Now every day I take a walk with all my dearest friends.
I feel so safe when I’m with them, the helping ways they lend.
So let me tell you all about my friends that walk with me
’cause they are special, Mama says; I know you, too, will see.

I told my Mama all about my friend named Billy Bear.
He’s big and strong, close by my side. He’s black with shaggy hair.
Protects me so that I don’t fear my nightmares when they scare.
He’ll bite and scratch – stays right by me. He is my cuddle bear.

My Mama likes Sir Foxy Red, he’s sly and cunning, too.
He warns me when there’s trouble ’round and tells me what to do.
My Mama says he talks to her so I have to be good.
He’ll tell her if I misbehave and I think that he would.

I have to watch just what I say when I’m with Mynah’s Wing.
My Mama says he’ll fly to her and tell her everything.
My Mynah’s Wing flies where I go and always reminds me :
respect my elders, ‘thank you’, ‘please’, be nice as I can be.

Now, Rocky Raccoon teaches me to be careful about what I eat;
should wash my hands and wash my food, and Mom says wash my feet.
I eat my berries, veggies, too, and always clean my plate.
He tells me when I should go home – he sees I’m never late.

I know my mom can’t see my friends, but they still ‘talk to her’.
She understands each squawk they make, each hiss, each yelp, each gurr.
I want my Mommy proud of me so I try to be good.
Though all my friends are make-believe, I’ll still act as I should.

© 2019, Barb Henson. All rights reserved.

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Barb Henson
I love to read and swim, even more I love to write poetry. I love challenges and I write to let people know they are not alone in this world they travel in. God is a big part of my life and has been since the day He stopped me from trying to end it.

2 thoughts on “JUST AN EVERYDAY WALK

  • August 13, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Hi Barb

    This is another great piece and very entertaining with all of your imaginary friends. Having said that, they sound like a bunch of dobbers telling your mom everything lol.

    Nice work again


  • July 23, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Barb, this is my first review, so please tell me if I do something wrong.

    The premise of your poem, and its story, is great. I love it. You got the little girl’s voice just right.

    There are a few things you might want to take a look at:

    Stanza 3, lines 3 & 4: rhythm’s off. a spelling error: “misbehave” Consider:

    My Mama says he talks to her and so I must be good.
    He’ll tell her if I misbehave; I really think he would.

    Stanza 4, line 3: “reminds” has accent falling on the wrong syllable. Consider “cautions”

    Stanza 5, line 1: too many syllables. Consider:

    My Raccoon teaches me take care about the things I eat;

    Hope this helps. I really like this poem. 🙂 Nancy

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