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Teddy Bear

Teddy, I've been bad again,

My mommy told me so;

I'm not quite sure what I did wrong,

But I thought that you might know.

When I woke up this morning,

I knew that she was mad;

Cause she was crying awful hard,

And yelling at my dad.

I tried my best to be real good,

And do just what she said;

I cleaned my room all by myself,

A even made my bed.

But I spilled milk on my good shirt,

When she yelled at me to hurry;

And I guess she didn't hear me,

When I told her I was sorry

Cause she hit me awful hard, you see,

And called me funny names;

And told me I was really bad,

And that I should be ashamed!

When I said, "I love you, Mommy,"

I guess she didn't understand;

Cause she yelled at me to shut my mouth,

Or I'd get smacked again.

So I came up here too talk to you,

Please tell me what to do;

Cause I really love my Mommy,

And I know she loves me, too.

And I don't think my Mommy means,

To hit me quite so hard;

I guess sometimes, grown ups forget,

how really big they are.

So Teddy, I wish you were real,

And you weren't just a bear

Then You could help me find a way,

To tell Mommies every where.

So please try hard to understand,

How sad it makes us feel;

Cause the outside pain soon goes away,

But the inside never heals!

And if we could make them listen,

Maybe then they'd understand;

So other children just like me,

Wouldn't have to hurt again.

But for now, I guess I'll hold you tight,

And pretend the pain's not there;

I know you'd never hurt me,

So Goodnight my Teddy Bear!

Author-Cindy Pike Dunning

This Poem is dear to me. The next time that your
Child makes you a little mad, read this poem and remind
yourself that we are only children once and every time
your child makes a mess or over steps the lines, that he is
just that a child. In every thing they do all through the day
they are learning and expressing themselves the best way
they know how. For no child wants to disappoint their parent.