Poem: Rags and Teddy

Rags and Teddy

(A Love Poem)

Once upon a time through a door just down the hall, in a dark, forgotten corner of the playroom was a doll.

She was only made of cloth, a rather simple work of art, but you could see where someone had embroidered her a heart.

It had faded from neglect as she’d being lonely through those years. 

She couldn’t even cry because she hadn’t any tears.

But then one day as she lay cold and silent on the floor, a teddy bear was tossed in through the squeaky playroom door.

As she watched him, he got to his feet and slowly walked her way.

Her little red embroidered heart came back to life that very day.

He gently picked her up and as he held her in his arms, he noticed a faint heartbeat and certain rag doll charms.

So he took some thread and stitched a pretty twinkle in her eye and fixed her sewed-on smile which had long-since gone awry.

He brushed away the dust and cobwebs from her dress.

Then taught her about love In his fuzzy warm caress.

Those two have stayed together since that day so long ago and when he looks at her today.

He would hardly even know.

That this happy little rag doll, so content and satisfied.

Was the same one he had found cast so carelessly aside.  

Sherri Deskins

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