Aldabra Giant Tortoises

Yes, we know,
we are rather slow,
but what is all the fuss?
You would take your time as well
if you lived as long as us.

While you may
grow old and grey
and live till your life is through.
We will keep on plodding for
a century more than you.

46 thoughts on “Aldabra Giant Tortoises

  1. Hi Kristin,
    I like how you described tortoises in general without saying the word ‘tortoise’ and you did it only ten lines AND it was rhyming! I wish I could write poetry that well you truly are amazing. I look up to you and hope to be a nationwide poet like you

    —Aden

    • Hi Aden,

      I don’t think anyone has ever told me that they look up to me! Thank you!

      Do you write poetry? I’m sure that you can could be a poet one day. All it takes is practise!

      Kristin

  2. Dear Kristen
    That was a great poem! That poem was factual and funny.Where you get the information on Aldabra Giant tortoises?

  3. Hi Kristin
    I loved this poem. It was so factual but creative. If you lived as long as an Aldabra giant tortoise, what would you spend the majority of your life doing?

  4. I liked this poem because I like tortoises. I would like to see one up close one day. I really liked the start of your poem when you said Yes, we know,
    we are rather slow,
    but what is all the fuss?
    You would take your time as well
    if you lived as long as us.

  5. Hi Kristin

    This poem was short but I still liked it because of all the rhymes you made. I loved to be a turtle but I would not like to be slow.

    Dinidu

    • Hi Dinidu,

      Thanks! I’m glad you like my rhyming poem. Only tortoises are slow- turtles can be quite fast. One of my pet turtles is called Speedy!

      Kristin

  6. I’m 6 and I chose this poem because I like turtles.
    I like the sentence about living for a century longer than people!
    I’t made me think, If I was a turtle i’d like to live to be 60,000 years old!

  7. Yes, Tortoises are slow. But when I read your poem I realize more than their slowness you are trying tell us their good things like long life etc. My mam always says look at good side of anything or anybody than bad side. Then we start like them. I like this poem.

  8. If you lived s long as an aldabra giant tortoise, what would you spend the majority of your life doing?

    Tharusha

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