A frog lives in our garden
in a pond beneath the tree.
I hear it croak at bedtime
as it says goodnight to me.
A frog lives near our driveway
on a post below the light.
I sneak outside to see it
’cause it’s only there at night.
A frog lives in our laundry
in the corner of the wall.
I check on it soon after
to make sure it doesn’t fall.
A frog lives in our kitchen
in the space behind the sink.
It freezes in the torchlight
when I get myself a drink.
A frog lives in our bathroom
and I don’t know what to do!
It isn’t where it should be!
Yuk! It’s swimming in the loo!
My mum comes in the bathroom,
plants a kiss upon my head.
‘The frogs are fine just where they are
but you should be in bed!’
© Kristin Martin 2014
This poem is also in my poetry book, To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme? (Glimmer Press, 2019).
Hi Kristin I love the poem because I like frogs. do you ?
I love frogs! They are so cute! I especially love their tiny toes on their tiny feet. What do you and your sister like about frogs?
I really like this poem because I like frogs except their slimy and sticky. Do you like frogs?
I love frogs! They are so cute!
hi Kristen I like the poem because I love frogs so dose my sister do you like frogs?
This poem is so good! I enjoyed it so much. I particularly liked the constant rhythm throughout the poem and the rhyme between the second and fourth lines in each stanza.
Thank you! I’m glad you liked the poem, and also the rhythm and rhymes. Have you tried writing a poem? Have a go!
I really like your poem because I had a pet frog in year 1 his name was bango
I like frogs too! Did your frog live in a pond, or inside in an aquarium? Have you ever written a poem about you frog? I’d love to read it if you have.
This poem is really funny because the he is looking at the frog everytime to
see what it is doing then finally his mum say should you be in bed.
So i really liked the poem
Im glad you liked the poem. Have you ever seen frogs around your house?
I really like the poem about the frog and I love the bit when the frog swims in the loo! I thought it was very funny, and I think you should keep writing poems because you are very good at them. Great job!
I like writing poems so I will keep doing it. Do you like writing?
I liked your poem about Frogs. I liked it when the frog was swimming in the loo.
From Emma (aged 5)
I’m so excited to see a comment from one of my students. Thank you!
I like the bit about the frog swimming in the loo too. When we went to the Northern Territory for a holiday, we saw frogs in lots of toilets!
That poem made frogs sound like lovely creatures!!! Do you like frogs??? I don’t hate frogs but I don’t love them either!!! I love this poem and I can’t wait to read another!!!!
Thanks. I think frogs are lovely creatures. They are definitely cute!
Your poem was really great. I loved how everything rhymed and flowed so well. Also, I dislike frogs, but this poem made frogs sound delightful. Would you like to have frogs around your house all the time?
I think I would prefer to have the frogs in the garden, rather than the house.
i like this poem because it reminds me of the time i hear frogs creaking in the night.
this poem was very creative.
Thanks for your comment. Do you hear frogs croaking often? I wish I did.
I loved this poem because of the rhymes and creativeness. You are very good at writing poems. Do you like frogs? Furthermore, would you happen to like to live with frogs? I certainly would not like to!!
Thank you. I do love frogs, though I’m not sure I’d like to have them in my house.
why don’t you just take the frogs into your back yard carefully.and one thing i love the poem so much.
It was a funny and short poem. I enjoyed reading it. I will be scared if a frog lives in our home and then there will be two who’ll jump.
I enjoyed reading your comment! I like frogs a lot, but I guess I wouldn’t really want one jumping around my house. I would probably jump too.
I love this poem, it reminds me of the book ‘There is a frog in the toilet and I really need to pee’ by Anh Do
It is funny, and makes me remember to always turn the light on!
Thanks for the poems
I’ll have to read that book. It sounds funny.
And, you’re welcome. 🙂
I really enjoyed your poem, if I found a frog in my bathroom I would scream.
Can’t wait to read more of your poems.
I don’t think you need to scream. Frogs are cute and won’t hurt you. Though I can understand it giving you a fright.
Dear kristin i really enjoyed your poem definitely the frog in the loo hilarious from sophie
Thank you! I’m so glad you like my poem.
I don’t really have a frog in my bathroom, but I really have seen frogs in toilets in NT!
I have not experienced frogs in my house before and now I understand sometimes they can be a little gross.How long did the frogs stay in the house for?Also did the frog get out of the loo?
I wrote this poem after a holiday in Northern Territory when we saw frogs everywhere, including inside toilets! I don’t really have frogs in my house, though I would like to. I was using my imagination.
this wonderful poem reminded me of my fish pond and the frogs which came at night to eat my guppies and other small fish so I had to catch them and put them in their creek this happened in Sri Lanka
Your pond sounds lovely, but I’m sorry to hear that the frogs ate your fish. I had a turtle pond and a frog pond, but some of the turtles moved into the frog pond, and I never saw the frogs again.
when i visit i always hear the noises of a frog i always think it’s inside my head.
creative poem you had.
Thanks for your comment. I love the sound frogs make, but I don’t hear it very often. Where do you hear it?
I wonder where else the frog could live?
Do you have any other ideas? You could write another stanza for the poem.
I like the frog poem.
It was easy to read too.
