Gratuitous Fruity Language

25 Apr

For day 24 of napowrimo

A gelatinous toad
On a bituminous road
Did explode
When hit by a truck
His last word was “ouch!”
This showed
That amphibians’ luck
Can oft come unstuck
Poor dumb fuck

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15 Responses to “Gratuitous Fruity Language”

  1. Crow April 25, 2016 at 7:42 pm #

    Poor old toad. Blimey.

    • BRH April 26, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

      Your sense of timing on the ‘blimeys’ is impeccable sir!

      • Crow April 26, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

        I thank you. I wanted to work crepuscular in there, but I didn’t want it to sound forced.

      • BRH April 26, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

        I keep forgetting ‘crepuscular’. Not as catchy as ‘blimey’.

  2. Karina Pinella April 26, 2016 at 2:58 am #

    What a sight that must have been when the toad bit the dust when he went bust. A poem that sticks to your rib-bit.

    • BRH April 26, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

      I was trying to shoe-horn a ‘ribbit’ in but gave up!

      • Karina Pinella April 26, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

        Ah, please allow me this tidbit: no more ribbit from his mangled gullet.

      • BRH April 26, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

        Respectfully allowed! Nice one!

  3. paula graham April 26, 2016 at 9:25 am #

    Poor toad…and indeed , so many get killed sitting on warm , wet nights on the road , hoping for a likely mate to hop past..instead…a hell of a rumble and death.

    • BRH April 26, 2016 at 1:13 pm #

      I know – it’s sad!

  4. Poet Rummager April 27, 2016 at 3:27 am #

    The last line – priceless 😀

    • BRH April 27, 2016 at 7:22 am #

      Makes me feel guilty every time.

      • Poet Rummager April 27, 2016 at 7:25 am #

        Oh, please you love it! There’s nothing like guilty pleasure 😀

      • BRH April 27, 2016 at 7:29 am #

        Shhhh!!! The priests will hear you!

      • Poet Rummager April 27, 2016 at 7:31 am #

        Ah, Catholic guilt, B. How we suffer!

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