Turtle

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: October 30, 2017

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Turtle

 

Looking like an alien,

kin to one ET,

the feeling – indescribable

when you look at me.

 

Your skin, so worn and wrinkled,

leather-like, it does appear,

it looks so dry and ancient

from facing year on year.

 

But when I look upon your face,

stare into your eyes,

you seem so full of knowledge,

world-weary and so wise.

 

Like an educated wizard

or a reluctant seer,

you’ve seen so many tragedies

and yet you show no fear.

 

Withdrawing under pressure,

to your home you will retreat,

saving you so many times

from what would be defeat.

 

Like an alien observer,

you watch, you take it in;

the world is on collision course,

there’s no way it can win.


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