Golden Tortoise Beetle

There once was a beetle, I didn’t yet know
he named himself Golden, not Gordon or Snow
He was, so some said, a tortoise disguised
Whenever I saw him, I got rather bug-eyed!

He chortled and chuckled, all this way n that
He giggled and squiggled all over the map!
On part of his body, he wore a gold hat
He gleamed like a jewel on a lavish cravat!

My eyes went all goggly and gooey and dewy
My heart went all sappy and soggy and oohie
I squealed when I saw him and straight up I sat
As his beautiful gold turned to red, spotted black!

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a friend of mine on FB shared info on the Golden Tortoise Beetle, which I was quite taken with….


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  • Cynthia Lund Torroll
    Cynthia Lund T...about 2 years ago

    If you haven’t already, you must write a children’s book Karin. And I can’t help but wonder how your hand would draw its golden tortoise of a beetle.

    Magical I’m sure…


  • thank you so much Cynthia for your great encouragement, I was so taken with this beetle the words just poured forth :) xxx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 2 years ago

    Fascinating; never seen one before, and you’ve brought such beautiful words to it.

  • thank you so much Mui-Ling, they are quite a special little creature hey :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • uncleblack
    uncleblackabout 2 years ago

    this is just so funny kt, it really made me smile. if i hadnt been at work i would have laughed out loud. ’’sappy and soggy and oohie" just lovely. i insist on a frozen ck for this one kt. lk :)

  • haha….I’m so glad you saw it lk and that it made you smile! I get rather silly sometimes, and make up crazy rhymes….Ben and I do this together sometimes on long journeys, something I think I got from my Dad…who is often silly and funny and likes to make up crazy rhymes :) Thank you so much, and I’d love a ck, but I’ve had my quota :))

    – © Karin Taylor

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