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Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
You sit with me in my time of need
When no one else is my friend
When I’ve been scolded and yelled at
When I’ve done wrong
You hug me and make it better
You say “It’s ok, they’ll get over it”
And you’re always right

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
I tell you all my secrets
And you keep them
Just like a good friend would
I trust you
“And that’s only one of the reasons
We’re such great friends” you always say
And you’re always right

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
You protect me when thunderstorms come
Lightning flashes and I squeeze you tighter
Thunder booms and you absorb my tears
The powers out and you comfort me
As I cry and cry and you say
“It’s ok, it’s alright”
And you’re always right

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
As Mommy and Daddy fight
We sit on the stairs and silently cry
We know where this is going
And as Daddy packs his bags
You turn to me and smile
You say “This only means you have two bedrooms”
And you’re always right

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
As I lay in the hospital
You lay beside me
Together we learned we must wear helmets
And keep our eyes on the road
We’re both very banged up
And you say “We’ll get better”
And you’re always right

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
On my first day of third grade in a new school
You sit by me on the bus
You see that I’m sad
Because I have no friends
You smile your friendly smile and say
“Don’t worry you’ll make friends”
And you’re always right

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
As I sit in my room and cry
Because I was called mean names
You make me smile
By acting like you beating her up
“You’ll get her” you say
I doubt you, But I’ wrong
And you’re always right

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
As I see you sitting on my dusty shelf
I sigh as I think of our good times
You said that we’d be together forever
That we’d be inseparable till the very end
But over the years I discovered makeup and texting
So I take you down and hug you
Because for once you were wrong

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moderndayEmilyDickinsonThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jul. 18, 2014 at 1:23 pm
This is so sweet and a little sad at the end, bu it's true! I've never been in a hospital, but the rest of the events are something similar what I've been through. You're a wonderful writer!!! Keep on!!! ^_^ thank you, for sharing this!!!
winbreyrey478 said...
Jun. 19, 2010 at 5:03 pm
Hey girl! I'm commenting like you asked me to and I'm so glad I read this poem. It's a true masterpiece, you deserve to be in the magazine! Keep on writing and I will keep on commenting! Love you girl!
Sill_Sitter11 replied...
Jun. 20, 2010 at 4:50 pm
Thanks so much. I really appreciate your opinion. I'll be sure to check out some of your stuff also!!! I'll be sure to keep posting new stuff!!! Thanks again for the comment!
ComA_White said...
Jun. 18, 2010 at 3:26 pm
This is ADORABLE! It's kind of sad at the end which is awesome. Your'e a good writer, and i like the whole teddy bear idea, it worked really well :)
Sill_Sitter11 replied...
Jun. 19, 2010 at 2:33 pm
Thanks! For this particular poem I tried to get into the mind of a child. I don't really know how it worked since I obviously DON'T have the mind of a third grader... but thanks.
Kahunagrlll867 said...
May 14, 2010 at 7:06 pm
wowee i lovee this veree much. you have good posturee!!
Sill_Sitter11 replied...
Jun. 19, 2010 at 2:33 pm
Hippie_Runner said...
May 13, 2010 at 7:32 pm
wow sill sitter!! i love this poem! its so adorable! although i get saddened at the end , i love this teddy bear theme and also how this is so realistic!! :)
Sill_Sitter11 replied...
Jun. 5, 2010 at 3:44 pm
saddened?? wow... i thought your grammer was better then that!! are you eating those waffles yet?!?!? lol
Sill_Sitter11 said...
Apr. 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm
Thanks!! I find it kinda sad. I mean it was her best friend. Inanimate object or not its still sad.
kiwi12 said...
Apr. 24, 2010 at 10:49 pm
this is so so so cute! I adore it very much.
Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 13, 2010 at 6:52 pm
flows nicely and i really like the ending--it wraps it up. good job sill sitter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sill_Sitter11 replied...
May 13, 2010 at 6:26 pm
HAHAHA!!! I found out how to reply!
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