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Tortoise Poems | Examples of Tortoise Poetry

Tortoise Poems. Below are examples of poems about tortoise. This list of poetry about tortoise is made of PoetrySoup member poems. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of tortoise poetry. This list of works about tortoise is a great resource for examples of tortoise poems and show how to write poems about tortoise. Definitions may be included where appropriate.

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List of Tortoise Poems

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Strange Just Got Stranger II Piercing Words Free verse tortoise, imagination, life, mystery,
Premium Member Poem A BUSH FIRE JENNIFER PROXENOS Rhyme tortoise, animal, fire,
A BROKEN HEART Junaid Abdul Wakeel Light Verse tortoise, 12th grade, allusion,
SOUNDS OF AUTUMN Ann Gilmour Couplet tortoise, autumn, sleep, sound,
Tortoise Shell eric ploscik Free verse tortoise, depression, introspection,
About The Isle Of Tyre Wayne Wysocki Rhyme tortoise, city, places, remember, sea,
THE PASSING STRANGER Elizabeth Adams Free verse tortoise, adventure, age,
Premium Member Poem Rabbit DNA Freddie Robinson Jr. Ode tortoise, parents, parody, truth, wisdom,
Premium Member Poem Summertime Means Butterflies - A Rhyming Wave Poem Mick Talbot Rhyme tortoise, butterfly, nature,
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SHELL SHOCK Wendy Watson Couplet tortoise, perspective,

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Duck Pond Disaster
by Kevin Shaw
Duck Pond Disaster

He awoke from hibernation
and dreamed that he could swim.
But Trevor was a Tortoise
So, his chances were very slim.
“I will head down to the...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, dream, nonsense, sad, silly,

Tortoise
by Abraham Elizondo
The tired old Tortoise
painfully creeps across a
desolate desert
...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, destiny, imagery, loneliness, old,

I was not a butter boy
by KAYOD5 Kayode
I was not a butter boy
Who ate his corn in flakes
What did I do with the cobs?
I was not the butter boy
Who ate his plantain...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, i am,

BED TIME TALES
by Patrick Ituma
TITLE: BED TIME TALES (SOME LIES THE OLD PEOPLE TOLD US).

Bed time stories,bed time stories
When I think of your memories,
They were stories of glory
Drying away...

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Tail-rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, 1st grade, 2nd grade,

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I wish I was a tortoise
by Maureen McGreavy


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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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, animal, appreciation, introspection, mental

Dragon
by Aa Harvey
Dragon


Dragon is my future cat.  I haven’t got her yet.
She is an idea, a hope and a dream,
But that which is written has now...

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Bio | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, animal, break up, family,

Land, Air And Sea
by Anna M Shepard
The tortoise - 
Hides her eggs in the sand
Hoping the newborn find their way to the sea

The hummingbird -
Swift fluttering wings
Disguising its iridescent breast that...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, animal, life, nature,

A Tortoise
by stina lu
A  Tortoise
By Stina Lu 


You keep silent,
In all seasons.
Like the Buddist, 
Meditating 

Even your breath
seems redundant.
You reject everything
 Food or water.

Your are blind
Smell the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, addiction,

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Thummim Transcendence
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

Perchance to take a daydream repose,
where would the wandering mind settle down?
With the casting of a godly lot,
the cherubim outcome is shone skyward bound
A place...

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Pastoral | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, allusion, spiritual, visionary, wisdom,

To You Only
by Junaid Abdul Wakeel
         To you only 

I wished presently you own my heart

To you only the imagery like the...

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Romanticism | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, adventure,

Village Champion
by Isaac Asante
           Village Champion 

He beats his chest as the drum rolls,
the story of a great...

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Epic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, adventure, africa,

Birds No Longer Chirp Peace
by Kunda Chamatete
With these winds of July ever sweeping the earth,
How should I follow the footprints of men that believed that no man shall auction another?
... Here,...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, africa, anxiety, conflict, confusion,

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By God Trump Was Called
by James Horn
By God Trump Was Called

By God Trump for President was called;
God would put it  off and surely stalled;
Same old story;
Incriminatory;
With Trump's hot sins we...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, allegory, analogy,

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Love Of Power
by Marc Acrich
Love Of Power #78

Love of power and wealth
Will only bring you closer to your death
And a quick ticket to hell

Life is like the flowers
They open...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, power,

Perfect Nightmare
by J.W. Earnings
I can't believe my eyes and how time flies
You hit me with the truth behind the lies
I had enough of your foolish shenanigans
You're like a...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, deep, emotions,

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Escort Us To a Tortoise
by James Horn
Escort Us To a Tortoise

While I was riding around on a tortoise,
Had suffered from case of rigor mortis;
Thought  was best;
Was hard to digest;
We named...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, allegory, analogy,

Noah's Ark
by Nik Pearce
God asked Noah to build an ark
he was happy to oblige
but he wasn't so keen
when he found out 
what had to go inside

Two of every...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, animal, bible, boat, fun,

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Possums on the Run - Part 1
by Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
"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 
blue...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, childhood, father daughter, journey,

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Being Young
by Gregory R Barden

Then ...


  We dabbled our toes in soft summer air, speckled with thistle, dancing ...

      Pressing our backs to...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, love, lust, passion, youth,

The Day The Aardvark Died
by Declan Molloy
The Day The Aardvark Died Christmas 2017

The day the aardvark died
they wept down London zoo
some danced in Jerusalem
cardinals Christians orthodox Jew

The day the aardvark died
I...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: tortoise, bereavement, happy birthday,