Sunday, March 15, 2015

Four Toads

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She opened her mouth
and four toads popped out,
startled, yet relieved 
she had opted out of eating them,
or at least so they believed.

Hands to her mouth in consternation,
flustered, she intoned,
"I only intended to eat the legs,
but wanted them de-boned."

Well. I'm sorry. It has been a long day and this is all that's left of my brain. For Karin's prompt at Real Toads: to write about something edible. Four toads seemed appropriate.

24 comments:

  1. heheheh....must be poisonous frogs

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  2. I am smiling, Sherry. :) Now I know why she didn't swallow the toads, it would have been bones and all. So good!
    I've eaten frogs' legs but not toads so far.
    ..

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  3. Ha.. yes a big smile on my face..Actually twice as funny for me, as we have a saying that would translate "frogs jumping out of your mouth" said when you say something you didn't intend to do, and later have to apologize for...

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  4. That is so cute. Never tried one or its cousin.

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  5. Chuckles! Being your best at a lighter mood!

    Hank

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  6. Ha! Very charming, Sherry, I am smiling. Great rhythm and rhyme going that suits your subject! k.

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  7. That embarrassing moment when...frogs jump out of your mouth! Laughing, Sherry. I like what's left of our brains! ;_) I think it's the best part.

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  8. I agree with Hedge ...haha! Also, this reminds me of the ffairy tale where the good princess spoke diamonds and the bad ones spoke toads and nasty things. I wouldn't want either!

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  9. Well now, being a vegetarian, I really feel for those toads. And knowing you're a nature lover, I'm not surprised they weren't eaten in your poem.
    Sherry, this is so cute and funny. What comes out of your mind when you're very tired is actually very, very good.

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  10. hahaha Good grief girl! Nice one.
    ZQ

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  11. What were their names? Kerry, Corey, Susan, and Fireblossom? ;)

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  12. This is sort of how my brain works too! And that's why I can't eat meat, lol.

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  13. He..he...thanks for the morning chuckles, smiles ~

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  14. ha. i have had the legs and they are not bad...though i had them cooked...i have a very sad story though of a girl that did really weird things with frogs...

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  15. I've heard the frogs legs are quite the delicacy, but I for one would never try it myself. Don't much care for eating exotic foods.

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  16. Ha! This made me giggle. Thanks, Sherry. I'm late to the party. Thankful you were my first "drink." ;)

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  17. Urrgh! Sherry, I feel them in my throat - a folksy fairytale comes to mind, but I can't remember which :-)

    Loves always

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