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The Sea Turtle’s Plea

The Sea Turtle’s Plea

I am a giant turtle
And with my shell I hurtle
Over rocks and sticks
To the blue, blue sea.

Though I may be slow on land–
My flippers struggle on sand–
My speed can’t be matched
In the deep, blue sea.

However . . .

I now swim zigs and zags
’round plastic bottles and bags.
What’s all this doing
In the once blue sea?

Please promise to stop this mess–
Just recycle and use less–
So I can swim fast
In a clear, blue sea.

By Carole Mackey,
Educator and Sea Turtle Fan