Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Two Frogs

As you know, I love poems.  From time to time, I will let you see some of my favorites.  Here is one of them.

Two  frogs fell into a deep cream bowl,
One was an optimistic soul.
But the other took a gloomy view,
"I shall drown," he said "and so will you."
So with a last despairing cry,
He closed his eyes and said "Good-bye."
But the other frog with a merry grin,
Said "I can't get out, but I won't give in.
I'll swim around til my strength is spent.
For bravely trying, I'll die content."
So on he swam until it would seem.
His struggles began to churn the cream.
On top of the butter at last he stopped,
And out of the bowl he happily hopped.
What's the message here.  It's easily found.
If you can't get out - keep swimming around.

~Author Unknown

Have a delightful week!


Trisha said...

What a wonderful poem with a wonderful message! We all need to be reminded to not give up when we fall in the cream! :)


Marydon said...

Fabulous message, darling poem, beautifully presented.

Sorry I have been remiss in visiting, but summer has been swamped with both business & family this year. Stay with me, I'll be back more soon.

Susie Swanson said...

Oh I love it.. And it's so true. I'm one of those that doesn't have patience..I've never read this and I thank you for sharing .. I too, am sorry I've neglected my blogging friends.. It's so busy this time of year.. I will try and do better..Hugs, Susie

andrea@townandprairie said...

Just like Dori in *Finding Nemo*... just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming... sometimes I wish the butter would just set already for me!

Susan said...

Hope you'll have a good week, too, Sheri Cute frog painting. Susan

NanaDiana said...

I love it and what a great message- xo Diana

Lucy said...

That is the truth. I'll want to read this to my kids...Hope your summer is going well.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

This is such a wonderful poem and message and many thanks for sharing.
Hope you have a lovely week


Anonymous said...

Cute. Thank God for laughter...and swimming lessons from a dad who was practically a fish. ;)


Anonymous said...

Or, The cream always floats to the top." HA The frog with the merry grin was the frog that didn't give up!

Cami said...

This poem made my heart smile :)
thanks for sharing!! oxox
Hope your week is going great!!

janice15 said...

Lovely poem and picture...I think it goes well...Hope all is well...Happy Wednesday with love Janice

hi-d said...

Such a good poem! I want that ice cream! haha...


ABSOLUTELY love it. inspiration for a rainy day.

It's me said...

So cute !!...love Ria...xxx...

It's me said...

So cute !!...love Ria...xxx...

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

love the painting of the frogs..
lovely poem Sheri,
That's what its all about, Keep on going, we will get there.
happy days

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ohhhh.....see, this is what I want to do, write my poetry and illustrate or create some kind of art to go with it! This was a DELIGHT MY DEAREST!!!!! Have a fabulous and FUN day! Anita

Vintage Jane said...

I loved this delightful poem ... and oh so true. M x

magie said...

What a great poem, love the meaning behind it. I hadn't heard of this one before..so thanks so much for sharing :)
I hope your having a lovely day today..
Magie x

Pam Traskos said...

Love this, great message too! Are the pictures from a book? Love poetry!!:) Sweet post, Thanks! Hugs, Pam

Shirley said...

What a lovely illustration! i love the colors and oh yes, I love the wise words. I need words like these every so often!

georgia ~ gi gi said...

Aw, what a great poem! Smart lil frog and so cute!
Thank you for coming by and leaving me some sugar! You are so good to me! Thank you for sticking with me!

Happy Belated Birthday to your Son!
I love Birthdays!

My B-day is Aug 12th~ I am getting so close to 40, just not loving that!
Oh, well.... what do you do!

Ok, I off to bed, lol!
gi gi

lavendel mio said...

So true!
Beautiful and funny poems:)
Wish you a lovely day, hugs Hanne

Joasia said...

LOVE IT ! This poem should be on everyone's kitchen wall to remind us that things aren't always hopeless.
Thanks for sharing Sheri.
Joasia x

Susie said...

What a cute story. I loved it. Smiles to you, Susie

Ivy and Elephants said...

This is one of my favorites, too.
A message I have often to remind myself of. Thanks for the jog!

RobinfromCA said...

I love this poem and the illustrations you chose to go with it! I think I need to find a creative way to make a wall hanging for my grands with this on it! If they read it every day it will be remembered!

Thanks for sharing,

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Sheri, I too am a poem lover. This one is adorable, Rick likes frogs so of course he enjoyed it. Smiles, Lu

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet friend,

Thank you for stopping by my post last night. I truly believe that our lives are a story to be told, daily, as each day is a page, each month a chapter, each year, a volume. I want mine to be a page turner, a poetic work. Be well sweet one, and OH that photo of the boy.....that is a little French child, taken by a famous photographer that shot mostly Parisians and their daily lives....touching, isn't it? Anita

Lila Moonlight said...

Lovely poem and good lesson indeed! : ) Have a lovely colorful weekend ladies : )

Anonymous said...

Lovely poem! I love poems as well... What you shared today was a perfect way to say, DON'T GIVE UP. Great message.

Thanks for sharing...

I love the picture, too!

Ciao Bella
Sensible Sarah

Mary said...

Thats a lovely watercolor of frogs bird and water. Happy butter making to you, too.

Christine said...

Love this...you make me smile. Happy Monday! =O)

Ingeborg said...

Hi Sheri,

What a great poem and what wisdom! Thank you for sharing!
Hugs and blessings,

Sandy Coble said...

My Uncle wrote this poem many many years ago and it has been handed down through the years. I have a copy of the original one. His daughter has the original that he wrote on paper in his hand.

Sandy Coble said...

My Uncle wrote this poem many many years ago and it has been handed down through the years. I have a copy of the original one. His daughter has the original that he wrote on paper in his hand.