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Turtleman

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Turtleman

Tenacious tender turtleman
Touching time in backwoods glory
Turtles in trouble treated with truth
Relocates pesky animals for safety
Fans laugh at his rainbarrel bath
Never saw a bar of soup....?
Natural for the naturalist

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  1. Date: 1/11/2012 11:21:00 AM
    Someone who is truly in touch with the earth..Enjoyed the alleration and imagery. Take care, Janet

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 9:46:00 PM
    Awesome poem! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 12/27/2011 1:41:00 AM
    Hi Doris, sad to hear about your continuing problems! I think I won't have surgery of my left shoulder as it probably won't make a difference, although my problems with both arms/hand continue. I'll have many different appointments in January and February, so I'll wait and see. Thank you for your kind comment on "Evening"! I wish you a good start in 2012!...Gert:)

  1. Date: 12/25/2011 10:37:00 PM
    Hello Doris,, a very pesky smell..i imagine.., thank you for sharing.. May the magic of writing fill your days here on the soup. May all your dreams come true this holiday season. I hope you are enjoying the blessings that Christmas brings.. filling our hearts with hope and joy, just take care of yourself... once again enjoyed your poem,,always,..p.d.

  1. Date: 12/18/2011 11:12:00 AM
    yip/yip...AHHEWWWW!!!!!!!!I love "Turtleman" what a crazy dude! and his platonic sidekick!....I gotta turtle story for ya, Doris!....I was fishin' the shallows in a backwoods bay of a remote lake here in Minnesota one Spring.....pants rolled-up....wading...plinkin' nesting bluegills.....when, out of the corner of my eye I spot a monster "Snapping Turtle" WITH JAWS OPEN! cruisin' a few feet away....towards my thigh! musta been in his (or hers) nest too! instinctively.....I reached above my head and broke off a 6' dead branch from an overhangin' tree.....put it right in the mouth of the Snapper! and backed up onto the shore....holdin' him off! haven't been back since! jimbo

  1. Date: 12/16/2011 2:25:00 PM
    I used to be a turtleman when I was a kid.