Turtles in the Lake by Debbonnaire Kovacs Photo by Susan Duran Submitted July 23, 2014 I have made you and I will carry you. Isaiah 46:4. 9 News Comments: 9 sctmtn26 July 2014 at 12:14 am Little turtle, you like to dwell Inside the safety of your shell, Free from worry and free from care. Who would not want to live in there? But if somewhere you want to go You must emerge, as you must know And from the stress of life not shrink. (We're more alike than you might think). Ella M26 July 2014 at 1:54 am This is so beautiful, and I take it away as my Sabbath blessing. susanduran26 July 2014 at 7:06 am The Little Turtle There was a little turtle. He lived in a box. He swam in a puddle. He climbed on the rocks. He snapped at a mosquito. He snapped at a flea. He snapped at a minnow. And he snapped at me. He caught the mosquito. He caught the flea. He caught the minnow. But he didn't catch ME. author: vachel lindsay sctmtn26 July 2014 at 3:06 pm This turtle is lucky: He lives not in a box. He swims in the open And freely climbs rocks. I can't say for certain If he snapped at a flea. He didn't snap at you; He didn't snap at me. But had he snapped at you He would have missed; you are Quick as a lizard and Faster than he by far. But of speed be careful And of quickness beware. Don't forget the fable Of the tortoise and hare. susanduran27 July 2014 at 7:52 am sctmtn….You're a poet and you know it! nice poems for my two turtles in the lake….. Thank you! susanduran27 July 2014 at 7:40 am susanduran27 July 2014 at 7:49 am LESSON LEARNED RE: THE TORTOISE AND HARE….. Slow and Sure is a good thing, but Fast and Reliable is better. You Snooze, You Lose! Debbonnaire Kovacs28 July 2014 at 7:26 pm These comments are awesome! I have to say, I relate most to the first–YES, as a matter of fact, I'd like to remain in my shell!! But I'm learning to at least put out my head, hands, and feet. That way I can see, move, and do things. 🙂 Debbonnaire PS–Poets one and all, you do know I'm forever seeking more contributions for this spot, right? susanduran29 July 2014 at 10:29 pm Deb, Right on! Sharing is caring. If there's one tip I must learn from a turtle is to Slow Down. Comments are closed.