.

As long as I can speak, my Teddy is my guy.
He's my greatest listener where so many are not.
If he begins to talk, they'll surely take me away.

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  1. Date: 2/3/2013 1:36:00 AM

    I enjoyed reading this awesome entry! Big congratulations on your win my dear Connie! love/hugs, Leonora

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 2/3/2013 2:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your congrats and for stopping by Leonora. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/30/2013 11:52:00 AM

    They hold secrets near and dear...do they not !! Enjoyed your poem !!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/30/2013 3:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Debra for your comment and for stopping by. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 11:48:00 AM

    Well Connie if he talks to you, pssst make it a secret well kept, congrats on your super win, enjoyed hearing about your Teddy Bear, love xxx

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/29/2013 1:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your congrats and stopping by to read Mr Teddy. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 9:08:00 AM

    Lucky Teddy Bear to be such a long and lasting comfort. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/29/2013 1:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your congrats and for stopping by. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 7:13:00 AM

    I like the added humor! Congrats

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/29/2013 1:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Richard for your comment and for stopping by. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 5:37:00 AM

    congrats on a fine win Connie

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/29/2013 1:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Joseph for stopping by and for the congrats. Warm S,lies, Connie
  1. Date: 1/28/2013 11:59:00 PM

    Congrats Connie ...Seren

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/29/2013 1:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the congrats Seren and for stopping by. Warm Smiles, Connie
    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/29/2013 4:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank your for your congrats Seren and for stopping by. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/28/2013 10:57:00 PM

    congrats on your win in the contest Connie, hopefully the bear will keep his comments to hisself

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/29/2013 4:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Francine thank you for your congrats and stopping by. My teddy is too shy to make his opinions clear. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/28/2013 9:39:00 PM

    Connie, Congratulations :-) on a cuddly interesting childhood thought and poem. Enjoyed your "Teddy Bear Picnic" winning poem in SandI's contest, ~Always* PD

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/29/2013 4:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your congrats PD and for stopping by. I'm happy you enjoyed my tattered, and tear stain Mr. Teddy. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/28/2013 9:21:00 PM

    thank you' SandyIvy

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/29/2013 4:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for stopping by. I enjoyed writing about Mr Teddy and sharing him with PS. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/7/2013 1:07:00 PM

    ha ha they surely will love . I never had a teddy , ( i wipe a tear from my cheek) I don't know why not maybe my brothers beat them up or used them as cannon fodder lol xx

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/7/2013 5:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Mandy for your comment. Your never too old for a Teddy, lol. I needed to write at least one more poem before I go into surgery tomorrow, a 4th cervical surgery. My Ipad and PS will help me through my recoup time. I'm grateful for all the friends of made here. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/7/2013 7:16:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading your work..Great that you have your Teddy to talk to after this length of time..Sara

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/7/2013 7:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Sara for your comment. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/6/2013 6:08:00 PM

    This is a fascinating write my friend, a fabulous way you spun your poem! I truly loved reading this delightful and terrific write this evening! What a wondrous piece, a wonderful companion you have with your teddy! Very enlightening poem, Great Work!!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/7/2013 7:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Russell for your wonderful comment. We all need something from childhood, good memories or a tattered Teddy. Warm Smiles, Connie