I have just looked at some of the rhymes I have written in the past – they are not all nonsense; but when I get serious I hark back to outmoded forms: 

 J as baby

 In joy you were conceived, and yet more joy
Came with the pain that brought you to this earth;
Then may the fates no stratagems employ
Denying this, your given right at birth,
In mirth and happiness to live,
And mirth and happiness to give;
Let nothing serve that prospect to destroy,
Or yet remove a fraction of such worth.

And now for something REALLY AWFULLY serious!


Toad 26112013266With matrimony for a toad
There’s such a long and slipp’ry road
For couples to be matched;
First thing, they have to croak and croak –
That Kraken-wake stuff is no joke! –
And when that is dispatched,
The male has got to get a grip
Upon a body made to slip
While his designs are hatched;
Then he contrives to stay on top
No matter whither she may hop,
‘Til into pond they’ve splatched;
Their kiddies come in rows and rows,
So nuptial nights for toads, one knows,
Have lots of strings attached.

© Colonialist July 2014 (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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36 Responses to TO A LITTLE ANGEL

  1. Mélanie says:

    cute, sweet and emotional… ❤


  2. Lovely first poem. What is it with children and frogs or toads? I never liked them, but most seem drawn to them…


  3. Nicola says:

    toadally cute 😉


  4. I loved the poems, but I’m a sucker for such darling little girls. 🙂


  5. Jy moet die mooi bêre vir hulle


  6. adeeyoyo says:

    Needless to say, I loved the first one but the second was very close behind. 🙂


  7. The Asian says:

    I’m sure this is how the girls are one day going to find their Prince Charming 😉


  8. Gorgeous granddaughters. I’m sure your poems would be very well received by old and young alike. 🙂 The toad really makes the photo toadally delightful. 🙂


  9. Pussycat44 says:

    Toads/frogs remind me of biology lessons when we used to cut them open to study the heart!
    On a more cheerful note: the poems and pictures are precious 🙂


  10. Grannymar says:

    Yes! A book of poems for the girls is a great idea.


  11. bulldog says:

    You are an absolute master at poetry…


  12. Frogs always bring back memories of my school, the school was near a stream and was always filled with frogs. We had great fun catching and releasing them back into the wild whenever they wandered into the playground.

    Wonderful poetry.


  13. Each poem is a little masterpiece, and you a master of the sublime and the ridiculous!


  14. That’s one brave little girl. I never would’ve touched a frog at her age…..or today. 🙂


  15. ddupl3ss1s says:

    Kosbaar ..kosbare blog ook


  16. Colline says:

    The photo of the girls with the toad made me smile – and then your rhymes made me smile even more 🙂 Hope the girls have a copy of the poem – I think they would appreciate it when they are older.


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