#616 – Tortoise in the Sky

Tortoise in the Sky
Up, up, and away!
And then several moments later, many frantic wishes for a parachute.


I had a little tortoise once,
and how I loved him so.
The only thing I didn’t like
was how he walked so slow.

And so I gave him rocket shoes
to help pick up his pace.
But when they blew, next thing I knew
he flew to outer space.

Next time you see a shooting star
or comet whizzing by, may just be my tortoise friend
who lives beyond the sky.

Author: Samuel Kent

I'm a dad who wants to share his labor of love with the world. I also happen to be an award-winning artist and poet. Follow the lunchbox doodles and poems on twitter: @LunchboxDoodler!

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