" My `Willie!"
" My willie disappears in Winter,
It doesn`t like the cold,
My willie disappears in Winter,
But it`s really very old.
I`ve tried a willie warmer,
But that`s no good at all,
I`ve tried a willie warmer,
But my willie is to small.
I tied some string to it one day,
To keep my willie at my side,
But the knot dropped off, and he went away,
And disappeared inside.
I remember in the summer,
When my willie was so big,
I nearly trod upon my willie,
And snapped it like a twig.
But now these days are over,
And frosty days are here,
And just the hint of a flake of snow,
Makes my willie disappear.
I hope the day will come when I,
Will hold my willie in my hand,
And wave him proudly to the sky,
As the pride of all the land.
I hope you aren`t offended,
It should come as no surprise,
That my willie is a tortoise,
And not what you surmise!".