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Five Green and Speckled Frogs

March 9, 2015
By Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."


Five green and speckled frogs sat on a speckled log.
They tell you one jumped,
But he didn’t—
He died.
And when he died,
The other four looked up into the clouds,
With heavy hearts.
And though they willed the drops to fall,
The clouds were empty.
What would the others say?
They thought.
So one after another, those green and speckled frogs…
Died.
One by one they left their fellow frogs
To battle with the empty skies,
Till only one was left—
All alone.
He saw the empty log,
And he suddenly felt so small
In a world that felt so big.
And then…
Then the skies opened up,
And it poured.


The author's comments:

I wrote this poem with the intention of it having many different meanings. I want each person to read it and take something different away from it. And if you'd like to comment, I'd love to hear your opinions!! :)


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on Mar. 11 2015 at 4:30 pm
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

I love that too @Ginger__Snapp__ :) Thank you!!

on Mar. 11 2015 at 4:30 pm
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

Thanks @anna2000!

on Mar. 11 2015 at 2:44 pm
Ginger__Snapp__ BRONZE, Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
SOME PEOPLE FEEL THE RAIN, OTHERS JUST GET WET.

~Bob Marley~

I love when I can find multiple meanings inside a single poem. Wonderful!

on Mar. 11 2015 at 2:36 pm
anna2000 SILVER, Paragould, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.


-Albert Einstein

What I took from it is that one person is left alone in a world that is taken over by death and destruction, and this, in a way, I can completely relate to. Thanks for sharing this amazing poem!

on Mar. 11 2015 at 1:01 pm
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

Thank you @Leajade9 :) I'll definitely take a look at your work!

on Mar. 11 2015 at 12:14 pm
Leajade9 SILVER, Kannapolis, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backwards"

I know I took a meaning into consideration. Wow, this is great. Write more! Check some of my work out please (-: I think you could relate to some.


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