Excerpt from.... LOST AND FOUND TEDDY BEARS
by Patricia Whitney
In a brooklyn, New York brownstone, on a tree
a long time ago, there was magic between
a human little girl, named Lucy and her teddy bears.
The bears were gifts from her mom Rose,
with sewed outfits for every single bear. The bears
would all come alive with only the human Lucy.
Now, through the door, inside, down the stairs of the
Brooklyn brownstone the bears were covered inside
boxes, in the damp, dark, dusty
even though grandma Rose had attempted to keep
everything there nice and clean by sweeping, until
she fell in
the kitchen last month and now needed to
use a cane. However, long ago, she had protected
the teddy bears by storing them inside
the boxes, in
clear plastic bags with bright yellow ties. The bears
were those of her daughter Lucy, who had played with
the time and the Lucy had grown up, married,
and moved away. Still in other boxes were stored
plates and cups for picnics, a radio,
a camera, and all
sorts of fun games. The teddy bears all remained in
the basement covered, protected, and very lonely.
the very last bear, they all missed Lucy.
However, this day at a Brooklyn hospital, the rest
of the human family, which
were Lucy, David, and
their daughter Sarah, who grandma Rose had never
met, rushed into the hospital emergency room door.
as she watched the hospital
personnel take her mother away on a stretcher.
"Where ar they taking mom?", Sarah asked her dad.
.......to be continued.................................................