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BoBo Sanctuary

by Bobo 

Posted: 06 February 2004
Word Count: 105
Summary: Another ode to my nearly-33-year-old 'cuddly' toy ( once a snoopy-style dog, but now a degenerating mass of rags - still beautiful to me ). I cried rather a lot while writing this. :0(

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You accepted me
when no-one else would.
I felt truly loved and needed.
Nothing They could do or say
could take away
our bond,
so unique and eternal.

You knew me,
adored me
for my essence -
to you I was everything,
your end-of-days companion.

and ever.
You and I
taking on
the cruel barbed torture
of rejection.

Yes, I will stand by you,
continue to cherish you,
long beyond the confines
of this day or tomorrow,
long beyond the material world
with all its cares.

As I look into your eyes,
mottled ebony beads of kindness,
I thank you for helping me live.

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roovacrag at 16:58 on 06 February 2004  Report this post
I could have cried too. Still got my doll Susan who is 58 years old.and a poodle my late husband bought me when i was 18. No i do understand.thank you for sharing this with us all.xxxx Alice

The Walrus at 17:32 on 06 February 2004  Report this post
Very personal, moving tribute to Bobo.

The Walrus

Fearless at 01:10 on 07 February 2004  Report this post
Very sweet, moving. How about one for Zippy?


Bobo at 14:49 on 07 February 2004  Report this post
Woz/Walrus/Al - thanks for your comments. Alas, I'm beyond help...

Lisa xxx

dr_mandrill at 16:26 on 07 February 2004  Report this post
There was a night of the long knives where I executed many of my stuffed childhood friends. Your poem made me wish I hadn't. It's reassuring and sweet.



Sam Rix at 00:01 on 14 May 2004  Report this post
Hi Lisa,

A nice piece,
Amazing that a cuddly toy or comforter can give acceptance and no judgement, two things we all crave, but that our own and those around us canít help but taint.

Your words hint at a moral lesson lurks there, me thinks...
Keep it up

Love and luck to you and yours

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