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Friday, November 14, 2008

Nearly Four

A forgotten Teddy Bear - An Abandoned Toy - Photograph by Yukiko Aramaki


We came across this rather sad poem about three years ago, and finally today, we decided to share it with you.
It is actually the lyric of a song and was written a guy called Jeremy Lloyd.
We are sure that it will bring some little tears to your eyes - It certainly did to us and several other people!

So here we go...




NEARLY FOUR


A teddy bear sits on a mattress
One glass eye and threadbare paw
Looking at a cuckoo clock
Which shows it's ten to four


Four o'clock is teddy's teatime
Lots of friends and fancy cake
Although it's only pretend eating
Oh how long ten minutes take


Shadows grow on distant hillsides
Orange sun on glassy sea
All in his amber eye reflected
And still ten minutes left 'til tea


The mattress, striped, is old and broken
Rusty springs through stuffing show
The cuckoo clock is also broken
But how's a teddy supposed to know?


Unaware he's been discarded
That this is not the nursery cot
The hills and sea just glass, old papers
On a disused rubbish plot


A telephone that no one answers
Empty tins that once held tea
The clock that still says nearly teatime
Where can all the children be?


For ages now he's lain unwanted
Saluting with his threadbare paw
He'll never know he's been abandoned
'Til the clock reads after four


Don't tell him that the clock is broken
For as long as teddy doesn't know
It'll always soon be teatime
As it was so long ago.

6 comments:

Le-Chat said...

Hi guys,
I wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting and then found this song that is right up to my heart! It's so sad!! One of these days I must send you a picture of all the abandoned bears and other animals I've rescued since the last time. I have a complete family of pandas now, tigers, dogs and many new teddies, but there's also this chimpansee mummy with her baby which is an official WWF issue, bought by people to save their conscience and then just thrown out when they got in their way... I can't believe it, why not just make a donation? Anyway, you can see that a little bit in the picture of my cat funiture, if you didn't find that yet here's the link:
http://trashcollector.blogspot.com/2008/09/cat-accessories.html

See you and take care you two!

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

Aaaaaawwwww.....soooo saaaaaaad! :(

That Girl Ang said...

I'm going to be alright... You know... life happens!

Thanks for the love. I truly appreciate the furry sentiments.

You to & your human friends are the best!

Ang

Teddy and Pencil said...

One of the problems in this society is that everywhere you look, you get the message "Buy this, buy that, consume, consume, consume..." It's repeated over and over and over and buying became like breathing to most of people. Mending and fixing things have certainly gone out of fashion!

Ria said...

HI T and P and Y,

That's so beautiful. That's why we always love our teddies no matter what... How are you all?

Theresa H. Hall said...

This is heart wrenching and wonderfully touching.