Tara and Her Bear
Teddy Bear asked Tara to dance with him.
They waltzed through whisphering watercolour days
and dined in enchanted moonlit gardens
savouring sweet hugs of honeyed love.
She’d opened her heart to him
and in return he gifted her
with childhood’s rare and precious wealth—
the beauty and innocence of sunlit trust.
February, 1999, revised May, 2004, January, 2006