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    Is the purple bear symbolic?

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    But what deeper message is this trying to convey?
     
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    Who wrote this? A child?
     
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    I'd be more concerned about the last line than the purple hair.
     
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    ^ To be fair, Bob's going to lose because he's, y'know, attacking a bear presumably by jumping at it. ;) That, or we're witnessing the bear about to lay the unholy smackdown on Bob.

    Life lesson for you kids! Never attack a bear, it will not end well for you.
     
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    Looks like Bob is jumping down out of the tree, and the bear may not see him. With that kind of momentum, if he can get that sharp stick positioned properly, he might be able to take the bear out before it knows what hit it.
     
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    That's a joke, right?
     
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    I like the rhythm enough that I will forgive the comma splice.
     
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    Trying to find meaning in a picture by a child is like trying to find the face of Jesus in a bowl of mac and cheese.
     
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    The syntax is a bit nuanced and the non sequitur final line is rather mature in its black comedy. This feels like an adult's version of a child's picture. Also, children have a tendency to color the "sky" just at the top part of the image because in their mind, that's where the blue part is, up. Coloring the whole background as "sky" is anomalous.
     
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    I seriously think we're over-analyzing this just a hair. :p It's just a picture. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

    Now if the bear were Freddy Fazbear from Five Nights At Freddy's, then yes, we'd have cause for debate.
     
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    OK I'm going to take a stab. This picture was most probably done by a straight 30 to 4o something year old parent. The picture and poem are deliberately meant to appear juvenile, although I suspect the author lacked the talent for anything much better. Like Wreybies suggested ( I also hinted at this in my original question) the poem seems just a tad too sophisticated in structure to have been done a child. The dead give away of course is the content , which although unlikely to exist in the thoughts of a child, runs rampant in our social equality obsessed culture. That's right, I maintain that the obvious message of the poem is in fact the intended message, deliberately in the guise of an innocent child, as if this by now exhausted message becomes somehow more meaningful. Bear was chosen to suggest the possibility of the victim being gay, although the bear could be symbolic of a a stereotypical strong male, who possesses something else feminine, maybe transgender(or maybe it's a female who likes to play football). It might also be about race, and purple is meant to signify racial minorities. Nothing no one here hasn't already guessed. In short, it's a rather obvious message which tries to appear profound by disguising itself as thoughts from a child.
     
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    As Wreybies and the Number's guy state; it seems suspiciously adult in content and delivery.
     
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    You make an interesting point. What child would write a story like this?
     
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    One that is scared of their teddy bear.
     
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    I would take credit, but I was merely agreeing with others who had stated it further up the thread.
     
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    Who could be scared of a cute fwuffy widdle teddy bear? With the big eyes, cuddly black nosey-nose and-

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    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGHHH!!!!!
     
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    Nope: clearly Bob has miscalculated his jump and will fall smack between the bear and the tree. Being a dumbass, he'll take a poke at the bear with his poorly sharpened stick, and the bear will eat 3/4 of him in self-defense and leave the rest for carrion eaters.
     
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    Is it a bear, or is it a troll?
     
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    Ah. Defeated by R = (V^2 * sin(2a))/g*

    *where V = Bob's initial launch velocity leaping from the tree, a = his angle of attack at the bear, and g = the acceleration of gravity. Looks like he's going to fail, unless purple bears are indigenous to a different planet with a "g" that differs from earth standard.
     
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    If I had to interpret it, I'd take it to be communicating the fact that when we find something rare and beautiful, we insist on capturing and possessing it (I assume that Bob will soon have a purple bearskin rug in his living room) instead of enjoying it where we found it.

    But I'm probably taking it far too seriously.
     
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    I can't see the image attached, but if it's anything to do with FNAF then I applaud you good sir/madam.
     
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    The colour denotes difference, the poem is about racism. Also, purple is quite a feminine colour, so the poem is also showing the plight of women under the oppressive mechanizations of the patriarchy because (as we all know) men are essentially fascists. The fact that it is a man who attacks the bear is unimportant, because all that means is that man is struggling against himself about the role woman should have over him, I mean alongside him. Also, note how the man is smaller than the bear, and the bear is a symbol of power - thus it's talking about Class Warfare. The poem, then, is a marxist-feminist masterwork.
     
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