Chinwe Robert


The Old Toad


THE OLD TOAD:

An old toad
Once lived in a bathroom
Without love
Nor love as any he wished
For he was old,
Older than time knows
And lonelier than winter's cold
Yet night and day
It sat
Alone and old
A little a croak
A little a day
Known by none in body
Loved by none in soul
Yet in it's toad mind
It was love
And love encircled him
His life
Though lonely
Was filled with imaginations
Of fair toads
And princesses too.
For the old toad,
Though known by none
Was loved by all
In a world
Of he and he alone
Populated by old toads
As he
For they were all he
And with time passing firm
The old toad grew weak
His mind weaker still
For an asylum of toads
Was n'er before imagined
In the fantasy of his
And as time grew still
His toad heart stopped
And dying
He died alone
Albeit
Known by toads
He and he made up.
For the old toad
Who once lived in a bathroom
Without love
Nor love as any he wished
Was loved by all
But he.

Submitted: Saturday, March 03, 2012

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