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A Frog's Fate

Rating: 2.8

Contemptuous of his home beyond
The village and the village-pond,
A large-souled Frog who spurned each byway
Hopped along the imperial highway.

Nor grunting pig nor barking dog
Could disconcert so great a Frog.
The morning dew was lingering yet,
His sides to cool, his tongue to wet:

The night-dew, when the night should come,
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Khairul Ahsan 25 September 2020

'Such oversights beset us all' - yes, but such oversights cause death to the down under.

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Mahtab Bangalee 17 September 2020

‘A froggy would a-wooing go.’ A hypothetic frog trolled he, Obtuse to a reality.. O rich and poor, O great and small, Such oversights beset us all.....wonderful; nowadays we are living like the fate of the Frog! ! ! - excellent poem penned

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Sylvia Frances Chan 17 September 2020

Weren't there so many highways in her day? The poetess called it " ïmperial highway" Is this poem an indictment of the hustle and bustle of the highway? The poet says many words about the death of a frog run over by a truck or just a large car. We as readers now consider the fact that the motorway offers advantages, but is not that safe. Congratulations for this honour to the family of the late poetess. Thank you for sharing.

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Kingsley Egbukole 17 September 2020

An interesting poem. Well composed.

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Edward Kofi Louis 17 September 2020

Carnage done! ! Hideous Highway! ! ! ! Alone, Struggling for survival. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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The hypothetic frog alone Is the one frog we dwell upon.. A wonderful poem

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Kumarmani Mahakul 17 September 2020

My road to fame turns out a wry way; I perish on the hideous highway; Oh for my old familiar byway! ’.....most impressive lines with lofty theme. Beautiful poem.

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Deluke Muwanigwa 17 September 2020

Excellent poem. The frog did not use science. He should have hopped on the wagon to steal a ride.

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Jeremy Bleu 17 November 2017

I used this for my English project and got an A xD

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Brian Mayo 21 October 2015

a delightful masterpiece.

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