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Toad Ode

by Zettel 

Posted: 13 July 2004
Word Count: 173
Summary: Propted by Triconderoga's nice piece 'calling the toad'

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Prompted by Triconderoga's nice piece 'Calling the Toad' and in the spirit of the idea that poetry should be fun as well as serious.

Toad Ode

I always get the bit part
In fairy tales and books
A slimy one-kiss wonder
With execrable looks

I was minding my own business
A happy, hoppy kind of guy
Until that bloody princess
Happened to pass by

Who asked the primpy airhead
To screw up my contented life
Transmogrifying my existence
Just so she could be a wife

I liked the way I was you know
A sort of roadie toady louche
Wet and damp and uber cool
A slippery scaramouche

I see nothing in you humans
That fosters ill content
Why even Triconderoga
Thinks I'm quite a gent

So next time you're in my neighborhood
Pass on your feckless way
Don't be a toad hog lady
Find another prince to lay

I'm happy in my toadiness
Just leave me well alone
There's a lot of toady happiness
Beneath my precious stone.

Errol Dog Today


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joanie at 21:53 on 13 July 2004  Report this post
Excellent, Zettel. Oh, to be happy in one's toadiness! Sounds wonderful.

roovacrag at 21:57 on 13 July 2004  Report this post
Zettal,its all toads just lately.
Very good poem.

Nice rhythm to it.
Love the 4th stanza.

Well done.

xx Alice

olebut at 07:12 on 14 July 2004  Report this post
this could start a rash and no doubt like all rashes we will keep scartching it and it will never go away,made me smile and first thing in the morning that is quite an achievement, I am a need to wake up with a cup of tea with peace and quiet sort of person.


Ticonderoga at 14:56 on 18 July 2004  Report this post
Bloody marvellous! Applause, applause...............had me chuckling (& hopping) up to the porch and in through the front door. Nice.

PS - that's Ticonderoga, by the way; don't you go fobbing your intrusive 'r's' off on me!


Mike ;)

Zettel at 17:09 on 19 July 2004  Report this post

promise to keep my r's to myself

Glad it raised a smile


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