Frogs Just Want To Have Fun
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Robert James Parfett
Trevor is a tree frog and as far as tree frogs go
He's really rather normal and his life is pretty slow.
In fact that's half the problem, he is bored of sitting still.
Blending in with all the leaves just doesn't fit the bill.
Frogs are good at croaking, true, and jumping isn't bad
But sometimes Trevor wishes he could go a little mad.
"I have made a big decision!" he announced one day.
"I'm going to explore the world so don't beg me to stay!"
The other frogs just shook their heads and looked on in confusion.
"The perfect world you're seeking Trevor, is a mere illusion.
You're a frog and frogs have fun, stay around and see
There's no need to go anywhere, it's all here in this tree."
Trevor didn't listen, he was thinking of a plan.
"When I was just a tadpole I loved watching Superman.
So what's to stop me going for it, who says frogs can't fly?
'Superfrog' the amphibian ace and zooming through the sky!"
He trembled with excitement and was keen to make a start.
Soon he had his outfit sorted, he looked quite the part.
Along the nearest branch he hopped, confident and cool.
Then his knees began to knock, poor Trevor felt a fool.
"Superheroes have no fear, they're not scared of heights!
I'll have to think of something else and ditch the lycra tights!
Frogs are very good at swimming, so I need to find
Something which is fun and wet and one thing springs to mind!"
Trevor set off eagerly to find the Big Blue Sea
The water far beyond the pond and miles from his tree.
"I am gonna catch some waves just like a surfer dude.
But first I need that Beach Boys song to get me in the mood."
He bounced along quite happily then noticed on the beach
A tiny little sign which said, 'For Tree Frogs. Take one each.'
He grabbed a froggy surfboard and headed for a wave.
"I hope there's nothing nasty waiting! Trevor, just be brave!"
It started as a tickle and turned into an itch.
His eyes began to bulge and both his legs began to twitch.
"Why on earth did no-one say the sea was made of salt?
I bet the other frogs are laughing, this is all their fault."
An allergy to sea water makes surfing rather tough.
"I prefer a pond by far, I hate this salty stuff!"
Trevor stood there drying out whilst thinking what to do.
"Football! Now it's time to show those kids a thing or two!"
As a little froglet he would often watch his team .
To play for Wartford Frogball Club had always been his dream.
"I will be a famous frog and everyone will sing
Here comes Trevor Trapattoni darting down the wing!"
Trevor leapt towards a group of children with a ball
But nobody had noticed him because he was so small.
He tried to join in with the game, but suddenly he flew
Through the air stuck to the ball and disappeared from view.
He lay there on his back and watched the clouds go passing by.
I don't need to ride the waves, to kick a ball, or fly!
Life before was simple yes, but now I start to see
Everything I really need is right there in my tree.
All the frogs began to croak and welcomed Trevor home.
"We are glad you made it back here, was it worth the roam?"
"Absolutely!" Trevor answered, "Now I know you're right.
Frogs just want to have some fun and tonight is the night!"
They had a treetop party with a huge supply of crickets,
A prize for the best camouflage and golden frog shaped tickets.
Trevor croaked and danced all night, then finally he flopped.
Fun like this is hard to beat, it really can't be topped!"
The Not So Wise Owl|
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