Don’t try to juggle bouncy balls,
for balls are small, they slide and fall.
They spring across the floors and walls.
It’s much too hard to juggle balls.
And best beware of juggling plates,
for plates aren’t great—they oscillate.
They spin. They drop. They always break!
You’ll soon crack up when juggling plates.
And never try to juggle bags,
for beanie bags are soft; they sag.
They slip. They drag. They’re hard to snag.
You’ll tire and flag while juggling bags.
If you must juggle, take my tip:
the object that is best to grip,
oozes slime too thick to slip.
Just grab some FROGS and watch them flip!
Poem © 2014 Rebecca Colby
Illustration © Heather Dickinson