Skip to main content

All Ears

 
Flopping and flapping,
Even when he was napping,
Bunny's ears were way overgrown.

No matter the landscape,
His two ears' grand shape
Made him highly accident prone.

Other creatures would taunt,
"They're as big as Vermont!"
"How do you manage such weight?"

"You look like Dumbo,
    With your ears so jumbo!
They're as big as two dinner plates!"

He would fall and trip,
Over his ears he would flip.
They would cause such embarrassment.

The others would jeer,
And the size of his ears
Would just lead to loads of harassment.

He found when he'd hop,
The two ears would flop
And get tangled up in his own feet.

No matter what he'd do,
The problem just grew
And he finally accepted defeat.

Jokes he didn't enjoy,
So he began to avoid
The other beasts-they acted like clowns.

While he'd get lonely
When it was him only,
He didn't have to put up with put downs.

One day in the glade,
Hanging out in the shade
On a sunny and brightly lit day,

Coming from the trees,
Shouts rode in on the breeze
And started to come Bunny's way.

He slowly arose
In response to the noise
To see what the hubbub was about.

A Fawn couldn't be found,
Though they searched all around,
And that's why they started to shout.

Raccoon and Chipmunk,
Bear, Squirrel and Skunk-
All were involved in the search.

Looking in woods and in mire,
First lower, then higher,
In marshes and maples and birch.

"Come help!" yelled the Mice-
"Your aid would be nice.
We need more creatures involved!"

"The poor thing must be scared,"
Said Moose, nostrils flared.
"We must get this key problem solved!"

Bunny leapt at the chance,
This cause, to advance,
And immediately joined in the hunt.

It didn't take long,
With his hearing so strong,
That Bunny was soon out in front.

Others trailing behind,
Bunny raced fast to find
The missing and lost little Fawn.

He heard rustling of leaves
Others barely perceived
In the direction he was now drawn.

After a mile or so,
He began to slow,
With the rest of the creatures in tow.

Behind a log,
Playing with Frog,
They found the small Deer below.

"You had us worried to death!"
Doe yelled, out of breath,
Now that her fear was at bay.

"I wasn't aware
I'd caused a great scare-
Frog and I just wanted to play."

Then with great gratitude,
And a thankful new mood,
All turned to Bunny's direction.

"It's thanks to you
This dilemma is through,"
Doe said with a great deal of affection.

"We've been insulting and rude,
Cruel, mean and crude,
Making fun of your appearance."

"But despite our behavior,
You became our savior,
And solved Fawn's disappearance."

"Could you please forgive us?
Let us re-earn your trust.
We would like to be good friends to you."

Bunny blushed and turned red.
He finally said,
"I would like that very much too."

So what's seen as weak,
Or oddly unique,
Should be appreciated and shown respect.

Showing heart and compassion,
Keeping kindness in fashion,
Leads to things we would never expect.

PAPERBACK KINDLE

Popular posts from this blog

A Demon's Lament-Halloween PG-13

  I'm called monster, beast and villain, Devil, brute and fiend. When you are a Demon, People can be quite mean. It's not all fun and games, You'd see it is hard work. None are less looked up to. You think we are just jerks. It's hard to look like this- With large horns and deep red skin. With fangs that don't fit in my mouth over sharp and jutting chin. You can say I look unique, at best. People run away and scream. Can you imagine what that does To a Demon's self esteem? Don't get me started on the horns! They get caught on everything! Branches, doorways, spider webs, Wind chimes and silly string. There's no clothing made for us. That's why we're fashion fails- Hats won't fit misshapen heads, Jeans have no holes for tails. And I work in a real Hell hole. That is a literal  claim. As bad as you think your office is, At least there's no sulfuric flames. The water cooler's always hot, There is no central air. We have these dumb stabili

A Ghost's Lament

You'd think it fun as a ghost, But you have not thought it through. We have more problems than most. These laments I share are so true. I used to love drink and feast! How I loved burgers and fries! But now eating and dining has ceased- I can only enjoy with my eyes. Dressing up to go out was so fun! I'd wear makeup and don a nice blouse! But since this ghost life has begun I found I cannot leave this house! Can you hear the boredom in my voice? I twiddle my thumbs for ages! Even reading is no longer a choice When your fingers pass through the pages. And the new tenants have horrible taste! You should see what they've done with my room! Orange paint slapped on with such haste. And ugh!  You should smell her perfume! And it's I they have tried to evict! With "exorcists" and bundles of sage. Trust me, it's not them I'd have picked! Their awful habits fill me with rage! She picks her nose and he chews too loud, Dirty dishes piling up in the sink. Whoever

Out Cold

As Winter was approaching Lizard felt chill in the air. Being so cold-blooded She needed to prepare. She wasn't like the mammals- Their body heat came from inside. Instead she was affected By the temperature outside. In Summer she stayed warm With the strong heat of the sun. But she would feel so cold Once the Autumn had begun. Every year she searched For a place to warm her bones. So into a hole she'd go Or find some sun-warmed stones. But Winter was so pretty- There was so much fun to do! She'd maybe learn to ski Or try out new snowshoes. The white blanket that covered All the land and all the trees Was beautiful and peaceful, Despite the low degrees. So this year would be different. She would try a brand new plan. She'd need to find a way To stay warm in the cold land. It was still mid-Autumn, She had time to plot her course And begin her search For a portable heat source. The first idea that came Was to carry a bright torch. She found an old matchstick, But her fing