Tom Courtney

Rookie (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

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Ballad of Croccy & Lizzy by Tom Courtney )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  6. Mother to Son, Langston Hughes
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass, --
The finger-points look through like rosy blooms:
Your eyes smile peace. The pasture gleams and glooms
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Love Note 15, Michael P. McParland
  2. Poetry Heaven, Kim Barney
  3. Thank You My Love, Margaret Alice Second
  4. My Dream, Michael P. McParland
  5. joshua trees hopping in the trunk of the.., Mandolyn ...
  6. my lovely lovely wife, Rasheed Alqahas
  7. Four Leaf Clover, Eve White
  8. Eric Gone Postal, Eve White
  9. Half-Breed or Racist, Eve White
  10. (Rock ballad) Hold on and letting go, Putri Misnia Shary Bahri (Sh ..
[Hata Bildir]