The Frog and The Nightingale
A species of Nightingales,
lived on a planet called Nottingales.
They worked and played their way.
And day to night ate dry hay.
A species of Frogs,
lived of a planet called Trogs.
They were ruled by a frog,
who was eight feet tall.
His name was evil Mog.
A natural calamity in Trogs,
killed half of the frogs.
The other half ran away,
To the planet called Nottingales.
On a rocket called N1-nightingales.
The N1-nightingales landed,
and the empire of Nottingales was handed,
to the tall and evil frog.
Who's name was evil evil Mog.
The situation was bad.
As the nightingales became sad.
Some nightingales called cubers,
didn't take the situation as humours.
The cubers fought for their land.
which was in evil evil evil Mog's hand
On Mog's head, the cubers threw eggs.
So that Mog couldn't stand on his legs.
Nothing happend to Mog as he was too big.
He wasn't like a Frog but like a giant pig.
He hired crows and cats.
Who dressed like James Bond with crooked hats.
Mog marched his army towards the nightigales.
That was like a world war in Nottingales.
Nightingales didn't have enough power.
So they tried saved their lives on a telephone tower.
Sound of laughter came from a frog.
Who was the evil evil evil evil Mog.
He didn't realise the Danger,
When beneath him was a new stranger.
The new stranger was a member of the nightingales.
Who was hatched from an egg called Nottingales.
Yes, the whole planet was a nightingale's egg.
For his life Mog had to beg.
They went away on the N1-nightingales.
On a new planet called Mottingales.
Once again they planet and worked their way.
And day to night ate dry hay.
I may not be Shakespeare,
But if you are Mog you will drop a tear.
I know this story cannot be sold.
But it will give a smile to the ones
who are five years old.
Ayush Patnaik's Other Poems
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
Comments about this poem (The Frog and The Nightingale by Ayush Patnaik )
- My Ego & my Wife, Laxman Rao
- Seed of Revenge, Oduro Bright Amoh
- In The Blue, Spiritwind Wood
- Love me when I am afraid to lust, Nancy Handabile
- Chilled Petal, Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel ..
- Yes, We Are Nigeria, Onwuasoanya FCC Jones
- 1960, Gbolagade Taiwo
- Days Gone, Spiritwind Wood
- Spark of a thought, Laxman Rao
- A Judgmental Society, Savino Terrazas
Poem of the Day
- Nettles, Vernon Scannell
- The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
- Sonnet 14 - If thou must love me, let it.., Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- If, Rudyard Kipling
- Daffodils, William Wordsworth
- Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
- I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
- HAPPY TEACHER'S DAY, Vivek Tiwari
- Warning, Jenny Joseph
- Dreams, Langston Hughes
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002)
- Heather Burns
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
Udiah (witness to Yah)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
William Butler Yeats
(13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939)