An Easter story from the Bunny's point of view. **A Stormy's Poetry Winner**
|A Bunny's Tale
Sunflowers sunned and the bluebells jingled.
Even the Robins and Sparrows commingled.
The bumblebees bumbled in their own way.
Yes, thought the chick, it’s a perfect spring day!
He continued his stroll down the flower-strewn lane
and chanced upon something he couldn't explain.
A basket was sitting on the side of the road
filled to overflowing with a furry load.
"Cheep, cheep," said the chick, meaning to say,
"Are you lost? Do you need help finding your way?"
"Oh no," said a voice from inside the basket.
"If I had a question, trust me, I'd ask it."
Slowly, two large ears poked over the edge
followed by eyes that peered from a hedge
of white fur and a nose that twitched in the air
as he looked about with the greatest of care.
He peered at a cottage standing nearby
and followed the flight of a bright butterfly.
“I think my arrival is early this year.
Don’t tell anyone that I’m already here.”
"I’d like to enjoy this sunshine filled day.
Too soon it will be time that I'm on my way
to deliver my basket of bright colored eggs,"
he said as he hopped out and stretched his legs.
"Eggs?" said the chick. "Why would you have those?
You don't look like a chicken dressed in those clothes."
The rabbit just laughed and said, "Don't you know?
I'm the Easter Rabbit," his face all aglow.
"I celebrate spring, a time of rebirth,
when flowers once more garland the earth,
and the eggs that I carry are more than confection,
they also recall the time of resurrection."
The chick chirped in joy, he was so glad.
"That sounds like fun but you look a bit sad.
Why aren't you happy to bring such cheer
when you come around this time of year?"
Rabbit wiped his eyes. "That’s the saddest part -
I'm just passing through and then must depart
much to my own chagrin and sorrow.
I'm hare today but gone tomorrow."
An entry for the April round of "Stormy's poetry newsletter & contest"
Prompt Words: butterfly, cottage, Sparrow, bluebells, Robin, sunflower, bumblebee, sunshine
Line Limit: None
Line Count: 40