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Once upon a time . . . there was a bunny prince,
adopted by the king and queen and happy ever since.
From hare and rabbit roots, a rare rabbit stock,
the breed had learned to master rabbit-people talk.
His name was Hare — The Orphan Hare — he lived a lonely life,
lacking rabbit confidence to find his future wife.
His feet were larger than his shoes, which forced him not to hop.
Blisters on his soul and toes made his hopping stop.
He saw hope in a kingdom, high upon a hill,
and ate his last sweet supper — until he had his fill.
Then he hopped the distance . . . suffering great pain.
Hare did not know it then, but there he would remain. . . .