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Ode to the Sock Monkey

Updated on January 18, 2012

The first one was made from spare yarn and a sock

Long before they made dolls that could blink cry or talk

Though originally made in only black brown and white

Red thread was added and it somehow seemed right

It’s a part of our culture, a doll somewhat bland

Though the children who have it, think it quite grand

White hands and feet with red yarn for hair

Its not male or female no need to go there.

Its design was simple, so a child could believe

The monkey could be what they wanted to see

No parts there to break, no movement or sound

When play time was done, they could just put it down.

Its face showed no fear, not happy or sad

It let the child use the imagination they had

It could climb any mountain cross any sea

The child only knows what limitations might be.

Sock monkeys might marry a nice teddy bear

They could keep any secret and go anywhere

They could keep a child warm on the coldest of nights

Or ease any fear, when someone turned off the light.

Never demanding their way or taking the lead

Only there to support and be a friend in need

Always dressed to the max for a night on the town

Or be ready for bed when bed time comes around.

A sock monkey’s life was not one some would choose

To be there more or less for someone to use

To be tossed in a corner or in a toy bin

But no matter what happened it remained always a friend ©.

SA Lawrence

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Registered :: Thu Jan 19 02:12:25 UTC 2012

Title :: Ode to a Sock Monkey

Category :: Poetry

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    • must65gt profile image

      must65gt 6 years ago

      Thank you for reading and I'm happy you found some memories from this

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      K.A.E Grove 6 years ago from Australia

      A wonderful trip back in time, thank you

    • must65gt profile image

      must65gt 6 years ago

      lol.....I don't sew....but I have plenty of old sock with holes in them...hahahha

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      Rolly A Chabot 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      I remember these... there were always a few around the house as kids... Great writing as always.

      Gramps better be saving his old socks and making a few for the new addition.