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The Bear Essentials

awe… Anybody out there feel like they need a big ol’ bear hug today?
Well here’s hoping this cute poem inspired by the whimsical ceramic
artistry ofΒ BelΓ©n Soto will brighten somebody’s day, today! 😍😘☺️ β™₯ Jackie

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The Bear Essentialsbear family, poetry

there is a family of simple bears

who live in a humble forest lair

they are a lively and happy lot

with elegant manners taught


flowers, ties and grace at every meal

is the family dining deal

fetch yourself some tasty grog

and have a seat on the family log


oodles of berries and honey

more bountiful than funny money

so yummy it makes your tummy tingle

transforming food into comic jingles


come join our family fray

with laughter and lively play

no worries for this crew

we live each day brand new


Here’s a shout out to kids, bears, fun and the simple joys of life. Once again the playful ceramics ofΒ BelΓ©n Soto inspired me to have fun with my poetry. I hope you enjoy her delightful bears and other creative creatures on her website.Β 

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28 responses

  1. well seeing you a bear hug! and these ceramic bears are cute! in art class, some middle schoolers used to use polymer clay (I do not teach anymore, but did for many years) and well, one of the long time samples I had was a polymer clay bear – it always made it back in the bin…. and this post reminded me of a some fun lessons. thx.

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    May 22, 2016 at 12:48 am

    • Big bear hug back at ya, Yvette ❀ You were an art teacher? That must've been fun! Well now you've reminded me of my very special teddy bear candleβ€”packed away somewhere "safe" πŸ˜‰ … gee whiz… And it would've been perfect for this reblog! Oh well… I'll need to find it for next time! πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀

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      May 22, 2016 at 1:07 am

      • yes,m maybe next time! and yes, I taught art for 8 years, but also taught many subjects over the years — ahhhhh

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        May 22, 2016 at 1:27 am

  2. This blog reminds me so much of my Bear Collection. My daughter was newly married and the events of 9/11 shocked her so much she felt they- her and Mark – should not bring children into this broken world. I wanted to sow hope so I bought the first bear in The Teddy Bear Collection and began to write some stories. His name is Peter the Pilot. I finished up with 40 in the collection and my daughter did have a son and a daughter and always saw my bears as symbols of HOPE. I have about 12 stories with the 40 bears but perhaps you blog and the beauty of its expression should somehow encourage me to get them out there. I would like to know if anyone would like part or needs a bear in this collection. I believe they stopped making them several years ago. Thanks for the beautiful blog. I love it!

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    May 22, 2016 at 1:24 am

    • Oh yes, Faye… Your bear stories sound wonderful and I do hope you will blog about them… This world needs to hear the message of hope! I’m glad 9/11 did not cause your daughter & hubby to give up on starting their family… The shock of 9/11 was also when my first heart-shaped knitting emerged off my needles πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀


      May 22, 2016 at 4:35 pm

  3. I need one bear hug with extra chocolate. Here’s one for you back. xoxoxoxo

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    May 22, 2016 at 1:45 am

    • Ooooh yes, chocolate!!! … extra-big bear hug to you, Sabiscuit πŸ™‚ 🐻 πŸ’ β™₯ ❀

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      May 22, 2016 at 4:49 pm

  4. Thanks for the share. Bear hugs!

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    May 22, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    • Big bear hugs to you, Brad πŸ™‚
      gotta ❀ your happy little poem πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀


      May 24, 2016 at 9:05 pm

  5. Bear hugs back to you πŸ˜€

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    May 22, 2016 at 8:44 pm

  6. The bears are adorable (and your poem, too). Now if they were chocolate….(LOL). ❀

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    May 22, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    • heehee… Yes indeed, adorable bears & poem & chocolate! I like the way you think, Anna ❀ I'm pleased to have found this creative connection between one blogger's art and another blogger's poem inspired by that art… Kinda like a double-reblog! πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀

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      May 24, 2016 at 9:43 pm

  7. Thank you very much for sharing my family of bears!!!! you’re very kind πŸ™‚
    For me it is an honor and for them a new adventure to make friends and have fun πŸ˜‰
    A big hug … and happy week.

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    May 23, 2016 at 12:05 pm

  8. I’m looking for bloggers of positivity who share their stories and talents! Great to find you!

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    May 24, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    • Hi bahelberg1 πŸ™‚ Thanks for finding/following/commenting so kindly, here at my blog! Your pictorial-dialogue blogging style is fun too πŸ™‚ β™₯ ❀

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      May 25, 2016 at 1:49 pm

  9. Brilliant idea to reblog this heartwarming poem πŸ™‚ Thank you!Have a peaceful & productive day * ^ *

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    May 31, 2016 at 5:41 pm

  10. oldpoet56

    Very cute.

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    June 10, 2016 at 8:52 am

  11. I need a big bear hug, thanks.
    BoomerangπŸ’«πŸ’« ((Hugs)) to you!πŸ’«πŸ’«

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    October 10, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    • awe thanks, joicelizsabeth ❀ Sending a big ol' ((( bear hug ))) your way! πŸ™‚ πŸ’œ Jackie@KWH

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      October 10, 2016 at 6:17 pm

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