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The Frog King (poem)

Updated on February 4, 2016

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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      Rika Inami 稲美里佳 20 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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      myownlife 5 years ago from london

      Great poem

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Deb Hirt 5 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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      Abhijit Aswath 5 years ago from India

      Beautiful as usual. Shared it :)

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      Jose Velasquez 5 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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      Bill Holland 5 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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      epigramman 5 years ago

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

      a poet king.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 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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      snowdrops 5 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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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 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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      LikaMarie 5 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.