'Now I am six,'
said Christopher Robin,
blithely to Winnie the Pooh
'I'm so very happy to be who I am,
with you as my best friend too.
I am as clever as clever,
my dear bear...and I love what I'm learning.
I have learned this year to read and write
and such things as how the world's turning.
so I think I'll stay six
no, not five and no bigger;
I have learned to count
and I've you and Tigger.
Now I'll have to learn to figure!
forever and ever
I'll be six, I don't care;
because this I know...
you're my friend, Pooh Bear!'
The lines in bold
are from A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh stories.
Christopher Robin was his son.
Interestingly, it is said that Milne didn't write
the Pooh stories and poems for children but
instead intended them for the child within us.
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