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The Bunnies and the Carrot: A Fable

August 13, 2011

There once were some bunnies who found a ripe carrot.
“Let’s pull it,” they said, “and together we’ll share it!”
“Pull the leaves from the top” said the one on the right.
“No, no” said another, and they started to fight.
“Grab the leaves near the bottom, and wiggle it well!”
Said the bunny whose black eye had started to swell.
“Oh no” said the fourth, “you’ve got to pull hard!
Just yank nice and strong and get out of the yard!”
So the bunnies all quarreled the whys and wherefores,
When along came a filly, and her mother the horse.
“Look mummy, a carrot, I’ll share it with you!
What’s the best way to pull it, oh what shall we do?”
“Don’t worry” said mother, “there’s more ways than one.
What matters at the end is that the job has been done.
It’s good to take time to hear others’ thoughts,
But don’t take offense any more than you ought.
No one’s always right, and no one’s always wrong.
Pick what works for you, and just get along.”
So they pulled up the carrot, the horse and her foal,
While the bunnies continued to punch, kick and roll.
What then is the moral of this story I tell?
Every bunny’s got their own way but it’s no use to yell.
Be like the wise horse and her daughter the foal,
And focus instead on just reaching your goal.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 13, 2011 6:59 am

    Love it! Thanks for sharing.

  2. August 13, 2011 8:31 pm

    Thanks for sharing!!
    Suzan from Facebook

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