Oh, The Humanity!

Earth Worship

Trash crosses the road.

Written on it like satire 

is the word, “TURTLE.”

Author's Notes/Comments: 

True story.  It was apparently a bag of turtle somethings.  It’s pretty sad when even “the turtle that crosses the road” is actually just a piece of trash.

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sootyash's picture

to me...

This has a whole new meaning on a whole other personal level for me. It is quite comical actually. I read it and read it and then went and shared it with someone who thought the same thing i did. Thoroughly enjoy this little snippit. I even got chills all over my body after I shared it. 

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and_hera_met_zeus's picture

Oh yay!!

i love it when a poem starts to have a life of its own :D


thanks for sharing!!

Stephen's picture

Maybe a bag of Turtle candy


and_hera_met_zeus's picture

You could be right!

I didn’t stop to investigate...

Morningglory's picture


that just made me say, "man..." out loud. It is pretty sad, isn't it?

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and_hera_met_zeus's picture

Very sad :(

the weird thing was the wind blew it like it really was a living creature crossing the road.  Sometimes even the sad moments have a strangeness that builds a perplexing sense of wonder.  

allets's picture


I followed the joke to its conclusion, read it again to be sure. Either this is a hoot or a stab at turtles. Innocent little turtles. Unless it was chocolate turtles. Then it's okay. Why does the turtle cross the road? To participate in the satire. :D



and_hera_met_zeus's picture

Yes, but

why does the turtle plastic bag cross the road?


because it’s ever so slightly more nuanced........


nah, you’re right,

a real turtle would have been better!