A Frog In The Well

Poetry, Writer life

Far away there is the great sea,
With so many creatures unseen,
Life is a struggle there,
But you get the utmost freedom,
Don’t be a frog in the well
That’s what they say.

But why not?
Is the question I ask again and again.
Here’s my family and my friends,
Why leave it all for the great sea?
You keep talking about success,
But for me success is happiness.

Who knows me in the great sea?
Here, everybody loves me.
I’m happy in my little well.
But before you go,
Keep this in your mind,
Water isn’t always bluer on the other side.

For NaPoWriMo, Day 22. Inspired by two idioms, ‘Kuwa ko vyaguta,’ in Nepali which translates to ‘Frog in the well’. This phrase is also used in Japanese proverb 井の中の蛙大海を知らず . The other idiom is a very commonly used, ‘Grass isn’t always greener on the other side.’

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