Roisin Duffy

THE GIRL WITH THE TURTLE


There was a girl, once,

who bought a turtle as a pet,

and on the day she got it,

she brought it to the vet.


For the once-over, as you do.

The vet poked its skin and shell,

its little feet and head,

and she declared it very well indeed.


Then she turned to the girl,

and gave her such a shock –

you know, she said, this pet of yours

could outlive all of us?


You’d better make a will, said she,

provisions for your pet,

for it could live a hundred years

or even more than that.


So when you go to get a pet,

do your research well,

be it dogs or cats or mice

or turtles in a shell.


copyright Roisin Duffy

Title: THE GIRL WITH

Price: €180. Size: 8” x 8”.

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          THE TURTLE