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Turtles are Wonderful (for a special friend)

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Midnitesun
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0 posted 02-13-2005 07:42 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Midnitesun

Turtles are wonderful.

They keep much inside that shell
yet reveal the essence of self  
when they feel safe.

And it's in that moment
of safety’s reveal we feel
we understand love,
and the heart of a turtle.

The hidden heart and soul
comes out of its shell
when it no longer fears
the wrath of misunderstandings
and differences.

You know,
it’s a nice goal
to hope to live and love
like a turtle.

Turtles teach us the shell is
to protect the heart,
but not hide it.
© Copyright 2005 Kathleen Kacy Stafford - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 02-13-2005 07:48 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

You're right, Kacy...turtles are wonderful!  Loved the thought behind this.  
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2 posted 02-13-2005 07:48 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I know a few of them.

(They are cute too.)

You have a very special way of looking at things Kacy--I don't know who your special turtle is, but I do know yer pretty special yourself.
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3 posted 02-13-2005 07:49 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

you two yertles are so wonderful!
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4 posted 02-13-2005 08:15 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Your insight is always
more than remarkable.

One never knows
where a turle might live;
or where a turtle
might hide.

Brava!
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5 posted 02-13-2005 08:17 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun


the sanctuary maybe? LOL
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6 posted 02-13-2005 08:24 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

This reminded me of a story.

Well, not really a story, but sort of a tip should you ever happen to go bar slumming down the Belle Chase Highway here in Louisiana.

There is a little tavern called "Verna's", and should you (god/dess forbid) find yourself in a circumstance that such a place would seem inviting to you, there's a little secret that will get you a free drink.

The bartender will know you are new (trust me) and so he/she will ask you,

"What kind of animal are you?"

and yep, the correct answer is a turtle.

I'm not sure how helpful the info is, but should you ever feel the desire to get drunk with a bunch of turtles, that would be the place.

serenity's travel tip #287

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7 posted 02-13-2005 08:43 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

ROTFLMAO! I hope I do get the chance to be a turtle there! LOL, love your travel tips, m'dear.
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8 posted 04-12-2005 05:54 PM       View Profile for James_A_Fraser   Email James_A_Fraser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for James_A_Fraser

I've known only one...a brother to me in a way, make of that what you will...and yes, you are very right.



~~J

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Thanks for reading, James. I think guaranteeing even ONE 'turtle' moment per person could bring about enormous positive changes to our social environment.
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I very much enjoy this.  There's a lot to simple metaphors like this one, especially when you extend them into an entire poem.  I happen to think turtles are adorable, but emblematic of self-sufficient security.  I suppose they are wonderful at that---

Thank you for sharing this gem.
Brian

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11 posted 04-25-2005 09:07 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Thank you for that reply, Brian, as I value your feedback.
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This is indeed something I hope never to forget. I can't even share my reasons, but oh yes....never forget.

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