Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Friday, March 4, 2011


If the world looks safe and all is well
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My little head may poke out of my shell

But if you knock at me too loudly
I'll retreat, so please don't crowd me

I like to observe, watch, take stock
You may forget I'm around, mistake me for a rock

Sometimes I'm moody, want isolation
When winter comes, I crave hibernation

I may not be flashy, flirty, or fast
But I know where I'm headed and I'm built to last

submitted for Smiley Sociology Study Number 4


Anonymous said...

I see turtles every now and again out on the trail. I think they're used to me. They don't usually retreat their head unless my dogs are near. I was surprised one of our cats walked the entire trail with me today.

Rachel Hoyt said...

AWESOME!!!! So many good rhymes and great animal to person behavior correlations!!! :o) Thank you for participating in Smiley Sociology Study #4. I'm off to stumble, tweet and facebook your post. :)

Dave King said...

Fascinating creatures. Wonderful to watch - and fantasize about!

Anonymous said...

VERY CUTE! For me its a toss between a cat or reptile, since reptiles hibernate and thats me also, but decided to go with a cat in instead cause I'm not that fond of most reptiles! TURTLES ARE OK, I JUST DON'T LIKE THE LEGLESS ONES! ~~~~~~~~~:)

Christine said...

Sounds like me.

Anonymous said...

Lol, I enjoyed reading this! You've really made the turtle explain your personality.

Anonymous said...

Turtles do rock, don't they?

Anonymous said...

Love it! Turtles are so interesting! Also, I love the title of your blog! :p