#67 – The Tale of a Snail [A Poem]

Alisha Towers - Snail

Once upon a time, in a shell there lived a snail,
And everywhere he went, he would be last without fail.
His friends would often say, “Hey, Snail, c’mon mate!”
But as fast as he could go he would always get there late.

Now, snail wasn’t daft, in fact he was quite bright,
And he would make up time by travelling through the night.
So, while his friends were resting and then soon be fast asleep,|
He’d continue in first gear and from A to B he’d creep.

When all his friends would wake up, it was go, go, go!
But snail couldn’t see the rush and he’d just take it slow.
“There’s so much here to see and do, you know it’s not a race,
I’ll stop and smell the roses and get there at my own pace.”

So, sometimes, yes, he’d not be there and miss out on the fun,
He would arrive and they’d say, “Bye! We’ve really got to run!”
But, snail would just smile and be filled with utter glee,
Because he’d noticed every flower and remembered every tree.


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  1. Very nice! We should all strive to be more snail-ish!

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  2. Wonderful!
    I love to write at night too–in the silence, words and ideas suddenly come fallling out of the air.

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  3. A delightful tale of a snail trail without fail!

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  4. Leave the Rat Race to the Rats !

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  5. Turns out it wasn’t the snail who was missing out.

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  6. Guess you heard about the turtle who was robbed by a gang of snails? He had little to tell the police because, “It all happened so fast!”

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  7. This is a perfect read for my “turtley” Sunday morning as I call it. Snails and turtles are the best!

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  8. This is so good! My business Baba+Boo has a snail in it’s logo. The world needs to be more snail like.

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