My Teddy Bear
That old t-shirt that smells of daddy
That old blanket I carried with me
Grandpa’s hat, Grandma’s gloves
Uncle Tony’s smelly socks.
These are things you will never smell.
Daddy’s drawing of Kurt Cobain
Mummy’s stories of love and pain
Grandpa’s plants, Grandma’s food
Uncle Mark’s old paintings too.
These are things you will never see.
Daddy’s awful music collection
Me and my Lana De Ray obsession
Grandpa’s chanting, Grandma’s singing
Your uncle Chris and his laughing.
These are things you will never hear.
My little Teddy Bear.
About the author:
Katie Higson is a third year studying Creative Writing. In the future she hopes to help people who suffer with their mental health express themselves through writing and to get some of her own work published.