The Hare and The Tortoise - A story in Rhyme
by Rose G rose.moss@LineOne.net
Sunday, May 13, 2001
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A retelling in rhyme of a famous story.
The Hare and the Tortoise - A story in Rhyme
THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE
The tortoise wasn't very fast;
Of all the animals he'd come last.
But being such was a patient sort,
All their teasing came to naught
Until one day, he met a hare,
Who liked to tease and taunt and jeer.
Then the tortoise lost his cool
At being made to look a fool.
"Come hare, let us run a race,
To loose to you is no disgrace:
But I will show that speed's not all
And pride doth come before a fall."
The hare, he laughed, but said he'd run,
To beat the tortoise would be fun.
The fox, he barked and they were off
Tortoise plodded, hare did scoff.
The hare grew weary of the jest
And thought he'd have a little rest.
Down he lay and soon he slept.
Ever onwards tortoise crept.
The others waited, Oh,so long;
Wondering what had gone wrong
The tortoise plodded into sight:
The animals cheered in great delight.
The noise woke hare up with a jolt;
For the line he made to bolt.
But far too late, the race was over.
The sheepish hare crept under cover.
The tortoise, winner of the race,
Stood proudly in the winner's place.
The moral of this tale, I'll say,
Is "Slow and steady wins the day".
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|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|Reviewed by M Starr (Reader)
|Rhyming is kewl.... a poem that doesn't rhyme is... just... verbal diarehha...|
|Reviewed by TOMSDATTAR
|......... ;0) i like it!
|Reviewed by Janet Caldwell
|Excellent, now if I could just apply the moral of the story to my own life, I'd be ok. :) JC|
|Reviewed by Dallas Franklin
|Oh I love this, Rose! Excellent..they rhyme is so wonderful in telling the tale..great work! *S*S|