Nearly Four (Don't tell Teddy that the clock is broken)

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  1. XXXXX

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    A teddy bear sits on a mattress
    One glass eye and threadbare paw
    Looking at a cuckoo clock
    Which shows it's ten to four

    Four o'clock is teddy's teatime
    Lots of friends and fancy cake
    Although it's only pretend eating
    Oh how long ten minutes take

    Shadows grow on distant hillsides
    Orange sun on glassy sea
    All in his amber eye reflected
    And still ten minutes left 'til tea

    The mattress, striped, is old and broken
    Rusty springs through stuffing show
    The cuckoo clock is also broken
    But how's a teddy supposed to know?

    Unaware he's been discarded
    That this is not the nursery cot
    The hills and sea just glass, old papers
    On a disused rubbish plot

    A telephone that no one answers
    Empty tins that once held tea
    The clock that still says nearly teatime
    Where can all the children be?

    For ages now he's lain unwanted
    Saluting with his threadbare paw
    He'll never know he's been abandoned
    'Til the clock reads after four

    Don't tell him that the clock is broken
    For as long as teddy doesn't know
    It'll always soon be teatime
    As it was so long ago.

    Originally written as a childrens song (WTF??!!) back in the 70's by Captain Beaky of all people :eek:hmy: Should come with a health warning :rolleyes: When I want to feel sad, this one always does it for me..........
  2. Remedy

    Remedy Chat & Forum Buddy

    That's pretty saddening, though I'm going to look up the song. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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  4. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    Poor Teddy! - hugs Teddy -
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