poem 4/25/10 – Furbulous

NaPoWriMo 2010 ReadWritePoem challenge Day #25 – “Keep an ear out for the first sentence (or even word) that is said to you after you read this prompt…(Poetic license: If the first few words are exceptionally boring, wait for the first uncommon or peculiar one.) … and build a poem around it…. Trust in fate.”

Well I didn’t trust fate – asked the young woman taking my clothes in at the Laundromat this morning to say something interesting.  She said “Furbulous” – a word they use at her other job at Build-A-Bear.



Almost inexplicably
his plan falls into place
little Ashley hugged him
squeezed and squeezed
told her bff he was perfect
thought a moment then decided
there I’ll put him right here
so now on the dresser
by the pile of pastel socks
leaning on the neon pink and blue heart
that her other bff got her at Spencers
the bright curled tube
flushes his brown fur fuchsia
but it is cool
like his heart
+I am Teddy, Destroyer of Worlds


6 responses to “poem 4/25/10 – Furbulous

  1. I think you are pretty furbulous yourself Nova heart. A cuddly teddy bear in fuschia fur is fabulous.

  2. d’accord, rallentanda! Love the ending.

  3. Only one word for this:

  4. Lovely, then sinister. Love it.


  5. Furbulous is what you get for cheating and asking the lady for an interesting statement! But, you’ve made her proud…love the references to bffs!

  6. Build-A-Bear– now that brings back the memories. Great poem!

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