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Bearagroves and bully frogs

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Bearagroves and bully frogs

While cleaning house I over heard the Trolls talking down below.
There was to be a battle in the grove, between a bear and a Troll.
They said this would be the end, to beat all ends, as only one would win.
Well, I’m a mother… so this worried me… on how this would all end.

A Troll and a Bear… fighting…I feared nothing good could come of that.
So, I had to find a way to come between them, to stop them in their tracks.
I talked to the Trolls, who said: this was a thing they… simply… had to do.
In fact, they said they’d all go, and would cheer it on, till it was finally through.

They left when I wasn’t looking, and I had to be there to stop it… so I ran.
The battle would be in the Bear groves where the bully frogs all live.
First I tripped over a root, breaking my shoe, so barefoot… I continued on.
Then I fell into the creek, coming up with mud everywhere, all around.

Brambles caught my shirt tearing my sleeve, but I certainly, wouldn’t give up. 
I’ll admit, that Panic does some strange things, as I continued… to… speedup.
Watching where I was going would have been a really good thing, I agree.
But, I ran into the grove, a mad woman, with pepper spray in my grasp, you see.

Low and behold, I’d been wrong! There was a card game quietly going on.
The bears and the Trolls in their best clothes: and all sat there, giving a yawn.
It then dawned; this was a poker game of high stakes, which I had come upon.
The bully frog referees and everyone looked at me, like my mind was totally gone.

Actually, that’s probably right... Maybe, with worry… I truly had… gone mad.
Quietly I sat down, to watch the game… until the bear won it all… how sad.
Embarrassed, I tried to quietly sneak out: very quickly, you can be assured.
Low and behold, I ran straight into a tree… getting their attention, for sure.

Laughing hilariously, one of the Trolls picked me up, and carried me home.
He said, he was afraid for my health, should I be allowed to further roam.
They were right of course, but my mind will be better by tomorrow morn 
You’ll see… I’ll prove it… when my next new poem is born…


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  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:46:00 PM

    wonderful win......SKAT

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 7:24:00 PM

    Ahhhhh....cute one carol....:-) congratulations...

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 3:00:00 PM

    very clever ending!! love it and congratulations.

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 12:28:00 PM

    awesome win Carol....Linda

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 11:58:00 AM

    Contest Winners: In the Woods. Sponsored by: Caleb Smith. - Congratulations on your wonderful poem in this contest, Carol. - Pleased to read your poem, well written! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 5:26:00 AM

    Cute one..I got some chuckles..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Bear and Troll who would have ever thought that they could play poker..Thanks for stopping by my blog..I appreciate the time spent there..Sara

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 3:21:00 PM

    laughed right through,great write Carol,tell the trolls better luck next time lol lol

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 4:09:00 PM

    Love your fanciful way of creating suspense and excitement! This is delightful my dear sweet "Poetry Twin"! Will check out more of your wee gems... love and hugs, Jack

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 7:04:00 AM

    funny work....I like it!!

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 10:32:00 PM

    Carol..... enjoyed stopping by ;-) Have yourself a goodnight~ PD