Little Toad

April 26, 2015
By EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.


little toad, little toad –
where are you?
you’re croaking
on your bed of steps;
singing a lullaby
to night to lull it to sleep.

 

little toad, little toad –
you must be tired
from singing so long,
the world to sleep;
but you continue on,
relieving us from stress.

 

little toad, little toad –
your calls can be heard
from miles and miles away,
but i hear you
croaking us a song
on the steps of my home.

 

little toad, little toad.


The author's comments:

I wrote this on April 25th, 2015, when my brother told me there was a toad on our steps and I started singing this randomly and I thought to myself, "Why not write a poem about it, since I like it?" Haha. This is what I wrote, and I remember, hearing the toads and frogs croaking that night. 


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on Jun. 12 2015 at 9:42 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Haha. I promise I will. Thank you, Hanban12. So much. :)

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Jun. 11 2015 at 11:25 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

What a lovely little poem with a lovely little story to go along with it. I love the repetition in here, and my favorite line just has to be: "You must be tired/ from singing so long,/ the world to sleep..." Keep up the great writing, please! :)




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