By Caryl Clem:
Outdoor egg hunts, bunny baskets brimming with treats
The thrill of rummaging for hidden treasure sweets
Easter traditions bringing squeals of pleasure and laughter
Surprises planned for children by lovers of adventure.
Growing up in the 1950’s, I had a magical Easter bunny visitor
He hopped through the house leaving signs of his travels
His silhouette of big feet and crooked ears, unmistakable.
Numbered One clue, bunny ears sticking out of drawer
Verse tells me, “Bunny jumped from my bedroom floor
Looking for a place to spend the night inside a drawer.”
The quest turns up paper sticking out of a sock, Clue Two
Rhymed verse tells me he has left something for me to chew
Bunny ears are edging out from a living room chair seat
Clue Three heavy with taped gum, displays his feet
In the piano bench between a classical music sheet.
From room to room, the clever bunny hopped to hide candy
Humor obvious while uncovering the latest bunny ear mystery.
An empty Easter basket waited at the end, as he bids adieu
To be filled with discovered candy and my bunny ear clues .
This magical bunny has traveled within the family clan
Smiles, surprises, laughter, reborn at Easter, a legend
As children hunt down where the bunny could land.