Frogs this side of the universe

short poetry, aliens, evolution, environment, extinction,


Evidently frogs lie in wait,

And the moon sets on stranger ground,
Than we will ever imagine,

Grey landscapes of endless twilight and,
Shifting sand,

Shadows that congeal into shapeless forms,
Gliding over dank walls,

Flowing into dimly lit caverns,
Filled with hunched figures,

Hundreds of them,
Four limbed slugs captured eons ago,

Growing wings and emerging from sacs,

Peering into neon and,
Farting occasionally,

Stubby limbs chained to,
Grimey floors,

Tubes running into foreheads,
Ruffling DNA,

Every so often we run into humans,
Who do not understand,

That they are only Earthlings,
This side of the Universe,

Night flies on computer screens,
Attracted to the light completely.


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evocative short poetry – words move

22 thoughts on “Frogs this side of the universe

  1. claudia says:

    ha…very good job on looking at it from the other side of the universe… maybe we wouldn’t do the one or other thing if we took the time to think about how it felt if someone did the same to us..

  2. ayala says:

    A cool piece!

  3. A different perspective ~ I felt we are intruders ~

    Nice to see you at D’verse ~

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  5. […]   Evidently frogs lie in wait, And the moon sets on stranger ground, Than we will ever imagine, Grey landscapes of endless twilight and, Shifting sand, Shadows that congeal into shapeless form…  […]

  6. tashtoo says:

    This is fantastic! Love the presentation, loved the easy reading, love the common sense flipped to poetry…humans…well, love them not so much…seriously enjoyed the write and where my mind was let to wander…

  7. hedgewitch says:

    I loved every word of this–a fantasy that is also a reality, and an allegory and a mind-trip. Especially loved the opening and close.

  8. Really enjoying the imagery in this.

    Nice work with this.

  9. brian miller says:

    really good piece man…people that dont understand they are just human beings…i was feeling for the animals…and the testing that seemed to be happening to them…and it is us just mucking with life trying to become our own gods…

  10. Lindy Lee says:

    Amphibians oft’ times get a bad rap. Your poem here puts this one hominid into a strange mood…

  11. mybluescreen says:

    Kolembo, your poetry is divine and heartfelt. I love, love, love this line especially: “And the moon sets on stranger ground,/ Than we can ever imagine….”

  12. I feel so dumb! I meant AFRICA, also I vastly apologize for my misspelled post to you, gee what is going on with me? Hospital the other nice, with the wonderful services I’ve been blessed to receive… I do love my Country and the USA indeed!

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    God Bless Buddy,
    Rnoble;-) 😉

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  14. powerful highlight…unique take.

    well done.

  15. I like the contrasting perspectives of life represented in your poem. Nicely written.

  16. penpusherpen says:

    two diverse sides of life, frog views. Poetic and instructive. I Like it…xPenx

  17. aha, the life of frogs we never see

  18. Graham Nunn says:

    Love this Kolembo… the first half has a natural beauty and then the second half questions hard.

  19. Jingle says:

    humans are diverse beings…
    people share many sins/virtues in common, yet they differ and appear strange to us too…

    Dan always has lots of humors, Glad to see him tickle you.

    lovely entry.


  20. Sulthana says:

    Ew. This has put me off frogs even more 😛

    Nice form though 🙂

  21. danroberson says:

    Of course to the light. How else could humans on the other side of the universe write poetry and stories? Or in the story telling tradition gather around campfires, away from the frogs.
    I enjoyed your poem although I tend to take it different directions than intended. Thank you for sharing. Did you know I used to live near Frogville?

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