I’m glad you liked the frog poem. Do you like frogs?
I like the frog poem because I like frogs.
It was easy to read.
I went through all of the animal poems and I liked this poem the best. The tree frogs would be so cute lying everywhere throughout the house! I’ve never seen a real tree frog in the flesh but I hear about it all the time from my nanna who lives in Townsville, Queensland. She has frogs everywhere in her house, especially in the toilet! I love all of your poems!
Thank you for your lovely comment. It sounds like you should visit your Nanna and see all the frogs in her house! I don’t often see frogs where I live in Adelaide, but I wrote this poem after I went on holiday to NT and saw frogs everywhere!
Thanks for the comment. Very rarely at our house, we see Banjo frogs when my dad turnes on his sprinkler at night. I hope you had a great holiday!
When I was in my Sri-Lanka my home country my family and I went to my grandma’s house . Every night I slept with my grandma I heared frogs croak and it’s a beautiful sound to sleep but can’t get a perfect sleep.
I hope everyone you know in Sri Lanka is OK.
I love this poem because we have had a few frogs inside our house to and it is funny watching mum jumping up on the chair screaming,she really hate frogs and so do I but it is funny laughing at mum.
I’m glad you like my poem. I love frogs. I’d like to really have them in my house.
This poem was very creative and I enjoyed it very much. There are quite a bit of frogs in Sri Lanka and I am terrified of them. However, this poem was quite funny and I liked the bit when you said that the frogs were swimming in the loo.
Thank you for your comment. I like the part about swimming in the loo too.
Are you from Sri Lanka? I went there once- it is a beautiful place!
I love frogs we get them in our garden and sometimes in the pool. If they are in the pool I have to rescue them.
I’m glad you rescue the frogs.
Creative poem. Me and my family have not dealt with frogs yet but I’m sure it would be Awesome. Frogs are really cool and I am not sure why most people are scared of them. What inspired you to write this poem and why?
I wrote this poem after travelling around northern Australia and seeing frogs everywhere (even in the toilet).
We were having lot of fun with frogs when we were Sri Lanka and this poem remind me those days. I dont like to touch them but like to observe them. My mam said when they were in school they had a lesson in science to learn about frogs and they truly kill the frogs and cut them which I dont like at all. I love animals and nature. Your poem made my day!
I think it is much better to learn about frogs by watching them, than by cutting them up!
Frogs aren’t my favourite things. Once I saw a dead frog in my friends garden.
I really like this poem because it reminded me of the time we went to Sri-Lanka and there were frogs in the bathroom.
I didn’t see any frogs when I went to Sri Lanka. I saw lots of frogs when I went to northern Australia though.
Have you been to Sri Lanka?
I went to Sri Lanka for a holiday about 20 years ago. It is a beautiful country. Is that where you are originally from?
Such a great poem!! I also once had a frog in my pool.!
Did the frog like your pool?
It must of! But it did get stuck in the filter.
Oh dear! Poor frog!
I really enjoyed your poem. It painted a picture of frogs all over the house! It was very creative.
I once had a frog in my pool it was so cool I like frogs do you I also like this poem.
I love frogs. They are so cute!
What a cute poem, I laughed at the swimming in the loo part!
I’ve seen frogs in the loo in northern Australia. I thought it was funny so I wrote this poem!
we get frogs in our pool, they come in when it rains. we scoop them out to save their lives, but they jump back in again.
That is a lovely little poem about frogs!
I love your poem.Frogs are very gross if you’re holding it in your hands their very slimy and gooey but you have to remove it so you have to touch it.
I’m glad you like my poem. I like frogs but I agree that they feel slimy.
wow, great poem.
it would be scary to always have frogs around my house though!
I like frogs. I don’t think they’re scary. Have you ever held a frog?
Great way to get my baby sister in bed
Does your baby sister like frogs?
I like how you rhyme.
Thank you! I like to rhyme, though not all of my poems do rhyme.
I enjoyed reading the poem. It was fun and froggy
Thank you Ruby!
I really feel sad , because humans unlike to be friends with frogs.
Now I realized frogs friendly with humans , read this poem to my mum and my self .
Do you like frogs? They are one of my favourite animals.
Yes I do like frogs sometimes!!!
Wow happy to hear it ? I’m little bit scared
Have a nice day
Yes… sometimes i do like ,but little bit scary…
Wow ..really happy to hear it.
We really enjoyed reading this poem about frogs. I hope you had a great time when you went up north.
Jay and Drew
Thanks Jay and Drew, I’m so glad you liked the poem. I had a great holiday up north. I wish I could go again. It’s warm there now.
best poem yet!
its the best
Thanks Hayley. I’m glad you like it. I love having feedback on my poems, especially from people I don’t know. How did you discover my website?
Ha ha ha! Love the ending. You really capture the child’s perspective on his/her froggy adventure. Nice graphic too, BTW.
Thank you. The graphic is a PaintMee of a photo I took in Northern Territory. We found frogs in all sorts of places, including the toilet. Which is where I got the idea for the poem!
I love this poem! As always with your work I was waiting for the funny twist at the end and I was not disappointed!!
Looking forward to reading it to my kids.
Thank you! And thank you for your help editing it all those months ago.