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 slowthe 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
|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
|Oh Kay, this is wonderful, excellent!
|Reviewed by Paul Williams
|Superb piece Kay this is spot on, right up my apocalyptic street.
|Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
I wouldn't mind being a turtle...
but-0oops..here comes a big car...
|Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*®
The tortoise seems to have evolved more favourably than humankind. Bless You for your spiritual wisdom.
Love & Light,
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|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
|Kay, this is definatly one of your best yet, it is abslutely brilliant,
Your Pommie Pal Steve
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|What a brilliant brain you have Kay Fantastic metaphor, wish I wrote it;-)This to me is perfection!
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Sad but so very true my friend!!
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|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)
|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