This poem by A. A. Milne was the poem we read in school today, and it is just so appropriate for ME! I smiled all the way through, and I thought you might enjoy it too. It is a bit long, but oh so fun. (Remember Edward Bear is later known as Winnie-the-Pooh.)
A bear, however hard he tries,
Grows tubby without exercise.
Our Teddy Bear is short and fat
Which is not to be wondered at;
He gets what exercise he can
By falling off the ottoman,
But generally seems to lack
The energy to clamber back.
Now tubbiness is just the thing
Which gets a fellow wondering;
And Teddy worried lots about
The fact that he was rather stout.
He thought: “If only I were thin!
But how does anyone begin?”
He thought: “It really isn’t fair
To grudge me exercise and air.”
For many weeks he pressed in vain
His nose against the window-pane,
And envied those who walked about
Reducing their unwanted stout.
None of the people he could see
“Is quite” (he said) “as fat as me!”
Then, with a still more moving sigh,
“I mean” (he said) “as fat as I!”
(to be continued)
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Bel McCoyThis is SO good, and SO Pooh!!May 6 at 3:45pm ·LikeUnlike
Bethany AmslerActually, that “like” was from me Rebecca, I didnt realize I was on my mom’s facebook 🙂May 7 at 12:16pm ·LikeUnlike
Bethany AmslerBut we both loved the poem, too cute!May 7 at 12:16pm ·LikeUnlike
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