Steven is reprising his one bunny poetry reading for this year’s party…everyone is looking forward to his reading
Picture by me.
watercolor pencil and ink
With Bunny Day approaching, the chicklets have been rereading the Velveteen Rabbit, or VR, as it has come to be known. It is definitely going to be part of the celebration. Everyone LOVES the book, especially the bunnies. They have decided to read excerpts from the VR aloud. They thought the ‘reading’ could take the place of the Poetry Slam, but many of the residents had already composed their poems, so they will have both, the VR reading and the Poetry Slam.
Simmy, one of the new bunnies, wrote this poem and handed it in to the committee, so that the Poetry Slam would not be dropped from the program.
By Simmy Cottentail
Two chicklets helped the weeping bunny off of the stage. Everyone felt terrible. The sad bunny was surrounded by feathered and furry friends and given hay and carrots to nibble on. The goat sang softly to him and the hens wrapped a warm blanket around his shaking body. After a while the bunny felt better and was invited to live at The Coop forever. He was grateful, but said, “No thank you. I have to fight with the others to stop the cruel and hateful treatment against bunnies, perpetrated by humans.” Everybody understood and said they would do whatever they could, to help. A committee was formed and suggestions made. The following will be done immediately:
l. Save the Bunnies-T-shirts will be made in the morning
2. Petitions to stop all experiments on and the killing of bunnies will be circulated
3. Everyone will continue working to stop all animal testing
4.* Move all livening beings, other than humans, to an alternate reality where they
can be free and safe from harm
5. Set up a hot line for emergency demonstrations and provide shelter for those who
need a place to stay
6. Keep the lines of communication open between all animals
7. Hold monthly meetings at The Coop, to discuss urgent matters and make plans
*Number 4 will be implemented at a future date. The physicist hens are going to work on the logistics of moving to an alternate reality, using String Theory as well as looking into Branes. They hope to come up with something soon. The hens are positive they are close to solving the problem.
After the meeting everyone had cotton candy and sang songs. Pinky asked if the chicklets would sleep in the bunny hutch for the night and they said yes instantly. That’s what love is all about, at least that’s what it’s all about at The Coop.