My Special Friend

February 11, 2010
By CoriLynnLove BRONZE, Le Roy, New York
CoriLynnLove BRONZE, Le Roy, New York
3 articles 12 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
The only way to accept an insult is to ignore it.
If you can't ignore it, top it.
If you can't top it, laugh at it.
If you can't laugh at it, you probably deserved it.

I am in my room, dragging Barney around with me,
The purple and green dinosaur is my friend.
I talk to him,
And I hug him.
His sister is with us too;
Baby Bop just can't get left behind.
Because of her, I have my blanket.
Although I am like her in many ways,
I am also different.
I am not a dinosaur,
Nor am I green.

My eyes are transfixed on the television whenever they are on.
I secretly wish that I could be with them,
Singing songs,
Making crafts,
Holding hands,
And hugging.
As I grow older, my feelings never waiver
As I always keep my blanket near.
Even though my two favorite dinosaurs are gone,
The memories are buried deep within the confines of my special blanket.

Now I'm clutching my blanket
As if it were a part of me.
I watch television with it,
I cry wit hit,
I cuddle with it,
It keeps me warm.
This blanket is my security.
It knows my secrets,
My desires,
My flaws,
My insecurities,
My worries,
My dreams,
And my nightmares.
My special blanket knows
About me.

Now I see,
Just how much my special blanket means to me.
It is the only thing I trust,
It never lets me down,
It makes me feel safe,
And it always seems to have a cure.
It has been washed so many times,
Yet still is ever so soft and fuzzy.
This blanket is my lifeline,
It is my other half.
Although it may seem childish,
I will never give it up,
Because just when my world
Appears to be crumbling all around me,
My very special blanket
Envelops itself around me,
And comes to rescue me.

The author's comments:
I was inspired, you could say, to write this during my Creative Writing class with Mrs. Palmer when we did a childhood unit. It really got me thinking about being a kid, and everyone says that out of everything I wrote during that class, this seems to fit me the best.

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