Easter Bunny Sudden Death Poetry Challenge Response

Easter Bunny, vintage postcard
By Val
@valmnz (15976)
New Zealand
March 20, 2016 11:45pm CST
Sometimes a writing challenge is good for us all. It takes us out of our comfort zone and encourages us to try different ways of writing. So it was for me with @Jessicalynnt 's latest Sudden Death Poetry Challenge. The aim is to write a poem, in less than an hour, using these five words - spring, bunny, egg, basket, grow. So here it is folks, my attempt to complete the task from a New Zealand perspective. The Easter Bunny feels confused down in this southern land, He shakes his head at all the eggs that make the shelves look grand. Autumn really makes it hard to step out with a spring, he's done his dash and wants to rest, too tired for another fling. But northern customs must be held as he watches chocolate piles grow, he can't let all those sweet tooths down, so springs forth with basket in tow. Happy Easter Thanks for the challenge Jessica Have you had a go at this yet?
Welcome to this weekend’s Suddendeath poetry challenge, Ode to Easter. Rules are as follows, write a poem in any style using the five words that I give you...
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@LadyDuck (250084)
• Switzerland
21 Mar 16
Poor little southern continent bunnies, they have a hard time, Easter comes in Autumn in your part of the world.
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@Asylum (48063)
• Manchester, England
21 Mar 16
It is safer than living in the US with Elmer Fudd.
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@Asylum (48063)
• Manchester, England
21 Mar 16
@LadyDuck In the words of William Shakespeare, a hunter by any other name still hates bunnies.
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@valmnz (15976)
• New Zealand
21 Mar 16
@LadyDuck not a sign of a bunny anywhere, other than chocolate ones.
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@Asylum (48063)
• Manchester, England
22 Mar 16
From cold regions to those warm and sunny I keep reading about this Easter bunny In South Africa, the home of the eland And now it appears in New Zealand So now I am beginning to wonder With these bunnies appearing down under Are these different bunnies you are spotting Or is this Easter bunny globe trotting?
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@valmnz (15976)
• New Zealand
24 Mar 16
His role model is Santa Claus.
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@Asylum (48063)
• Manchester, England
24 Mar 16
Christmas bunny
@valmnz So now we know what Santa does after Christmas, he runs training courses for Easter bunnies so they can burrow from country to country.
@Jessicalynnt (47852)
• Centralia, Missouri
21 Mar 16
I rather liked the international flair!!!! lovely piece.
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@valmnz (15976)
• New Zealand
21 Mar 16
That was fun actually
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• Centralia, Missouri
22 Mar 16
@valmnz well I am glad to hear you found it fun as well.
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@JudyEv (177829)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Mar 16
Well done. I had to go off and have a go at this too. It's good to be taken out of your comfort zone occasionally.
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@valmnz (15976)
• New Zealand
21 Mar 16
I'll watch out for an Australian version Judy
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@JudyEv (177829)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Mar 16
@valmnz I meant to say how lovely the card is. I guess it's one of your 'old' postcards from your collection?
@jaboUK (58870)
• United Kingdom
21 Mar 16
This is very good Val, but I'm not good doing poems to order, as it were.
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@valmnz (15976)
• New Zealand
22 Mar 16
Look at it as a challenge. You're better at writing poems than most of us!
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@Susan2015 (27005)
• United States
21 Mar 16
That was so good. I'm not very good at these so I don't do them.
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@valmnz (15976)
• New Zealand
21 Mar 16
Once I'd written the first two lines the rest just fell into place. It's fun trying. Have a go, even if you don't post it here.
@JESSY3236 (10650)
• United States
21 Mar 16
That's a cute poem.
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@valmnz (15976)
• New Zealand
21 Mar 16
Thanks, I enjoyed writing it.
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@destimona (1911)
• Luxembourg, Luxembourg
22 Mar 16
Well done.
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@DianneN (134038)
• United States
21 Mar 16
Cute poem. I may try one myself or not! Lol!
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