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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AvengedJasonFold said...
Jul. 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm
I literally LOLed when I finished the poem. I liked it--hilarious ending :) reminds me of a poem I wrote about crickets drowning in a pool the other day.
Lanier42 said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 2:33 pm
haha. this is kind of funny, but if you are that type of person, you could turn it into some philosophical something-or-other with lots of hidden meanings. great job =D
Safeleo said...
May 25, 2010 at 1:27 am
This is so cute! please post comments on my work.
BlueInk94 said...
May 3, 2010 at 7:48 pm
this is cute...!
mkgirl395 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 3, 2010 at 5:06 pm


Wow! This is so clever ;D 

you made me feel for the toad as well :P

thanks for writing this!

battle wart said...
Mar. 23, 2010 at 5:05 pm
whats the mesage in this poem?
sadie912 replied...
Nov. 17, 2010 at 6:10 am
there doesn't have to be one ?
Harjuki Barbie123 said...
Jan. 30, 2010 at 8:25 am
Nice Poem., you did real good,, others shouldn't reply if it aint positive.................
BobBobBobBobBob123123 said...
Apr. 11, 2009 at 9:43 pm
happyface said...
Mar. 4, 2009 at 2:44 am
>.> No yomama.
Good poem.
yomama said...
Jan. 5, 2009 at 11:56 pm
im confused did you smoosh the frog or
experienced replied...
Nov. 4, 2011 at 10:46 pm
i was feelin kind of blue and this cheered me up a bit funy and well written
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