Friday, March 29, 2013



‘Twas the night before Easter, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even my spouse.
The baskets were placed in the yard with such care,
In hopes that the Easter Bunny soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Easter eggs danced in their heads;
And mamma with her night cream covering her nose,
Had just settled down for a long springtime’s doze;

When out on the lawn there arose such a noise,
I jumped up to yell at the neighborhood boys.
Those kids sounded like they were out of their minds,
I pulled back the drapes and opened the blinds.

The moon on the breast of the new fallen trash
Gave the alley below me a certain panache,
When, what to my wondering eyes should be featured,
But a miniature hot rod, and eight tiny creatures,
With a little old driver, so lively and funny,
I knew in a moment it must be the Bunny.

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
“Now, Dagger! Now, Danger! Now, Badass and Ice!
On, T-Rex! On, Rudeboy! On, Bigfoot and Slice!
To the top of the porch! Someone toss me a beer!
Now dash away! Dash away before the cops can get here!”

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the housetop the coursers they flew,
With a carload of eggs, and the big Bunny, too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard the roof go kaput
From the prancing and pawing of each little foot.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Through the window the Easter Bunny came in with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his foot to his ear,
He saw me but showed absolutely no fear.
A bundle of eggs he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes, oh, how bloodshot! He was sort of scary!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a berry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a sheep
And he said, “Hey, dude, why aren’t you asleep?”

The stump of a joint he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and he was kind of smelly,
And he shook, when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right nasty old elf,
But I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.
A wink of his eye as he brandished his piece,
Soon told me I should have called the police.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And took all my good stuff, then turned, the big jerk.
He left me the eggs, but who wanted them now?
And out the window he went, with an arrogant bow.

He sprang to his hot rod, to his gang gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, though it was more like a hoot,
“Happy Easter to all, and thanks for the loot!”

BIG NEWS!!!!! (At least for me):

“Fishducky’s Fables” (a brand new book written by me and released by Wayman Publishing) will be available on Amazon beginning today, Friday, March 29th.  Barnes and Noble will have it in about 6 weeks.  You can get it as an ebook for $3.99 or in paperback for $8.99.  This is what it looks like on the outside.  (The inside’s even better!)  No, that is not my picture on the cover.  Click HERE to buy on Amazon.

But wait, there’s more!  From now until the end of May, anytime you purchase one of Wayman Publishing's books/eBooks and send the verifiable receipt number to waymansweepstakes(at)gmail.com you will be automatically entered for a chance to win an iPad mini! 

Go here for further details: http://www.waymanpublishing.com/index.php/component/k2/item/70-ipad-mini-giveaway    

This seems to go with my book:

HAPPY EASTER!!!!----fishducky



  1. He was dressed all in fur, from his foot to his ear? I've heard about those people...
    Congrats on the brand new book :)

  2. Replies
    1. It seems like all I can say today is thanks!!

  3. A new book? What a delightful feather in your cap!

    1. Even fishduckies like to have more feathers in their caps!!

  4. Replies
    1. I always thought you was da bomb!!

    2. No, I am "the shit." When I was the managing editor of a newspaper, my underlings assured me that "the shit" was a compliment. I still wonder sometimes . . .

    3. With what all I've been called, I CERTAINLY hope so!!

  5. I agree with Janie, da bomb! What were you smoking?

  6. That poem is AWESOME! And congratulations :)

  7. Awesome. I particularly love the names of the "deer". :)

    1. Would you believe they all call me "Mamma"?

  8. Dear Fishducky, I downloaded your new book and read the nursery rhymes yesterday. I'm wondering if your Easter Bunny poem is in the book. It's just so wonderful. You have unlimited wit and a way with rhymes that I like! Thank you for sharing this Easter "carol" with us. Peace.

    1. No, it's not in the book, but I'm SO glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for being one of my first purchasers!!!

  9. the chocolate bunny cartoon was my fav. Congrats on the book!

  10. Oh how I have missed you! The butt and ear bunnies are a classic, but you found so many more and wrote a poem, too. Congrats on the new book!!!!! Awesome!
    I hope you had a marvelous Easter!! :)

    1. I've missed you, too! Clement Moore wrote it first. THANK YOU!!


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