Old Toys

A favorite of childhood
Brought on every trip
Stitched whenever harmed
Sharing in ice cream
And gum that remains today
Precious toy held in the night
Until age takes the child away

A token of youth
Carried through the years
Gradually ignored
Collecting dust and fading
Soon left behind
Sitting upon a shelf
Or tucked into a chest

Then it happens once again
Child returns to hug
And carry with such care
Not as rough or reckless
Due to a parent’s words
About their toy

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.

9 comments on “Old Toys

  1. As my grandchildren come along, I am frequently reminded of toys I liked at their respective ages, or toys their parents liked. Curious George never goes out of style.

  2. My mom had saved my childhood teddy bear. I remembered the bear, but boy was I shocked to see it. Nothing at all like the way I remembered it. Must have loved that toy because he really took a beating or two or ninety. 🙂

  3. I still have my first bear. He has one eye, is missing and ear and he’s still the most amazing bear in the world.

    • I have most of my old toys, but my favorite is Sparky the Pound Puppy. As for age, I have a stuffed elephant named Edgar and a Stegosaurus named Harpo. Then there’s Big Bear, which was a large stuffed bear that I was given because it was so much bigger than me.

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