Children Poetry posted November 24, 2020

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Teddy Bear Promise

by Dick Waters

A Teddy Bear's Promise
©2018 Dick C. Waters

I've never had a name, but I promise to love the name you give me.

Some of your friends will come and go, but I promise to be your best friend, for as long as you will have me.

I will never desert you, but if you want me to leave, I promise I will go without any complaints.

I promise to be there to listen, when you need someone to talk to.

I promise to listen to your most-guarded secrets.

I promise to never tell anyone what you told me.

I promise to greet you with a smile when you come into the room.

I also promise to never upset you.

If you ever need to let the tears flow, I promise to be there to catch them.

When you are cold, I will do my best to warm you, and keep you warm.

If you need a hug, or need to hug someone, I will always be there.

If no one will dance with you, I promise to be your partner.

I promise to keep my eyes open at night, so you can close yours.

I promise to watch you grow.

I can't say I love you, but if you look into my eyes, I promise they will tell you how much I do.

When you find that special someone in your life, I promise not to be jealous.


Because that is what best friends do!

I hope you can see the meaning of this when you look at a Teddy Bear.
(The picture is of my granddaughter on Christmas day, when we gave her this giant teddy bear. I wrote this piece to give the teddy bear some life, meaning and feelings.)
The next time you give someone a Teddy Bear, please feel free to give them this poem along with it. I have been doing this, and the tears make the bear much more like a best friend.
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