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The Loop (the tale of turtle soup)

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The Loop (the tale of turtle soup)

Once a little harmless turtle went a- walking ‘round the loop, 
caught his little baby toe and ended up in turtle soup.

While the doves mourned his misfortune, sun set down behind the hills,
all the turtles gathered in their shells to guard against such spills.

On the morrow, signs were posted there before the deadly loop-
this prevented harmless turtles ending up in yucky soup.

As the days stretched into weeks, the peace in turtledom was great:
not a single little shell-back ended up in bowl or plate.

Came along one day a snakey- past the sign and ‘round the loop,
caught his little snakey belly and, you guessed it- snakey soup!

For he hadn’t read the sign, so neatly scribed in turtle scratch,
(in a slip’ry snakey brain that sort of thing is hard to catch).

Since the turtle signs are meant for little turtle eyes to see,
makes them not so clear to others, like a snake or you and me.

If, by chance, your toes go walking, don’t get caught around the loop-
stubbing one and then another, you’ll end up as poet soup!


(for the Turtle Soup contest)

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  1. Date: 9/24/2010 7:56:00 PM
    Just can only revisit your poems now. You should do some more humorous ones. I think you are great at it. I wrote today about my escapade at the roller skating rink if you want to see it at the blog. too long to describe again in an email. Haha. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 12:14:00 PM
    YES, I REMEMBER THIS CONTEST. I THINK ALL ENTRIES WHERE FUN AND FUNNY. ENJOYED THIS POEM. I LAUGHED SO HARD AT THE END. GREAT, HAVE A NICE DAY*luv~SKAT

  1. Date: 8/25/2010 10:00:00 AM
    Oh i loved it! you will end up as poet soup ...kind of a dedication to the site and a story unravelled of a turtle around the loop..the rhyming is interesting indeed...n thank you for your gracious remarks on who cares....yes, it is a pity witnessing no thought whatsoever, we are coulded n see no light..world would have been a b'ful place if only ppl cared!

  1. Date: 8/16/2010 8:43:00 PM
    Congrats on the win, Kris

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 8:22:00 PM
    Appreciate your welcome comments tonight Kris.. looking forward to more dynamic writes from u to read..with luv..

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 9:19:00 AM
    Congratulations Kris on your win in (Destroyer((Poet's contest "Turtle Soup". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 9:42:00 AM
    adorable, congrats on your win

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 6:57:00 AM
    Congrats Kris on your winning poem in P.D.'s turtle contest with this creative and very entertaining write .. great entry.. enjoy your win this happy Sunday..with luv..

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 6:22:00 AM
    totally enjoyed this the first time I read it and still super enjoy this Kris!! Super congrats on your win in pd's contest ^_^ --nikko :)

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 5:34:00 AM
    Well deserved win with this gem of a poem Kris. Many congrats in PD's contest >> James

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 12:15:00 AM
    congratulations!! enjoyed the ending of your poem. poet soup,lol,..p.d.

  1. Date: 8/5/2010 10:07:00 AM
    This is very funny, Kris. Quite a delight to read! Best wishes in the contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/4/2010 6:39:00 PM
    very very clever. As if some silly small slow turtles could rassle us poets to the ground. haha. I really enjoyed your writing! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/4/2010 6:47:00 AM
    Got the chuckles from this one..Excellent eye opener and made my morn brighter.I see winners' circle in the future for this one..Good luck..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work...Sara

  1. Date: 8/4/2010 1:50:00 AM
    Haha, adorable and cute. A complete joy to read. This contest is going to be hard to judge, there are some excellent entries. Yours is up there amongst the top contenders I think. Loved it ~ Sharon :)

  1. Date: 8/4/2010 1:34:00 AM
    OOps, I think I just stubbed my toe and fell into poetry soup ;) -- This is such an adorable and witty poem, Kris! Souper (haha) enjoyed this one!! I hope this scores high!! -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 8/3/2010 7:33:00 PM
    FABULOUS Kris.. a wonderful tale P.D. will surely luv.. good luck in the contest.. its a magnificent couplet and enjoyed the story as well.. my entry is Four Turtles for Soup about my four sons and their turtles... cool... enjoyed.. with luv..

  1. Date: 8/3/2010 8:00:00 AM
    Very good sounds like a winner to me. Love, Joyce