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  The Preconception
by andrea coltman
Thursday, March 25, 2004
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The Preconception


Life has a nasty habit

Of shooting down rabbits

The hunter takes his gun

And shoots those rabbits

One by one by one


Well not quite

But life will surely

Strike out and take

Another bite


The rabbits hide away

Scared of the light of day

And when they think it’s

All right

They’re suddenly

On a knife’s edge

Dead in the midnight


Conscious of preconceptions

Life is full of exceptions

Ups and downs minimise

The summary of life

The answer is 42

The question-

Are you a rabbit too?


Life has a habit

Of shooting down rabbits

As the hunter takes his gun

And shoots those bloody rabbits

Down, down, down


© Andrea Coltman


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Reviewed by Jim Dunlap
Do you think they'll shoot the Easter Bunny? I did a poem on that once. I should post it here. :)
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
Great metaphor. Good form, and easy flow in this poem, get the point across. Good writing, Andrea.

Carmen :-)
Reviewed by Regina Pounds
oh my, and that just before Easter, Andrea!

poor rabbits...great write...

Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
Great picture - wonderful write!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Wonderful pic and poem!

~ Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu ~
Reviewed by na na (Reader)
You captured the feelings well in this poem Andrea. I guess most of us feel like a rabbit out in the open and unprotected sometimes in life, don't we? Bill
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Hitch hikers 42:)) most profound, just love the pic...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A cleverly expressed and wise lesson in verses, Andrea. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader)
Very cleverly put, Excellent poem!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
Real wisdom, unique write.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
A ture grand lesson...
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Excellent metaphor Andrea and gets the point of
the rabbnit across also! Very creative write!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Well done Andrea!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
This was so creative andrea...
well done....I really loved it..
great question....I wouldn't want to
be the poor rabit....nor the shooter...
so I am wondering where that would leave
me?...maybe I am the forest....made me
think here...loved this...floria
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Extremely interesting write, Andrea. Love that graphic!
Reviewed by Magnus Rater (Reader)
Only you could bring reality out of a darn rabbit! WOW! What an amazing and poignant submission!
Hey, who said that rabit stew was not tasty!!
Well done, Andrea, maybe we should organise a hunt to get 'dem' rabbit hunters!
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
"The Preconception" spreads the message and asks a question,
"You shoot to live or live to shoot". It flows in good harmony and sounds pleasantly.

I Salute, Sublime Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
One certainly has to learn to duck and dodge life's bullets. Good message here Andrea. Lisa
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