turtle in the pond

turtle in the pond
live free
and happy
while the sun shines down
and the leaves flutter in the breeze
and the fish swim by
and the birds dip low
and the dragonflies skitter past
and the greenness of growing things surrounds you

turtle in the pond
live free 
and happy
until day the researcher bands you
or the birds and the dragonflies mysteriously disappear
or the fish die off from pollutants
or the agricultural run-off chokes your lifeblood 
or the net dips down for you
or the bulldozers come

turtle in the pond
we are not so different, are we?
live free
and happy
we are all turtles in the pond

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5 Responses to turtle in the pond

  1. inaloveworld says:

    True and beautiful lines! I love the comparison you use: “we are all turtles in the pond”, the pond of life. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Love your poem! Adorable turtle pic, too! 🐢

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