The Mongoose and The Rabbit

Photo by Gary Bendig on Unsplash

Following the tips of her ears

Amongst the tall grass all around

The mongoose chased after the rabbit

Who hopped without a sound.

She didn’t seem to notice

The mongoose on the chase

But he kept on running forward

To glimpse her fluffy face.

Even though she maintained swift speed

Not giving him a chance to stop

He ran, and ran, and ran, and ran…

While all she did was hop.

Through her burrows and holes

He followed her faithfully

And at last, when he caught up with her

He asked…

“Will you marry me?”.

Fun fact: Try listening to the poem by pressing on the ‘listen’ button above the title! Set it at ‘Harry’ for a comedic recital.

The piece of poetry was written in 2016 after my father spotted a mongoose and a rabbit in our backyard. The sighting was then adapted to suit a poem for Valentine’s Day.

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Anoushka Menon

Anoushka Menon

Hey There! I'm an enthusiastic reader, writer and artist. Whether it's short stories, essays or exam answers, I always exceed the word limit!

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