Monday, April 19, 2010


You were my 'first', my best.  I never knew unconditional love until you came along.  I shared all my deepest secrets, you never told anyone.  You listened when I was upset, never once interrupted and kept the same knowing smile on your face always.  We shared my bed every night and snuggled close through the best and worst days.  You kept me warm and comforted, and always loved me back. 

Every day was fun.  We knew it couldn't last, that the world wasn't made for us to be together long.  And when the day came that I had to let you go, cast you aside, I think you knew why. You came into my life for a reason and were a huge part of who I became.  And although we've long since parted, please always remember. 
You were the best teddy bear a boy could ever ask for.

I've heard some intense things this past week, so my mind's taking a break here for a while.  We all lose our innocence in life, some lost it too soon.  This is for you.


  1. What a great post !!!! so true.... someone should come with a teddy bear for when we are all grown up, to remind us how to be children again.

  2. We all miss that innocence we held. Great post Barry!

  3. This reminds me of Calvin & hobbes. Ya know that cartoon with the lil blonde kid & the stuffed animal tiger? It was a love that is so pure. Love it. I still have my stuffed animal tiger close to my bed. =)

  4. This was beautiful Barry.

    Wow you know I had to read it twice...just because I thought I had to in a way. I'm tearing up now. :) I guess all I can say is that this is a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  5. Barry I miss you :)
    This was an amazing post and I loved the video a lot.Its so refreshing.Thank you <3


  6. Interesting...made me think.

  7. i always wished to have a teddy bear. instead i used my pillow- for not to drag any attention.
    that was a very kind and touching post, Barry. you are increadible

  8. I miss the magic... I was actually out buying gifts for the little one in my family in Chile and got way to excited about it! Too bad I can't buy it all nor carry it all with me... But just the thought of receiving all these colorful things when I was a single-digiter was AWESOME!