and post notes and photos about your poem like Jim Yerman.
He was known as a rough rider and a big game hunter to boot
but he’s probably more famous for the bear he didn’t shoot.
When his companions tied one to a tree
Teddy Roosevelt thought it would be unfair…
unsportsmanlike to shoot it
hence…we have the Teddy bear.
Hoping to give children something to do during this virus
a friend in South Carolina came up with a great stunt…
She asked her neighbors to put a Teddy Bear in their windows
and then send the children on a hunt.
When the family goes out for a walk
to ease their boredom…to get some air…
they could bring along a camera and take pictures of all the Teddy Bears.
Her neighbors deemed it a great idea
a way for families to get some exercise and alleviate some cares
while their children…cameras at the ready
would hunt then shoot some Teddy Bears.
So in honor of a great idea…children of our neighborhood be aware
hiding, looking out our window…you will see a Teddy Bear.
If all our neighbors who have Teddy Bears put them in their windows
this could be a wonderful game…
and imagine if neighborhoods all over the county
Followed suit…and did the same.
A Teddy Bear in every window?
from sea to shining sea?
Could make a lot of cooped up children happy…
I imagine Teddy Roosevelt would agree
Copyright © Jim Yerman | Year Posted 2020
Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.