Teddy Bear

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?



Aileen Fisher