The turtle song

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2005

there once was a turtle a lot like me

he hid in his shell far away from everybody

he wouldn't come out to eat or to play

he just tell everyone who came to go away

the turtles worried much about their friend

and they tried to help him over and over again

but the turtle never came out to see the sun

he never learned of anything pleasant or fun



chorus # 1

Mr. Turtle, Mr. Turtle

why are you shutting out the world

Mr. Turtle, Mr. Turtle

why don't you hear our words



a man came and saw the turtle hiding one day

he tried to say hi but the turtle said go away

but the ma  wouldn't leave the turtle's side

he said I'll stay with you while you hide

days went by and the turtle did not understand

why he was cared for so much by this strange man

so one day he peeped his head out and asked why

the man smiled at him and pointed to the sky



chorus # 2

Mr. Turtle, Mr. Turtle

why are you shutting out the world

Mr. Turtle, Mr. Turtle

why don't you read my word



we are God's children hiding in our shell

we have deep dark secrets but we won't tell

like the turtle we forget about God's love

and how even when we hide he will never leave us

and he says to us



chorus # 3

my child, my child

why are you shutting out the world

my child, my child

why don't you read my word

and learn of my love

my love for you

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ahhh!! i love this poem! it's simple, not indulgent in pride yet so well written and your point clearly made in statements!

"my child, my child
why are you shutting out the world
my child, my child
why don't you read my word
and learn of my love
my love for you "

i especially love the verse above. the repetion mirrors God's repetitive chase for us and His abundant love. what is so sweet is that He will never back down on us and you have clearly projected that.

i think it's quite funny as well as a poignant reminder for al of us that it does not serve ourselves well when we hide from the One that truly loves and cares for us. and isolation also breeds destruction and we all must be aware of the devil's advances and stand firm with the Lord against it.

blessed be!

In His Love Always,
Cheryl