I Will Not Be Your Teddy Bear

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  • iLuvPoetryJACOB
  • Poetry will always emerge out of the shadows of depression, shining like a star in the scarcity of light.

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My best guy friend met this other girl that he described as "cool". Immediately, he started walking home with HER. Immediately, he would talk about HER all the time TO ME. All because she's a pretty little slut. I am not that teddy bear, and I would not let him be that child. With this poem, I proved my point. Just venting. He learned his lesson--it's not nice to forget about your closest friends for someone you barely even know. Okay, glad I got that out.

I Will Not Be Your Teddy Bear


So you think I'm a toy, do you?

When you’ve out grown your fear of the dark,

and no longer need your faithful teddy bear,

you can remove the buttons from its face,

put them back on your jeans, and leave the poor bear blind

in the trash can, swallowed by the rotting garbage.

But don’t be fooled by the plush animal’s eyeless countenance,

empty of thought or emotion; it is looking at you

with its mind’s eye, bloodshot with the feeling of betrayal,

of  forlornness, of abandonment.

I am not that teddy bear. You will not be that child.

I will not be forgotten.

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FadingFebruary commented on I Will Not Be Your Teddy Bear

06-19-2010

Your poems are very imaginative. I love your writing!

iLuvPoetryJACOB

06/19/2010

Thank you for reading.

Papa commented on I Will Not Be Your Teddy Bear

06-15-2010

Guys are stupid. Just stick to your guns, and be yourself. There is a long road ahead of you. Don't skin up your knees just yet. Liked the poem.

iLuvPoetryJACOB

06/17/2010

Thank you for the advice, and for reading my poem. --Natalie.

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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