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CHILDHOOD

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Below is the poem entitled CHILDHOOD which was written by poet Claire Bogdanos. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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CHILDHOOD

Poor old teddy bear, waiting tired and time-worn
Reminding me of many nights spent too forlorn,
We have seen better days when your soft coat was new
And all the dreams we dared to dream seemed overdue.
I put away my childhood toys as I grew old
Because I’d sought the happiness that futures hold.
While childish hopes are based upon small simple things
They fade into the lonely past that growing brings.
Sometimes I wish, with all my heart, I could recall
That yesteryear, so long ago, when I was small.
There’s a precious amount of brief security
In loving a teddy bear who loves only me. 

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  1. Date: 1/30/2013 12:23:00 PM

    Ahhh yes...if we could go back and find security brought to us when we were young...would be marvelous !! DANG reality is a kick in the pants at times. Enjoyed your poem...congrats on the winning placement.

    Bogdanos Avatar Claire Bogdanos Date: 1/31/2013 11:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We all could use that extra pillow in the rear upon occasion. Thank you.Love,Claire
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 9:41:00 AM

    This is lovely and deserves a higher spot. congratulations on your offering. Love, Joyce

    Bogdanos Avatar Claire Bogdanos Date: 1/30/2013 7:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your kindness!Love,Claire
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 12:22:00 AM

    congrats Claire ....Seren

    Bogdanos Avatar Claire Bogdanos Date: 1/30/2013 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Seren! Love,Claire
  1. Date: 1/28/2013 9:41:00 PM

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

    Bogdanos Avatar Claire Bogdanos Date: 1/30/2013 7:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your kindness PD! Love,Claire
  1. Date: 1/28/2013 9:23:00 PM

    thank you' SandyIvy

    Bogdanos Avatar Claire Bogdanos Date: 1/30/2013 7:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Sandy! Love Claire
  1. Date: 1/18/2013 2:46:00 PM

    I am enjoying your poetry greatly, xxx

    Bogdanos Avatar Claire Bogdanos Date: 1/30/2013 7:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for the appreciation!Love,Claire
  1. Date: 1/16/2013 7:12:00 AM

    beautiful write .enjoyed reading it.

    Bogdanos Avatar Claire Bogdanos Date: 1/30/2013 7:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Kenisha!Love,Claire
  1. Date: 1/15/2013 1:31:00 PM

    I like this poem. I've enjoyed reading it - JH

    Bogdanos Avatar Claire Bogdanos Date: 1/30/2013 7:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am glad you enjoyed it JH! Love, Claire
  1. Date: 1/15/2013 11:08:00 AM

    A poignant, nostalgic write. I enjoyed reading your sweet poem, Claire. Love, Kim

    Bogdanos Avatar Claire Bogdanos Date: 1/30/2013 7:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Kim, thank you for the kind words!Love, Claire
  1. Date: 1/15/2013 9:37:00 AM

    About your poem: I'm hoping to see this in the Teddy Bear Contest,, sponsored by a poet name SANDY... it would make a good entry.. please check it out... you might like to have fun entering contest here on this site... by the way, I still own many stuff bear's that make me feel the magic from my childhood. I guess in a way I will not let go the comfort feeling. Well my bears are stuffed Unicorns.. LOL.. oh yes..I forgot to tell you..I'm always in good spirit.. LOL unless someone stepped my toe. hahaha XOX~ PD

    Bogdanos Avatar Claire Bogdanos Date: 1/30/2013 7:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi PD, thank you for the encouragement! It is greatly appreciated.Love,Claire
  1. Date: 1/15/2013 9:33:00 AM

    Good morning Claire, stopping by to say hi ;-) and welcome you to this lovely soup bowl. My name is Linda; everyone here calls me PD for fun. I'm here picking up and finding new poets to love, appreciate and adore. Please do not hesitate to look me up here on the soup if you need feedback on your poetry. I am looking forward into following your poems as you grow and post here at the POETRY SOUP. Take care~ LUV PD

    Bogdanos Avatar Claire Bogdanos Date: 1/30/2013 7:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you PD! Love,Claire