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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Easter (05/30/05)

TITLE: Little Chocolate Bunnies
By Patricia Ouellette
06/05/05


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I remember long ago
I would wait gleefully
For Little Chocolate Bunnies
My mother bought for me

And sitting on my Daddy’s lap
All sticky from the feed
My Little Chocolate Bunnies
Were yummy as can be

At night all snug in my bed
My mother she would read
A story about a man so great
Who died upon a cross

This story I didn’t like to hear
It made me very sad
Why did this man have to die
It didn’t seem right to me

My mother would hug me tight
And say do not be sad
His love for us was shown that day
When he gave his life for us

I still remember in my teens
I would wait so patiently
For those delicious little bunnies
My mother bought for me

And the sadness in mother’s eyes
The hurt and pain I caused
When I declared I did not want
To hear that same old story

Now I am getting old
And the grey is setting in
I think of those days of old
With a smile and a cringe

I still enjoy the chocolate
No bunnies these days for me
But a box of assorted chockies
To eat while I read

I cannot remember exactly
When the Truth came to me
And I started to believe
That Jesus died for me

As the years melt away
I close my eyes and see
Memories of my younger days
And Easter with Ma and Pa

The story my mother use to read
Has now become my life
I thank the Lord for loving me so
As I yearn to hear Ma say…

"For God so loved the world
That he gave his one and only Son,
That whoever believes in him
Shall not perish but have eternal life.”
(John 3:16 NIV)


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Suzanne R06/07/05
What a lovely picture of a godly upbringing and growing maturity. (From chocolate bunnies to a box of mixed chocolates!)
Debra Bowers06/08/05
"Lovely poem" Thoughtful words and precious memories. It brought a smile to my face, each time I read it.
dub W06/09/05
Nice poem, the memories of youthful Easter in comparison then the progression...e.e.cummings wrote several like this, althought, I believe, not as well. Thank you.
Shari Armstrong 06/09/05
This shows how important it is to train up our children in the ways of God. Very nice.
Delores Baber06/10/05
It reads like a poem but I kept looking for the ending words to rhyme. It looks like a poem but read like free verse. We all had our time of chocolate rabbits but reached a place where we came to see that Easter is so much greater than this. The true meaning of Easter is both a time of sadness and joy. A time for hope and expectation of life eternal. Thanks for sharing your memories.
Val Clark06/11/05
Lovely memories, lovingly shared. A little confusing 'cos you move from rhyming couplets to free verse and back again.