Teddy was under the lilac bush-
when the snow went away we found him there.
And one of his shoebutton eyes was lost
and the shine was gone from his yellow hair.
But Teddy blinked with his last black eye
and said that he really didn't care
(except that his cave was a trifle cold)..
as long as we came and found him there.
And he said with a smile on his white yarn mouth
that REAL bears slept in a cave or lair
All through the winter...and if they could,
well then, why couldn't a TEDDY bear?