Maddy the Turtle: a poem

Illustrated by LAUREN MCCLAIN Contributing Artist
Illustrated by LAUREN MCCLAIN
Contributing Artist

The world can be quite scary
See, life is one big hurdle
It’s filled with fears
That drive my tears
And also filled with turtles

And I am SO the anxious type
My mind in constant circles
In any race
I’ll get last place
I’m kind of like a turtle

When pain or angst consumes my face
My cheeks turn blue or purple
But I could hide
My head inside
If I could be a turtle

I’m shy at times, and awkward too
My smile is internal
But I am me
And don’t you see?
That I am just a turtle

Staff Writer