She Said–More children’s poetry–this time about being tubby!

 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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  • Martha Robert likes this.
    • Kathy Tannersmiling..

      May 6 at 1:14pm ·LikeUnlike
    • 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
    • Rebecca Whitakermore is coming.

      May 7 at 8:49pm ·LikeUnlike
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