Soft and shaggy, all colours and sizes,

Long shapely nails and sharp incisors,

I gnaw at soft flannels, wools and Ts,

I could eat you alive, but you can’t help but love me.


My toes can grip branches, rocks and minnow’s,

But I much prefer doonas, laps and pillows.

I like to creep closer while you are at sleep,

I reach for your neck as silently I creep,

all through the night, buried down deep.


I’ll nestle beside you if you don’t make a sound,

But beware if you wake me,

I can be a real brown.


The answer is: I am a Teddy Bear