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Ode to a Toad: Ode To A Toad is a poem that asks a serious question about relationships, in the guise of a silly poem
Posted by Rabbit Stu, Sep 26, 2007. 13818 views. ID = 49

Ode to a Toad

Posted by Rabbit Stu, Sep 26, 2007. 13818 views. ID = 49
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This post is Part 2 of a writing series titled Poems About Beauty.

O! Warted prince, with bulging eyes
Is there a king behind thy cruel disguise?
With noble words, and songs unsung,
Trapped behind amphibian tongue?

And should some maid, grotesque but true,
With love's embrace thy form renew,
Would thou, with love and gentle grace,
Look past the mask that veils her face?

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This post has been awarded 61 stars by 14 readers.
This post is Part 2 of a writing series titled Poems About Beauty. The next part of this series can be found here: Beauty Lies Too Heavy.
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Comments


Jeorge
Sep 30, 2007
Heh heh...I really think this is my favorite of the stuff you've posted so far...and even though it's "silly", I think it raises a very pertinent question about the state of human relationships.
   ~Posted by Jeorge, Sep 30, 2007

Hope Sinks
Oct 2, 2007
woah that's awesome! :D
   ~Posted by Hope Sinks, Oct 2, 2007

Ari James
Jun 26, 2010
I always love fairy-tale writing, and this is a great poem.
   ~Posted by Ari James, Jun 26, 2010

Joy12
Nov 27, 2010
Funny and to the point. I enjoyed this poem a lot.
The flow is good, except for the second line of the first stanza, maybe because it has a more syllables than the other lines; however, the poem sounds good, when read out loud, and the meaning is precious.
   ~Posted by Joy12, Nov 27, 2010



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