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The Story of Jake
by Abe Rossi Jr

Thursday, April 24, 2008
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Sometime long ago in the big, big lake,
lived a one legged bullfrog, and his name was Jake.

The thing about Jake, that was so profound,
is he couldnít swim straight; he went round and round.

Now Jake lived at home, in his lily pad,
with his bullfrog mom, and his bullfrog dad.

Almost every night, before he went to sleep,
he prayed and he prayed, for two webbed feet.

But never was he bitter, when he woke in the morn,
because he knew that he was special, itís the way he was born.

Jake went to school, where the fishes swam,
to learn about mathematics, and see his sweetheart Pam.

Just like real life, it was the same at this school,
there were lots of bully bullfrogs, the meanest was Buel.

Buel hated bullfrogs who where different than him.
so he thought and he thought, then he hatched a plan.

He would embarrass poor Jake at the tadpole ball,
he would embarrass poor Jake, in front of one and all.

The very next day around the big, big lake,
there were posters hung on cattails, about a bullfrog race.

Five laps around the lake and you would get a chance,
to pick out any sweetheart for the tadpole dance.

Buel left a note, for everyone to see,
it said," after this here race sweetheart Pam will be with meĒ.

So when the whistle sounded at the starting gate,
there were lines of other bullfrogs and poor one-legged Jake.

They all pulled ahead, poor Jake was in a tizzy,
but after three laps, all the other frogs got dizzy.

You see the thing about Jake that was so profound,
was he never got dizzy swimming round and round.

So when the race was over in front of one and all,
Jake picked his favorite sweetheart, for the tadpole ball.

So you should never get discouraged, or never be forlorn,
each of us is different; itís the way we are born.

Peace Abel

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