The Adventures of Purple Turtle: Part III

by scatterednotebooks
PurpleTurtle

© Purple Turtle by Linda Rose

It seems that I have lost my friend.
I must find out where she’s gone.
My name is purple turtle,
and it’s no fun to be alone.

I found myself inside a box
with a lot of noise around,
and then I was lifted to a shelf
where I am sitting now.

“Little boy!” I called, though he did not hear.
“Little girl!” I tried again.
“Young man,” I whimpered pitifully.
“Can you help me find my friend?”

A boy grabbed hold and held me tight.
I heaved a great big sigh,
but his father put me back and said,
“no, he only has one eye.”

The boy pouted and walked away,
but not before he gave a wave.
I hoped and waited all day long
and tried hard to be brave.

The night was long and lonely,
and I waited for the day
when someone could free me from this place
and help me find my way.

Next morning a girl showed me to her mom
and this is what she said,
“I’m sorry dear, but not this time;
look his neck won’t support his head.”

It’s true, I sighed that night alone,
my head flops to one side.
I have big, black splotches all around
and one big yellow eye.

No one will take me away from here.
She doesn’t know where I am!
I have a place I’m s’posed to be.
I have to find my friend.

The next day I grew weary,
until a small hand brought me down
and cradled me quite softly
as he called out to his mom.

“What do you think?” he asked his mom,
holding me with such great care.
“He looks like he’s been loved,” she said,
and ruffled up his hair.

© L. Rose

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10 Comments to “The Adventures of Purple Turtle: Part III”

  1. I’ve been waiting with anticipation for part III. And I’m so pleased it turned out well for Purple in the end. A lovely story – thanks so much for sharing. (NB – you might be interested in this from Jemverse – https://jemverse.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/writing-101-day-4-little-bear-lost/ – published a couple of years ago now – but along similar lines to ‘The Adventures of Purple Turtle’. 😀

  2. Ditto Jem on the waiting part. But I think I’m waiting for part IV. When does Turtle get to be back with his real family???
    This was so, so great. I felt myself skipping to your beat. Please write more about Turtle???? Bravo, Linda, Bravo!

  3. Reblogged this on Clyde and Friends and commented:

    I love this poetic story and am reblogging it.
    With Love,
    Russ

  4. This is such a lovely rhyming verse story.

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