I stopped by our local thrift store
To make a small donation
To pass along some nick nacks
I had found, while on vacation.
After dropping off a cardboard box
Some books, a vase and dvd’s
I looked out of the window
And there before me, I could see
A dumpster filled with Teddy Bears
Stuffed puppies, kittens and more.
I couldn’t help but gasp, as I realized
Just what this dumpster was for.
Their faces badly scratched and torn
I looked on in disbelief
I found myself so outraged
That I cried aloud, “Good Grief”!
No children to appeal to
No rescues, no negotiations
No one seemed to even notice
Their cries of pain and indignation.
Now, I realize what can happen
When you toss your furry friends aside
If your mom does not hang on to them
They might make their way inside.
Inside a dirty, smelly dumpster
It hurts to see them there
Forgotten, dumped and tattered
No one to hug, to love or care.
I know, they’re just stuffed animals
But, they’re more than just a toy
They can offer tender comfort
To a lonely girl or boy.
So, keep in mind the heartbreak,
When your childhood treasures are all gone
Don’t let them end up in a dumpster
Where they surely don’t belong.
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