Monday, July 10, 2023

Teddy's not a Bear: Poetry Monday


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Poetry Monday's once a week.
I bet you know which day.
I don't participate every time,
But today I've come out to play.

My friends assign each week a theme,
Teddy Bears is what they chose.
Now it's up to all of us,
to put our thoughts into prose.

Teddy's not a Bear

When it comes to comfort,
kids love a soft teddy bear.
Ours was not a bear, per se,
but our Lambie could compare.

Lambie soft and comforting,
soothed most every mood.
Similar to how we adults feel,
when we're sreved comfort food. 

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Everything Bagel Pasta Salad

Every time we traveled,
you can bet Lambie was there.
Until, oh no, he wasn't,
then utter and complete dispair.

On a layover we lost him,
it was I, who just freaked out.
Frantically searched everywhere,
but boarded our plane without.

Called my mom in a panic,
and the assignment, she took on.
Quick, find another Lambie to
replace the one that's gone.

Yes! The very next morning,
Lambie'd flown next day air!
But that first night without him?
Let's just not go there.

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Long relegated to the closet,
(quite against his will),
let me just assure you that,
Lambie's with us still.

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Everything Bagel Pasta Salad         

Printable Recipe

8 oz tricolor rotini
1/2 red pepper
1 green onion
5 oz cherry or grape tomatoes
1 carrot
2 TBSP Everything Bagel Seasoning, my recipe HERE
2 TBSP olive oil
2 TBSP water
1 TBSP apple cider vinegar

*Cook the pasta to al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain, then rinse with cold water and drain three times to stop the cooking process and cool the pasta. Place in a bowl.
*Seed and chop the red pepper, chop the onion, quarter the grape tomatoes, and shred the carrot. Mix into the bowl with the pasta.
*Whisk together the Everything Bagel Seasoning, olive oil, water, and vinegar. Pour into the bowl, mix well, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate.
*Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, mixing now and then.





  1. I’m not sure how attached I am to this ugly brown bear. My Mother had to cut his tongue and eyes out because they frightened me. But I still have him and he will be 78 years old Christmas Day. I guess I am attached. Donna

  2. Sooo sweet. Good save from your mom! Our Bunny-Bun-Bun suffered a similar fate and frantic substitution. (To be safe, we bought two!)
    Great job on the poem!!!

  3. Lambie is so cute, many of us have an attachment with a stuffed animal/toy as a child or as an adult

  4. My attachment was to a stuffed panda that I wore threadbare. My parents tried to get me to like a teddy bear they bought when panda was falling apart, a teddy bear with a music box in it', rear, but I wanted that panda. My Mom repaired it and it was somewhat good to go. It disappeared years and years ago (I'm sure my parents had something to do with that) and I could wish I still had it sometimes! My son had a stuffed bear that we left behind at my best friend's house (150 miles from where we live); fortunately she found it in time for us to turn back and get it.

    1. Sounds like your friend helped you to avert a disaster.

  5. Awww, Lambie sounds like an excellent friend. My Bigger Girl still has Spot, the green stuffed dog. She has had to restuff him and sew him up a few times, but that's okay, it just adds to the memories.

  6. I was gifted a container of Everything Bagel seasoning but I always forget to use it. Thanks for a reason to pull it out of the cabinet.

    1. I use it a lot, I think this is the 3rd or 4th recipe I've posted using it. Bet once you pull it out, you'll find some delicious uses for it.

  7. I remember when I was a kid I didn't have a teddy bear I had a monster that someone won for me at a carnival. That was always the stuffed animal that I wanted with me all the time. My daughter liked stuff ducks and she still has a box with about six of the ducks that she had when she was a kid.


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