photo © Isabel Clara Lorda Vidal
A friend who lives in Naples just sent me this great photo. It set me thinking about a back story. So many possibilities. But I opted for this idea:
IF you go down to the Bay today / you’re sure of a big surprise. /
If you go down to the Bay today / you’d better go in disguise! /
FOR every Camorra chief there was / will gather there for certain /
because today’s the day the / Teddy Bears have their picnic. /
PICNIC time for innocent bears. /
The little bears are having / a dangerous time today. /
Watch them caught out unawares / and taken hostage on their holiday. /
SEE how Panda tries to run. /
He loves to stand his ground / and sand goes everywhere. /
AT ten o’clock their Mammas and Babbos / will come to take them home /
and find there aren’t any Teddy Bears there.
One thought on “The Neapolitan teddy bears’ picnic”
Love the photo and poem – poor bears!