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Frog talk

I was so proud of my garden pond,
constructed with consideration for wildlife.
But the strangest thing happened:
it attracted a talking frog.
He said, 'Hello, sucker.'
I said, 'What do you mean by , sucker?'
He said, 'Have you been working again,
all the hours under the sun?(he was into cliché)
When's the last time you had a holiday?'

I thought, what's this all about?
A frog getting smart with me?
I said, 'What about you, you slimy, little jerk?
He said, 'Me? I swim all day,
and sunbathe on lily pads.
I get close and personal with lady frogs
whenever the mood takes me,
and I've never done a day's work in my life.'

Well, I was ready to stamp on the cocky,
little bastard, but he did have a point.
I said, 'Ok, Mr Clever,
but if you ever get smart with me again,
I'll get myself a pet heron!'

He hopped off, saying,
'Ok, Mr Misery, no need for the threats;
can't you take a joke?
Humans. Always so damn righteous,
and so bloody aggressive.'

Copyright © Jonathan French | Year Posted 2018


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  1. Date: 1/21/2018 4:48:00 PM

    lol...a ribbitting discourse...
  1. Date: 1/21/2018 4:43:00 PM

    I enjoyed your witty and very funny poem. Delightfully executed, Jonathan.
  1. Date: 1/21/2018 1:30:00 PM

    Lol! Too funny! Made me giggle :)
  1. Date: 1/21/2018 9:22:00 AM

    Hahaha...this after a few sherbets??? You still write so well..
  1. Date: 1/21/2018 7:27:00 AM

    ha ha ha so so funny it really made me lol Jonathan - keep the funnies flowing me need more humour on soup!:-) hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 1/20/2018 11:56:00 PM

    This is great, love it...
  1. Date: 1/20/2018 11:43:00 PM

    haha :) This is quite entertaining, Jonathan!
  1. Date: 1/20/2018 10:40:00 PM

    LOL! I can totally see it. (what that says about me however...) Thank you Jonathan, my last read before bed, tucked in with a grin. xo