A Poem by Tate Morgan

He is privy to her secrets none of which he will ever share the lifelong friend, who in the end is her very own Teddy Bear


Paytons Bear: True treasure is when her own children will one day hold her little bear and again know the joy that counts above all else his "Love"

Here was the friend that heard the cries

from the monster under the bed

Who stood watch over her at night

just to scare away fear and dread


Through all the pain and the laughter

he's shared the pleasures and the tears

Watched over her every day

as the months have now turned to years


He is privy to her secrets

none of which he will ever share

The lifelong friend, who in the end

is her very own Teddy Bear

He takes the blame for toys left out

while passing her a knowing wink

The mess was his upon the floor

and the dishes not in the sink

His the last face she sees each night

a smile, greets her every morn

Their's is a friendship born of love

the bond that will never be torn


© 2018 Tate Morgan

Author's Note

Tate Morgan
In the four years since my granddaughter was born she has had a Bear. This bear stood her in good stead through laughter and tears. He was there when her father died. He dried up all the tears that they both cried. He has slept beside her every night and played with her everyday taking on any roll her skits called for. Payton is rarely seen without Bear.So when her mother called to tell us Payton had taken Bear to show and tell at preschool I had to smile. For here is the repository of all her hopes, dreams and fears. All contained in the little bear with the big heart.

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My Peyton has a Little Bear. He was her first friend, as a matter of fact sometimes when she was bad I would give Little Bear a time out. She is almost ten and still sleeps with him. I tread the day he becomes just an old stuffed bear.
I so loved your poem :)

Posted 8 Months Ago

Cherrie Palmer

8 Months Ago

For a Little while we took her little pink guitar away and she cried all the time so we have her the.. read more
Tate Morgan

8 Months Ago

I understand it makes sense they make sense of their world by creating a safe place in the imaginary.. read more
Cherrie Palmer

8 Months Ago

Yes, helping them to cope makes me be creative.
Awe... This is a very sweet piece. Reminds me of my daughter and how much she still loves her teddy bears.. I love the way the poem flows, almost like a lullaby.

Posted 9 Months Ago

Tate Morgan

9 Months Ago

Thank you Dear Payton still carries that bear everywhere. He is showing a bit of age now but shines .. read more
Love this one Tate. And "The bear" is so relatable since I have one too and will always be my go to guy...
The concluding lines will remain with me for a long time.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you dear as long as that bears offers friendship Payton will oblige
I love the beautiful imagery of this poem. I had a bear when I was young so I can identify with this poem on a emotional level. It is always awesome to read your work brother.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Hey Eddie thank you. My granddaughter lost her father just before she turned 2 he gave her that bear.. read more
i love this poem i have a bear myself since birth im 20 now and hes in my dresser in his shelf with other memorable items such as a bear my friend and i got and some nic naks. every child has a bestfriend like this at one point even if its not bear its still there bear.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you bear has been a very special party of my granddaughters life and is endowed with all the v.. read more
I love this song! by kenny loggins.return to pooh corner is one of my favorites.
Such a touching poem too...makes me wanna cry...i am a fan sir...

Posted 1 Year Ago

Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Well I am thankful and grateful to make your acquaintance
wonderful... very sweet...

Posted 1 Year Ago

Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

thank you Angelina
This is simply fantastic Tate! What a great picture you paint here. Brings me back to one of my favorite Loggins tunes... Return To Pooh Corner. Very heartfelt my friend. Keep up the great writing! Of course, the picture following the poem is simply priceless!

Posted 2 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you when her father died a few years ago she attached herself to bear even more and has rarely.. read more
I have a six year old grandson. he has a little toy dog called Flops, (because of his long, floppy ears.) The two are inseperable.

This is a lovely poem that I thorough enjoyed. Thank you for sharing. Barry.

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Added on January 22, 2015
Last Updated on March 20, 2018

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