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Gutter Frogs

The neighborhood has been going, to every variety of dogs.
But I simply can’t believe it… We now have Gutter Frogs!
They climb upon my windowsills, and also among the trees.
They climb up my patio screen, is there nothing, they don’t see!

Nightly nestling in my window gutter, where they have safely gone.
My hubby says that he can’t sleep, with so much racket going on!
Shiny, and oh so sleek, unlike any other toad, are these little blokes.
Perhaps I have been hasty. Their voices are only a cricket, not a croak.

Unlike my Hubby’s snores, they are way more soothing, yes, by far!
Perhaps there is no reason, for us, that we must now, declare a war.
But no! I must revise, as the gutters surely do need, to be cleaned.
So up the ladder Hubby did climb, as he now, had a full head of steam.

But, yes, life is never simple, and that seems to be… our very own lot.
They had watched our environmentalist son, as he studies and he plots.
‘Save the Gutter frogs!’ Became their banner song, which truly did evolve!
Alas! What’s worse! They are asking, an environmental study, to be done! 

They quoted conservationists, and several even chained themselves to our home.
I’ve heard of save the Whales and trees, but now will it be… the gutter frogs?
This is their habitat! What will be next… a nest of new age lawyer gutter frogs?
Evolution has come quite far, as they mentioned a protest, to visit city hall!

We finally did concede! We could share this house and land, which we do own.
As Hubby descended the ladder… Yes! He was covered in jubilant gutter frogs.
Then to make things right, we made for each, an adorable wattle and stick home.
Attaching them along the top, of the gutters, that they could now, play upon.

The gutter frogs agreed to keep the gutters clean, and in return, we will let them be. 
The moral is: No matter who is right! We can live together, if we only try, you see!

Copyright © Carol Eastman

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  1. Date: 1/28/2014 3:51:00 PM
    Carol, CONGRATULATIONS, a very clever write, you did well in "Personifying Any Animal of Your Choosing" *enjoyed every poem.......... ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 1/19/2014 3:34:00 PM
    Shows how we can get along with animals if we just try to. Great work!

  1. Date: 1/13/2014 5:15:00 PM
    Hi Carol. Lovely write concerning a symbiosis of a sort.. Ken

  1. Date: 1/10/2014 6:32:00 AM
    Wow! Nice poem with a nice twist. When I read the first verse, I was imagining something else as the frogs. However, the second verse brings out the idea. Nice use of metaphors in this piece. You might want to consider revising "is there nothing, they don’t see" the end of the first verse. You are a great story teller.

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 8:27:00 PM
    Gutter frogs! What's next? Thanks for the chuckles this evening. Oh yeah, Sue drained our pond but the frogs still come back on rainy days - drives her nuts! I like 'em.

  1. Date: 1/5/2014 12:59:00 AM
    Enjoyed the personification and congrats on your win, Carol

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 2:35:00 PM
    Carol, you are a pleasure! Your stories are so fun and clever....and always hide these little bits of wisdom. Well Done!

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 10:50:00 AM
    this is begging for pictures to go with it. but also a few changes here and there. It's a nice short story but is it really for kids. choose your target audience and concentrait on their needs.

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 9:31:00 AM
    An interesting poem. You painted a beautiful picture of nature here.

  1. Date: 12/29/2013 4:02:00 PM
    We all have to share this small blue planet so why can't we all just get along, so i understand your write here lady, great job, gutter frogs rock . cheri

  1. Date: 12/28/2013 2:32:00 AM
    Haha I loveeee it :))))))

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 12:44:00 PM
    Cute, I thought for sure dragon would have helped you with this problem. I hope you had an amazing Christmas. I guess there is no problem keeping the home fires burning.

    Eastman Avatar Carol Eastman
    Date: 12/26/2013 7:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dragon's help would be to probably join the frogs by hanging from the gutters himself... At that point... the home fire would be a burning on my roof... Yikes!
  1. Date: 12/25/2013 11:51:00 AM
    Hi Carol, too bad you didnt live by the sea, the gulls would have em cleaned up in no time, alas they make a racket of their own, merry christmas, Carl

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 5:30:00 AM
    - Like always a very great story, Carol !!! - Happy Christmas - Have a great time with family and good friends! - Santa Claus huggs from // Anne-Lise :)))

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 1:15:00 AM
    Carol, , Guess what? , The end of the year is approaching :) and there's no way I'm letting this year end, without dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTAMS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 5:19:00 PM
    what eats gutter frogs is what i'd be asking.

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 4:20:00 AM
    Carol, the story bulging with humor

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 6:40:00 PM
    What a great story! Happy Holidays Light & Love