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Garish Galapagos Turtles

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Garish Galapagos Turtles

Note- These massive turtles live in the Galapagos Islands. They are herbivorous 

creatures eating prickly pears, cactus, grass, and ferns. The Geochelone Elephantopus 

species have been known to grow to 500 pounds and live to 170 years. The Galápagos 

archipelago is a Province off the coast of Ecuador.

A herd of turtles slither down The Isle of Galapagos. One huge centenarian Was quite cantankerous. Elephantopus was his name. Six feet long, his moniker matched The enormous frame Dragging by in slow dispatch. He stopped to eat some prickly pears, A real reptilian feast, Swelling out his shell of bone This mammoth tortoise beast. One-hundred-seventy-years old, With five-hundred pounds pantomimed. He gave me no quarter; I gave him no dime.

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  1. Date: 8/3/2011 5:54:00 PM
    James it is better now the double spacing did help. I reported the occurance to the poetry soup team because it has happend to me also. It is a glitch in the system some way. If you see one of mine that way let me know thanks.

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 11:57:00 AM
    cute poem... for some reason you have this long line at the beginning and it makes reading and commenting hard.

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 11:48:00 AM
    nice description. i could see him in my minds' eye :) informative too!