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Random Poem:

Threadbare
larrylark

My wife bought a furry bear.
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Big, cuddly, huddled under our duvet,
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a clueless interloping beaut,
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with ways that bears have of seeming so cute.
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We were introduced.
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He drank my rhubarb juice.
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liked my flirty feathered hat.
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Tried it for size, plus my Hawaiian shirt,
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best glitter tie, even took a chance
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on my Kelvin Klein underpants.
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I was threadbare, sat astride a radiator.
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Agreeable heat sinking into my exposed bits,
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Tinting them rosy pink.
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Bear seems foot loose, fancy free.
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looked gander, a real dandy
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If  ham footed, disco dancing
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to her favourite tune.
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“You’re just to good to be true.
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Can’t take my eyes of you.”
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She stayed fast asleep not a single peep,
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so I made cocoa, pretending
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we were ordinary guys, sound as a pound,
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wearing Marks and Spencer’s dressing gowns.
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Feet on the ground but with Playboy hearts.
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“We could rip up this one- horse town, take it apart” said bear.
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I took back my clothes
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So his cupboard was bare as we climbed into bed
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Where I unpicked his fur while he combed out my beard.
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Sleeping with bears feels ever so weird
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But really we were grizzled old souls
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Clutching our own balls with little to give
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And no one to give it with.
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Next morning he’d gone.
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“So he wasn’t the one?” I asked.
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“He couldn’t compare with you.” She replied,
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behind cold cream mask and a tissue of lies.
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