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Rabbit VS Snail

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Rabbit VS Snail

A snail and a rabbit,
Had a competition called,
The tortoise and the hare,
The rabbit a show off,
Look at my competition,
Ha ha ha,get outta here,
But the snail showed no fear,
Bam,the starters gun,
Starting blocks cleared,
But no matter how the rabbit ran,
The snail found second gear,
The rabbit hits over-drive,
In the distant he disappears,
But every time he stops to rest,                                            
Abra-ka-dabra the snail appears,              
50 meters from the finish,
He hears spectators cheer,
And to his disbelief,
A snail being thrown in the air,
Won't tell you the snail secret,
Give my word till death I swear,
Now the rabbit lives in a barrow,
Mocked by his friends he lives in sorrow...

                                                                                  *moral*
                                                                     Lifes' race is not for the swift,
                                                                But for who makes plans and endure it....

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  1. Date: 11/19/2012 4:33:00 PM
    so true..nice retelling of the tortoise and the hare! Light & Love

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 11/21/2012 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you very much Debbie
  1. Date: 11/15/2012 3:37:00 PM
    Hi Richard - I totally agree with your moral. Faster doesn't always mean better. - Gail

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 11/15/2012 3:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Gail,better believe that lol
  1. Date: 8/24/2012 5:13:00 AM
    You've set yourself a hard task to rhyme all of that, one or two of the lines are a bit of a mouthful, but overall very good. nice story, nice moral, enjoyed.

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 8/24/2012 6:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks a lot Nick
  1. Date: 8/8/2012 8:40:00 AM
    I love this one again, very much. May I borrow it for a declamation piece of my student, please. Thank you and congratulations!

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 8/8/2012 8:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks much,be my guest Leonora,soupmail me and let me know how much they liked it
  1. Date: 8/6/2012 8:49:00 AM
    Just the right blend of humor and moral makes a fascinating poem.

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 8/7/2012 8:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Joann
  1. Date: 7/31/2012 11:13:00 AM
    Hi Richard you are so right my friend brilliant write, all the best Owen

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/31/2012 2:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    same to you Owen
  1. Date: 7/30/2012 5:47:00 PM
    I agreed with you that life is not for the swift but for those makes plans, endure and know their God. Thanks brother. it is nice work.

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/31/2012 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Alfred,yes know our God
  1. Date: 7/30/2012 12:05:00 PM
    Pity he had to learn the hard way. But I'm sure he wont forget that lesson. Enjoyed.

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/30/2012 2:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    never will in his dark burrow,lol,thanks Sherese
  1. Date: 7/30/2012 11:42:00 AM
    Like the *moral* in this poem Richard, well done. - oxox love Anne-Lise

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/30/2012 2:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Anne Lise,oxoxox too
  1. Date: 7/30/2012 11:37:00 AM
    I agree with Robert!!! Excellent piece!!

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/30/2012 2:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks PG.happy to see you back
  1. Date: 7/30/2012 9:46:00 AM
    Squalor show's it's true colors in the end. Good message for all of us moral fools. Too bad so many of us never heed it.

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/30/2012 10:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hahaha so true,thanks Robert
  1. Date: 7/28/2012 10:03:00 PM
    I totally enjoyed this Richard! :)

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/30/2012 10:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    happy you did Kerry,thanks
  1. Date: 7/28/2012 8:28:00 PM
    We are the rabbit n' snail, who wile edure our plans and show no fears... I love the image here lol xoxoxo mi angel nuff love....

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/30/2012 10:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks mi angel,nuff luv
  1. Date: 7/28/2012 7:26:00 PM
    O rich..you have chuckling from start to finish, "Lifes' race is not for the swift, but for who makes plans and endure"....good one my friend, words flowing with ease and consistency...love it!! One love. Joy Wells

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/30/2012 10:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Joy,keep laughing
  1. Date: 7/28/2012 6:03:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your creative work...Sometimes in life it is not the swift but those that just keep pluging along..Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting on my work..Sara

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/30/2012 10:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Sara,always
  1. Date: 7/28/2012 5:09:00 PM
    very nice!! enjoyed reading your poem....

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/30/2012 10:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Doris