And We Don’t Even Like Swallowing Flies

Humans. Humph.

Good morning! Here is a poem I’ve just written. While it isn’t a limerick, I hope you’ll find it every bit as silly. (And who knows? Maybe I can move the sidebarred parrot poem to the limericks page and write a fresh one of those, too!)

With Feet and Frogs Flying

One on a jog’ll
Look down when a frog’ll
Retreat to its wat’ry abode;
The startling splash
On an early morn dash
Brings a smile to lighten the load.

But with mirrored great goggle,
The dour, disturbed frog’ll
Disdainfully shake its green head;
It knows that it’s healthier,
More pleasant, and stealthier
To go for a good swim instead.

9 Responses to And We Don’t Even Like Swallowing Flies

  1. What fun! The photo is cute too.

  2. Alyson says:

    LOL! I didn’t realise that frogs smile until I saw that picture!

  3. lavenderbay says:

    Thanks, Barefootheart! One more green thing in the midst of all this white. The photo was taken on a hike in June.

    I hope the froggy isn’t laughing at my hiking boots, Alyson. They were a bargain, but a bit…umm…shiny.

  4. Shiny boots? Perhaps it’s admiring its reflection in them.

  5. lavenderbay says:

    And checking for fly legs caught between its teeth?
    The boots are a different kind of “shiny”, though, James. Maybe they’ll make a nice Wordless wednesday shot.

  6. Good stuff… You overflow with creativity.

  7. lavenderbay says:

    Thanks, UT! As with your reflections and photos, probably, sometimes a rhyme just presents itself and gets written up in about 10 minutes; the one above was a case in point.
    But I’m also reminded of a duotang cover from grade school. Under a photo of an orangutan were the words,
    “Sometimes I sits and thinks.
    Other times, I just sits.”
    I think inspiration is a lot like that. πŸ™‚

  8. Tony says:

    Frogs are so cute.
    Nice poem, however shouldn’t that read: “Brings a smile to lighten the Toad”

  9. lavenderbay says:

    You’re just cookin’ with gas today, Tony! πŸ˜€

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