Riddle Me

I fly, I glide,
my worries hide.
I rise, I dive,
I feel alive!
I eat, I sleep,
I scout the deep.

Who am I?
I’m not dry!

For 80 years
I’ve shed no tears.
I eat squid —
I would not kid.
I’m a turtle,
Yes, I’m Myrtle.

Myrtle the Turtle swimming, flapper flying

Copyright 2015 Brenda Davis Harsham

Note: I took this photo on a recent visit to the New England Aquarium. Myrtle is a Green Sea Turtle who’s lived at the aquarium since 1970. She’s about 80 years old and 500 pounds! In addition to squid, she eats lettuce and cabbage and is particularly fond of brussels sprouts. She can have mine!

28 thoughts on “Riddle Me

    • Nope, they keep that tank super clean. Some scuba fish were in there scrubbing the whole time we were there. 🙂 Apparently Myrtle loves having her shell scrubbed. It’s got nerve endings like skin. And yes, Yertle would be in love, especially if she let him stack up a hundred turtles on her back. 😉

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