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The Princess and the Frog

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The Princess and the Frog

Once upon a time and place,
There lived a princess fair of face.
She was searching for a prince to wed,
One of noble character bred.
Many a fine tear she had shed,
When each prince came up lacking.

One day as she went for a stroll,
She came upon a grassy knoll, 
Beside a quiet pond, and saw a fallen log.
She sat down and began to weep,
Her sorrow running oh so deep,
At failing to find a noble prince to share her life.

"Princess fair, why do you weep?"
Asked a voice so rich and deep.
Surprised the princess looked around,
And spied a frog upon the ground.
"Good frog, did you speak to me?"
The frog replied, "I did indeed."

"A princess so fair as you,
Should never have to feel so blue.
Please tell me what your trouble is,
Perhaps I can be of help to you."
"I've been searching for a prince to wed,
One of noble character bred, but all have
    been sadly lacking."

The frog hopped from the ground to log,
And said, "Princess, what I have to say will be a shock.
You see, I'm not really just a lowly frog.
I was once a handsome prince of noble character bred,
Until a hateful witch I tried to vanquish,
Put a curse on me instead."

"The curse is that a frog I'll always be,
Only a maiden's kiss will set me free.
So if you're willing to place a kiss,
Upon my ugly froggy lips,
A prince again will I then be,
And both our dreams will become reality."

The princess hesitated just a bit.
His tale sounded so far fetched.
But then again, frogs didn't talk,
And this one could, so she didn't balk.
She bent down, closed her eyes and kissed him.
In a flash a handsome prince appeared,
  finally freed from frog's disguise.

No longer did this princess sing the blues,
She'd found her prince and at the news,
All the kingdom celebrated.
Everyone was so elated.
The prince and princess soon were wed,
And together they raised chilldren of noble
   character bred.

Entered in PD's Smile contest.

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  1. Date: 6/7/2013 9:24:00 PM
    vey nice and thank you for reading my poem

  1. Date: 4/9/2013 12:48:00 PM
    very cool. light yet intertaining. the style fits it. thanks for the read. randy

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 9:38:00 PM
    A nice poetic version of the story.

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 10:43:00 AM
    Very well penned, Kim. A delightful story made all the more delightful in poetic form. I like :)

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 5:22:00 PM
    Never tire of this story, no matter how often retold. Love your write on this fairy tale.... I guess not all frogs are toads lol

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 12:45:00 PM
    Great children's tale retold. I was waiting for tadpoles to appear.

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 12:38:00 PM
    I just read this to my 6 yr old grand daughter,, thumbs up,,,, cute poem ;}

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 5:33:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading this lovely tale! For the first time ever I thought about how horrible it would be to have to kiss froggy lips! Loved that line! Thanks for your post on my poem! It's a pleasure to get to read your work!

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 8:57:00 PM
    Kim, knowing your humorous side, I kept waiting for the punchline, but you just kept it sweet and fairy tale like, which was very nice!! I have to tell you. EONS ago, my stepbrother and I wrote a play for our church group and in it, the princess married Delbert the frog but they ended up with kids that had frog feet! I should dig that old script up and come up with a poem for it since my brother died many years ago and it would be something cool to remember him by!

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 2:18:00 PM
    Oh, I wish I were a kid again... very nice... Terry

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 5:54:00 AM
    Kim, a sweet ending to a lovely tale, well done, constance

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 4:55:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading this tall tale in poetic form this morning..A new twist to an old story..If for a contest, it should be in the winners' list according to Sara..Thanks for stopping by..Your presence at my work is uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 8:56:00 PM
    Kim, your poem is wonderful,,, a good heartfelt ending..pd

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 7:30:00 PM
    Lovely tale, Kim! Very nice. Ruben.