Aesop’s Scorpion Sting

The scorpion approached the green frog,
Will you carry me on your back, across the bog?
Why should I do that, you will sting me for sure!
From your sting ,my dear friend, there is no cure,
“If sting you I do”, said the scorpion, “I drown too”,
So the frog makes a decision , yes, why?  I still have no clue,
“This makes sense” said the frog, “get onto my back”,
The scorpion climbed onto the frog back like a sac,
But; as they reached midstream the scorpion stings,
And the frog flips over, as poison death fast brings,
“Why did you kill me, you will now die too, dumb creature”,
“I cannot help it”, said the scorpion, “it is my nature”,
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