“No one knows,” said the hawk to the rabbit,
“where this river flows.
Just take a deep drink and wiggle your nose
And sharing becomes a habit.
I can tell you’re scared, I’ll swallow you whole.
But take a risk today.
I’ve really changed my old way of acting.
Let’s take some time to play.”
The rabbit’s heart was beating so fast,
He thought he would die of fright.
He tried, and tried with all of his might
To forget the hawk of the past.
His mothers words came in to his mind,
“Be careful my precious one.
Old habits are hard to break, my son.
Just be friends and stay with your kind.”
“Oh, what a dilemma,” The rabbit said.
“I’d rather make a new friend.
Someone on whom I can depend
But will I end up dead?.”
“It’s risky I know to take a chance
And trust what is to come.
Others may think you’re really dumb,
But I can see in a glance
You want to experience all of life.
And sit by friendship’s fire.
There’s nothing wrong with a desire
To live your days without strife,” said hawk.
So they drank together and talked a while..
They traveled to the river’s end.
They never regretted being a friend.
They were risk-takers with a smile.