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I found her standing in the woods,
As fresh as April showers,
A lovely pastel maiden fair,
Ensconced among the flowers.
I asked her where she made her home,
And why her lovely sheen,
"I dwell among the frogs," she said,
"and that is why I'm green."
Her fingers touched the rainbow shade,
That balanced on a post,
She shyly turned it all about,
Like some delighted ghost.
She stood so rapt in thought that I,
Did question then, my eyes,
I dropped my rake to stare at her-
Her gaze was on the skies.
I held my breath-- I dared not touch,
Such beauty cannot be-
When suddenly she disappeared;
I scanned the nearest tree.
And saw her not—she'd floated off,
To some enchanted land,
Where frogs and ladies live and dance,
To some unearthly band.
Her wraith-like form had left my life,
I felt depressed and lone,
My heart had reached without success
For what I'd never own.
I can't begin to tell you,
how that dream affected me,
I actually believed that dream,
and still wish it were true.
I will not soon forget that night,
I spied those greenish togs,
And wish that I had gone with her,
To dance among the frogs.
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About Terry Lerdall-Fitterer
Terry is a long-standing poet and writer from Minnesota, USA. Her work is published in humor columns in newspapers, periodicals, children's magazines and humorous murder poems for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.
Terry has also been a winner of The World Wide Poetry Contest. Poems for children come easy for her as she says "I am still a kid at heart!"
Here's a list of just some of Terry's stories which are rotated on this page one at a time and available to registered readers. The entire collection is available immediately to those registered for Unlimited Children's Stories (see Free Story Access above).
A Kids Halloween Ditty
A Seashore Once More
A Shadow Of A Doubt
Beneath The Cushions
But I Wanted Rollerblades
Meat Your Maker
My Aunt Sophie
No More Amour
The Disappering Tooth
The Story Of Scrooge
The Wish List
Tomatoes Are For Kids
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