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

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 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 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you so glad you liked it
Destiny Dreamer

2 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 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

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

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 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 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Rick yes it is comforting to know he is on the job
Tate, this is awesome. I'm a little teary typing this, but want you to know how it truly touched my heart. You are very gifted.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

thank you sharon I always loved the bear payton carried
Well, to tell you a secret. In my early childhood, I used to have a stuff toy of Spiderman. It was something that in my life held paramount importance or significance. He slept with me, he ate with me, he even took bath with me. In a nutshell, it was something much lovelier than my soul itself. But, now it resides in my storeroom. But, I think today I must go and and search for it, just for the sake of nostalgia.

A beautiful poem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for giving me a nostalgic vibe, it something I will never forget.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you devanshu It is not unmanly to cry nor to feel. it is told to us that we should not show em.. read more
Devanshu Rajput

2 Years Ago

You said very true. As, Charels Dickens says, " We need never be ashamed of tears".

I.. read more
Its wonderful how you could bring such experience into writing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

seyi thank you for my granddaughters sake it was a joy
I had, (still have,) a Teddy bear, he's called 'Mr Tat.' He was a little worn, having been bought second hand from a jumble sale (at my request,) by my grandma. He knew all my secrets, still does in fact, which is why he is still with me after more than thirty years.

And what a lovely photograph of your granddaughter. T

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Ole bear is so special i will like seeing him given to her daughter one day
There is a comfort in this poem...
Beyond a child's need, we all find comfort when we see fears abated and when we pair our inner child with the happy smiles and simple trust of the children around us.
Your author's note hits hard when I think of your position in the equation. You see the circle of life interrupted from a view with a clear perspective. You found a way to mirror hope and joy from your observations rather than to focus on the tears.
This is why your poetry is do dearly loved. There is simplicity for a casual read and depth for those willing to see your honesty about how you visualize life.
Thank you for creating such beautiful art.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

David that is by far the most endearing review i ever received of you. I thank you from my heart to .. read more

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