Ode To A Toad This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   I was out one day for my usual jog,

(I go kinda easy, rarely full-hog)

When I happened to see, right there on the road

The squishy remains of a little green toad.



I thought to myself, where is his home?

Down yonder green valley, how far did he roam?

From out on the pond I heard sorrowful croaks,

Could that be the wailing of some of his folks?



I felt for the toad and his pitiful state,

But the day was now fading, and such was his fate.

In the grand scheme of things, now I confess,

What's one little froggie, more or less?




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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WritingAddict03This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Oct. 24 at 2:31 pm
I feel so bad for the toad! Very well written; so creative!!! Is it a true story?
 
shinysolgaleo said...
Feb. 23 at 3:06 pm
I really feel bad for the li'l toad. Even though on it was on the road
 
Brooke,BrookeHarms said...
Jul. 10, 2016 at 7:05 pm
Very cute!
 
adfs said...
May 20, 2015 at 4:35 pm
>made me cry
 
esben said...
May 4, 2014 at 8:40 pm
I like the old fashioned style of writing. Cute poem. Food for thought.
 
lostfromsea said...
Jun. 11, 2012 at 6:17 pm
I saw this in my middle school textbook. Did you happen to plagarize or did your work get featured in the textbook?
 
cottoncandy28 replied...
Mar. 10, 2013 at 9:37 pm
I'm not the writer of this poem, but I can tell you that it wasn't plagerized because if it was it wouldn't be allowed on the website. 
 
publicdomain said...
Dec. 18, 2011 at 11:18 am
 Poor froggy! Nice poem :)
 
RoseOzera said...
Nov. 26, 2011 at 9:37 pm
BAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! XD That was basically fantastic! :D hahahaha!! I wish I could write such wonderful poetry! :)
 
ThePeaceDaisy said...
Nov. 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm
Poor frog! :'( Anyway great poema! :D
 
petleavitt said...
Nov. 4, 2011 at 2:25 pm
Funni! plz check me out and comment!!
 
silver47 said...
Oct. 13, 2011 at 8:48 pm
hahaha i find this funny xD :)
 
Shmelmo said...
Oct. 13, 2011 at 1:38 pm
This made me smile. :) I really like it. Keep writing!!
 
leafy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 3, 2011 at 8:39 pm
*ignores slimmy heron and the spammer on here* lol I like this poem, very whimsical and made me giggle ^_^
 
Slimmy herron said...
Sept. 30, 2011 at 7:56 am

omg its a dead frog why is it sooooooooooooo meaningful acually its kinda gross that a person is sooooo interested in a dead frog

 

 
CHEESEABLE replied...
Sept. 30, 2011 at 7:58 am
YOU ARE STUPID YOU NEED TO LEARN HOW TO READ DUMB PERSON
 
petleavitt replied...
Nov. 4, 2011 at 2:26 pm
Your so rude!
 
CHEESEABLE said...
Sept. 30, 2011 at 7:53 am
HI DREW I LIKE CHEESE
 
Aide T. said...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 10:49 am
I find myself asking the same questions too. Like where did it come from? I like this poetry and I like its flow. I can relate to this.
 
CHEESEABLE replied...
Sept. 30, 2011 at 7:55 am
it came form my butt
 
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