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Saturday, December 12, 2015


Three Western cottontails

hopping in the desert

on a sunny day.

Hop, hop, hop.

Along comes a rattlesnake

calling with his shaking tail,

Come let us play.

Stop, stop, stop.

Off jump the rabbits

quick as can be.

Hop, Hop, hop.

Hiding under

a mesquite tree.

Stop, stop, stop.

On my walk this morning I had not one, not two, but three separate Western Cottontails hop across my path. They weren't in a hurry. One even paused in front of me to stare. I felt if I had a carrot and held it out I could have fed the rabbit, they seemed that tame. Have you ever been in the presence of a wild animal that acted tame? For today's poetry challenge can you write a poem about taming? It could be your hair, your dog, your teacher or any imaginary beast you can think of. Have fun playing with this idea.

There is a beast to tame within each of us.