David Paradine

The Fool - Poem by David Paradine

A frog and a fool
Sat beneath an oak tree
Said the fool to the frog
How unhappy you must be
You spend your whole life in this o'l mud hole
With nothing to do, nowhere to go
Just sittin in the sun snappin at flies
Watching this world go rolling by

Wouldn't you rather come with me
Travel far or land and sea
Searching to find a better life
Away from worry free from strife

But I've lingered long
The hour is late
I must keep moving for that's my trait
Yet I've enjoyed it here in this place so remote
It's been peaceful here beneath this o'l oak


Topic(s) of this poem: frog, happiness, life, lyric

Form: Allegory

Comments about The Fool by David Paradine

  • Chinedu Dike (11/30/2015 4:59:00 PM)

    Good train of thought - lovely narrative poem well articulated and insightfully penned with conviction. An unsettled wandering fool's advice to the contented frog, shows the fools sublime persistence in stupidity. A lovely piece indeed. Thanks for sharing David. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

    (11/30/2015 11:57:00 PM)

    Thank you. When I wrote the poem I thought the message was simple, clear and obvious. Since publlishing it I have been quite surprised by how some have interpreted it. The title a Frog and a Fool I thought was the giveaway but have since learned that was not the case.

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  • Souren Mondal (11/5/2015 3:45:00 AM)

    An interesting read David...

    Perhaps both the 'fool' who never stops anywhere and the 'frog' who never moves anywhere are both wasting their lives, being unhappy and unsuccessful...

    Thanks for sharing...
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    (11/24/2015 12:11:00 PM)

    Or maybe the frog has found what the fool is seeking? ? ? ?

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 6, 2015

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