Treasure Island

Mark R Slaughter


Phileas the Frog


Phileas the frog was awfully large -
To see the muscle in his thighs -
A sight bedazzling to your eyes!
With plenty there to feed a town -
If you would dare to take him down!

Phileas the frog could tow a barge.
One hefty bound could clear a tree -
A scary sight I'll guarantee!
And something else to make me dread:
Were he to land upon my head!

Phileas the frog was known as 'Sarge -'
Accounted by that massive chest.
No other frog would care to jest
That tidy Phileas!

So if you've sense and know your place -
And hold some value to your face,
Then don't get supercilious
With Phileas!


Copyright © Mark Raymond Slaughter 2009
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Submitted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Edited: Thursday, April 05, 2012

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  • Bri Edwards (2/11/2013 2:52:00 AM)

    it is WAY PAST MY BEDTIME so maybe i'm dreaming...or maybe i've read this poem before or another one by you or someone else who used phileas and supercilious as rhymes. or maybe it was just cilious! thanks for sharing. amusing and appetizing. (Report) Reply

  • ~ Jon London ~ (4/30/2009 9:21:00 AM)

    Fun filled lines of rhyme.....The imagery is amazing Mark....You should approach S4C with this my friend.....Phileas and Friends....I can see it now......Excellent work as usual..........................10+++

    Keep'm Coming Mark (Report) Reply

  • Marie Shine (4/28/2009 2:33:00 PM)

    A brill and very funny write Mark.
    Lovely rhyme to this very well written poem,
    Great imagery abounds in describing Phileas and his extraordinary antics and characteristics.
    I love this poem and have given it a very well deserved 10.
    Thanks for making me laught - I needed it Mark! ! ! (Report) Reply

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