Nasturtium mavis rockmommaoff,
Listless favoriteum magnitudious.
Better one whipporwill in nest,
than ten whipporwont's.
From "The Terra Pin Chronicles"©
This is a good, good story about my new friend Tom Tom.
by Tim E. Turtle, Esq.
"I knocked and knocked, but body home? I push open the door."
I yelled: "Tom Tom!", but I didn't heard nothing. But I went in anyway.
"Wait, that not rhymes."
"What do you think rhymes with door?"
"Tom Tom had lots good food to eat, but I couldn't never dare -
do I look like that girl Goldilocks, or even Mr. Bear?
That's a good, good Turtle joke, I think, though it is kind of lowly.
But since your Human, I'll be nice and tell it real, real slowly."
"I remembered Tom Tom liked his Spidey Hole.
So I went down and down the stairs.
And Ow! Good thing that I can roll!"
"But where was Tom Tom?" No where he seen,
So I climbed his desk, and went computer-ing.
Just wanted to help, though I felt like a louse.
He used a keypad, but I used a mouse.
"Tom Tom paints lots of pictures, you see.
Though some of his stuff is sure strange to me!
Don't mean to sound neg-ative, I'm a big fan -
But I think I do better, by wiggling in sand."
"Thought I'd give it a try, though I knew that I shouldn't,
then I knew I should stop, but somehow I just couldn't!"
(If you've ever found yourself in these kind of scenes -
you already know what this Turtle means.)
"I heard a great clomping, Tom runs, he's not lazy. And
when he saw what I'd done, he looked kind of crazy!"
(I drew me a picture of his funny look.
And signed it and had it put into this book.)
"He gave me a look that he calls 'The Snake Eyes'.
He tried to look tough, though it weren't no surprise -
when he started to laugh, and I joined in.
He cracks my shell, that's why he my friend."
Tom Tom exclaimed, "E.'s no great big, deal -
but I'll say this just once, and I mean it for real.
Next time you come calling to my special place,
(and I don't mind telling you straight to your face)
I'd like it a lot if we both work together,
talking makes collab-oration much better!"
"That Tom Tom is funny, he's my special friend.
I think I shall come back and see him again!"
The end. Thank
Love, Tim E. Turtle
From the "Little Empathinc. Reader" Collection ©