Mama's Chasin' Toads

Mama's Chasin' Toads

A Chapter by Ana Papaya
"

down by the pond

"
~

Mama's chasing toads
over by the pond

she used to chase frogs
'til one day she got stung

and I told her...

Mama!

that
don't
make
one 
ounce
of
sense

and she looked at me all serious
 almost like I was

dense

she said

sweet pea
let me give you a piece of old school advice
from a mama who's been around the pond once or twice

I once met a frog who was handsome as could be
and it ain't no lie when I say that he stung me like a bee

every time that frog whipped out his long sticky tongue
I got me a hard smack right there on my bum

So you can go and chase them handsome frogs when you're older
but don't come back here claiming mama never warned ya

I suggest you try finding a nice toad from our pond
a tall one, a short one you really can't go wrong

'cause when you find the right toad 
that will answer your call
you'll be loving him forever
with them big warts and all

~


© 2020 Ana Papaya


Author's Note

Ana Papaya
does the different fonts make it hard to read?

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frogs, toads, and nary a prince among them... it’s not the warts so much, it’s the bruises and black eyes and everything else.... why is it that our mommas, our sisters and daughters, going back many millennia, have such a hard time finding an equal love???? Hopefully one day us men will discover how to be human and humane... tell momma to be careful around that pond... they tell us it’s insanity to think doing the same thing over and over hoping for a different result, but I think it might also be the definition of DENSE....

Love your poem Ana for the formatting yes, but for the power it packs

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

11 Months Ago

I think the momma here means well but is a bit nuts. :)
Thanks for the great comment!!



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I love the different fonts. I love the entire poem, but especially the last long section where your rhyme & rhythm beat a drum kinda like them throaty frogs/toads do! I just read a toad poem by Dave Brown & he's all worked up about male toads riding the backs of the female ones, so you two poets must be on the same croaky wavelength! Both are fun poems & make me want to pen a frog ditty soon! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

11 Months Ago

So thrilled you liked this one! Thanks for reaching in to find it. And would love to read your fro.. read more
Another really decent bit of imaginative writing
I was expecting the prince thingy but!!
This relates to my wife who goes out each evening in an effort to save her hostas and collects an ever-abundant number of slugs

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

11 Months Ago

Lol! :)
They're pests. But on the bright side, at least it gives her something to do. :)
Dave Brown

11 Months Ago

I don't complain if she swears at them
Ana Papaya

11 Months Ago

:) I imagine you find it amusing
frogs, toads, and nary a prince among them... it’s not the warts so much, it’s the bruises and black eyes and everything else.... why is it that our mommas, our sisters and daughters, going back many millennia, have such a hard time finding an equal love???? Hopefully one day us men will discover how to be human and humane... tell momma to be careful around that pond... they tell us it’s insanity to think doing the same thing over and over hoping for a different result, but I think it might also be the definition of DENSE....

Love your poem Ana for the formatting yes, but for the power it packs

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

11 Months Ago

I think the momma here means well but is a bit nuts. :)
Thanks for the great comment!!
This is too funny, what a delightful read! Ha @ dense, what every mom is silently thinking about her thick skulled kids. :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

Thanks so much Paloma. :)
Yes, surely every mom thinks that at some point.
And to b.. read more
There's a whole lot of dense sense in this one... The title lured me into the pond and moral made me stay... and smile:)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

Lol. Thanks. :)
I'm lousy with catchy titles. I'm glad this one baited you.
Brilliant, Mama's are always wise and right. Mine was also a great contraceptive. She said she would kill me if i got any girl pregnant.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

These days the diseases might beat her to it.
Thanks Paul!
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SKY
The font is okay & the poem is nice. Mama's advice is always special in everyone's life.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

It's true, Mama knows best. Thanks!!
SKY

4 Years Ago

Most Welcome!!
I've been smelling Thomas Stearns Eliot on some of your poems lately.

You must have good taste in poetry or something like that.

I bet you'd like Arthur Rimbaud just as much.

Are you certain that you aren't able to speak, or at least read, French?

Posted 4 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

Thanks so much for reading and commenting mon ami.
Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

Lol. Ok. I have inserted "else" as instructed. But I kinda knew what you meant dingbat...
DDav

4 Years Ago

mon plaisir jolie dame....

or something like that
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Gee
Really like this take on "you might have to kiss a few frogs before you find your Prince" Makes me wanna try and write a wee humorous or myself. Sweet.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

Gee, you do silly humour very well so I would say YES. Write something new! :)
Thank you ve.. read more
Gee

4 Years Ago

My pleasure
No problem with the type. I like the story here. Very classic country feel.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

Thanks so much Mitch. Words of wisdom I'll be sharing with my own daughter one day but not for sever.. read more

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