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Best Tortoise Poems

Below are the all-time best Tortoise poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of tortoise poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member Morris the Thesaurus Tortoise
Ocie the Ocelot liked words a lot!
As a tot, words like dot and trot hit the spot
Then, getting older, the folder on her shoulder grew...

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Categories: tortoise, children, humor, words,
Form: Light Verse

Come wrestle with a gator!
Said the poster at the fair.
With tape around its mouth, it looked
Pathetic in its lair.

Yet in a cage adjoining it,
A tortoise...

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Categories: tortoise, animals,
Form: Rhyme
Achilles and the Tortoise
In ancient times as told in rhymes 
    there was a hero Greek
Whose mother said, “Before you’re dead 

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Categories: tortoise, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I wish I was a tortoise

A stubborn old Taurus
I wish I was a tortoise

To live life at a reasonable pace

But more on topic
I'm agoraphobic

I could go out never leaving my...

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Categories: tortoise, animal, appreciation, introspection, mental illness,
Form: Rhyme
Crutch, a hatchling's nest, breaks into a bale,

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Categories: tortoise, adventure, desire, endurance, life, nature, ocean,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member The Untold Story Of The Tortoise and The Hare



There once was a hare who searched for love
who combed the fair forest high above
he swam through the loch
looked under each rock
when at last found...

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Categories: tortoise, funny,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Tortoise
To be a big tortoise, old and wise
His house is his shell and his disguise
Deliberate and quiet, he values no prize
Taking only enough to thrive...

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Categories: tortoise, simile,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Gathering of the Golden Girls - Soup Convention
Four “Golden Girls” seated at a table
Grey streaks our hair, but minds remain stable
     Convention is underway

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Categories: tortoise, friendship, funnytime,
Form: Limerick

So if my vocal folds can’t collaborate to produce sounds to communicate loudly to your beautiful mind that I have an endless...

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Categories: tortoise, art, beauty, emotions, humor, i love
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Armadilly Billy, The Slingshot Kidster
Armadilly came galloping into Troll Lake, bent on seeking a new life, to unwind.
He’d rode out of the Badlands, leaving only a trail of blowing...

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Categories: tortoise, adventure, fantasy, funny, imagination, leaving, uplifting,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member A BUSH FIRE
One scorching afternoon,
A sudden splintering sound...

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Categories: tortoise, animal, fire,
Form: Rhyme
Pain of Night, Joy of Morning

He is now a band of sky, 
a bird, a cloud, a stream of blue 
drifting by in midafternoon,
a dragonfly, a butterfly, a speck of...

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Categories: tortoise, change, father daughter, inspiration, spiritual, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Special Memory
It has been the slow and steady race of life
To emulate the tortoise and not the hare
Using failures as stepping stones to success
Not success but...

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Categories: tortoise, memory, , literature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member GARDEN

Two haiku after a painting by Russell Gordon

flowering dogwood
perched and pert, a tanager
harkens to the wind

flowering dogwood
perched and pert, just listening
scarlet tanager

this plaster statue
she’s naked,...

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Categories: tortoise, nature,
Form: Haiku

Going through this life at a frenzied pace
It's clear why we call it human race
I saw a piece of carefully gathered stardust
A desire for every...

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Categories: tortoise, africa, character, eulogy,
Form: Ode
Premium Member Far Away, Far Away
Far Away, Far Away

Children when you dream at night you may see an awesome sight!
Magic fairies in the dew near trilliums of snow white hue.

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Categories: tortoise, childhood, fairy, fantasy, imagery, nature, nursery
Form: Rhyme
The Women's Winner
I watched the New York Marathon.
A woman held the lead;
And everyone expected her 
To win the race, indeed.

Another racer tagged behind
But halfway through, dropped back

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Categories: tortoise, sports,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Horace's Turtle Soup
Horace the tortoise was ready to dine
He ordered his food, and the waiter poured wine

They bought the first course, a huge bowl of soup
But, the...

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Categories: tortoise, funny,
Form: Couplet
Rabbit DNA

Hare trigger instincts
always served Roger well
He had an oh, no-no lettuce nose — 
a hyper-keen sense   when to leave
Roger was rabbit good
at knowing...

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Categories: tortoise, parents, parody, truth, wisdom,
Form: Ode
Premium Member Take My Advice
Have you seen the time?
It got away from me
Back when he was my friend
I ignored him, foolishly

He used to be so slow
And never changed his...

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Categories: tortoise, time,
Form: Rhyme
Race me if you dare
I have a weapon as you can see
Leave me alone and let me be

Going fast is my greatest need
I was designed for high speed 


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Categories: tortoise, lossme, me,
Form: Couplet
Bunny Flop
a limerick by Wayne Wysocki

The tortoise and hare had a race
But the rabbit came in second place
      So the notion...

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Categories: tortoise, humor, humorous, race,
Form: Limerick
Childhood dreams part 1
When I was a child
Everything was magical
Full of mystery and the unknown
I read hundreds of books
The library my haven
My home
Hours upon hours
Night and day
I read...

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Categories: tortoise, childhood, cinderella, dream, fairy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Possums on the Run - Part 1
"Possums on the  Run - Part 1"

Well she ran away
danced the F.U.	 
Revolutionary Dance
Jokers are trumps
Euchre, 500, 
Queens Slippers
no Deuce, no Romance

Holey holy 

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Categories: tortoise, childhood, father daughter, journey, life, little
Form: Free verse

Technology grows. 
As the day goes.
Though some homes uses the broom.
But mine uses vacuum.

Gone are days of town criers,
Awhile ago, people share flyers.
Now fast and...

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Categories: tortoise, education, science, people, people, technology, drug,
Form: Light Verse