Gertrude and Franny

      After all of the nonsense of the political season, I just finished a nonsense poem of my own. Though it is nonsensical, there is a moral to the tale.

Please have a good time with it, and enjoy your Thursday,


The gator and the frog

“C’mon let’s get the muck out of here..”

Gertrude And Franny

Gertrude the gator

and Franny the frog,

decided one day

to get away from the bog.

“Now hop on my back,

Come, get off of your log,

we’re going to the land

of the cat and the dog.”

“Let us leave right now

while we’re covered by fog.”

So said, Gertrude the gator

to Franny the frog.


 They travelled all night

and they rested all day,

happy as clams

to be far away,

from the log and the bog,

and that turtle named Ray.

While they waited for rain

from clouds, dark and grey,

for they needed some water

and not just for play.

For amphibians they were

and funny, that way.


Well, no rain came along

and their skin became dry,

disappointed were they

but, proud of their try.

So they turned around

and they bid a goodbye,

to the dirt and the dust

and the sun in the sky,

and went back to the bog

where their future did lie.

With a turtle named Ray,

 but, no tears did they cry.


Now, their story it seems

has a moral to tell.

That when the land of the others

looks perfect and swell,

sure, it’s okay to visit

 for just a short spell,

but, it’s not always the best place

that you’d want to dwell.

So, no matter the appearance,

when you are home, all is well!


Jack Downing

Nov 2012



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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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5 Responses to Gertrude and Franny

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Great lesson in this one, Jake!! I love it!

  2. Sally says:


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