Sometimes you just need a little silliness in your life--especially if you're a child. A.A. Milne knew this, and I'm sure that's why he wrote "Furry Bear." It's included in his Now We Are Six (with decorations by Ernest H. Shepard).
Furry BearIt's the wrong season, I know, but sometimes I just have to be a little silly, too!
If I were a bear,
And a big bear too,
I shouldn't much care
If it froze or snew;
I shouldn't much mind
If it snowed or friz--
I'd be all fur-lined
With a coat like his!
For I'd have fur boots and a brown fur wrap,
And brown fur knickers and a big fur cap.
I'd have a fur muffle-ruff to cover my jaws,
And brown fur mittens on my big brown paws.
With a big brown furry-down up to my head,
I'd sleep all the winter in a big fur bed.
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