Paula Robinson

(23.02.74 - Not Dead Yet / Stafford, England)

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A Frogs Life


I stare into the garden pond, wondering
On the theory of evolution
And how it applies to frogs
Why their life changes, so quickly
From little jelly blobs
To tiny fishes
To four legged amphibians

I wonder
Why they feel the need
To leave the safety of their pond
To venture, far away
Into the unknown world
Onto the concrete roads
To meet the death of frogs

Submitted: Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Edited: Thursday, May 31, 2012

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  • Stephen W (6/1/2014 5:01:00 PM)

    I think they formed the habit before motor vehicles were invented.
    Perhaps the pond doesn't provide enough food for the adult frogs.
    Nice, interesting poem. (Report) Reply

  • Michelle Claus (6/1/2014 9:47:00 AM)

    I love the whimsical, light tone of this poem, which asks one of the most serious of questions. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (6/5/2013 2:11:00 PM)

    excellent poem Paula. The question why do they leave their pond, why do we leave our pond sometimes. ? thinking about that (Report) Reply

  • Jann Rau (6/4/2012 12:49:00 AM)

    Great poem, they are like teenagers leaving the nest, no idea what awaits them. (Report) Reply

  • Kasia Fedyk (6/1/2012 10:58:00 PM)

    Paula, it is a beautiful poem, full of wonder and nature itself, I love frogs and I just saw a tiny one as I stepped outside :) Thank you for this wonderful poem.
    Kasia (Report) Reply

  • Evance Ombaka (6/1/2012 9:33:00 AM)

    Creative! It's Mother Nature that always has a way to prod curiosity in all living creatures to exploring new horizons. (Report) Reply

  • Evance Ombaka (6/1/2012 9:28:00 AM)

    Creative! It's Mother Nature that prods curiosity in all living creatures to discovering and exploring beyond the horizons. (Report) Reply

  • Barry Van Allen (2/2/2007 11:26:00 PM)

    Paula,
    You missed the point - - -
    It is little boys like me,
    that grabbed them out of that security! (Report) Reply

  • Not a member No 4 (1/23/2007 6:40:00 PM)

    Thought provoking stuff Paula. I like this. We changed their world beyond all recognition by creating cars and roads and all the rest of it, and they'll adapt, or no more frogs in ponds - brutal isn't it! Survival of the 'fittest'. This poem will make it though, without any adaptations. It's very good work. jim (Report) Reply

  • Francesca Johnson (1/17/2007 2:47:00 PM)

    I used to cycle home from work, through a park, and past a pond where frogs would venture onto the path, and in the cool, darkness of the evening, would wonder exactly the same thing! It was hell dodging these little creatures. But I promise I never squashed one!

    Sweet little poem, Paula.

    Love, Fran xx (Report) Reply

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