A forgotten teddy is reunited with his long lost pal..

Once i was happy, loved,needed and so treasured
now dry and dusty all my time may be measured,
alone in the dark with spider webs stuck to me
but with lots of fond memories to help comfort me.

I would cry if i could but i am just a toy bear
a little cuddly wee thing but ive lost all my fur,
and ive only one eye as the other went missing
it fell off after far too much past reminiscing

I miss you so much katie when we went round in pairs
and you never let me fall from the top of the stairs,
and so many adventures we two would share nightly
then later in bed snuggled all quiet and so tightly

In the dark i dont understand why play has just stopped
i had lots of time thinking after this box i was plopped,
and all covered in cobwebs is this now my lifes ending
its pretty horrible you know yes there is no pretending.

But hang on whats this a thin shaft of light i can see
and muffled voices getting louder all surrounding me,
there he is shouts someone who is very close by
weve found him, weve found him, a young lady cries.

Lifted up,de-dusted,de-cobwebbed,and carried aloft
at last i was free of that dark box and prison the loft,
then a new journey outside in the back seat of the car
and brought to a hospital after travelling so far.

Down long corridors filled with blinding white light
and then at the end we stopped and turned right,
pushed through a door past a couple of rooms
i am carried in a basket with some colourful blooms.

And there on the bed lying low and looking sad
my best friend katie much older but im happy not sad,
she smiles when she sees me she laughs oh what joy
katie laughs loudly cuddles me and says oh my pretty boy.

Youre here i cant believe it oh were have you been
ive missed you. ive missed you, was it all a bad dream,
i dont care about any of that now youre hear katie my friend
they say your poorly with dementia but i cant comprehend.

A tear is sliding slowly down your eyes too your cheek
then your lips start too move and then you start to speak,
oh teddy please stay with me,promise me that you will
so i did every day till the nurses gave the very last pill.
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Written on September 25, 2023

Submitted by garryg.63803 on September 25, 2023

2:18 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 2,173
Words 462
Stanzas 11
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4


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