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Question: Inspired by neonman, who is your guardian!?
Sheriff Teddy

Tyler has a Teddy (Yes, the Marine)
who lies upon his pillow
with the little star pinned on
that says "I'm sheriff Teddy!."
He keeps the little boy alive
and very close to his heart,
for he's the one who appointed him Sheriff
of this one-room town!.
He lies there now and patiently waits
for his soldier to come on home
so he won't have to sleep there anymore
cold and all alone!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Best Answer - Chosen by Asker:
I didn't think it cute!.!.!. I think "the cute" is superficial!.!.!. a sad replacement for the real thing!. Although delicate on the surface it's filled with pain underneath !.!.!. to some extent a sad reminder that some don't come home!.!.!. but then I was a Marine on distant shores with young children at home, maybe my view is skewed!.

!.!.!.it is sad that your guardian in life comes down to a teddy bear with a badge!.

[I am not being critical of what you wrote, please don't think that!. I was only explaining how it effected me; to bring out an emotional response in your poetry is a good thing even if it might not be what you would expect]

I know with your son gone those thoughts enter your mind too!. I read that in the last line!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

This is lovely - in any one else's hands it would have been twee (not that being twee is particularly bad!) You just have this nack of being kinda homely, and straight to the point and you sneak those little bits in that say 'this is a poet' !.!.!.!.I'm speaking here of
of this one-room town!.
I hope this doesn't fall into the hands of his platoon mates - I can see an awful lot of leg-pulling if it does!.
Don't pick me as best answer!.!.!.!.!.it is getting embarrassingWww@QuestionHome@Com

How sweet!. I'm happy to see that they don't completely out grow their special friends!. My 8yr old has a pig he's had since he was an infant and my 4yr old has a favorite frog!. These special friends will always have a home with me even when the boys finally let them go!. Lovely story, thank you for sharing!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Oh, Reenie - this brought tears to my eyes!. What a faithful guardian - and a beautiful bear that projects the love (and respect) it has been given - how official - a star and all ?Www@QuestionHome@Com

aww that's so cute! My guardian is a little white bunny that I've had for years lol!.
I Loved the poem and the way it was put together, it has a!. !. !.charm about it=)

This one is so sincere and sweet! I hope sheriff Teddy knows how much of a hero his soldier is!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Kudos to Teddy and his Marine!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

May he be home soon!. My son was also in the Marines, his twin in the Navy!.!.!.the separation was so difficult!. A lovely Mom's poem!Www@QuestionHome@Com

That is one tough looking sheriff! I'm headed out of town now! lol Nice that you reposted as it is a sweet poem!.Www@QuestionHome@Com


This is a dear poem!. I hope your Marine comes home soon!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

You are the best, true-blue Marine Mom!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Oh, my!.!.!. Soon, soon, I hope!.

Tightly written, poignant poem!.Www@QuestionHome@Com