Tree Frog

#Poem – frog prince

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Frog, prince or king:
We get the stories so mixed up.
We think that we must rush
To get to the happy ending
And so we pick up the abridgedTree Frog
Version.

This abridgment turns out to be
An adaptation and reduction of
A poor translation from the original
German by a frustrated clerk
At a publishing house who achieved
Fame by producing this series of stories
So distant from the source that
We might as well say he wrote it
Himself.

So I close my eyes and I see what’s
Inside as my heart softens (and
My trailing memory groans).
It’s so simple.
I am the noble king,
The handsome prince,
And the wily,
tenacious,
remarkable
Amphibian.

~ by Stan Stewart

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