The Tortoise – #OctPoWriMo

We spell your name with difficulty
Possibly descendant from the Jurassic
And longer than I you shall live
Like an orphaned child
There will need an heir to be guardian
Because it is most likely
That I shall leave before you
For I may not even reach 100
And you should far surpass that
Is it your slow plodding along
As opposed to my rushing about?
Or a diet of veggies and leaves
Against that of sugar and carbs
An armoured haven when you get a fright
Instead of soft skin out in the world
No matter the reason
Young or old
You are too cute not to behold

Debbie Gravett © 2018.10.04

#OctPoWriMo: … and other strange animals
Image by Pixabay/congerdesign

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