TITLE: Painting Over Teddy Bears
By janet rubin
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Painting Over Teddy Bears
By, Janet Rubin
Iím painting over teddy bears,
Seems yesterday, I put them there,
Canít pretend like I donít care,
Painting over teddy bears.
Theyíve stood faithful year by year,
Bearing witness to every tear,
Comforting every night time fear,
Oh so faithful year by year.
Those teddies kept me company,
When we were up at two or three,
No one else was there to see,
But the teddies kept me company.
The teddies never went to sleep,
Silent vigil they did keep,
Though darkness over the walls did creep,
The teddies never went to sleep.
They never closed their painted eyes,
But watched my baby grow in size,
And stayed when I didnít answer your cries,
They never closed their painted eyes.
Those ears heard the stories we read,
The prayers we prayed before bed,
The songs you made up in your head,
The very first words you said!
Now the teddies will be replaced,
Because youíve had a change in taste,
Now itís ribbons, bows and lace,
One by one theyíll be erased.
In the closet, almost through,
Seven teddies I canít undo,
Iíll hang clothes but theyíll peek through,
And keep on watching over you.
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