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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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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
What a wonderful sweet story. . .I never thought of them as being a friend who knows your secrets and will never share. . .thanks for sharing this sentimental piece. . .and the song is one of my favorites. . .brought back a few of my own memories. . .

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you tootsie I can tell hers has carried quite a burden through laughter and dried tears.
Thank you for sharing the story. My daughter had her Winnie the pooh. Grandchildren have their dogs. I enjoyed this story. Took me back to the past and the present.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Coyote for some reason every time i read your comments on any of my work i feel a real connection be.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Kids make us equals. They become a very important part of us.
It is amazing to think how much out toys know of us, pain, laughter, secret's - I do miss mine, well done, great read.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thomas you ole softy you. lol Yeah we are all little kids in adult bodies .Take away the trappings o.. read more
Tate, another great, sentimental example of your incredible writing. It's beautiful and captures the essence of every little girl's favorite stuffed friend. I really enjoyed this. Thank you..:)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Star I have missed you thank you smiles
Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

I'm still taking a break. I just played hooky last night. I love this site; I just don't have time .. read more
Beautiful Tate! You are a wonderful Grandpa...

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Diane so nice to hear that from you
Diane Wood

2 Years Ago

Tate, You know I write the truth. :)
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Awe well thank you
so so true, such bond truly exit. i love reading this, especially as it reminds me of such undying trust and loyalty a teddy bear can offer, as inanimate as it is. Thank you very much for sharing this poem.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Abd-afeez I am happy to report Bear and my granddaughter will not likely be separated in t.. read more
A cuddly teddy is a loving friend to hold onto...a delightful write and enjoyable read Tate.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Fran I cant remember ever seeing her without bear

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