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







   


© 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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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 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 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 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 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
Great piece. You've captured all his characteristics here.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Hi Mike thank you for that
WOW! The flow of Your Poem is very NICE! I love the feelings, emotions and story too

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you so glad you liked it
Destiny Dreamer

3 Years Ago

U R Welcome :D
Tate thanks for this. You have evoked the memory of when I was five. I havent had that memory in forever. I believe beyond all the words that is the aim of poetry. The best poetry makes you feel what the poet intends.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Daniel.We all have memories hidden away waiting to be reawakened Glad i was able to do tha.. read more
Very emotional piece.always loved your writeups.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Msharma
Always beautiful sentiments, Tate. Another lovely and most loving write. Glad to hear that Teddy is holding up his end. Teddies are like that. They always find a way to do what they must do. They are such strong and loving creatures. Have her give him a big squeeze for me.

Best regards,

Rick

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Rick yes it is comforting to know he is on the job

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