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Your eyes wander the forest,
Brushing the murky green floor.
You see a stone beneath you.
A stone? Or something more?

A cry of shock bursts from your lips
As the stone takes a flying leap.
This stone is not a stone at all
But a toad alarmed from sleep!

How strange a creature, motivated
Into action all at once!
With pounding heart, he tenses up
And springs forth in a jump!

Your naked eye squints shrewdly down
At the heart that beats within.
Each pound thrums through his body;
Shakes the warts upon his skin.

Repulsed by him, you move on,
But the toad does not.
He's left alone in winter's grip,
Nestled deep within the rot.

Winter passes, then comes Spring,
A time for life's renewal.
Out comes the toad, warts unchanged.
Nature, too, can be quite cruel.

Resigned to be alone, the toad,
Still caked with dried up earth,
Waits for the skies to open up,
And rain down his rebirth.

The skies do grace him one fine day,
And he flies up in a leap.
So sweet is the toad's victory,
In the face of stark defeat!

The toad cries out to all the wood,
"I know something true!
Nature fashioned each of us the same,
And I see myself in you!"
We had to write a poem about a toad for Writer's Craft. So, I did exactly that.
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Gah! Your speechlessness simultaneously flatters and alarms me! Thank you so much! *worriedly checks your breathing*
mangalover1845 Jan 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I remember having to do this! xD Mine (as I recall) was very silly, yours is much better.
Aww, thank you! I'm interested in seeing yours, now that you've mentioned it. Any chances of you posting it on DeviantArt?
mangalover1845 Jan 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nope, its long gone. Wiped away from a computer error along with everything else did in writer's craft last year. My final copies are with your current writer's craft teacher and they could have been thrown away by now.
Which reminds me could you ask him if he still has any? There are a few imparticular I would like back.
Gladly! What would you like?

(P.S. Does that mean I get to read them before giving them to you? =D I hope the answer's yes. Having them sitting there, taunting me, would be kinda cruel. xD)
mangalover1845 Jan 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yes, you can read them before giving them back. Though the two most important you've read/heard.
I'd like any of the ones he still has. Though Footprints, Eilon and Orexis are the ones I'd REALLY like.
DecisionIsYours Jan 18, 2011
Great work! :)
Thank you so much!
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