My Bear And I

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Adult Romance  |  House: Booksiesilk Classic Group

Featured Review on this writing by willnorman


He was my one true love for a season or two. 
Oh how I adored him.
Then time played a cruel joke on us and we soon had to part ways. 
I mourned the loss of him, his friendship, his warmth, everything about him.
I would feel him in the wind, and dreamed of him often, that he too wished for me.
I was left sad and felt very much alone for a long time.
I missed him so much so often, I imagined hearing his voice.
I'd read the letters we shared between us just to see his words.
And in my mind, I'd conjure his voice just to hear these very words being spoken.
Then life took a turn for me, and soon I was busy all the time.
I barely had time to myself and my put away thoughts.
I'd come home alone to hide in the comfort of 4 lonely walls.
They knew my secrets, my pain, my tears but kept silent and to itself.
Then one day, I sat on the edge of my bed, struggling to start my day.
He appeared behind me sitting on my bed in the form of an actual bear, 
A nickname which I had bestowed upon him..
He spoke to me and I turned to look at him in shock.
I thought I was losing my marbles.
I tried to reason with myself as to why this was happening.
 Maybe he appeared in this form to me because my loneliness had gotten the better of me.
Another thing I had conjured to fill a void, perhaps? 
Something I could actually see and touch this time?
But could I ? I hadn't tried to just yet.
But he seemed to know my mind.
Or was it my own speaking aloud?
He told me he was here of his own free will.
He had sensed somehow that I needed him. 
He wasn't shy to tell me he missed me too.
So there he was every day for me. 
In his bear form, talking to me, keeping me company.
He would make me laugh and cheer me on.
At night he would hold me close and keep me warm till I dozed off.
I was happy again. He made me happy. I had my bear back.
Then came the day, the sun shone thru my bedroom curtain.
What a lovely, fine day I knew it would be.
I finally had a day to myself, and I was going to spend it with Bear.
He tapped me on my shoulder and asked
"What would you like to do today?"
I smiled and told him I had plenty of ideas.
I went off to get washed up and start my day with him.
But when I returned to the room, he was gone..again.
I looked for him and called for him. 
It was only then, I heard his voice whisper in my mind.
Go do those things you want to do, have fun, live your life. I'll see you again one day". 
 So I did.
With tears in my eyes, I moved forward. 
Slowly at first, till I actually begun to feel the sun warm my face.
 I shall wait till we are reunited

Submitted: December 12, 2022

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Wow, Nite, so powerful a piece. Profound and romantic, tragic and yet not so. Maybe we all need a "Bear" to help us recognize what we need to do to enjoy our life to the fullest while we can. Nicely done, as they say.

Mon, December 12th, 2022 11:50pm


Love your comment, thank you my friend : )

Tue, December 13th, 2022 5:50pm


You always seem to amaze me my beautiful SOW

Tue, December 13th, 2022 4:04am


How so?

Tue, December 13th, 2022 5:44pm


You, the softly fluttering owl on my shoulder, have been this bear so often for me as well!
I'm glad you can feel the sun again on your face, you can feel the warmth of my love, & I really enjoy the hoots of your amazing voice! Always know that even the growls of the occasional frustration, can also be vibrant joy when perceived in love!

Tue, December 13th, 2022 11:28am


Friends gotta back each other up, Spy

Tue, December 13th, 2022 5:44pm

Dick Wood

That was beautiful. The emotions flowing like water from this piece.

Tue, December 13th, 2022 11:54am


Thank you so much for your visit and comment D, I appreciate it !

Tue, December 13th, 2022 5:38pm

Matt Triewly

Poignant. Powerful. Beautiful.

Funny enough, my ex-wife said I reminded her of a bear at times... a giant teddy bear.

Tue, December 13th, 2022 7:00pm


Sweet : )
you probably are. Around the right people. Thank you for reading

Tue, December 13th, 2022 5:34pm

harriet-jacqui x


Tue, December 13th, 2022 10:55pm


Thank you and for reading me HJF

Tue, December 13th, 2022 5:32pm

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