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Things To Give Away

Tarny was a little bear A teddy bear he be Coat was as white as snow To this we all agree . Tarny was a Christmas gift Given to a lady fair Was sent by her Tarnished Knight How she wished that he was there . Tarny wore a little coat Where pinned upon his sleeve A note from her Tarnished Knight Said "will you read me please " . "Sorry I can't be with you On this Christmas day I know its very hard for you That I'm so far away" . "So I am sending Tarny For you to now embrace I will be there very soon Then I will take his place" . "Tarny has a special gift He'll make your dreams come true Just close your eyes and make a wish You will see what he can do" . Tears now flowed from her eyes Squeezing Tarny oh so tight Closed her eyes and made wish To dream of the Tarnished one tonight . That was some time ago In another Christmas past Once there was hopes and dreams Somehow they didn't last . Tarny now is put away Never sees the light of day Shares a space with odds and ends In box of " things to give away" . Fleece once of snow flake white Now has stains of crimson red Came from a broken heart Oh! how Tarny bled . So if you find a little bear Slightly stained in red May not be a teddy But this Tarnished Knight instead

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Date: 8/15/2012 10:13:00 PM
Tarny, started out like most gift,, loved and than put away... it is sad, when a sacred toy is forgotten... I once had a bear.. he was my hero.. always there for me when i needed a hug, ... maybe he was my knight protecting me at night...love your poem...xox~linda
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Date: 8/14/2012 2:26:00 PM
Oh, wonderful! a sad tale, but a great write. Love the rhyme and flow. Welcome to the soup. :) Tanya
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