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Ode to a toad

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Seymour Tabin
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0 posted 03-19-2000 11:58 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Don't remember if I posted this before?

         Ode to a Toad

On the edge of some water weeds,
Below a pillowed moon.
Sits a toad on a lily pad,
Croaking, a lonely croon.
                                                                    
Exuberant he spends the hours,
Through the flower of night,
He bloats and croaks his melody,
With overripe delight.

He calls out to the ladies fair,
To hear his raucous tune.
To lure them close and into mate.
Below a pillowed moon.

He sings rebeep in constant sweep,
Calling passionately.
He cannot stop or stay a note,
Here lies his destiny.    

He croaks it from the diaphragm,
Over and over, here I am.

© Copyright 2000 Seymour Tabin - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 03-19-2000 12:13 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I wondered what all that croaking was about.
Any luck, Mr. Toad?

Great poem
Love
Liz
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Sy 'S'
Every night for the past 2 weeks .... those lovely toads have been croaking their hearts out , outside my window, from sunset to sunrise ... Now I know where that saying, "Horny as a toad." comes from!!   .... oops!  

Wonderful poem, Sy .... ....
L,
Shannon
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3 posted 03-19-2000 01:30 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Seymour~
Oh .... this was just ribet-ing !

Goad the toad to sing a thing.
Just might get him mated.
Calling from his lily pad
aren't you elated?
CROAK FOR BROKE!
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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4 posted 03-19-2000 01:42 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

ROFL@Pepper and Marge!!!!!

Hey, Pepper girl, I'm sorry.
Didn't mean to make you mad.
'Twas me out there croaking
Saying, "Wanna see my pad?"  
Seymour Tabin
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5 posted 03-19-2000 02:14 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Only one I know of for sure. Love Sy

Pepper,
Well now you know for sure. *L*

Marge,
He goes for broke. *L*

Balladeer,
Another one of your talents?
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6 posted 03-19-2000 02:34 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is delightful, Sy! Thanks for the chuckles!!  

Denise
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Let us save the Everglades
Let's save the Manatee
And girls, let's save those horny toads
From all their misery

We all must do our part to save
Endangered species near extinct
The rescue of the horny toad
Is more exciting than you think

I've heard that croaking many times
I never knew just what it was
The horny toad is calling us
And croaks because....well, just because

Pepper, you're too much

Liz


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Balladeer, was that toad you?
Croaking all the whole night through
Listen, Sir, if you don't stop
I'll give you something to croak about!!!!

hehehe
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So here I sit, near Pepper's pad
All saddened and forlorned
The only toad in Florida
To say he's been de-horned  
Seymour Tabin
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10 posted 03-19-2000 02:59 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Denise,
You welcome. *L*

Elizabeth,
You little devil,
Are you on the level?
Love Sy

Pepper,
You are so cute. *L*

Balladeer,
Well I guess pepper told you a thing or three
Enjoying the comments more then the poem. LOL
Nan
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There's yet another horned-toad party going on down in Florida, eh??.. Geesh - I'm in the wrong state here..
Dr.Moose1
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And once again nobody "toad " me a thing about it. Sorry.
Martie
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No horny toads here in Calfornia only them crickets.

Crickets are cracked
to think their legs can sweet-talk
but because they believe
they rub and rub
and what they believe is...

sort of the same...don't you think....croak!
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14 posted 03-19-2000 05:48 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Seymour: After accidentally waking a poor toad up from his long winter's nap with my gardening yesterday, I had to read your poem. *G* And it's delightful... If you've posted it before, I must have missed it... Great job!
And the responses have me ROFL...  
Corinne
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Hilarious!

Corinne
Seymour Tabin
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16 posted 03-19-2000 11:16 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Nan, Your definitely in on the next horney toad party *L*

Dr.Moose1, Your invited too.

Martie, I think your right, nice comment. *L*

Suthern, Thank you so much sweety. *L*

Corinne, Thank you, you made my day. *L*
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Now Horny Toad may come and go
with his ribbbbits and his croaks
but if he's looking around my pad
for romance and soothing strokes

he needs to move on down the pond
with his flowers and Mt. Gay Rum.
Just take himself and his best laid plans
Far away to go and come!

Meadowmuse
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Oh, Seymour, I really loved your poem...I'm sorry I forgot that part! Must be the fever...sheesh...I'm sorry!

~ Claire
 
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