Saturday, April 27, 2013

Save the Frogs

Over in the Garden,  Hannah challenged us to write a poem for Save The Frogs Day

Save The Frogs Day is the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action.

In an effort to raise awareness of the plight of amphibians, the scientific community has declared Saturday April 27th, 2013 the 5th Annual 'Save The Frogs Day'. On this day we encourage the appreciation and celebration of amphibians by people from all walks of life. Only a small proportion of our public is aware that frogs are disappearing, and amphibian conservation efforts will not be successful with an un-informed public. Our goal is to make the amphibian extinction crisis common knowledge, and Save The Frogs Day is our best way to make this happen!

 Please Be Green

Geesh, you think life is tough
my home reeks
Putrid fish in a slimy swamp
I'm always cold
I have thyroid disease
You couldn't tell by my
bulging eyes n'  bulbous belly
 I'm told all day to hang out and bug off
while fish with teeth n'  diving birds
 try to eat me
I know hop to it...find a new home right
 someone is polluting all the new condos
so I'll settle for this pad
I'm an artist
you didn't know
but you have heard about Save The Arts?
I blend, change color daily
Monet was one of us
You remember our President
Well, if you could please help...
Everyone knows
but I know you will leap towards
the challenge! 
~Thank you~

© Ellen Wilson


  1. Well expressed, Ella. Changing one's color daily and blending is a way many creatures of nature survive. There are lots of challenges to be overcome, and one has to overcome them to survive and thrive. Love the photo you used!!

  2. A delicious bit of fun filled fantasy! Thanks. :)

  3. This is a fun way to bring much needed attention to a worthy cause.

  4. The voice of the frog. Very good.

  5. Great transformation which managed to capture the frog's voice successfully. The photo is inspiring.

  6. You did so well with the voice of the frog and its plight! Adore the photo...he looks healthy...

  7. I love this froggy plea - and enjoyed Save the Arts!

  8. Beautifully expression in green!!!

  9. Wonderful, Ella. It is sad that the frogs' habitat is being destroyed. I was glad to find out there's a Save the Frogs day!
    You gave the frog a real voice. Well done, my friend.

  10. Yes, may we leap toward the challenge! Fun piece!

  11. This is AWESOME!! Ella, I just love your approach...delivering a message you blended humor and seriousness very well! xo Thank you for joining!

  12. Thank you everyone!
    Hannah such a great challenge...
    I in a new job and it is kicking my night owl ass and I have turned cuckoo trying to be a Morning Lark. Be true to your plumage-this is so not me..

  13. Fun. I liked your depiction of his home/plight, and then his/her decision to campaign instead!

  14. I love frogs and collect them, great poem. It's fun being green!

    1. It is my favorite color ;D
      Thank you~