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The frog and the butterfly

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The frog and the butterfly

The Frog, and the Butterfly.

The little frog lived in the well
In a garden filled with flowers
One day he saw a butterfly
Who spoke to him for hours.
The butterfly would tell him tales
Of the big wide world outside
But he only knew his little well
He thought that she had lied.

One day she lent the frog her wings
And he took them for a while
Though he had never flown before
And it wasn't quite his style.
That frog he flew above the well
And saw the painted flowers
Then he flew above a lovely lake
And he felt all of life's power.

Then he flew above an ocean
Stretching out a million miles
Then flew above some fluffy clouds
As his face took on a smile
When he came back to that old well
He told that butterfly
That he'd not live in that well again
He'd be free till his day to die.

Dec 3 2003.

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  1. Date: 12/7/2013 9:44:00 AM
    Lovely poem. A real joy to read. It has brightened up a dull day. Very best wishes, Linda x

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/7/2013 4:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Linda. your comments are very kind....peter
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 4:04:00 PM
    Thank you so much Liam. it's always nice to see your name on my pages....peter

  1. Date: 12/6/2013 1:18:00 PM
    amazing beautifully penned dear friend

  1. Date: 12/6/2013 12:24:00 PM
    Nice fairy tale here! Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/6/2013 4:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Mathew. I appreciate your kind comments....peter
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 12:13:00 PM
    heartwarming story here, peter.. we all want to fly free!.. just lovely!.. huggs

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/6/2013 4:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Nette, for your very kind comments....peter
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 8:29:00 AM
    A nice story Peter, I can't wait to see the next poem.....Roger

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/6/2013 4:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Roger, so nice of you to comment on my simple verse....peter
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 8:03:00 AM
    peter - this is a beautiful and very touching tale! i so enjoyed it...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/6/2013 4:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Ilene, it's always lovely to see you on my pages....peter
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 2:51:00 AM
    It is excellent! A beautiful story with metaphors and personification. Bravo Peter. 7 G.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/6/2013 4:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Giorgio, prise from you is praise indeed....peter
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 9:52:00 PM
    I agree with Andrea. This would make a great story for a children's book. Love the story.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/6/2013 4:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Jon, for your kind words...Peter
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 6:52:00 PM
    This is the essence of freedom--once tasted, never to be relinquished. Better to die than to surrender. However, if I'd been flying for a dozen years, a lily pad might look very attractive!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/6/2013 4:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Mark, you are right on this one. I appreciate your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 6:15:00 PM
    this is a fantastic story!!! I can see this one illustrated as a children's book. Loved it.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/6/2013 4:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea, you do me a great honour with your kind comments...peter
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 5:53:00 PM
    a new prespective can change the way we look at things truly a lesson to be learned with this poem. Nice one Peter

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/6/2013 4:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Joseph, Your comments are always appreciated....Peter
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 5:13:00 PM
    Ahhh!! Great work about learning about things outside our little lives and reaching to become all we could be..Enjoyed.Your visit was great..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/6/2013 4:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara for showing such understanding of my poem, Your comments make me feel good aabout myself...peter