A Lovely Teddy Bear

We all have that special teddy bear that you cherish.

I thought I found a lovely one the other day at a friends house. Turns out it wasn’t the bear for me..

Its fuzzy fur and cosy cuddle
was made to keep a child warm.

It has two hard black eyes like onyx pebbles,
strays of fur and cotton tassels.

But there is something malodorous and potent
woven within every last fabric remnant.

Clumps of crusted coat are tarnished
from their gallant adventures to which it perished.

But, it was not until I gave it a squeeze,
That I realised, with much unease,
Perhaps this bear was not for me.

Its high pitched squeak and wail,
Its torn and chewed up tail,
its pelt, all worn and pale.

A squeaky toy for the dog to tear.
A squeaky toy that I thought was a teddy bear.
 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s