The Rabbit and the Squirrel
by Sandy Rochelle
The rabbit and the squirrel found presents at their front door.
As they opened their finds a wisp of smoke and clouds appeared.
A fairy spoke to them as she waived her magic wand.
The rabbit asked the squirrel what he was hoping for.
The squirrel said - 'an abundance of food to nourish my body during the long winter
And a very fine home.'
He then asked the rabbit what he wished for.
The rabbit smiled as only a rabbit can.
'I wish for a safe place to live in peace and happiness.
A warm spot in which to pray and express my gratitude.
To be free to speak my mind and express what is inside of me.
Not to be attached to anything that I do not already have.'
The squirrel was embarrassed by his need for material riches.
A tear fell from his eye as he exchanged all he wished for
For what he already had.
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Sandy Rochelle is a poet-actress and filmmaker.
Her award winning film Silent Journey is streaming on Culture Unplugged.
Dedicated to promoting films of social and spiritual significance.
Sandy hosted and wrote the PBS series 'On Our Own.'
Winner of the 'President's Award.'
Her publications include: Visions International, Ekphrastic Review, Spillwords Press,
Every Day Writer, Backchannel Journal, Amethyst Review, Moon Shadow Sanctuary Press,