When I am with you, the only place I want to be is closer. ~Author Unknown
I know I’m only just a toad
And not the frog that maidens kiss.
Aware I tote a heavy load
When looking for my special miss.
I’m not cuddly and then there’s this:
I’m plain as you can surely see.
Still, where’s a toad to find his bliss
If no one wants to embrace me?
Note: This poetic form is called Huitain. It’s my first try at this French form with 8 lines (per poem or stanza), and 8-10 syllables per line (consistent within the poem) in a rhyming scheme of ababbcbc.
I never thought about the fact that toads might have frog envy. That’s quite a thought — and you certainly expressed it well! I’d never heard of this form; thanks for the fun introduction!
Thanks for reading, Linda. I’d never heard of Huitain either, but it was fun to try, kind of like putting together a jigsaw puzzle!
Debbie, this is not only humorous, but very cleverly composed!
Well done, my friend. WELL done!!!!
And also, GREAT capture of the frog!
Have a stellar Sunday! X
Thanks very much, Ron. When I saw that toad, I knew I wanted his picture, but part of me was afraid he’d either hop away — or hop right AT ME!! Enjoy your Sunday. xo
How fun. I hope the poor little toad finds his princess soon.
Me, too, Dawn. But I’d be happier for him if he’d find her and carry her to somebody else’s yard — I don’t know if I want baby toads hopping around all over the place, particularly if one day I manage to find a new pup to care for!
A fun poem, Debbie. 😁
Glad you liked it, John. Thanks so much for stopping by to read it!
Aw, poor little toad! I think it’s much cuter than big green frogs! Lovely poem, Debbie – reminds us not to judge on looks alone… 😀
I’m glad you pointed that out, FF — go to the head of the class!! What would this world be if we all looked and acted alike?
I think you did a great job with the poem!
Aw, thanks so much for saying so! He was kind of cute, in a froggie sort of way.
Aw, gee, thanks so much!