' Bunny '

' Bunny '

A Poem by Tom
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Yesterday was a very sad day in our house and to be honest, the pain is just as bad today...

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That morning began like any other, I suppose, 
up early, let out the dogs, 
feed the chickens, 
just how it normally goes. 

The evening before, gently, I'd taken hold, 
of his cute, furry frame 
as early Spring nights, 
surprisingly, are still rather cold.  

And placed him within his safe wooden hutch 
or at least so I thought, 
unknown to me, that never again 
would I feel his warm, svelte touch. 

You see, a dog is a loyal, canine friend 
but powerful jaws, distinguish not, 
betwixt vermin or defenceless pet 
and a beloved lop-eared rabbit, met a pitiful end. 

Sasha's not to blame, it was over in a blink, 
as when that burly Rottweiler previously, 
had chased fox or dispatched rat, 
she was petted and praised, for following instinct. 

Why ' Bunny ' was outside his hutch, I cannot say, 
carelessly, had I forgotten to fasten a latch 
and inquisitive by nature, he'd jumped out to play? 
Well, if that is the case ? "God forgive me," I earnestly pray !

© 2015 Tom


Author's Note

Tom
I cannot forgive myself

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Dear Tom, I understand your emotions in this very beautiful, heart-breakingly sad poem. Same thing happened to me in childhood with so sweet pet guinea pig and beloved hound dog. I have terrible flashbacks and guilt to this day. What you so well describe is a tragic accident. You did not intend this to happen. All animals have instincts they cannot be blamed for. Our pets wait for us at the Rainbow Bridge, and they forgive because they are better than us. You have a good heart my friend. God bless and comfort you always

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Your feelings eloquently come through the writing and evokes personal memories. Our pet rabbit appeared to have committed suicide and I blamed myself for not playing with him enough...not understanding then that it was in his nature to escape.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

2 Years Ago

Yes you're so right my friend, a rabbit is not an ideal pet to remain closed up, say unlike a hamste.. read more
Dear Tom, I understand your emotions in this very beautiful, heart-breakingly sad poem. Same thing happened to me in childhood with so sweet pet guinea pig and beloved hound dog. I have terrible flashbacks and guilt to this day. What you so well describe is a tragic accident. You did not intend this to happen. All animals have instincts they cannot be blamed for. Our pets wait for us at the Rainbow Bridge, and they forgive because they are better than us. You have a good heart my friend. God bless and comfort you always

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I'm sure Bunny forgives you, and Sasha was, after all, just doing her duty. Such a sad day for you, I'm sorry :(

Posted 3 Years Ago


oh man! so sad ..very emotive write ..i feel for you my friend ..want to say all the things that a sense to say yet do nothing to help you in this struggle ...of course it was no animals' fault (including human)
we had a beautiful Samoyed named Sasha .. that got into our neighbors chickens ..it was the second killing that moved us to put her up for adoption where chickens don't live .. but that was a different story tho i am reminded of her ..so sorry for your lost pet sir! :(
E.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Oh, the poor bunny! But I believe dog has lived upto expectation. Have seen such cases where they have waited for days and just one chance - Done. Not your fault... and if at all then yes, Like you prayed to God, May there be peace.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sorry for your loss, and yes, rots have some jaws.
Interesting read. Thanks for sharing

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Having dogs & bunnies most of my life, I can relate to every well-expressed line. Your story is heart-wrenching & straightforward, understandable to those who haven't had the experience of these pets, becuz you include so many realistic everyday details to bring your vignette to vivid life. I'm sorry for this happening. I know how the visuals will haunt your mind for years to come.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

4 Years Ago

Thank you barley-girl for your understanding & sympathetic thoughts !
Things done without malice are accidents. The loss of a pet is a hard part of life & very upsetting.
I'm sorry about your bunny :(
Nicely written

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Tom

4 Years Ago

Thanks again Eileen for your compassionate response !
AW, please forgive yourself. I think Bunny is smiling at you right now!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

4 Years Ago

Thank you Great Aunt Astri !

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