WL Schuett

Turtles on a log

basking in the sun 

warming up with the day 

turtles on a log 

what else can I say 


I can say I found some magic 

on that log in that pond 

good fortune came and changed 

the life of which I am so fond 


I can say there was a rainbow 

that followed me all day 

that people stopped and stared 

and listened to what I had to say 


I can say I found my purpose 

basking on that log 

and that life's  balance 

came down to me and my dog (Willow)


but really in that morning sun 

with the croaking of a frog 

all I could really say 

was turtles on a log 


  • lasergraph

    The log seems like a good place for inspiration. Peaceful and tranquil.

    • WL Schuett

      I walk around a pond every morning taking pictures to use as inspiration for paintings . Yes it is a quiet peaceful place most mornings , thanks

    • Tony36

      Great write

      • WL Schuett

        Thanks Tony

      • FredPeyer

        WL, I don't see anything 'silly' in this poem. On the contrary, it is inspiring, a parable, a metaphor, with some humor thrown in for good measure. And the painting is awesome! And whoever framed it, did an excellent job (I used to own a gallery and frame shop a long time ago!).

      • WL Schuett

        That's interesting that you were a gallery owner and a framer , this frame I made from some mounding I bought at the local lumber yard and painted the middle part so it kind of looks like two frames , good fun . Thanks Fred fun comments

      • Michael Edwards

        Silly is good, daft is great - and this great.

      • myself and me

        I like the way you frame the paint.
        I read leisure in your poem.
        Beautiful paint and relaxing poem.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Turtles can teach us so much about resting to take in the day. Good read .

      • dusk arising

        This is a delight to read.
        nuff said?

      • malubotelho

        I love the painting and the poem goes with it very good. Cute one. Fun to read too.

      • Goldfinch60

        Good write. This sounds like a wonderful relaxing time, can I join you on that log.

      • chinaaliciarivera

        This poem made me smile, and laugh. This is funny. What is really nice about this poem though i feel is that it teaches you in a way to appreciate the small things in life, life's little blessings and life's little things or little creatures that make us awe. Good rhyming again as well. Great work! 😊❤💕

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