A poem by Virginia Darline Ridge Chapman (1925-2015)
Mama and Papa Turtle were sitting on a log.
They were enjoying the sunshine when up jumped a Frog.
The Frog croaked, "Move over and give me some sun!"
"No," said Papa Turtle, "that wouldn't be much fun."
"We've saved this place for a friend or two-
"We didn't save this place just for you!"
The Frog was unhappy so he took a big leap.
He jumped so high and landed so deep.
He landed upon a big lily pad.
He looked around and was so very sad.
The Turtles looked over and saw him sitting there.
They felt very sorry that they didn't share
Their log with a frog in the bog.
"Come back over," Papa Turtle invited.
"Okay, I will," the Frog said all excited.
They became good friends and enjoyed the sun.
And then it was fun for everyone.