Elmer Rabbit Breaks His Leg (Childrens Poem)

by Cindy   Mar 19, 2008

Elmer rabbit was in a hurry
Lost his fluffy cotton tail
Only two days before Easter
Hopping down the bunny trail

On his way to Grammy's house
Basket filled with chocolate eggs
Tripping on a long tree root
Bumped his head and broke his leg

Rosco raccoon dialed 911
Come quick we need a doc
Ambulance came sirens on
Blew a tire by hitting a rock

Oscar owl called for back up
Bernie the St. Bernard dog
Hooked Elmer in the saddle
Made their way through the fog

Arriving at the hospital
They met a friendly nurse
Sit down and have a seat
Other patients were here first

Finally taken to x-ray
The news was very bad
Leave the cast on for six weeks
No hopping, this made Elmer sad

So when you wake on Easter
And find some really big eggs
Elmer hired a substitute
A large ostrich named Peg

The reason Elmer broke his leg
And lost his cotton tail
He was in such a hurry
Never read the note on the nail

I know you are curious
What was in that little note
Remember your eye glasses
They're in the pocket of your coat

If Elmer had slowed down
Took time his note to read
He'd still have his cotton tail
And would have seen the tree

Happy Easter to my grandchildren
Ashley, Lindsey, John III
and my great-nieces Madison ,and Adelia

Written for a club challenge

Written by: Cynthia Graver March 19, 2008


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  • 10 years ago

    by Natalie84

    I have neices and nephews and I KNOW they would totally enjoy this poem!! Hell, I enjoyed it!! HAHAHA I was like a little kid OH MY GOODNESS WHAT DID THE NOTE SAY!!! HAHAHAHA VERY NICE!!! I loved this piece!!!

  • 10 years ago

    by Bradley Peter

    A very nice piece. I liked the story a lot, but at point I felt the flow was broken. My favorite stanza was the fifth one, about the friendly nurse.


  • 10 years ago

    by Lu

    Elmer sure did have a bad day ... lol ... but thank God Peg was there to save it ... lol

    If Elmer had slowed down
    Took time his note to read
    He'd still have his cotton tail
    And would have seen the tree
    Cindy ... you have woven a wonderfully penned tale and with a message within also.

    Such a delightful refreshing piece to read ....

    Poetry should be loved and appreciated by all. And this piece has no age limit requirements .... Wonderful

    I think I best go by me some Easter eggs ... just in case .... lol ... Peg may not be here to save the day this weekend.

    Happy Easter my friend ... you made my day a whole lot brighter ...

  • 10 years ago

    by MEMI

    Thats cute

  • 10 years ago

    by Ingrid de Klerck


    Such a endearing, sweet and silly poem! I did not know you had it in you to make a verse like this, it's a whole new side of you!
    I think your grandchildren will love this tale.
    Please hug them for me and here is one for you *gives you a super hug*

    Love Ingrid