Treasure Island

Herbert Nehrlich

(04 October 1943 / Germany)

Grenouillage à Trois


Deep in the forest, on two logs
were perched two rather handsome frogs.
The logs were pretty close together
and served as shelters for the weather.

Now, on the smaller of the logs
was sitting, still, the bigger frog.
He looked across and had discovered
that on a tree a third frog hovered,

apparently intent to pounce!
He must have weighed a paltry ounce.
They say that from necessity
all frogs, no matter where they be

will act. So this one did pretend
for competition soon to end
that in the tree the frog was meat,
a moth or insect he would eat.

Thus ends the story of the frogs
on trees and on two fallen logs,
while after all they got together
and sheltered in their log from weather.

Submitted: Thursday, November 03, 2005

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  • Mary Nagy (11/3/2005 9:18:00 PM)

    Great poem Herbert! Another one for your children's books......... :) Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

  • Cj Heck (11/3/2005 8:58:00 PM)

    You amaze me, Herbert. You can write from any angle, on any subject, thoughtful, funny, it doesn't matter - it's all good and I love reading it. This is a delightful story!
    Warmest regards,
    CJ (Report) Reply

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