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Mary Had a Little Frog
Ellis Parker Butler


Mary had a little frog
And it was water-soaked,
But Mary did not keep it long
Because, of course, it croaked!

This poem is in the public domain.


Ellis Parker Butler (1869 –1937) was a writer, editor, and banker. Born and raised in Muscatine, Iowa, he spent most of his life in New York City. Author of more than 30 books and more than 2,000 stories and essays which appeared in hundreds of newspapers and magazines, Ellis published his first story at the age of 13. Several of his works were converted into film, including Pigs is Pigs and  The Jack-Knife Man, was turned into a successful movie. Ellis was instrumental in starting the Authors' League of America.


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Too cute! It was the perfect chuckle poem to end this wonderful April poetry month with! Thank you for all of the poems Jayne! Ribbit, ribbit...
Posted 05/01/2024 07:16 PM
A HOOT~~love it.
Posted 04/30/2024 10:45 PM
Wilda Morris:
Good laugh! Good parody. Thanks!
Posted 04/30/2024 11:53 AM
Funny! Thanks for the laugh.
Posted 04/30/2024 08:16 AM
Darrell Arnold:
Love it. Short, simple, easy to memorize. I'll be using it, now and then, to get a laugh. Always with attribution, of course.
Posted 04/30/2024 08:13 AM

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