An Explorer

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An explorer lives in my garden.
She bravely voyages into the unknown,
discovering new territories
and charting unfamiliar terrains.
Until she gets scared
then she hides in her shell.

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30 thoughts on “An Explorer

  1. I really like how you didn’t mention what the creature was in the poem but I’m guessing it was a turtle that you were talking about. You also used your imagination to turn the garden into an unknown territory. Most people I meet don’t have ant imagination. What I also like about it is the words that you used, like “territory” and “voyages” and “terrain”. Do you have a pet tortoise or turtle? I would like one but I still don’t have one yet.What inspired you to write this poem anyway?

    Thisali

    • Hi Thisail,

      I have four pet turtles. I’m glad you like the words I used when describing one of them (Emily). I thought a lot about choosing more interesting words.

      Kristin

  2. Truly I thought you are taking about snails……but when you say when she get scared hidden in a shell I realize its a about tortoise. Your words and picture made in my mind motivate me to read and find it out. Such a lovely poem. Soo much happ.

  3. Hi Kristin
    I love this poem at first I thought you were writing about a snail.
    I didn’t realise it was a turtle until I seen the picture
    this is one of my favourite poems
    From Kiara

    • Hi Methuli,

      You’re right. It is a turtle! That one is my pet turtle, Emily. She eats the turtle food I buy from the pet shop. It has meat, fish and vegetables in it.

      Kristin

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