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Huggable, Lovable Teddy Bears
An imaginary live Teddy bear;
If they could share their thoughts,
this is what we just might hear.
There are Teddy bears that look
so huggable and lovable,
but if we're out of reach
with A sign, 'No no, untouchable',
that means we're collectables.
Some Teddy bears get to ride
in police cruisers to greet
children in distress.
They become Velcro Teddies
and get to wear Doll's best dress
and through Children's tears,
they listen to sad stories
no one else hears.
I'm a Teddy always ready for hugs
and playing peek-a-boo to turn
a frown into a happy coo.
I'm squeezed, then hugged till
I pop a stitch or two, but
a stitch in time saves nine
and Mom say's I'll be fine.
Been set on, stepped on,
spit upon too,
even used for a ball,
dragged through the hall.
But I'm still here for the long haul,
'cause I'm a huggable, lovable
I've been lost under the bed,
sometimes in the bottom
of the toy bin and
it's lonely till I'm found again.
Oh! That darn old sippy cup
just dripped all over me and
I think I have a wad of gum
on my bum. Now washer
here I come, then the dryer,
but that's okay, don't cry.
I'll be back better
than before all warm,
fluffed up and ready for more.
There have been so many winter,
spring, summer, falls,
and all is quiet in the hall.
No more finger prints on the wall.
The Children are all grown
and gone. Now I get a gentle hug
from tearful Mom.
Several Christmas' and New Years'
four, maybe more, have come
and gone. Now it's Valentines
and the birth-day of a new born.
Soon the Easter bunny will be here
in disguise, with all those colored
eggs to hide. Great! Now what comes first,
the bunny or the egg and where does
the Chicken come in...?
Grandma has a plan, I've just been
dusted off with her gentle hands.
Soon there will be pitter-patter
of little feet down the hall and finger
prints on the wall.
This Huggable, Lovable Teddy Bear
is ready again for the long haul!
Copyright © Ann Sullivan 06/2002
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