My Teddy Bear - Poem by Ruth warren
A child sits in the corner,
robbed of her innocence;
for the ones who live in her home,
have betrayed her love and trust.
She sings, as she gently rocks her
wondering what life would be like
She sighs as she holds her bear
upon her knee;
and tells him her many secrets,
all of which she knows he will keep.
'I love you Teddy Bear' she says,
as she pulls him close to her;
'I accept you for the way that you
are, tattered and missing some fur.
I would never hurt you, and I'd
never call you a name;
'Do you think they see me as tattered
too, is that why they're so ashamed?
I try so very hard to please them,
sweet Teddy Bear of mine;
to love, honor and respect them, and
to always be gentle and kind.
I hate it when each night, you have
to watch everything that they do;
but I need you so desperately, I just
can't let go of you.
I don't know if you understand, some
of the things that they do;
but it is a mystery I can not solve,
for I haven't got a clue.
The only thing that I think about,
while they're treating me as they do;
is that it will soon be over, and
when they leave I'll still have you.
So let me rock you Teddy Bear, and
sing you some lulabyes;
for soon the Sun will go down, and all
you'll hear are my desperate cries'.
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