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

   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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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
nathanielmcd said...
Aug. 30, 2011 at 9:35 am
Hi, that wwas pretty much THE MOST EPIC poem I have ever read, I read it because I love toads, (hate frogs,love toads) and I was excited that someone was writing about them, I can not believe that you killed him off, I was really kinda sad.
SUCKER replied...
Sept. 30, 2011 at 7:54 am
HollyBell said...
Jul. 17, 2011 at 5:51 pm
This was really good, funny and the rhyming really flowed. I loved the whole story and it just all went very well together. I think this would go perfect in a childrens book of poems (I used to have a great big book called Animal poems for kids and this would be fantastic in it) Great job!
ElleNicole said...
Jul. 17, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Way to be quirky. I like this, your poem kinda reminds me of Shel Silverstein poetry. Who I love. I hope you do make children's poetry or something.

Check out my work?

CHEESEABLE replied...
Sept. 30, 2011 at 7:54 am
inkers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 25, 2011 at 1:03 am
This was very cute! There's a deeper meaning here -- I love it. Very well done.
Cheeseable replied...
Sept. 30, 2011 at 7:52 am
cottoncandy28 replied...
Mar. 10, 2013 at 9:41 pm
Are you jealous or something?
lonleywriter said...
Mar. 29, 2011 at 6:27 am
lol, i loved this xD
MidnightRoyale said...
Mar. 7, 2011 at 5:34 pm
This is a great poem! :D I love it! It's so true. It seems like such little things don't matter, but they do. <3 I love your formatting, how you chose your wording. This poem is fantastic!
hannah123claire said...
Mar. 3, 2011 at 8:11 pm
hay you poem was in our reading book awsome work keep it up 
SideraCaeli said...
Dec. 31, 2010 at 5:10 pm
This reminds me of a children's book :) You should make more like this :)
MeanPeopleDead said...
Nov. 17, 2010 at 9:40 am
Gabiiiii This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 26, 2010 at 7:19 pm
Crispy said...
Oct. 26, 2010 at 7:26 am
Awww poor froggie. I loved this poem because it was cute and made me laugh. A good change from all the poems about love and pain.
dylanlalala said...
Oct. 4, 2010 at 6:26 pm


I loved this cute little poem! The only thing I didn't like was that toads aren't green! Frogs may be, but toads definitely aren't. You can't be inaccurate when writing about nature... Good job, though!

OddInsomniac replied...
Nov. 17, 2010 at 4:02 pm

I do believe they are a shade of green, have you not seen.

be it frog or toad, it's just an ode!

ha! I rhymed!

apocalyptigirl said...
Sept. 12, 2010 at 10:23 pm
awwww poor frog how could u be so heartless????? LOL jk this is great; i had to be a pain for a second there though...;)
OneGodForever32 said...
Jul. 30, 2010 at 7:03 pm
I like this! :) I love serious and deep poetry, but but a quirky cute poem is a nice break every once in a while! Nice job!  
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