Toadus

Toadus

A Poem by Christina May Shanaberg
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For Toadus, my friend for a couple years, during my childhood!

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TOADUS

 

At night, you make alot of noise;

Your back is covered with warts;

You're more fun than any toys,

Because love flows, deep, in toady hearts;

I don't want to capture you;

I want you to, always, be free

To do the things you like to do

And to stop by and visit me;

You hop, bravely, up to my giant shoe

And respond, sweetly, when I pet you;

People ask, "Is this the toad you knew;

"Do you know that he's not sometoad new;"

Of course, I know all your ways

And your path 'round the old oak;

I know where you spend the days;

Oh, my friend, never croak.

© 2010 Christina May Shanaberg


Author's Note

Christina May Shanaberg
I really loved that toad!!

Additionally on May 27, 2010, after my mother's (Susie Q) review. She was in a wheelchair, during my senior year in high school, following a very bad car crash. I would carry gingersnaps in my pocket to school (they don't make too many crumbs) and, since I knew all the dogs that ran lose on my way home from the bus, I would get them to follow me home (they really love gingersnaps.) Sometimes, I would have a gang of near a dozen or more. My mother would watch for me coming down the street with my gang.

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This is very cute, so very adorable. I've always been partial to frogs for pets as a child but I never captured them either, I just wanted to play with them outside and then let them go back to their lives. This was very well written and ever so sweet. The only thing I have to critique is "alot" is actually two words and I'm curious it "sometoad" is meant to be one word? Other than that, very good poem!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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A fine poem, well written.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Very good writing this reminds me of me as a youngen of course you would alread know and would have participated in that lol. I love you. One again this was a great reminder of people and their childhoods.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautiful piece. I liked how you have expressed your love and affection for your pet. Great job.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Adorable, sentimental piece that is so well written :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cool piece! I remember the sounds of them at night upstate. I do miss the little things. Nice..

Mags xx

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pets make the best friends... what a very sweet little tribute. I had hamsters myself.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is very cute, so very adorable. I've always been partial to frogs for pets as a child but I never captured them either, I just wanted to play with them outside and then let them go back to their lives. This was very well written and ever so sweet. The only thing I have to critique is "alot" is actually two words and I'm curious it "sometoad" is meant to be one word? Other than that, very good poem!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love the sound of toads and frogs and miss hearing them, they're cute. A cool write.

Ghost (Eric Cox)

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

What a beautiful memory, shared for all of us to see now! How many creatures i look back to.. horned toads, spiders, pigeons, dogs, and more.. Thank you for sharing such a sweet reflection...

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A wonderfully fanciful poem that puts a smile on one's face. At least you did not try to kiss him and turn him into a Prince. That is how my wife got stuck with me.
Nice work!!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on May 26, 2010
Last Updated on May 27, 2010
Tags: Pet, Childhood, Toad, Nature, Friend

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Christina May Shanaberg
Christina May Shanaberg

Mount Vernon, OH



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I am a former member of North Shore Writers' Guild in Willoughby OH. I have had numerous poems published and letters. I am, currently, working on a screen play that I hope will interest my cousin-in.. more..

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