Special Friends


Sometimes tattered,

sometimes torn,

these then are the scars of a child's love

by a special friend they are worn

a friend, loved and adored.


Who is this special friend?

One who is with you to the end?

It is a teddy bear

guardian of your secrets

keeper of your dreams.


A dear friend who cares

one who never schemes

a protector against fear,

so that you need not dread anything

that hides beneath the bed.


Thank you, my teddy,

my loving little bear

for all these years of love and care,

and so many memories of times past,

memories that will last and last.



Richard Roy Davis