Street Corner

Street Corner

A Chapter by Dave Brown

playing guitar


When I picked up the Toad in the garden

It immediately threatened a wart

We were usually awfully darn friendly

But at that moment, it didn’t want to cavort


Bugs were his thing, for them he would sing

His sweet voice made them all gather round

Then, after an he’d eaten each admirer

He’d double burp and hide back underground


Seeing that, I tried street corner, supper singing

Just realizing five bucks from John the Bishop

All others said my voice was a disaster

And I should sing only from some distant hilltop


T’was then Toad offered to sing, as I played guitar

With his fabulous voice ringing out far and near

But so many insects soon swarmed all round us

We gave up, using John’s fiver to buy some cold beer



© 2020 Dave Brown

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I think that was probably the best solution :)
And we're all happy to be spared your singing

Posted 11 Months Ago

Dave Brown

11 Months Ago

A slightly harsh happin from the Ana voice app!
Yet, I have to say that in this warm weather,.. read more
Ana Papaya

11 Months Ago

No. I was just "posing" :)
A happy solution was found at the end and the cold beer a definite win win situation. A nice bit of busking on the street corner. Do you play guitar?


Posted 11 Months Ago

Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

Yes that is a photo of my mum and dad on the day they got engaged :)
Dave Brown

11 Months Ago

nice bit of remembrance............)
Chris Shaw

11 Months Ago

Yes. Thought I'd give them an airing together again :)

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Added on August 15, 2020
Last Updated on September 4, 2020

Mostly light Hearted


Dave Brown
Dave Brown

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