Little turtle

Little turtle sitting on the rock

Sitting in sunshine you don't want to block

After a while you take a dip in the lake

But that's only if you could wake

Sleepy for so very long

Waking is something you want to prolong

Your hard, pretty shell glistening in the sun

On your rock you're the only one

Eating little grasses that comes your way

On your little rock on which you lay

The warm lake is your own little pool

But to your sun-baked skin the water's cool

You look so peaceful resting there

I can't help but stop and stare

To achieve such peace is but a dream

You're a little hopeful beam