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Tortoise Poems

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Premium Member Poem Being Young Gregory R Barden Rhyme Rhyme tortoise, age, joy, love, passion,
BEFORE THEY SILENCE MY VOICE Harry Biosah Prose Poetry Prose Poetry tortoise, black african american, bullying,
The Tortoise Revolution Pixie Dust Free verse Free verse tortoise, appreciation,
Premium Member Poem My House Judy Dunbar Rhyme Rhyme tortoise, animal, fun, funny, home,
Patience Debjani Mitra Acrostic Acrostic tortoise, peace,
The Tortoise Can Enjoy a Long Life Charlie Way Rhyme Rhyme tortoise, life, philosophy,
Premium Member Poem Michelle and Morris in a Nutshell Mark Toney Limerick Limerick tortoise, fun, humorous, tribute, word
Premium Member Poem Morris the Thesaurus Tortoise Michelle Faulkner Light Verse Light Verse tortoise, children, humor, words,
impromptu Jeff Connelly I do not know? I do not know? tortoise, muse,
If a Tortoise, If a Turtle Duncan Mitchell Dramatic Verse Dramatic Verse tortoise, animal, destiny, funny, health,
WHAT WESTERN EDUCATION DIDN'T TEACH US Harry Biosah Prose Poetry Prose Poetry tortoise, africa, wisdom,
Trusted non Trumpeting Flora And Fauna Emerge Out matthew harris Lyric Lyric tortoise, adventure, angel, animal, appreciation,
Tortured Tortoise Phatt Matt Dramatic Monologue Dramatic Monologue tortoise, change, deep, depression, emotions,
Premium Member Poem Far Away, Far Away Susan Jeavons Rhyme Rhyme tortoise, childhood, fairy, fantasy, imagery,
Jeremys Girls Terry Flood Rhyme Rhyme tortoise, animal, pets,
Lies Are Wise Nick Trim Rhyme Rhyme tortoise, food, funny, humorous, truth,
CHILD'S PLAY Okonkwo Ifeanyichukwu Dramatic Monologue Dramatic Monologue tortoise, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Can You Please Wait A Second matthew harris Free verse Free verse tortoise, assonance, character, endurance, light,
Journey of a Thousand Miles Ed Morris Rhyme Rhyme tortoise, change, growth, journey, self,
Bunny Flop Wayne Wysocki Limerick Limerick tortoise, humor, humorous, race,
Strange Just Got Stranger II Piercing Words Free verse Free verse tortoise, imagination, life, mystery,
Premium Member Poem A BUSH FIRE JENNIFER PROXENOS Rhyme Rhyme tortoise, animal, fire,
A BROKEN HEART Junaid Abdul Wakeel Light Verse Light Verse tortoise, 12th grade, allusion,
SOUNDS OF AUTUMN Ann Gilmour Couplet Couplet tortoise, autumn, sleep, sound,
About The Isle Of Tyre Wayne Wysocki Rhyme Rhyme tortoise, city, places, remember, sea,
THE PASSING STRANGER Elizabeth Adams Free verse Free verse tortoise, adventure, age,
Rabbit DNA Freddie Robinson Jr. Ode Ode tortoise, parents, parody, truth, wisdom,
Summertime Means Butterflies - A Rhyming Wave Poem Mick Talbot Rhyme Rhyme tortoise, butterfly, nature,
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SHELL SHOCK Wendy Watson Couplet Couplet tortoise, perspective,
Premium Member Poem Duck Pond Disaster Kevin Shaw Rhyme Rhyme tortoise, dream, nonsense, sad, silly,
Tortoise Abraham Elizondo Haiku Haiku tortoise, destiny, imagery, loneliness, old,
I was not a butter boy KAYOD5 Kayode Free verse Free verse tortoise, i am,
BED TIME TALES Patrick Ituma Tail-rhyme Tail-rhyme tortoise, 1st grade, 2nd grade,
Premium Member Poem I wish I was a tortoise Maureen McGreavy Rhyme Rhyme tortoise, animal, appreciation, introspection, mental
Dragon Aa Harvey Bio Bio tortoise, animal, break up, family,
Land, Air And Sea Anna M Shepard Free verse Free verse tortoise, animal, life, nature,
A Tortoise stina lu Free verse Free verse tortoise, addiction,
Thummim Transcendence Freddie Robinson Jr. Pastoral Pastoral tortoise, allusion, spiritual, visionary, wisdom,
To You Only Junaid Abdul Wakeel Romanticism Romanticism tortoise, adventure,
Village Champion Isaac Asante Epic Epic tortoise, adventure, africa,
Birds No Longer Chirp Peace Kunda Chamatete Free verse Free verse tortoise, africa, anxiety, conflict, confusion,
Premium Member Poem By God Trump Was Called James Horn Limerick Limerick tortoise, allegory, analogy,
Premium Member Poem Love Of Power Marc Acrich Prose Poetry Prose Poetry tortoise, power,
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Perfect Nightmare J.W. Earnings Lyric Lyric tortoise, deep, emotions,
Premium Member Poem Escort Us To a Tortoise James Horn Limerick Limerick tortoise, allegory, analogy,
Noah's Ark Nik Pearce Free verse Free verse tortoise, animal, bible, boat, fun,
Premium Member Poem Possums on the Run - Part 1 Leanne Lovejoy-Burton Free verse Free verse tortoise, childhood, father daughter, journey,
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The Day The Aardvark Died Declan Molloy Rhyme Rhyme tortoise, bereavement, happy birthday,
Eco-green Rage Freddie Robinson Jr. Free verse Free verse tortoise, allegory, dark, environment, symbolism,
HAIKU - SENRYU Mick Talbot Haiku Haiku tortoise, history, nature,

