a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, April 19, 2014

'Twas The Night Before Easter

And all over the farm
Animals rested safe from harm
The chickens had roosted
The cows in the barn

Hubby and I were
Were sleeping like logs
No one snoring
Not even the dogs.

There were no dreams
The Bunny would come here
We were too old
And didn't really care.

I jumped out of bed to a terrible sound
I yelled out loud,  What's going down?
I put on some clothes doubly fast
Grabbed my Dr Pepper and hid my stash

I grabbed my spotlight
And my gun
The dogs were now barking
Run, varmint, run

Out the door I ran into bright moonlight
Eager to see what was out at night
The spotlight lit the darkness like day
There's a big monster bunny not running away

The dogs were nervous.
I was too.
All I could think was
That's a lot of stew!

I was just setting the monster in my sights
When the dogs grew silent and the night became light
The monster had turned to look right at me
It asked, "Whatcha doing?" as clear as can be!

I've seen Bigfoot, Spirits and Ghosts
But a Talking Rabbit was something to toast
I thought since It could talk I would ask
What the heck it was doing in my fresh mowed grass.

It turned slowly with basket in hand
"I'm delivering Easter Spirit through out the land
People have forgotten what Easter really means
I'm spreading the word, me and my team."

I was handed a basket full to the top
With candy and eggs and my favorite pop
On the top of the basket lay
A brand new Bible to show me the way

The gigantic bunny began a Herculean hop
But in mid-leap he turned and stopped
"Disciples come in many forms.
Spread the word and be reborn"

In shock and awe I watched him depart
I knew the bunny was right deep in my heart
I heard him as he jumped up the hill
"Resurrect Easter and everyone will."

Happy Easter!

Holidays for Poets United
Credit to Clement Clarke Moore for giving me the idea by writing  A Visit From St Nicholas
Couldn't have done it without you, Mr Moore.


Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh Gail I LOVE this was a humourous meaningful post I love the way you switched into a different direction. Great job. Oh yes this is perfect. Hug B

21 Wits said...

What a joyful poem! I just adored every single word of it. A most Happy Easter to you and all!

T. Powell Coltrin said...

I love this. It's really good. I'm definitely linking to this on Monday. Just beware! Great job, Gail.

Susan said...

Ha! Love this! Lovely how "That's a lot of stew" became an awesome conversation with another species just before it became Holy! Teaching through humor and amazement works for me!

M.E. Masterson said...

Like this one!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amen! That was awesome. He was spreading the Word. Glad you didn't make stew out of him.
And at least he wasn't Harvey.

TexWisGirl said...

very clever.

MadSnapper said...

this is fantastic, you should try to sell this or put it in a book.. it would be great in a children s book..your best ever. love it.

Dreaming said...

Oh, what fun!
Thanks for helping to resurrect the spirit!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Wonderful!!! I hope you have a truly meaningful Easter. Blessings.

Susan Anderson said...

Such fun, with a bit of the serious thrown in for good measure. Happy Easter, Gail!


PS. Hope you will come visit my updated poetry site.

Susan Anderson said...

(When you click on it, you're going to see the iPhone version, but just drag the lower right corner to expand the screen, and it will change to the right view. Or just type in susannoyesandersonpoems.com to your browser.)

jp@A Green Ridge said...

Happy Easter to you and yours, Gail!...:)JP

Kathryn Dyche said...

I wondered where this was going when I first started reading it. Such a fun piece, Happy Easter Gail.

Sandy Livesay said...

Happy Easter Gail!!!!

Unknown said...

Absolutely "A - 1" - thank you - only YOU could do this. Loved it.

Josie Two Shoes said...

This was a great twist on familiar verses, and I loved how you took both the magic and the meaning of Easter and combined them into a great tale! I dare say your environment inspires some great writing! :-)

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