Tinker Posted September 28, 2019 Share Posted September 28, 2019 Teddy's Tea Party 1773Many, many years ago when Teddy got his start . . . .Bear newly stuffed with love, an English grandma's gift, a tot's delight prescribed, the toy was sent adriftacross an ocean wide, to new and hope-filled landwhere waited babe would live. For fortune and a stand,her son had gone away. To claim a world brand newand freedom paved the way. It's here the new tyke grew.His destination planned, our Teddy sailed the sea,rough winds and swells endured. On land his life would be much smoother he supposed. The cargo on the ship, an overdue supply, black tea had made the trip. It docked in Boston's port, a hub for goods of trade. It bore the king's new tax, the angered folk were staid. To tax without a voice, the people shouted no! No more would they obey, the king has got to go! That night a secret raid, the tea drowned in the bay. Poor Teddy went in too, the frenzy wasn't play. In morning light he bobbed, was spotted by a child who's father fished Ted out, for this our small fry smiled. A country gets it start. A wee girl plays her part to save that which is good, an English grandma's heart. ~~Judi Van Gorder Notes: ▼ 21 Lines Verse Form: The Teddy Poem . The elements of the verse form, Teddy Poem are: 1. a poem in 21 lines, made up of a prescribed single line followed by 3 sixains and a concluding couplet. 2. metered, all lines are Alexandrine lines. (French - 12 syllables each or English - iambic hexameter, always broken into hemistichs by caesura.) 3. rhymed, scheme x aabbcc ddeeff hhiijj hh. x being unrhymed 4. always opens with Many, many years ago when Teddy was much younger than today..." or some variation of it and is built around the theme of the adventures of Theodore E. Bear. Quote ~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~ For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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