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Tortoise Poem Example



So if my vocal folds can’t collaborate to produce sounds to communicate loudly to your beautiful mind that I have an endless mission of loving you, can’t there be any mere articulation in my vocal tract to do that? What are my tongue, lips, alveolar ridge, hard palate and velum doing? I never knew that emotions could shut my speech tract. How I wish my speech tract could connect to my heart, so that I can give you a cord of love inserted into my heart, for you to put it into your ears and listen to the words my heart says because I am speechless. I had it in my mind to tell you that you are beautiful, eloquent, and charming. When I drew nigh, I decided to start with the word ‘lady’ to show some decorousness. But I realized my lungs couldn’t even initiate the airstream for my glottis to either widen or narrow to cause my vocal tract to produce the voiceless and voiced sounds in the two syllable word, let alone the nine. Should I comply with those who say action speaks louder than words, so that I can gesture for you to get the feelings better? I thought I was one who could speak like a parrot, but I am now slides before you like carrots. But what could make a spoken word artiste speechless apart from the abnormal? OK! Let’s try establishing causality. The moment I saw you, you blinked your eyes, so probably that muted me. So if you could do that again, it may set me free. Don’t wait for me to tell you that you can cause distraction. Don’t go near a podium mounted by a performer, lest, you will cause distraction. Because that image you carry isn’t what you think. Not even a mermaid, more than strange. Please set me free because you are gradually becoming ‘head of Medusa ‘ , rays from your eyes are communicating with mine and making me motionless like lot’s wife is Sodom and Gomorrah. I came out of volition but it is now at your discretion to let me go, so please take off your eyes and set me free.

Tension within me had converted into electrical energy and burnt my speech tract. So what I am going through is beyond dumb. From a distance, I was in haste to meet you, but the moment I set my eyes on you, as though there were a speed rump- I started moving like a tortoise. What broke the camel’s back was when your eyelids became a canon camera and gave me flash, I became static. I wonder why I am speechless. I wonder why I am speechless. Because I am this man who can stand before a lady and produce lyrics more than ‘sarkology’ album, so I wonder why I am speechless. I could make a lady swim deeper in the pool of sweet words, so I wonder why I am speechless. Movement of my negative lips could attract positive ladies, so I wonder why I am speechless. Perhaps we are both negatives, so we repel. How I wish my vocal folds will touch along their edges from my thyroid and open slightly at my arytenoids to create a creaky sound like ‘huuh’ for you at least get the air of love, but none is working. I have thin vocal folds that can produce nice sounds like the lead guitar, so I wonder why I can’t even stammer. My phonetics is not working, let alone deploy my syntax for you to use your morphology in breaking down the words to achieve semantics.  How unfortunate it is that my speech tract couldn’t let out the words my mind has been saying since the beginning of this piece.


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