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Ode To A Toad MAG

By Unknown, Unknown, Unknown

   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?

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on Sep. 30 2011 at 7:55 am
it came form my butt

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on Aug. 31 2011 at 10:49 am
Aide_Valeria_Torres_Pitalua, Carrollton, Texas
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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.

on Aug. 30 2011 at 9:35 am
nathanielmcd BRONZE, Punta Gorda, Florida
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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.

on Jul. 17 2011 at 5:51 pm
HollyBell BRONZE, Orpington, Kent, Other
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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!

on Jul. 17 2011 at 1:29 pm
ElleNicole BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."

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?

inkers GOLD said...
on Jun. 25 2011 at 1:03 am
inkers GOLD, Midland, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"And the lamplight gloating o'er him threw his shadow on the floor... and my soul from out that shadow... shall be lifted, nevermore!" - Poe

This was very cute! There's a deeper meaning here -- I love it. Very well done.

on Mar. 29 2011 at 6:27 am
lonleywriter SILVER, Coram, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."

lol, i loved this xD

on Mar. 7 2011 at 5:34 pm
MidnightRoyale SILVER, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"True terror is when you wake up and realize that your high school class is running the country."

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!

on Mar. 3 2011 at 8:11 pm
hay you poem was in our reading book awsome work keep it up 

on Dec. 31 2010 at 5:10 pm
SideraCaeli GOLD, Marysville, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” -John Jakes.

This reminds me of a children's book :) You should make more like this :)

on Nov. 17 2010 at 4:02 pm
OddInsomniac BRONZE, Cave Junction, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"After the game is over, the king and pawn go back in the same box." ~ Italian Proverb
" A crown is nothing more than a hat that let's the rain in." ~ Frederick II

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!

on Nov. 17 2010 at 9:40 am
MeanPeopleDead SILVER, Rouseville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"i yam what i yam and that's all that i yam" -popeye, the sailor man
"it's better to burn out then to fade away" -kurt cobain


on Nov. 17 2010 at 6:10 am
theheartthatbleedsthecolorsofquietchaos GOLD, Atlanta, Georgia
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there doesn't have to be one ?

on Oct. 26 2010 at 7:19 pm
Gabiiiii BRONZE, Independence, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"In a world where billions believe their deity conceived a mortal child with a virgin human, it's stunning how little imagination most people display." --Chuck Palahnuik


Crispy said...
on Oct. 26 2010 at 7:26 am
Crispy, Spotsylvania, Virginia
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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...
on 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!