TITLE: Painting Over Teddy Bears
By janet rubin
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Painting Over Teddy Bears
By, Janet Rubin
I’m painting over teddy bears,
Seems yesterday, I put them there,
Can’t pretend like I don’t care,
Painting over teddy bears.
They’ve 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 didn’t 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 you’ve had a change in taste,
Now it’s ribbons, bows and lace,
One by one they’ll be erased.
In the closet, almost through,
Seven teddies I can’t undo,
I’ll hang clothes but they’ll peek through,
And keep on watching over you.
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