Tom Courtney

(St. Louis, MO)

Ballad of Croccy & Lizzy


A tale with two tails & a love tale true

Listen my children, and you shall hear
A tale of laughter and a crocodile tear

There once was a lizard who thought she could swim
And she fell in the water for her eyesight was dim

She struggled and floundered - this story is true!
Til her cheeks filled to bursting, and her pink turned to blue

And just when poor Lizzy was to gasp her last gasp
Up swam old Croccy and took her in grasp

He laid her up gently on the shoreline so dry
And then eyed his cousin and raised up his eye

If you wanted to swim, you’d amphibious be
I come in and go out, but you stick to your tree

We’re cousins it’s true. But we differ as such
So just lie here and sun some. The water’s too much

And as Croccy swam off and lil Lizzy dried out
She regained her strength enough just to shout

Hey cousin! I thank you. I owe you my life
If you come to the forest, I’ll sure be your wife

Submitted: Sunday, May 03, 2009
Edited: Thursday, May 14, 2009

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