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Donna from Mo    Posted 09-02-2004 at 13:17:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
In 1991, I read a newspaper article telling about people licking toads to get high, and the possibility that you could die from the experience. After pondering on it awhile, I came up with the following poem:

(c) copyright August, 1991
Donna Wood

I've always read the papers, and I've read some funny stuff,
But I read something recently that struck me pretty rough:
It seems somebody figured out that toads will make you high.
You can lick 'em, or chop up their skin and smoke it, when it's dry.

The side effects are dangerous, but if you come through alive,
You can tell your friends you smoked a toad and, somehow, still survived.
The ordinary garden toad, they say, will get you by;
But that Colorado River Toad will really make you fly!

I know it may sound funny, but I'd like to meet the guy
Who figured out that licking toads is going to make you high!
The first time he tried licking toads, had he had a couple drinks?
I wonder what he looks like, and I wonder how he thinks.

He probably introduced his friends to the joys of licking toads;
Did they smear them with some jelly? Did they try them alamode?
I s'pose one day somebody said, "This lickin' toads is grim;
Let's kill the little fellas, and then we can smoke the skin!

I'll bet they traveled near and far and searched the country through
Before they figured out that not just any toad would do.
One day, out in the Rockies, lickin' every toad he met,
Some weirdo hollered, "Over here's the best toad I've licked yet!"

That poor old toad was popular: they passed him all around.
The Colorado Spotted Toad was the best they'd ever found!
It's a psychedelic pleasure --- even better than LSD,
And with hop-toads running everywhere, you can have this thrill for free.

Well, now it's made the papers, so the whole wide world will know,
And folks'll be lickin' and smokin' toad, anywhere you go.
You'll see them in the gardens, and in the middle of the roads
Pursuing that elusive high you can get from smokin' toad!

Forget the crack and cocaine, and the marijuana, too.
That stuff is so expensive, when just any old toad will do.
It's a wonderful experience, a psychedelic thrill,
And the only little problem is, it could just get you killed!

BOSS    Posted 09-02-2004 at 17:16:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
This better not be about my Toad!!!!!!!

donna in w.v    Posted 09-02-2004 at 16:28:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
once again I have to ask that when you post these things that you post a warning first. i have once again sprayed coffee all over the keyboard and monitor. I love that poem and the song is one of my favorites.

RN    Posted 09-02-2004 at 16:14:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try Cane Toad. Used in sugar cane fields to control bugs. Has skin glands excrete mild poison as defense against toad predators. Highest concentration of glands on head/back skin area. First publicity from Australian users, then Bahaman area, then Florida/Louisiana/California. RN.

Len....NY    Posted 09-02-2004 at 13:36:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Donna, during a"newscast" this morning I think I saw a bunch of protesters in NYC passin' around a toad.Was'nt there a song of my era "One toad over the line "? Now how did that song go??????
I loved the poem.And how is Blue doing?

JDK/Lefty....    Posted 09-02-2004 at 14:00:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
ROFL......OUCH,dang coffee table....MAO.

Donna    Posted 09-02-2004 at 13:49:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Blue is fine as froghair split three ways. I may go for a short ride tonight, although it's pretty hot. But after a hard day's work, taking a little horseback ride on the backroads is like a mini-vacation.

~Lenore...(MUSIC)    Posted 09-02-2004 at 13:43:26       [Reply]  [No Email]

"One Toad Over the Line"

~Shipley & Brewer
(One of those famous one hit wonders)

Len....NY    Posted 09-02-2004 at 14:02:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
A guy could bust a gut here today.
Thanks for the tune Lenore.

~Lenore    Posted 09-02-2004 at 16:04:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
..funny thing I like that song!
My tastes tend to run to unusual, funny songs with a good beat.
I am always waiting for the opportunity to play some of those 60-70s favorites. :-)
I have several others waiting in the wings for the right time. LOL

KatG    Posted 09-02-2004 at 13:28:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You have got to get this published!!! I just read it aloud to my husband and couldn't make it through without breaking up...Girl you a talented poet!!!...Still alaughing...KAtG

~Lenore    Posted 09-02-2004 at 13:26:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well bless your heart, Miss Donna, you surely do write a pretty toad poem.
Amazing how timely a poem written in 1991 can be here on Kuntry Living in 2004.

Len    Posted 09-02-2004 at 14:07:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Who'd da'thunk it.

Clod    Posted 09-02-2004 at 18:12:04       [Reply]  [No Email]


KatG    Posted 09-02-2004 at 18:24:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How did you get that picure of my brother and his That is her on the right with the larger

Clod    Posted 09-02-2004 at 18:57:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just expect some hippie will pick them up to lick their heads.

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