The Frog Princess, A Fairy Poem

8 Jun

It’s a little known fact that not all frogs are princes in disguise . . . there are two genders, you know, one of which is the weaker sex.

The Frog Princess

by judy

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There once was a Prince

With a perpetual wince

In his kingdom alone

No wife for his own.

He looked far and wide

For just the right bride

He sailed the seas

And if you please

Roamed over the land

for a princess’ hand

Not one maiden fit

DSCN5901I’m ready to quit

Many too greedy

Most too needy

A lot too tall

Some too small

None, not one, right at all”

The prince was bereft

The only place left

Was to take to the sky

Learn to fly

He was up for the ride

To find the right bride

“I’ll learn to fly”

he said with a sigh,

“Where I can spy

my princess from on high”

I must find a wife

To be in my life”

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“I’m of delicate sorts

Need to change into shorts

So my legs can kick

Don’t want them to stick

And my knees are free

to fly higher, you see”

Just as he should

he ran fast as he could

landing in mud

With a resounding thud.

Jumping from trees

Catching his knees.

Try as he might

he couldn’t take flight.

Then spotting a cowDSCN5896

“She’ll surely know how

Take me up to the moon

It can’t be too soon!

Yes, a cow will do

Four legs to my two!!”

the Prince cried.

And the cow replied,

“I’ll try, if you will

foot all of the bill

Now with all your might

Hold on tight.

My tail! not my udder!”

She yelled with a shudder”

“How now

brown cow

Run faster please

I’m scrapping my knees!”

 

The prince cried

And the cow replied,

“Ok Prince, guess you’ve found

I’m better on ground

Where grass is green

That’s my scene,”

It’s just not my ilk

I’m going back to milk

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The Prince spied a spider

who was an outsider.

“Spin me some webs

to attach to my legs

They’ll catch the breeze

when I bend my knees!”

 

the Prince cried.

And the spider replied

“I’ll spin if you will

foot all of the bill.

Take my web if you please

(To catch a breeze)

Wind ‘round your knees

attach to your tie

(take to the sky)

flap your legs to fly.”

Help! I’m dropping like lead

catching flies. . . . Instead!!”

the prince cried

as the spider replied,

“Have you lost your mind

My webs are fine!

Guaranteed not to tear

No matter where”

You’re no flyer I fear

just a prince, my dear

It’s just not your thing

To take to wing

Stop sticking around

stay on the ground”

 

The prince wasn’t mad

Just terribly sad

Sitting down to mope

He felt like a dope.

When lo! High up in the sky

a frog flying, No LIE!

Breaking the mold

With wings of gold

Froggie swoops down

wearing a crown.

A crown of red

perched on her head

The prince rubs his eyes

Looking up to the skies

An impossible sight

In a golden light.

“I can’t believe my eyes.

From out of the skies

I see a frog flying

without even trying!!”

the Prince cried

and the froggie replied,

“I heard you say

that you will pay.

I’ll fly you high if you will

foot all of the bill.

“Hop on my back,

I’ll cut you some slack

But don’t talkback.

I want no flack.”

So off they go

the Prince in tow

hanging on for dear life

looking for a wife.

What a wondrous sight

From this vantage of flight!

Still, all I can see

None suited for me

Many too greedy

Most too needy

Some too tall,

or much too small

None, not one, right at all”

Not one maiden fit

“I’m ready to quit,”

the Prince sighed,

as froggie replied

“You needn’t fear

Your bride will appear.

Your wish will take wing

IF you say the RIGHT thing.”

 

“Acbracadabra! cried the Prince

Making the flying frog wince

“Let there be light!”

Shouting with might

“No! No! that’s not right!

 

Bippity, Boppity, Boo?

1,2,3 Buckle my shoe?”

 

“Open sesame

Bring a bride to me!”

 

“Ok, let me focus . . .

Hocus pocus?”

 

“Free! no charge!

Small, medium or large”.

 

“I give up, let me go

much too taxing, you know”

 

“I’ve spent my life

Looking for a wife

On land, in the sea

Someone perfect for me”

 

“Now in the air.

“It’s just not fair

None fit to a tee

None suited for me

Many too greedy

Most too needy

Some too tall,

or much too small

None, not one, right at all

It’s an eye-opening site

From this vantage of flight

A perfect bride doesn’t exist

Once again, I’ve missed,”

the Prince sighed

and the froggie replied,

Perfect you’re not

YOU are lacking a lot

Can’t even fly

on your own in the sky.”

 

“You’re not very fair

for a prince with no hair

And It may be moot

But you’re short to boot.”

 

And the Prince sighed

as he replied,

“You’re right I fear

I’ve looked far and near

no matter if tall

or very small

Whether blue, red or green

Tall, wide or lean

Please stop my flight.

Maybe all are just right”

For a prince with no hair

I’ve not been fair.”

And lo the skies shook,

not by the book,

A sight to behold

Breaking the mold

comes a princess so fair

it’s hard not to stare

Shimmering green

A wondrous scene

A crown of red

perched on her head.

Hard to grasp

As the Prince gasped,

“From out of the blue?

Too good to be true!

No matter if tall

No matter at all!

No matter if green

You are my queen!!”

The Prince cried!

And the princess replied,

“Well! It’s taken awhile,”

she said with a smile.

And drops the prince,

with nary a wince,

face first in the mud

with a resounding THUD

The Prince spun his head

as the Princess said,

“Now know! When you take flight

morning, noon or night”,

She said with great mirth,

“I promise to bring you . . . back to earth”

 

At last he knew . . .

his wish came true . . .

P.S.  Stayed tuned for the rest of the illustrations.  They are drawn, not colored, and don’t show up very well.

 

11 Responses to “The Frog Princess, A Fairy Poem”

  1. ontheplumtree June 13, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    Fun! Woot!

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  2. Ramesh Sood June 9, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    Lucky prince.. I think all the princes on the earth need to have princesses who would bring them back to earth if ever they choose to take a flight… reverse should also be true … Well done Judy.. Lovely rhyming poem…and it is indeed a brilliant effort.. Amazing, absolute delight to read full poem in one flow…

    Keep the good work going.. I am happy to see the illustrations..

    God bless!!!

    RS:)

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  3. Rick June 8, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    What a wonderful sight,
    (though seen through a facefull of mud)
    As from a reasonable height,
    Prince Frog sees the light,
    And his world becomes right

    A terrific tale,
    I’ll buy it before it goes on sale!

    Like

    • CuriositytotheMax June 8, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

      Rick,
      You are hired to help write the sequel! (of course, you might have to work on contingency . . .)

      Like

  4. Bastet June 8, 2014 at 6:35 am #

    Fantastic! Dr. Seuss couldn’t have written a better verse I’m sure!!!

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    • CuriositytotheMax June 8, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

      Bastet,
      That’s quite a compliment. Thank you. Dr. Seuss MAY be a stretch . . . but I’ll absolutely take it. Thanks for making my day.

      Like

      • Bastet June 9, 2014 at 4:43 am #

        Well to me it reminded me of some of this work!

        Like

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