He is humbled and bashful and flattered,
Suffused with a rosy pink glow,
As artists, creators and thinkers
– A group Ted is honoured to know –
Inform him they’ve set up a Fan Club,
His own, led by artist A O,
Its title: The O M T F C .
They selected an ode (see below)
And produced such sublime illustrations
That his joy is exceeding all bounds.
It is reproduced here with a flourish,
His rhyme, now adorned, “Blinking Pounds*”.
They’ve suggested an entry on Facebook
– O M G , he can’t countenance that –
And also the chance to give feedback:
Could his website not offer Live Chat?
Apologies, F C and readers,
If Merry Ted is not heeding your views,
But this bear’s quite content, as an elderly gent,
Just to sit on his bench and to muse.
* May 2018 post “Blinking Pounds”