Could my mind
+++++conjure up a teddy bear,
+++++so well I’d really feel he’s there?
filling cradling empty arms
+++++with loving presence
+++++and his fuzzy form?
Could my imagination softly croon,
+++++but loud enough to touch
+++++my hearing flesh,
+++++my real life ear?
yet go unnoticed
+++++by my fellow arm-rest-mates–
+++++elbow-bumping passengers
+++++and dozens more together here
+++++as we zoom in full flight through the air?

If I can hold myself quite still
+++++and let my body take
+++++its inhale and exhale,
I just might feel
+++++that loving bear,
+++++his fur so soft,
+++++a plushy fuzz,
and hear the gentle bars
+++++of my self-made lullaby,
+++++that hugs and holds the
+++++lonely, empty holes inside
+++++that otherwise would cry,

and in my centered reverie
a tender verse
and keep-thee-safe refrain
so sweet and clear
will echo in my brain
if ever lullaby there was.

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8 Responses to LULLABY TO MYSELF

  1. Kay Salady says:

    Oh, so lovely! I love teddy bears and I collect them as well. The ending is so beautiful! Thank you so much.

  2. Jamie Dedes says:

    The poem is a lullay. Very nice … am partial to teddy bears as well. Have several even into my maturity … Nice work.

  3. fiveloaf says:

    lovely.. tq for sharing this elaine.. my gooseberry..

  4. musical words.

    enjoyable word flow.

  5. This is so lovely and teddy bears are always there for anyone and everyone. Even when you are older you still love your teddy bears

  6. This is wonderful, Elaine. So vivid and real. Makes me wonder who invented the Teddy Bear. It is such a part of everyone’s life, it seems. Excellent write!

  7. Morning says:


    Thanks for sharing.

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