Frog Poo

Frog Poo

A Poem by Fran Marie

One day while walking I saw a toad

sitting on a log in the middle of the road

with eyes popped out big and wide

and  cheeks puffed up with froggie pride

yes this frog was in happy mode

 

As I moved closer he hopped away to hide

that's when I saw a pile, so I stepped aside

there lay froggie poo, a great big mess

the reason for his pride, I guess

and toadish grin so wide

 

Kissing him? no! that would be a cruel test

how could there be a prince hidden in that mess?

so I think I'll pass on kissing toads

that greet you in the middle of roads

so full of frog poo and all the rest!

 

 

 

 

 


© 2010 Fran Marie



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OMG this is so funny! Great allegory. Nice twist on the Frog Prince theme! I also love the fact that toad was so happy and full of pride after he made a great big mess (which he walked away from). He seems to represent the stereotypical "man to avoid": not very attractive, messes things up, refuses to accept responsibility for his actions. Also, what does the poo represent? An emotional mess? Him making a mess of his life? Someone else's life? Sh---ing on someone? The possibilities are endless. : )

Just a small nit-picky point though: frogs and toads are not the same thing.

Great poem!

Posted 10 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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Wow, Fran Marie, you are a very popular person. 1644 views is a lot, even if it has been posted for 9yrs. I liked the picture, presentation is something that a lot of authors forget. Otherwise I don't think you need any critiques for something this old, but thank you for entering in the competition (So You Think You Can Funny)!

Posted 2 Years Ago


  Fran Marie

2 Years Ago

Thanks Gus, so vey much for the review on my poetry..i enjoyed participating in your contest
I must admit, I find it odd
To see AABBA,
But nonetheless, this little piece
Stood out among the fray.

For one critique, I’d have to say
Some lines seem a bit cramped,
But I like the thought you put into
This frog prince tale, revamped!

So here you go, a prize review
Of an ABCB mold,
Keep up the words, I’ll wait to hear
Of future tales to be “toad” :D

(Poem review prize for ROFL RHYMES contest!)

Posted 3 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Very amusing Fran Marie... My take is if you don't overlook the bad you never find the good the Prince was still within the Frog Warts and all!

Posted 5 Years Ago


Congratulations on winning the 'Tickle Me Funny' contest!

Posted 5 Years Ago


  Fran Marie

5 Years Ago

Thanks so very much,
Good one! lol

Posted 7 Years Ago


Haha, this was so cute and comical! I enjoyed it!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Hah! I reallly like the big smiling picture of the toad! It made me think of a little kid that kicks you in the shin, then just stands there and laughs at you because you wont hit him back: you know better. Overall great story and poem!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Men are Dogs...and Frogs! I'm glad my Wife kissed me way back when, 'cause i feel like a Prince today.
Fun write, Thank you.

Posted 7 Years Ago


This was so adorable, despite being about poo. Haha. Great rhymes, great read.

Posted 8 Years Ago



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Added on August 12, 2008
Last Updated on December 5, 2010

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