The Toad and the Rose

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
For Frog and Katie

Submitted: August 19, 2013

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Submitted: August 19, 2013






He put his foot down

Then pulled it back hot.

“Guess I'll have to jump it,” he said,

“Like it or not.”


He looked at the meadow,

The flowers in bloom,

Then he glared at the pavement

Which was causing his gloom.


He knew the rock would blister his toes,

But his heart had been stolen

By a blue and white rose.


And there it was

Right in front of his eyes!

But between him and it

Lay this scolding hot plight.


His gaze wondered up,

And then back down to the ground,

He took a deep breath

And let out a sound.


He walked to the edge

Of the burning white road.

What a silly thing to do, he thought,

For a toad.


He made up his mind to go and not stop.

He took a few more breaths and started to hop.

Just a little longer and he would be there

Then he took a giant leap and flew through the air,

Through the leaves and onto the ground.


Righting himself, he began to look around

He gazed at it hard...

No flaws he could tell,

So he lifted his nose to take in its smell.

He then made him a home to rest from his labor

And smiled, as he slept, next to his beautiful new neighbor.



~ Cousin Topher






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