Today's NaPoMo challenge is, 'Write an ode to an inanimate object' :>o
Of course, at Coo & Co we do not consider Scruffy an inanimate object, but the persons issuing the challenge most likely would, hence our FT's ode :>)

Ode to Scruffy

Dear furry thing named 'Scruffy' for thine form,
   the fur uneven, rough and smooth in turn,
yet always pleasant to the touch, quite warm,
   and thine expression playful, never stern;
thine eyes are orange felt and almost round,
   the nose is absent, but there is a square
      of darker fur beneath the orange eyes;
and mouth, ah, what a smile one day I found
   in one wide neck crease, such a happy bear
      thou seems to be, enjoying endless highs.

Thou art to Teddy Bear in thine strange shape
   as I am to the Human Being in mine;
let us not moan on this, but seek some jape
   involving friendship, music, poems, wine;
our truth might not be beauty; what of that?
   we say, it matters not if ye be odd --
      accept thyself, make merry every day,
put on pyjamas and thine favourite hat;
   be glad to be described as Silly Sod
      and Weirdo, Freakshow, as some like to say. 

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Written on 2021-04-17 at 18:52

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Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
This is an absolute joy to read. A beautiful ode indeed!

jim The PoetBay support member heart!
Sweet, and more than sweet. I very much took the second stanza to heart.