Bear

Bear

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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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

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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







   
Loggins & Messina - House at Pooh Corner by clichy68


© 2017 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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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 4 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Months Ago

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

Posted 7 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

7 Months 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 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year 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 2 Years Ago


In the last stanza, was the first word of the stanza, "his", suppose to be "he's"?

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

No it is correct as it is But thank you for that
Corbin Driver

2 Years Ago

okay, it was probably the way I read it is why I thought it was wrong
Thought of the film Ted when reading this... whimsical and lovely. Well written as always...

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Thomas It is a special time that is when we are children.I am all in favor of holding onto.. read more
It's interesting how eloquent you wrote about her teddy lol. A nice perspective, looking at the value of a teddy, it has been given life.

Cheers!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you paytons father died 2 years ago and her teddy became embedded with all the hopes and dream.. read more
Phillip J Clayton

2 Years Ago

I see, yes that's a special bear.
Aw, how adorable is that photo with her and the Teddy. I remember my youngest brother had a bear that was torn and sown together from the wear and tare of the years gone by. But it was always his companion till it was pass on to his daughter. :)

Great read and write as always.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you yeah bear is a great comfort to Payton and she is rarely without him
Very sweet, I love how well you have described the bear

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Bear is a special case as he has lived with my granddaughter night and day all her life an.. read more

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