A Frog in The Well – Wildheart


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.’

Featured image by: Ronile from Pixabay

for more from Wildheart, click here: https://wildscaredcrazy.wordpress.com/

Published by grumpygorman

I am a Social Worker by day and an artist/writer by night. I use the written word in an attempt to make sense of the secret worlds and dysfunctional dynamics that lurk beneath the facades of our daily interactions. I am not sure how my writing styles are characterized, nor am I overly concerned about it. I am immensely enthusiastic about music and often connect better with songs than I do people. I also have an intense appreciation for quality wines and whiskies, frequently consuming them in excess. I like things that smell good and struggle to manage the symptoms of a life-long relationship with depression. So, why "grumpygorman"? Spend some time here and find out...

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