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Betty Bateson. Click the Next or Previous links below the poem to navigate between poems. Remember, Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth. Thank you.
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hey there Mr Turtle how is your day
going? asked the little boy
patting the turtle's colorful shell
slow and steady, replied the old turtle
do you ever get bored walking so slow?
not when I get to enjoy the beauty
surrounding me on this splendid earth
do you miss racing and running like I can do?
I don’t see the point in rushing
things son if you move too fast
you make mistakes
the boy shrugged
how long does it take you to go the lake?
the old turtle said, I don’t measure time
to me it doesn’t matter
all that matters is now
right now I am resting here talking
to a very inquisitive lad
who is making my day so enjoyable
And the boy smiled as he settled down
in the grass under a big shady tree
with his new friend.