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The kidnapped Toad
by Kay P M- Devenish
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There's an ugly old toad in the sugar-cane crop,

he poisons the lizards and snakes,

He is seen on the road

where we hear him explode

with the eerie commotion he makes.

The kangaroos hop so afraid they might stop

and be faced with the spit of the toad,

for more scary are none

than that wart covered one

who lives where the sugar-cane's sowed.

He came not from here,

but be kind to him dear,

for he never wanted to come,

he was forced in a sack

and can never get back,

nor ever forgive what we've done.

So he'll spit and he'll cuss

for he hates all of us

and his children grow billions in score.

and they eat all our frogs

and spit at our dogs

and will ruin us ever more.

You may say it was dumb,

 that we forced him to come,

we should never have gone down that road

and the worst one I fear,

is the one with me here

on my bed sits the monstrous toad!

He awoke me just now,

with his feet on my brow

it's a certianty... at ME ...he'll spit ,

for I tell not a lie ,

if he sees me I'll die ,

and in terror I'm trapped ...under... 'IT' !!









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Reviewed by Andy Turner
Stunning! Your imaginative world is alive and should be thriving.
The rhyme, the beat, the meter is superb.
The story is competition winning stuff.
Reviewed by pat medlin
this is a remarkable piece kay, the lilting rhythm, the story, word choices...everything absolutely everything to hold the readers sorry to have missed this one early on...pat
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
You are a delight! This is a hilarious tale of a "monstorous toad."
I'll read this one to our son Keegan.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by JMS Bell
Reviewed by Linda Hill
Humorous, yet serious at the same time. Enjoyed this ~!

Many blessings,
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
this is great ~ Morgan
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A humorous look at a serious situation. This "mistake" has been done all over the world. Witness the starling here in North America for one. There are many other examples. Thank you for sharing this meaningful, apt, and timely write, Kay. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Janet Caldwell
Wow, I love this Kay!!! xo
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Entertaining and dramatic eloquence about these fascinating unpalatable little creatures!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Awesome story, Kay!...your lyrical tale is hilarious and scary at the same time! Well penned!!!

Reviewed by Steve Ralph
perfect, very very funny, well that'll teach you to kidnap poor unsuspecting toads won't
I really loved this one Kay
from You'r Pommie Pal Steve
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Wow! I've always liked Toads.
Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke
Perhaps he'll be kinder now that you wrote about him... or not.
There's a great rhythm to this that carries the reader ever onward and brings them right to your bed to witness the terror.
Reviewed by John Domino
A super fun tale of a toad along that road!
Reviewed by D. Vegas
Kay, A delightful tale!

Reviewed by Joy Hale
The rhyme and lyrical lift of this poem makes your clever words delightful to read. I enjoyed this, Kay and it put a smile on my face. Good job!
Reviewed by jude forese
great rhyme and rhythm to this intriguing tale ...

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