T'was The Day Before Easter


T'was the day before Easter and all through the woods,
The bunnies were busy packing their goods;
The eggs were all colored so pretty and bright,
All things were "go" for the big, special night.

The baskets were waiting, all decorated with care,
In hopes that the Bunny soon would be there;
My little brother Sam was asleep in his bed,
While visions of Easter eggs rolled round his head.

And I in my pajamas with the cat on my lap,
Had just settled down for a quick little nap;
When outside the window I heard a great noise,
I sprang from my chair and jumped over some toys.

As quick as a flash to the window I flew,
I pulled up the shade and, oh!  What a view;
The moon on the meadow cast a bright, golden glow,
And the wind blew the flowers to and then fro.

Then all of a sudden out of nowhere,
Came some lively bunnies, hopping here, hopping there!
Leading the group with ears long and funny
Was a plump all-white rabbit?
That's right!  The EASTER BUNNY!

The bunnies hopped past, one, two, three, four,
The rabbit called out and then there were more;
"Come, Peter!  Come, Flopsy!  Come, Benny!  Come, Joe!
Now hop along!  Hop along!  Hop along!  Go!"

So up on each doorstep, the bunnies did hop,
With baskets of eggs ... (Let's hope they don't drop!)
Just at that moment, on the porch down below,
Came the stomping of feet;  'Twas the rabbit I know!

As I stepped from my window I heard a loud sound,
Through the door came the rabbit with a leap and a bound;
He was furry and soft from his head to his feet,
To see him so close was really quite neat.

He was surrounded by eggs that had been carefully dyed,
Easter eggs galore he soon would hide;
His eyes were all twinkles, his nose was so pink,
And I can't be too sure, but I think he did wink.

He had a kind face and a big fluffy tail,
That bobbed up and down like a boat with a sail;
A twitch of his nose and a flick of his ear,
Was his way of saying, "You've nothing to fear."

He uttered no sound as he hopped all about,
Hiding the eggs and leaving no doubt,
That the Easter Bunny had come like he does every year,
Bringing baskets of happiness to children so dear.

~ Tammy Fuller ~

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