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My Poor Stinky Love

Oh, how I loved my little teddy bear
although I don’t recall from whom he came
or when I first laid eyes on him or where;
I only know I chose for him his name.

Yes, Pinky Winky’s name was like my own,
a playful silly nickname “Andy Pandy,”
and also in his ear a bell was sewn;
I jingled him and thought he was quite dandy.

Everywhere with me went Pinky Winky
until he met sad fate with one cruel splash.
He fell into the toilet and got stinky.
I wailed when Mother threw him in the trash.

Alas! The pink imposter in his place
no jingling made nor had dear “Winky’s” face.



-dedicated to PD

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 11/3/2014 9:35:00 PM
I so love this write Andrea. It is everything I am about. Sacred love. There are loves that can never be replaced. Wrapped in the innocence of childhood it is so much more important.
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Date: 7/19/2014 6:21:00 AM
To hard to replace a friend like, Pinky Winky. Maybe if your mother had thrown him in the washing machine life would have gotten back to normal. Very cute and very well written.... Robert.
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Date: 1/30/2013 8:47:00 PM
So cute, nice to be touching base again. Take care Lee
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Date: 1/30/2013 11:34:00 AM
So cute..love the names !! Congrats on your win !!
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Date: 1/30/2013 8:54:00 AM
A very beautiful poem about your teddy bear my dearest friend, Andrea! Sorry for the late reading! I love it! My biggest hearty congratulations on your second place win! love always, Leonora
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Date: 1/30/2013 7:30:00 AM
LOVE it. So darn cute! Congrats on your win :)
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Date: 1/30/2013 4:05:00 AM
Too bad you didn't fish him out of the trash, give him a shower and pop him in the dryer or better yet, hang him up on the clothes-line (the dryer might have shrunk and ruined the poor little soul) Oops!...I forgot about the bell in his ear (never mind)...Congrats my friend...not surprised - Tim
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Date: 1/29/2013 9:55:00 PM
A well deserved win Andrea. Poor Pinky Winky he didn't deserve to have such a stinky end. Take care Love Pam.
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Date: 1/29/2013 2:46:00 PM
Pinky Winky an unfortunate end. Well deserved poem. congrats. Warm Smiles, Connie
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Date: 1/29/2013 1:53:00 PM
Nicely done! We learn to cope with loss at an early age. Preparing........RAY
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Date: 1/29/2013 11:23:00 AM
Andrea, congratulations on your second place with this touching poem. My oldest daughter had a Teddy she took everywhere. As the years passed and she moved away teddy was left behind. I mentiond him to her and she told me to get rid of all the things she left behind. Several years later l reminded her again of how she told me to get rid of teddy and she panicked. She said No, l wanted to keep him, and l laughed and told her he was still safe and here with me. I knew one day she would want him.
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Date: 1/29/2013 8:49:00 AM
Congratulations Andrea. A jolly , happy poem and a winner. Love, Joyce
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Date: 1/29/2013 8:26:00 AM
I like your teddy's name.."Pinky Winky." great write and super congrats dear Andrea on your win. Cheers!!! Hugs, Maria
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Date: 1/29/2013 6:57:00 AM
This is fun, Pinky Winky sounds like it was a boy bear *lol* congrats on win
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Date: 1/29/2013 5:29:00 AM
...sweet write Andrea....congrats on your win
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Date: 1/29/2013 1:23:00 AM
Hi Andrea loved this congrats on your win on the contest, have a great day my friend, all the best Owen
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Date: 1/28/2013 11:41:00 PM
Nice words but poor Ted. ....Seren
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Date: 1/28/2013 10:28:00 PM
adorable, congrats on your win Andrea
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Date: 1/28/2013 9:50:00 PM
oh... well written and an excellent win...congrats Andrea, .btw, it really went to the trash?? sad...
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Date: 1/28/2013 9:34:00 PM
Hello Andrea, Congratulations :-) on a cuddly interesting childhood thought and poem. Enjoyed your "Teddy Bear Picnic" winning poem in SandI's contest, ~Always* PD
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Date: 1/28/2013 9:19:00 PM
thank you' SandyIvy
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Date: 1/5/2013 12:09:00 AM
lovely sonnet....pd
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Date: 2/6/2011 1:34:00 PM
Nice write on your special toy --sad you lost it!--kash
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Date: 6/24/2010 3:02:00 PM
Excellent...Sad to loose your special toy..I guess that it wasn't washable, huh...Ha! Keep the creative pen flowing...Sara
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Date: 6/15/2010 12:56:00 PM
I thought I'd check out some more of your sonnets & came across this adorable write. I loved it & guess what?? I have a teddy bear poem too. I also had a teddy bear called Bimbo, I spilled milk on him & he still smelled even after he was washed, also my mum dried him on the cooking range & melted one of his eyes. He just wasn't Bimbo after that :( lol ~ Sharon :)
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