Two frogs fell into a can of cream,
Or so Ive heard it told;
The sides of the can were shiny & steep,
The cream was deep & cold.
"O, whats the use?" croaked Number One,
"Tis fate; no helps around.
Goodbye, my friends! Goodbye, sad world!"
And weeping still, he drowned.
But Number Two, of sterner stuff,
Dog-paddled in surprise.
The while he wiped his creamy face
And dried his creamy eyes.
"Ill swim awhile, at least," he said-
Or so Ive heard he said;
"It really wouldnt help the world
If one more frog were dead."
An hour or two he kicked & swam,
Not once he stopped to mutter,
But kicked & kicked & swam & kicked,
then hopped out...
TWO FROGS IN CREAM
by T.C. Hamlet