Saturday, July 19, 2014

"What The Dog Thought" and "One Thing No Frog Should Forget," two poems for children by Bruce Lenton

What The Dog Thought
The muddled moon does nothing right,
At him I bark, by dark of night:
He has no tail to go wagging by,
He has no smell there in the sky.
Should he come down here for a fight,
I’d lift my leg and fix him right,
And this is why I bark and yelp,
The thoughtless thing just needs my help!

One Thing No Frog Should Forget
A little green frog, all slimy and wet,
Forgot one thing no frog should forget.
When he ate a beetle, there was no doubt,
His bright golden eyes turned inside out,
But it was by downing that fat old toad,
Our poor green froggy could not but explode.
So listen wee froggies and learn as you might,
Don’t chew off more than you’re able to bite.

Bruce Lenton of Sault Saint Marie aims to carry on the long tradition of humorous children’s rhyming poetry Bruce is a retired elementary teacher who has written three poetry books, several short stories, and a book of Children’s songs.

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