One Slow Turtle

It Advanced...just a little farther...farther down the long dirt
road...slow like a dandelion in a windy field,
how slow you might ask...slow like the speedy slug on that celebrity
show displaying on public television,
faster than the rock being carried by thousands of ants...colony after
colony making campfires in between turns,
Turtle...mighty turtle...can you be defied...hurdling up the road like
a fastball after it stopped rolling.

Don't you know the stakes that are at hand...the empires that could
fire away from your madness,
your slow pace has the patient becoming impatient with envy at your wise ways,
Jumble bug...find your dreaded turtle...show him the rituals that gave
way to civilizations,
fallen earth shows rise to your presence...microscopic rock and dirt
flinging through the air like rockets.

Coffee doesn't compare to your caffeine free rush...your speed track
raceway event unfolding down lonesome road,
The powerful supernova sneaks behind you...the wrath of a million
doomed explosions just behind,
Handpicked creations of spacecraft and autos display greedy disperse
in your resemblance,
Nothing is as slow as your speedy retreat...your head folding in to
prevent the cars from tearing your limbs.

So you advance...you perceived the truth at every turn and
corner...something looms ahead that you haven't foretold,
Let it find you and you will be no more...the rumbles presenting
violent ordeal as you wise turtle debate,
Senate deliberations within your own mind...what do they
present...left turn no right turn...its time to stop no go,
Forget it...it's over...your limb was taken by a passing car...you
have fallen into the pit alongside the road...but you wont die...just
become wiser.

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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Oh poor turtle - my favorite critter. I'm glad he didn't die and will learn from his mistake. The poor dear didnt have a chance crossing the road.


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Mamadrama 4 years ago from Upstate NY

I really love the eclecticness of your writings..


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BakerRambles 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Well thank you


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BakerRambles 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Unfortunately life always comes knocking no matter the circumstance.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

great work. i've always admired the patience and diligence of turtles


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BakerRambles 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Me as well my friend

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