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A Big Frog and a Little Frog Seek a Lily Pad

(a rhyming fable in haiku syllable count) In a little pond a big frog and a small frog both sit on a log. That log is then seen by a little boy at play who takes it away. Left without their log, both frogs spy a lily pad; the big frog is bad. . . Though the pad is small - onto it the big frog hops. The small pad drops! Into the small pond disappears the little pad. The big frog gets sad. He just swims away. Now the small frog seeks a pad. He is hopping mad! From one lily pad to another goes that frog who has lost his log. Never giving up, the little frog starts to think. . . Which pad will not sink? Small ones are no good. They sink like the Titanic. I need gigantic! Having found one large, now the frog itty bitty is sitting pretty! And the moral is “Better to be a small frog rather than a big frog in a little pond” Or “Don’t get sad, get hopping mad!” For the children's Fable Contest of Carol Eastman

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 5/16/2015 11:22:00 AM
Oh my gosh what would the workshop committee think about when reading these haiku. lol
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Date: 7/18/2014 2:53:00 PM
Andrea, , Congratulations, on your awesome Fable ..... Always~ Linda
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Date: 7/17/2014 7:00:00 PM
Choosy little frogs. congratulations, Andrea. Love, Joyce
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Date: 7/17/2014 9:19:00 AM
So much fun! Congrats Andrea.
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Date: 7/16/2014 8:51:00 AM
Interesting use of the haiku format and a great little tale! Congratulations!
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Date: 7/16/2014 7:50:00 AM
Lovely froggy write, Andrea! Most enjoyable...so is the moral:) Congrats on another fine win. // paul
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Date: 7/16/2014 5:23:00 AM
or big things come in small packages... how interesting, andie.. sweet congrats and huggs!
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Date: 7/16/2014 1:20:00 AM
This is such a lovely write Andrea ,, more so wonderful in haiku form,, u really hv a great pen dear! Congrats on top win!
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Date: 7/15/2014 7:35:00 PM
glad it had a hoppy ending Andrea. a worthy winner. Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 7/15/2014 6:27:00 PM
I love this, would have never thought to use that format. Its fantastic! Congrats on your win!
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Date: 7/15/2014 12:25:00 PM
This could put the tortoise and the hare in second place. Thanks for the chuckle and congrats.
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Date: 7/15/2014 12:07:00 PM
Way to go! Spot on fable. Loved it. Congrats on the win and I'm glad you entered it.
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Date: 5/28/2012 7:52:00 AM
I absolutely loved it. Many congrats for this win.
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Date: 5/21/2012 1:06:00 PM
Ha! I like it. Congrats. TLH
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Date: 5/21/2012 7:23:00 AM
HEHEHEHEH....good one..congrats. BG
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Date: 5/21/2012 7:10:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Sidney~LeeAnn's "Lilly-pads and Frogs" contest Andrea. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/21/2012 12:07:00 AM
Andrea,,, congrats with your wonderful froggy win.. enjoyed reading your poem tonight~xox~PD
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Date: 5/20/2012 4:27:00 PM
Great story Andrea. Great combination of Haikus! :)
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Date: 5/20/2012 11:14:00 AM
Congrats on your win Andrea! I love the rhyming haiku...an adorable story with a lesson. Blessings and love, Rhonda
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Date: 5/20/2012 10:04:00 AM
congrats on your win Andrea
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Date: 5/20/2012 9:51:00 AM
I enjoyed this greatly. A chain of haiku's was inspired... I did it once on a poem about words... It always adds more to the imagination. And it's so unique. Congratulations on the win.
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Date: 5/20/2012 8:45:00 AM
congrats on this win, wonderful all of them. harry
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Date: 5/20/2012 3:48:00 AM
Andrea congrats on a teriffic win, ..david
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Date: 5/20/2012 2:42:00 AM
ANDREA, Congratulations;-) & Thanks for supporting my contest~ :-)
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Date: 5/6/2012 12:10:00 PM
Awesome! Sounds like a cute children story! :) Actually my avatars are not kangaroos, and you are not the first to mistaken it. Hehehe! They are actually Sphinxes - hairless cats! :D Always, Laura
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