The Frog Whose Happiness Awoke

 

In the depths of the Jungle

Where rivers are born

Lies the deepest of swamps

Filled with spawn

.

On top of a rock

Beneath the stars

Slept a girl frog

Dreaming of Mars

.

Her name was Frida

Frida the frog

Named after her mother

The bravest of frogs

.

She was fearless and daring,

Gutsy and strong

Always succeeding

Nothing went wrong

.

"I've jumped over crocodiles

whilst playing guitar

Ive leapt over hippos

Like a sports star"

.

But when Frida the Frog

Woke up that day

Something was wrong

She was feeling grey

.

She opened her mouth

To make a croak

But nothing came out

Her happiness broke

.

She smiled at her parents

Pretending to be strong

She didn’t tell them

Her croak had gone

.

She met Tuffdy the bear

on the way to school

He asked “how are you?”

but she tried to be cool

.

She didn’t tell Tuffdy

Her croak had vacated

So her sadness got bigger

Her tummy inflated

.

They passed the lions

Who roared, “are you alright?”

But Frida just smiled

And her tummy grew tight

.

The elephants trumpeted

“How is it going?”

"I'm fine" said Frida

but her sadness kept growing

.

The monkeys all hooted

"How are you?"

"I'm amazing" said Frida

But that wasn’t true

.

Her sadness got bigger

Her tummy got bigger

The more she pretended

They got bigger and bigger

.

Now Jungle School

Is a magical place

Where animals learn

To survive and be ace

.

Break-time is when

All the animals play

Running, jumping,

Skipping, hurray!

.

But poor Frida Frog

No one knew

How she was feeling

So her sadness just grew

.

"Tuffdy you're my friend

Something is wrong

My croak has broke

And I want to be strong"

.

Tuffdy listened

Then gave her a hug

"You're my friend Frida frog

You'll always be loved"

.

With a rumble, a grumble

Her happiness awoke

And her sadness left

In one giant C-R-O-A-K

.

"Thanks Tuffdy Bear

Talking has won

Happiness is back

Now let's have some fun"

.

Together they played

Like only friends can play

Laughing, joking,

Giggling, hurray!

.

On top of the rock

Beneath the stars

They hugged one another

Whilst looking at Mars

.

"The strength of a bear

We know what it takes

Talk to someone who cares

If happiness breaks"

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