Sunday, February 27, 2011

My Little Pokey





                                                                  Pokey is
                                                   three toed and green,
                          turtle,             super lean and never mean.   
                         Queen        of this castle. Never causes a hassle.
                         Wishes   for jaccuzis, kisses, and worm filled dishes.
                          Shows wisdom in her eyes deeper than her shell size.
                                               Dances to            rock 'n roll.
                                               Embodies            an old soul.



The above poem was written for my turtle Pokey who I've had since I was 15 years old.  I also recently revived the blog I once started in her honor, Pokey's Pals.  Come on over to see some turtle news, photos, videos, and more.


© Rachel Hoyt 2011


This rhyme is being shared in Poetry Pantry #31.  Come on over and join in the fun!

I am also sharing this poem in the Thursday Poets' Rally



I would also like to thank Jingle Poetry and my fellow poets who voted for me to receive the Celebrate Poet Award.  I'm honored to place well in the tally and overjoyed my rhymes aren't ignored.
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48 comments:

  1. I would love to see a turtle dance to rock and roll :)

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  2. Cute and in the shape of a turtle. ^_^

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  3. How old? Wonderful contribution to a 'slow' Sunday. Thanks

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  4. Truly inspired I love it and sure the turtles I recently encountered would to ;)

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  5. That is awesome - I love how you put it in the shape of a turtle too. Totally Awesome!!!!!

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  6. Pretty cool! I think my son will love this.

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  7. os sorry... I thought the shape was a rhino. Gotta love em.

    Cheers A

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  8. That is one creative rhymie! I love how you make the poem to look exactly the same as what you're talking..:) Very cute! :D

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  9. Thanks everyone! This was my first shape poem. It was pretty tough, but fun!

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  10. Interesting and even more interesting is the shape of the poem

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  11. Very creative. Love it. The shape to LOL

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  12. Rachel,
    So so cute! I love love your little Poke.

    xoxo
    Jessica

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  13. Ahhh Pokey! I had a Checkers! So cute!

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  14. Talented and the poems good too..

    Cheers AF

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  15. I just learned something I didn't knows
    that turtles only have three toes! =)

    Not only another great poem, but educational!

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  16. Sorry about the blanket thank you here... usually I try to be more personal, but... THANK YOU everone for visiting!!! I'm glad everyone liked the shape poem. I may have to do another soon!

    @Wanda - yes, there is a whole class of box turtles that are called three toed box turtles. Not all turtles have three toes, but my little gal does. :)

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  17. I seen the link to the other blog on Facebook a while back. "Pokey" is a perfect name for turtle.

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  18. I love the form! Great post...what an adorable turtle!

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  19. @Bryan - Of course you saw my Pokey's Pals notice on facebook. You're a good stalker. :)

    @Jessica - Thanks! I'm glad you like the form! :)

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  20. it seems that pokey has taken on the colour of the pond, please don't lose her .. ;)

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  21. That. Is. Awesome!!!!

    I thought about getting a turtle for my little one, until I discovered how long they live for! You've got a friend for life there!!!

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  22. How cute! "Wishes for jaccuzis, kisses, and worm filled dishes.
    " Every body, every thing has it's dreams, huh?

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  23. @tbaoo - Funny you should say that. Box turtles are amazing escape artists. I don't recommend an outdoor enclosure if you want them to stick around. :-)

    @KD - turtles are definitely a big commitment. Though, i thimk there may be a brawl over who gets Pokey when I go. :-)

    @Judy - yep. We all have dreams. Jaccuzi is what I call Pokeys warm baths. :-)

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  24. Love it! So glad I finally got to meet Pokey. I'd love to see her dance.

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  25. I LOVE turtles! I'm trying to compose a turtle poem for your smiley sociology this month! Pokey is a cutie pie and your poem fits her perfectly!

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  26. oh! i love turtles i own a red eared slider meself! i'll read this to him! nice!

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  27. this is super cute..
    love it .
    :)

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  28. Loved the vivid description:) Lovely:)

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  29. Well constructed lines !! Very cute poem !!

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  30. Thank you everyone! So glad you enjoyed "meeting' Pokey!!! She is pleased to meet you too. :o)

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  31. Very nice poem! Btw, I love turtles :) having got greek tortoises myself :))

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  32. Lovely turtle and the way you described her, it's cute! :)

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  33. So. cute. I've often tried (and failed!) to write a poem in the shape of something. You did it well!

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  34. so cute your shaped poem is haha love it rachel.. here's my wk 39.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/regret/

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  35. Fantastic write and definitely creative! I would have thought turtles were more into the jazz groove than rock n roll!

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  36. @dagt - Greek Tortoises are so pretty! If you'd like to do a guest post on pokeys pals or would allow me to share some photos of your babies, let me know! pokeyspals@gmail.com Pokey's Pals

    @fishavenue - I'll tell Pokey you said she's cute. :)

    @Abby - I've been afraid to try a shape poem for quite a while! But, now that I've done it I love it's style. :)

    @fiveloaf - thanks for visiting! Glad you liked it. :)

    @abthomas - Pokey's musical taste surprised me as well. I thought she was going to rebel against her mother and prefer country. LOL.

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  37. Oh, I love this form poem! :-D Very witty! Yep, turtles are definitely 'old souls'.

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  38. Cute little poem and a great tribute to a wonderful pet. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  39. Thanks for visiting Dragon, tryined & LeiffyV. Pokey is definitely the best! She's been making me smile since 1991. :)

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  40. Very fun poem! Loved the shape!

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  41. A super cute turtle and poem, made me smile. :-)

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