The Frog King (poem)

Upon his lily pad throne cross the sea

The king of all he saw now meets his day

His orders crocked for his servants to obey

This ruler of some but his destiny

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His kindness of mind caused others dismay

A world beyond his it just couldn’t be

And tears which chanced by where a mystery

This ruler of some whose path went astray

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The servants would hide away with their dreams

But that cursed voice now commanded the air

This ruler of some but some only dread

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The tears of many hushed gathered in streams

But onward he croaked to fate unaware

This ruler of some but death overhead

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LikaMarie 4 years ago

Thank you for this one, when I was a little girl, I had pet frogs. I know, a far cry from the puppy or kitten that most want, but I still, to this day, love frogs.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

This was an interesting one. Used to catch frogs when I was little to just talk to them and let them back in the pond. lol


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

Used to believe that frogs were prince. Hahaha but never dared to kiss one :)


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

My brothers and cousins used to catch them and chase us around with them.

Wonderful write.


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epigramman 4 years ago

....I would say that you are ..... a king yourself.

a poet king.

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

You have the ability to hold my interest using poetry and that is rare...well done!


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PHILLYDREAMER 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

This one has eluded me Martin. I read it 4 times, but still cant see the picture you're trying to paint.


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p10kabhijita 4 years ago from India

Beautiful as usual. Shared it :)


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

This made me think about the times that we played with toads and frogs, and waited for the pollywogs to grow into frogs.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

The piano video was beautiful and so was your poetry. Loved it..


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myownlife 4 years ago from london

Great poem


Rika Inami 稲美里佳 10 months ago

Thank you for sharing it. The poem, music and picture are beautiful, but which makes me feel something sad and nostalgic.

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