THE BALLAD OF FRED THE FROG

There once was a frog

whose name was Fred,

he hopped around

and bounced on his bed.

 

He hopped to the pond

and went for a swim,

he called for his friends

and they all joined in.

 

He hopped to the shops

to help out his mum

and she would reward him

with a nice currant bun.

 

He hopped and jumped

all over the place

with a laugh and a giggle

and a smile on his face.

 

At night-time he loved

to sit and knit,

he was making a scarf

that would snugly fit,

 

around his neck

when days were cool,

it gets chilly cold

in that murky old pool.

 

A thick woolly hat

and some nice warm mitts,

would make him happily

shout “RIBBIT!”

 

*

Written by Darren Scanlon, 25th February 2014.

Revised 14th October 2015.

© 2015 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.

Artwork by Angie Caira

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Rita says:

    I love it. Another one for the grandson to read to me this weekend. He loves the book of poems by you I gave him for Christmas.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Aww excellent. Thanks Rita, that means so much. 😎

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Rita says:

        You have a gift for making them giggle, my friend. That’s amazing.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. gauravbarot says:

    Thats so “RIBBITY” good, Darren Sir!!….

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you my friend

      Like

  3. Poli Impelli says:

    So beautiful! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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