A Turtle on a Post
Also see:  Weak Moments

by James Ebb Huggins, Jr.

There once was a turtle found sitting on a post.
Why it was there is a secret unknown to most.
How did it get there, and why? Who did this devious deed?
The issue will be settled with deliberately little speed.

Did it climb there? Was it placed there? What mystery will it share?
What story from an unknown source will be released with much care?
Will the doer of the deed be prepared to repent?
For the Angel of Truth and Justice will surely be sent.

The farmer who found the turtle on that fateful day,
Says, "The evil one who put it there will surely have to pay".
For with his own hands he planted the mighty post so strong.
And with his own will, he shall find the doer of the wrong.

The moral of the story is, if you put a turtle on a post,
Be prepared for the final penalty from the Master Host.
Be prepared to justify your actions, no untruths shall you send,
For the Angel of Truth and Justice will triumph in the end.

But the farmer could not discover who put the turtle on the post,
Even though he searched the land from sea to shining coast.
For falsehoods and untruths abound, and all were very tall,
And denial and contradictions were soon to overcome all.

So when the children saw the turtle sitting on the post.
They ask, "Who put it there, and why? Will truth ever boast?"
The leaders of our Country the answers they would not share,
For either it was politically incorrect, or perhaps they did not care.

So as the children grew and got a little older,
They became accustomed to the turtle on the post's shoulder.
In fact by the time they were grown,
All posts without a turtle were completely gone.

To them a post with no turtle looked so out of place.
Could it be that they were taught a clean post was a disgrace?
So to them, the thought of a clean post did not have a good ring.
Please sing dear Angel of Truth and Justice, please sing!
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