Angela Wybrow

(Salisbury, Wilts, UK)

Colour-Coded


Whenever we are asked to fill out a form,
A question on ethnicity is now quite the norm;
For humans, the options include black, white and mixed,
But for teddy bears, there are different options to pick.

The forms which teddy bears have to complete,
Contain options which sound good enough to eat;
There’s honey, milk, chocolate, and coffee;
There’s cream, caramel, cinnamon and toffee.

Next to each box, a colour code is shown:
A different one for each individual fur tone;
From my experience, and from what I can tell,
Most teddies tend to tick honey or caramel.

For those bears whose fur may be grey or plum,
There is no need for them to ever feel glum:
All shades of fur, the form needs to be cover,
So, for them, there is a box labelled ‘other.’

These teddy bears are special: they are unique;
Not being traditional doesn’t make them a freak.
These are the bears who stand out in a crowd;
That they are different, they should feel proud.

The colour of their fur may not make the list,
But, from a small child, they will still get a kiss.
They may be quite different to all of the rest,
But these are the bears who are truly blessed.

Submitted: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Edited: Sunday, September 15, 2013
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  • John Brown (9/12/2013 1:51:00 PM)

    I enjoyed this poem Angela. The amount of subjects that can produce a poem never ceases to amaze me. (Report) Reply

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