The Mongoose and The Rabbit
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
“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.