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Too slow.
by Kay P M- Devenish
Monday, July 31, 2006
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Too slow, too slow
 the tortoise go,
too slow for man to fear,
too slow, too slow
 to even know,
the universe is here.
Too slow to hate and ravage,
too slow to know 'the plot,'
too slow to trash the forests,
too slow to smash the lot.
Too slow to think 'life is a bore.'
too slow to instigate a war.
A bit too slow for cunning guile,
much too slow to fake a smile.
Too slow to wonder why they're here,
too slow to wish we'd disappear.
Too slow to ooze religion
(for which men kill to claim ,)
too slow to know that skin can show,
which group to hate and blame.
Too slow, too slow
the tortoise go,
I wish mankind did too,
but we're too fast
to ever last,
this fact, I know- is true .

     

 

 
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Reviewed by Joy Hale 11/9/2011
I like the way you think! A down-to-earth poem about preferring the slow pace of life instead of the crazy fast lane most people live in. I agree wholeheartedly! The lyrical flow of your poem lulls one into accepting the slowness of the tortoise as opposed to the rapid beat of the hare.

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 8/13/2006
Oh Kay, this is wonderful, excellent!

Reindeer
Reviewed by Paul Williams 8/3/2006
Superb piece Kay this is spot on, right up my apocalyptic street.

Paul;-)
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 8/2/2006
Outstanding write...
I wouldn't mind being a turtle...
but-0oops..here comes a big car...
Love ya!
x0x0x0x
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 8/1/2006
Dear Kay,

The tortoise seems to have evolved more favourably than humankind. Bless You for your spiritual wisdom.

Love & Light,
Joseph
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/31/2006
I have to very definitely agree with Mz Eileen, this is really a great way to put this one...I wish I wrote it too, but I know I am not as talented as you are herein...Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Steve Ralph 7/31/2006
Kay, this is definatly one of your best yet, it is abslutely brilliant,
Your Pommie Pal Steve
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/31/2006
What a brilliant brain you have Kay Fantastic metaphor, wish I wrote it;-)This to me is perfection!

Love you,
Eileen
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/31/2006
Sad but so very true my friend!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/31/2006
I think it's very sadly true, too. And I've often wondered what it must feel like to be a very wise old tortoise.
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 7/31/2006
the tortoise go,
I wish mankind did too,
but we're too fast

Man moves fast like a horse to the direction of war while moves too slow like a tortoise to the direction of peace.
Fantastic poem of truth in the nature of mankind
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