How to Teach a Turtle to Talk

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

A short children's poem

Can you teach a turtle to talk?

They can swim, and eat, and walk.

But talking is the hardest thing,

Especially if they cannot sing.

First you start with A,B,Cs,

Then you go and pinch your knees,

Then they have to touch their toes,

Brush their teeth and blow their nose.


Those are the steps you need to take,

If you think not, go ask a snake.

It should tell you that this is true,

plus two more things that you must do.

Roll him on his back five times,

Make him count five hundred dimes.

If he still won't talk to a soul,

Then change your plans and teach a mole.

Submitted: November 24, 2014

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