Friday, December 19, 2014

Fast Dogs / Slow Rabbits

This year of fast dogs
and slow rabbits
we've all taken the teeth
and bruise.
But with the Good Lord and a few
bad habits,
we've managed to get ourselves through.

I burned with resolutions
till I used them
to feed fire for you.
In a year of fast dogs
and slow rabbits,
I did the best
any rabbit could do.

For Marian's prompt at Real Toads


Hannah said...

Oh this...

"I burned with resolutions
till I used them
to feed fire for you."

Wow, does that many times do we compromise ...feed the fires for others while our dreams gain least for me, on a personal level - that's what this means to me.

I love the inclusion of the animals in this poem, Mama Zen. :)

Helen said...

... running out the door ~~ what Hannah said!!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yes, you did, kiddo - the best any rabbit could do.......and we so do all feel the bruise. A beautiful write!

Kenn Merchant said...

I really like how you used animals as a reference to people. This helped give this poem that natural feel. Having said this, I see people struggle all the time on the news and I think it is great that they look into the spiritual for a way out because most of the time soothing talks just don't cut it.

Björn Rudberg said...

The image of the rabbit's effort to survive describe the worst of years.. there are so many reason's to hope 2015 will be better than the past... a wonderful metaphor to describe the struggle to get through

Shawna said...

That was a very smart line break after "and a few," referring to multiple gods (whichever ones got the job done) as well as bad habits.

Marian said...

rooting for the rabbit here, somebody's gotta.

Susie Clevenger said...

Yes, I am for the rabbit too. We too often give up too much of ourselves for others.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, thanks for the giggles at the end of a long and very frustrating day and still no way to solve the loss of my blog?????
Enjoy every moment!!

grapeling said...

i appear to be writing 'damn' a lot in my comments, because I'm rather not erudite enough to form wit or wisdom. so... damn ~

Kerry O'Connor said...

Not every dog may be out-run - best for the rabbit to go to ground.

Kerridwen said...

"I did the best.."

When all else fails, that's still a good achievement, I think!

Susan said...

We can only do our best--and witness the rest. As this witty poem does. Bravo.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful--clever rabbit. k.

Fireblossom said...

Yes you did. Have some Trix, hon, on me.